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Anyone know what this shrub is please?

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 11:23

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 10:39

Rain back on here just now, Joyce. Very thundery too, so I expect it'll be one of those showery days. 

I have a large oblong black bucket below the outside tap. There was about an inch in there on Friday night. There's now about three or four inches. 

Anyone know what this shrub is please?

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 10:36

Phygelius I think, Dave's mum 

No idea which one - I don't grow them I'm afraid.

Question on a leaf mould enclosure

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 09:35

I never covered mine Renata, and we get loads of rain up here. I had a couple of mature trees in that garden and they made terrific leaf mould. I just left it to get on with it. I found it broke down fairly quickly, but I also turned it occasionally which helped keep it form becoming a solid mass in the early stages.

I also used black bags with holes which worked really well too. 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 09:09

Morning all - afties Pat if you're around.

Rain has gone off at last - but a lot of dark clouds still around. I put a paint roller and tray outside the back door while I made dinner last night. There was an inch of water in it a couple of hours later. 

Think you're to get a fair  bit of rain your way in the next day or so Dove. That dried up lawn will soon be an emerald sward....

Glad you're getting some normal life DD. Big changes but lots to look forward to  

Daughter asked me yesterday if I was walking today, as she wanted to take me out for lunch. Couldn't say no could I? It lets me get on here again anyway. 

Home straight now obelixx...literally! I moved so many times in a few years that I felt I could pack boxes with my eyes shut. It's amazing how it makes you focus on what's important. This is the longest I've been anywhere for quite a while. I still feel slightly restless, but doing the 'stension has changed things slightly. I wish you all the best in your new home and hope you have lots of happy years there. 

I heard that too Hosta. Definitely wouldn't watch it now. Take your water wings with you today - just in case  

Ground cover planting

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 17:32

There is a white variety of vinca, hogweed, but I don't find it very robust. Might be too wet for it here though. 

The geranium 'Biokovo' is almost evergreen. It's rampant in my front garden just now. Very pale pink, almost white  flowers. It grows almost anywhere. 

Ground cover planting

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 17:03

The saxifrage (urbium?) London Pride will also survive - it prefers moisture to do really well, but once established, it'll grow and cover a good area. Easy to propagate too. Small pink flowers on tallish stems. Vinca is the same - once established, it'll cover most things. Purple flowers mainly. There are several varieties. 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 15:25

I took all my toms out the other day too fidget. I'm not sure I'll bother next year. One lot of sweet peas gone but the Cupanis are still going strong - they're fantastic. I deadhead almost every day.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 14:58

Watch those pesky needles now Dove....

I've decided to paint rather than do housework. Thoroughly vile outside. Kitchen cut in all round, lunch being had and then I'll get  the rollers out. So many fiddly bits and pieces in there and I have to do the ceiling as it was water marked from the burst pipes when the new boiler went in. 

Beats hoovering though  

My youngest is really feeble with spiders. I'm sure she isn't mine....

ID for interesting flowering plant, please.

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 12:28

There's a white variety too soulboy  

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