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Posted: 25/07/2013 at 07:53

Morning all. Precipitating down here- everything looking very lush - we were badly needing a good spell of rain to freshen up plants.

Have a good morning Verd.

Bev I thought that's what you were doing- you've been busy! PMd Daniel about it. Perhaps if quite a lot of us  do they'll get on it a bit quicker. It's a pain when you come on and have to scroll through all these ads before you find anything garden related. 

Fidget how horrible- could also have been a dog ? It's ok - I'd had my brekkie before I read it  

They're at the Kit Kat factory on the news just now....mmmmm

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 21:32
nutcutlet wrote (see)

Sorry to let you down Fg, I don't know this one. I'll save him to my moth file and I know someone who will know.

That's ok nut . Haven't seen him since then but we've been busy, so might get a chance to have another look soon. Not feeling quite so stupid about them though - you were right!

Gardeners World ... 'Hatchet' job on Bamboo!!

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 21:26

It was ages ago little -ann. Not sure why this thread has started now!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 21:20

GG- you'll miss your car. I remember being sad when I sold mine when I was pregnant. Stopped work the same day and sold my flat just after. Homeless, job-less, car-less and pregnant all at the same time....

Should have cut grass tonight as we've to get rain tomorrow too, but too tired after activities today.

Putting my feet up now.

Night all.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 21:14

Nut- since you're here!

We found this moth when doing the fence - not me holding him - I'm not that brave yet!




Posted: 24/07/2013 at 20:35

I think someone mentioned it Zoomer. I've only had a quick glance though. Quite a few of us mentioned I believe!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 20:21

Where are you all??

Wasn't really on last night- too busy pointlessly painting!

Hi nut! I must post the pic of the moth we found a couple of weeks back for you to ID. We need you to tell us what everything is! 


Posted: 24/07/2013 at 20:08

There are quite a few varieties with greeny/white flowers Debbie. Did you buy a named variety which should have been blue or pink? If so, I'd contact the supplier or you're flogging a  dead horse trying to change it!  

MOB rants

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 20:05

Totally true GG!

Subtropical plant ideas needed please

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 19:13

Anything with big foliage Farmergeddon (like the name!) so Cannas, Ligularias and Phormiums  which all like sun, and Ferns and Hostas - which you can put in the shade of some of those. Along with the Ligularias, there are the two big foliage pondside plants - Gunnera and  Darmera, the latter being a bit smaller as Gunnera is huge and would leave a big gap when it dies down. I think it may need a bit of winter protection where you are. Some of the popular grasses like Miscanthus (tons of varieties) and Bamboo of course - but go for one of the clump forming types as some are really invasive. Fatsia japonica is brilliant for this and is evergreen. It  likes a bit of shade to perform well so tuck it in beside a fence,wall,or some other plants as you have a sunny site.

There are plenty more but would need some time to think further! 

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