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Plant ID

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 20:28

Lychnis coronaria


Ox eye daisy

dog rose

corn marigold

Did you have a pack of wild flower seeds?

clematis texensis Maxima

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 19:46

Looks almost like a tulip flower.


Posted: 09/07/2016 at 16:22

Night Pat, Sleep well.

Iris i.d

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 14:29

That is a beautiful sky blue with slight purple shading to the falls.

Iris Blue Rhythm perhaps.

I like the "color me blue" as well, but quite a bit lighter blue

Last edited: 09 July 2016 14:30:53


Posted: 09/07/2016 at 14:06

OMG, runnybeak.

I think if anyone had pulled out a camera at my Dads funeral, I'd have decked them.

Aunty Flo dancing on the table at the wake after one or two brandies , stick it on youtube by all means.


Posted: 09/07/2016 at 14:01

Call me picky, the presentation has been made by a "member of the management committee of Wimbledon"

As the person who is presenting the Ladies plate is probably already there, sipping champagne, couldn't they have slipped down for a minute to do the presentation.?  Poor show . Its not as if the womens final has started yet. Grrr

Last edited: 09 July 2016 14:03:56


Posted: 09/07/2016 at 13:49

Yay. The brits won the mens wheelchair tennis doubles.

Seed and Plant swap 2016

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 12:55

Lovely. I'm glad you put the Thalictrum  at the back . Next year it should reach 6 ft. It may need a bit of support, mine is leaning a bit at the moment. Mind you, most of the garden seems to be on an angle, due to downpours we have had. I probably need to get in with a pair of shears or a machete and tidy up a bit. I do like the picotee poppies.I have tried them a time or two, but slugs seem to like them too, and I'm lucky if I get a plant out of a packet of seed.  Opium poppies seem to do better, maybe they are poisonous to the slugs.


Posted: 09/07/2016 at 12:46

Just watching the wheelchair tennis. The first prize is £6000 each. Might just cover the cost of the wheels, but not enough to cover the frenchmans carbon fibre set up.  is it just me, but I think that anyone in that situation, should get funding for that, but we should stop giving extra money in the form of incapacity benefit to alcoholics and drug addicts. Because , guess what, they just buy more drugs  or alcohol with the extra money.

I see they have a big crowd. You have to admire the skills involved, all the usual rules but allowed an extra bounce. Somehow it makes for a more relaxing match, more skill and less bang, bang, out. Wouldn't it have been nice to put them on one of the larger show courts, with more seating.? I realise that the chairs will churn up the grass, but they will be stripping off all the grass tomorrow night anyway, to prep for next year. Obviously I realise centre court is kept for the major finals.


Posted: 09/07/2016 at 08:04

Piddling  it down here. Centre court roof will be on.  The only time I went to Wimbledon, it siled it down all day, and stopped 10 minutes before we had to get the bus back. 

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