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What's your Flower of the moment?

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 08:24

L. pride grows like mad here too auntieb! Very useful for damp  which we get a lot of up here! Rabbits didn't eat it so lots at last house filling little shady places.


Posted: 12/06/2013 at 08:20
GillyL wrote (see)

Virtual cake is good Fairygirl,but some days only the real thing will do

Of course what we really need is someone to invent real cake with virtual fat and calories

bye Dove...just one plant won't hurt.....

Just had to rescue my tomatoes as growhouses had blown over 

Lost one of the 20p ones snapped at the ankles- the big ones are fine thank goodness. 

Such is life!

Help needed to create a new garden

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 08:13

Re  the grasses - 'block' beds of differing heights with  grasses can make a nice alternative to big areas of 'lawn' grass too. Easier to maintain and give movement and  impact. Visually perhaps too as they are a strong shape?

What's your Flower of the moment?

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 07:54

Rodgy- it does look very much like the little flag Irises - had tons of them in the ponds at last house as the rabbits didn't eat them, and I brought one with me here. This new one's about 60cm I'd say - 2' in old money. Incredibly dark,velvety and sumptuous with a very fine golden yellow line and sprinkle on the falls.

I sound like Lawrence LLewelyn-Bowen there 


Posted: 12/06/2013 at 07:47

Morning all. Lots of people up and about today! Damp here and none too warm with more rain to come but to clear up by lunchtime so I'll get weed n feed done and it'll get watered in overnight. Good timing. The ground has been so dry I decided to wait as rain was forecast for yesterday and it's done a world of good. 

I can send you  virtual cake Gilly which is fat free, sugar free, guilt  free- in fact .... everything free! I get the real thing though  

Taking most of it to work or I'll eat the whole thing 

Not seen Verd- in fact not seen blackest -he's not been on recently. Hope he's alright.

Dove that's a lovely little 'vignette' you've described there 

Looking forward to the pix Andy- had a quick look at the ones from last night. Glad you had a nice time - and scones of course!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 22:43
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

My OH is pretty good too. He hoovered the bedroom and cleaned the bathroom today. He often washes up, but he's very sploshy!

Sploshy BL- I like that 

Off to bed now- night all 

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 22:41

Here you are Birdy - 

I do the same as LeadF with old compost too. Never had a problem. In fact the nursery I go to sells it- handy if you're making new borders or need to bulk up existing areas etc., and much cheaper than topsoil or new stuff.

help.. plug plants

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 22:34

Darren lots of perennials can be grown from seed too so perhaps a trip to the GC would be worthwhile - if you can resist the temptation to remortgage your house and buy loads of plants  that is! For a couple of pounds you could pick up a packet of something you like and sow them in pots or trays. Lots of plants for not much money 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 22:22

If I give you all the rest of the cake Dove - can I have him? 

Sorry GG- I'll send you a little bit first 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 22:06

Just made one Dove- so here's a piece for you to share 

Glad all went well today- Posterior detachment? Mmmm...I won't make any jokes...


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