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Posted: 05/10/2015 at 08:55

We will be Ok for bin bags this year. The heat shield fell off under the car.Himself fixed it, but I had to empty the boot.  I only put back the cool bags and the bags for life. I must have taken forty ordinary carriers out and put in kitchen to use for binbags.

Why do dog walkers hang poo bags on trees?. Put it in a bin. Why do people chuck rubbish in the sea?  I've seen all sorts. Turtles eating plastic bags, lobsters in old tyres, octopus in old coke bottles, sharks trailing fishing line from hooks. Turtles laying eggs on a beach with so much rubbish on it, the hatchlings have to fight through it to get to the water.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 08:33

Very clever and unusual, that snowberry standard. Fairygirls garden is looking quite mature after only two seasons, well done.


Posted: 05/10/2015 at 08:09

While you lot are polishing hats, I'm polishing copper jugs for the flowers. Now, after the carved buffet at lunch. ( turkey crown, roast beef, roast gammon or poached dressed salmon, new tatties and salads), would you like chocolate mints with the tea or coffee, or a thorntons continental? I have to get a box of chocs per table.

I still haven't sorted out the music. I need to do the penstemon cuttings.

See you later folks.

Mystery shrub

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 07:53

It certainly looks like it. If the bracts stay pale instead of going deep red, you may have a new form. I would hang on to it and give it some space, the typical plant will grow to 2m, with as much spread. The berries are edible and said to be caramel flavoured, but I wasn't impressed. The birds love them.

Japanese Knotweed on neighbour’s property

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 22:27

And you've lost another year. This is going to take longer to eradicate, the more you prevaricate. If cost is the problem, keep writing letters.

Lavandula x intermedia 'Gros Bleu'

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 21:24

Love the pleading cat

Lavandula x intermedia 'Gros Bleu'

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 21:01

Seedlings will not necessarily come true. You are likely to get a selection with variations. If you want them identical you will need cuttings.

Japanese Knotweed on neighbour’s property

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 20:49

I would stop obsessing about the ten year guarantee that's not worth the paper its written on, and start spraying. Get a good dose in this year before the weather changes.

Japanese Knotweed on neighbour’s property

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 19:17

I suspect that a letter from you to the director of the housing association, setting out the problem, the cost, and a promise to take the said association to court, should get some action. They will not want to pay lawyers expenses either.

Worrying about the ten year guarantee is wasting time, all the time  it is spreading. Spray it now.



Posted: 03/10/2015 at 21:32

I think its a Solanum of some sort. The tomato looking berries will be poisonous.

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