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Posted: 03/07/2015 at 13:31

melting at work.....

This heat seems to have scrambled peoples brains. We thought we had had a bad morning until the local surgery said they had called an ambulance three times (for different people) this morning.

Take it easy folks, drink plenty of water and don't forget the hedgehogs water as well.


Posted: 02/07/2015 at 19:25

Wedding is in early October.

I'm still having trouble with my sisters over table decorations. I am having garden flowers in conical copper jugs.  They do not agree with me.

They did like the vase of sweet peas I had last weekend. They agreed they would be OK.

If I plant sweet pea seeds at the base of the currently flowering plants, will they still be flowering in October. ? I expect current batch to be over by then. 


Posted: 02/07/2015 at 16:35

Its a good job that I dont live that close to Ashwood. I would be the size of a house, and spend all the holiday saving fund on plants.

Unknown plant

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 16:31

That is how godetia  or clarkia flowers. It may have grown from a seed. A Lily would have had a bulb. It certainly looks like godetia to me.


Posted: 01/07/2015 at 21:48

Thunder this afternoon, and a few spots, but it passed over.

33 degrees when I came out of work. I thought it was hot inside the old stone building, but worse outside.I dont think the air con in the car is working.  I went and loitered near the freezers in Morrisons for a bit.

Its still 27 c in the greenhouse, with three large roof vents and double doors wide open.  Far too sticky, I cant see us sleeping much tonight.

Trailing hanging basket plants

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 21:38

I think you've got it , maisie.

Trailing hanging basket plants

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 13:37

Try Dichondra argentea 'silver falls'

I'd move it out of sun in this heat and soak in a tub of water.


Posted: 30/06/2015 at 21:03

Ours  doesn't cough. They do chunter at each  other if they arrive at the food tray together.


Posted: 30/06/2015 at 20:38

Did you wet it? It may be too dry?

Rose Id

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 20:20

The top one looks like Queen Elizabeth. I have one I inherited that grows 6 ft tall.

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has anyone achieved this? 
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how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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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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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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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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