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Posted: 27/10/2015 at 06:12

Can I have one too. East Midlands airport has been sending planes in my direction for the last couple of hours. Then I dozed off and dreamed one had crash landed in the back garden.

rainbow roses

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 11:52

I think it would have been Rose of the year at Hampton court flower show if it was real.


Posted: 26/10/2015 at 11:35

The fairy man has installed some new dandelions at Trentham gardens. As its sunny we're off to photograph them. See you later, folks.

rainbow roses

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 11:33

I think the one on the link you gave, nut is photoshopped to get the individual petals like that. It aint gonna happen folks, its about as real as the millions in your name in a nigerian bank account.

How many people can identify Japanese Knotweed

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 09:43

I once had the council serve me an emergency tree preservation order on an old decrepit pear tree. They were holding work up, so I got their surveyer out. He said it was a walnut tree. No its not, I said. The walnut tree is a sapling over there on the boundary. How do you know its a pear tree, says the surveyor.  Errm, it has pears on every summer. Cue chainsaw. I now have a nice wooden bowl carved from the pear wood trunk.

You'd think that they would put someone with some knowledge in these jobs, wouldn't you.

rainbow roses

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 09:34

Did you buy the bouquet like that?

I can only think they split the stem and stand them in different colour inks. The blue  and orange crysanths currently in bouquets are dyed like that.


Posted: 26/10/2015 at 09:30

The nuts hide among the contorted ends. The squirrels find them before I do, while they are still green.


Posted: 26/10/2015 at 09:28

I put a lot of tender potted plants under cover a fortnight ago, but the rest of the garden is still going. Spring flowerers like Geranium palmatum, blue Centaurea montana, and primroses are flowering ,along with dahlias, Verbena bonariensis, cosmos and the salvias still flowering well. Yesterday, I picked a handful of polka raspberries, a huge bunch of gladioli for the house. These gladioli were bulbs I planted the first week of June.

Sunny  here,  I will try and get the last of the Apples in.

rainbow roses

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 22:18

Despatched from china. Trade description act does not apply. 

If you can grow this without a,liberal dose of photoshop, I'm sure the RHS and the BBC will be very interested.

Couch Grass / Twitch Weed

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 22:11

I find it a lot easier to fork out of sandy soil. On clay, it inevitably breaks,and  leaves a bit which regrows.

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