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Posted: 29/05/2014 at 19:38

promise of better weather tomorrow....... as it drizzled all day today and tipped it down yesterday it couldn't get any worse. The heating is on here.

Today Ashfield council decided to cut the grass on the A38 from the motorway into Mansfield. They then coned off one lane in either direction, so when they had scattered wet grass all over the place, the sweeper machine had a lane to itself to clear up the mess. Thus all the lorries etc including me in my little car had a 3 mile tailback. 

Cutting long grass in heavy drizzle... Are they mad???

Dad had his catheter taken out this morning to see if Tamsulosin had worked in shrinking his prostate. As he couldn't pass any water, the district nurse put a new one in this afternoon. 2 hours later it "accidentally" fell out again. Currently waiting for a nurse to come back again and put another one in... ho hum..

I think Dad and Mike could spend a happy afternoon swapping waterworks stories.

Help ID

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 16:23

Pineapple mint is variegated. pineapple sage has small green leaves and red flowers.

Help ID

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 16:20

Most of the salvias have a smell, so count that out.

In fact most herb leaves have a smell if you crush them.

Help ID

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 16:10

It looks like one of the salvias, maybe pineapple sage?

If you crush a leaf, does it smell of anything?

Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 16:01

I wish I hadn't looked that up.

Chelsea wish list

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 15:43

There was a new clematis named after  Marie something Curie. A very nice double white.


Camera Corner

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 21:42

 Whats going on down there?

Camera Corner

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 21:37



Posted: 28/05/2014 at 21:15

Very wet day in Derbyshire today. Roads running with water and white van man 5 foot off my bumper!!!! I havn't even ventured up the garden to check on the greenhouse. It will wait until morning.

Who needs springwatch?

Mummy fox and cubs on the lawn.  Yesterday I had a bullfinch taking seeds off the forgetmenots. The woodpecker  was hunting in the corner of the lawn.  Simple things can give so much pleasure.

Peony help needed

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 07:28

Maybe they havnt reached inglezinho in Brazil yet.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Fantasy garden

Other papers have fantasy football, or fantasy portfolio. As we can't do much in our real gardens at this time of year, let us have a fantasy garden 
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wedding music

any non religious ideas 
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Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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chelsea winners

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Lotus corniculatus

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

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Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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fungi identification please

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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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squash crown prince

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Talkback: The best way to grow potatoes

I always thought that potatoes need a lot of water. Certainly the potato growers in Lincolnshire seem to use water cannons to irrigate throu... 
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Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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