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Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 20:14

Feel like bursting into song John! 

Lovely tidy greenhouse too....has anyone else noticed how tidy the boys' greenhouses are?  Is it 'man cave' syndrome do you think....

Lovely peony pix Daisy. Shame about your Irises. They are beautiful aren't they? You could always try the  varieties which like damper conditions - sibiricas etc. Some of them are just as beautiful. I bought a lovely dark  purple one last week -pix are on one of the threads (maybe this one or Marion's 'summer' one). No idea what it is, but it's very delicate and so gorgeous it doesn't matter!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 19:19


Ok we'll shut up now....please don't take away our cake....what will we have left to live for?

Not long in - been doing more posts etc with daughter. B's merchant hasn't phoned back so I'm a bit annoyed  with them. Could have got planks on tomorrow on the posts we did today and yesterday but they sent  wrong size - too short - and I don't want to wait ages for them now. 

Dinner soon. Feeling hungry - having to make it tonight - daughter on strike after doing it yesterday!

Matty hope you're ok. Always viruses and things going round too. Felt a little bit off myself  at work today but fine now. Get your feet up 

Another mystery plant

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 15:06

Hi ant- agree with nut that they look very like Verb. bonariensis -just been looking at my little seedlings as they're starting to put on some growth now. Yours do look slightly more jagged though- is that rigida then nut? I've not grown them.

Yes ant4 - nutcutlet is a super sleuth with plants and puts most of us to shame!!

Perhaps we should call you Miss Marple nut 


Posted: 17/06/2013 at 14:22

Andy - can you come and help me finish my fence? Would like it done before I'm of pensionable age 

Had to phone the b's merchant as the wood I had delivered is the wrong size - too short. D'oh! Hope they can get it to me soon as I've dug most of the holes 

You'll get a grand lot of toms in there! Mrs Andy's going to be busy making bruschetta and chutney  How do you fasten the front when you open it -do you just fold it back over the top? I'd thought of doing something similar but I've got too many other things to build and Asda had the little growhouses for a tenner so they'll do me for now.

Glad all went well Tina. Don't feel guilty about doing nothing for the rest of the day.

Hope you're feeling better today Bev 

KEF I had a yukka outside in a previous garden - wet did for it I think even though it was in quite a good spot with decent drainage. We tend to get wet, cold,  long drawn out winters here so maybe not worth it unless I could give it a little sheltered corner.


Posted: 17/06/2013 at 08:10

Know what you mean re the sewing KEF. It's not any easier on the industrial machines we use at work either.My friend at work gets asked all the time to do that sort of thing but it's often easier to hand sew. I wish you luck with it!

I'm amazed you get flowers on your yukka-  do you find it reasonably hardy too KEF?


Posted: 17/06/2013 at 07:44

Morning all. Nice day here and hoping to get more of this fence done later- the spirit's willing but the body.....

A little bit goes a long way!

Glad you had a nice night Andy 

Dove- I'm sure you won't have any problem finding a kindred 'cake' spirit when you retire 

Summer has arrived

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 22:59

Fidget no idea what the geranium is but it has quite distinctive crinkly leaves. Will get a pic tomorrow and put it on. There's a huge clump of it anyway. I may try and have a look online and see if I can find out which variety it is. That second geranium pic you have looks very like the pink one we get round here. Don't know it's name though!

That plant you have does look very orchid-y! Lovely.

Petrol mowers

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 22:52

The manual ones are hard work- even for someone reasonably young and fit- if it's a big area you have to cut. I'd go for the self propelled! My ex accidentally bought a replacement for his and didn't check the box properly....oops! Had to go out and get yet another one- the right one that time fortunately  

They were Mountfields and not hideously expensive - about £200.

grannys bonnet

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 22:10

Bonny 'bonnets' ladies 

I've just potted one up that had seeded in to a pot of Irises. No idea what it is or where it came from- didn't have any at last house so will be interesting to see what it turns out like!

Summer has arrived

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 22:02

That's a lovely plant fidget.  Is it hardy enough to grow up here in Scotland? It looks very delicate  - beautiful anyway 

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