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Posted: 25/04/2014 at 11:14

We'll keep you out of the doghouse. We don't want you becoming a puncdog

My delivery has arrived, after I got the offending car removed. I think I woke her up, but if she ignores my nice polite notice.....

Its chuffing cold out there. Too cold even for the greenhouse, but now I've got the rest of the day to myself. I wonder how warm the garden centre is.

Types of Sage

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 10:22

Maybe a thyme not phuopsis. What do the crushed leaves smell like?


Posted: 25/04/2014 at 10:20

 Punkdoc, you've survived 20 years of wedded bliss and you dont know yet, that when a woman says she doesn't want a present, it means you will in the dog house for the next year unless you get one. So thats two presents, one for anniversary, one for birthday. OK?

Traditional 20th Wedding anniversary present is China. Presumably because by that time all the wedding gift china has been smashed, and its time for some decent stuff when the kids are old enough not to chuck it around.

if you are going to be in Venice, a piece of Murano glass would be a nice physical reminder.  Dont forget to have Bellinis in Harrys bar at the Hotel Cipriani.

Types of Sage

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 10:09

I dont see a sage in that photo. I see a senetti and a phuopsis, neither of which I would use in cooking

How do irises flower?

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 10:05

The rhizomes need to bake in the sun to give good flowers the following year.  Are the rhizomes too deep or in shade, or covered over by nearby plants?

October blooms

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 09:58

You could grow chrysanthemums to cut in October.

Woolmans have a good selection.

You might have to grow mid and late season ones, to give a chance of having some ready at the right time. It will depend on the weather between now and then.

Cosmos and rudbeckias should still be in flower then.

Have you a colour scheme in mind?


Posted: 25/04/2014 at 09:52

Welcome, bonkers, but you might have to change the name, we're all bonkers here.


Posted: 25/04/2014 at 09:52

Well, I got my sweet peas in the other day, hardy annual plugs are outside, surplus plants have gone to mums, leaving me with more growing on space.

..So, i'm browsing plantworld seeds for perennials seeds to grow for next year.

Some campanulas, some foxgloves, some hardy geraniums, all sorts of odd hardy climbers mmm might be at this some time.


Posted: 25/04/2014 at 07:38

Good morning everyone.Not very good weather here. I'd better go and open the back gates for the lorry. What's the betting that the delivery will be nearer to 6pm than 8-30am?


Posted: 24/04/2014 at 23:33

I can only think they are too  warm.

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Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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fungi identification please

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ladybirds mating?

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