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What's this? Flower in lawn...

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 21:55

I've just saved a little bit which has seeded into the garden and transplanted it. Great for bees too 

This forum

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 21:49

I missed it all....

Can I have some tomorrow David? Any of your cakes will do - they all look yummy.  How can you not like cherries lily....all the more for me though  

It's also the quality of the jokes here that makes this forum so good. Second to none...


Posted: 31/05/2014 at 21:41

Evening archie - I had some pakora tonight as a homage to you 

I even pushed the boat out and had a glass of coke. I know how to live...

I'm off as well KEF. Will leave all you 'swally merchants' to your alcoholic beverages 

My 27 year old body's aching..

Mowing steep lawns

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 21:02

HI ellerslie. I think you've already got the mower for the job- the flymo. They're just the thing for dodgy slopes if you're small. Been there and done it! Anything heavy can just slide away from you too easily. Little and often is the best way although it will feel like you're spending the summer cutting grass and nothing else! 

Or sheep...

ID Please

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 20:56

I'd agree with Bob. Delphiniums - great looking specimens. Second pic looks like daylilies to me too. The foliage can be quite hefty on them.


Posted: 31/05/2014 at 20:52

ehhhhh....that would be ginger, or half past two, Verd....

and Dove's memory is rubbish because.....I've forgotten. 

Sunny and scorchio here and I've had a very busy and productive day so I think I can be forgiven. Two loads of washing done and lots of planting, potting on, tidying and grass mowing. Area behind shed all neat now as I've shifted the compost bin and moved a purple berberis I had put in there as a temporary measure. It's growing away nicely so I will find a place for it. The bees seem very keen on the log pile in there too.

Which is nice...

The challenges of a smaller than average garden

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 20:41

Have you thought of doing a turf seat SP?  Beg, steal, borrow or buy some fencing timber and make a cube about 18/24". Fill with soil,compost and grit and sow grass seed on top. Place in a convenient position at the edge of the grass and park your butt 


Posted: 31/05/2014 at 20:26

Have I missed a quiz? Go on - ask me something 


Posted: 31/05/2014 at 20:04

50/50 mix of grit and soil for apines, merlot. Can't go too far wrong if  you do that. Top dress them with grit once you've planted them too, to keep water away from the neck of the plants and to keep them 'clean'  

honeysuckle has no blossom

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 09:32

The DIY stores here  have tons of stuff just now so I'm expecting to see lots of cut price bargains any day....

Perhaps they're hoping it will be another good summer so they've produced more than normal!

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