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Posted: 26/06/2015 at 21:34

Oh has been to a a funeral today. Someone he shared a a house with at Uni.

It kind of brings home the thought that you dont know how long you've got, so make every minute count.

I have been taking back frocks, ordered online. Having tried on every available long frock in Burton,Nottingham and Sheffield meadowhell, I ordered online. The dark blue one was purple and needed 6 inch cutting off when I had my highest heels on. The light blue one was not, as described, large for size, so both went back, and I picked up the larger size. In the meantime it had gone down £50.  So i suppose that subsidised the petrol and parking fees.

Wedding ring blank being tried on tomorrow.

Heavy rain forecast so that finishes gardening for the weekend.

I better fill the slug pubs up.

Ids please (revisited!)

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 21:23

Is the pond one Thalia dealbata?

Mystery Plant - can you help?

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 21:04

It has to be a systemic weedkiller, ie glyphosate.

The roots go down at least 6 ft so it no good forking it out. I had an infested area in the veg patch. sprayed it three times in a year, leaving it fallow, and I still  get  weak growth.


Posted: 26/06/2015 at 19:59

On the other hand if thats all you have, get some glyphosate weedkiller and spray. If it comes up again, cut off the top and inject it into the stem.

If you dig it up you have to burn it on site.

Do not put in rubbish bins or transport off the property.


Posted: 26/06/2015 at 15:52

I've got lots of nastys in the garden. The one that hurts me most are brambles, followed by hawthorn and nettles.  I do my best to keep brambles under control, but blackbirds keep planting more.


Posted: 26/06/2015 at 09:42

The family of the man that died want to believe it is just because he handled it. I suspect there is a much sadder reason. He knew what it was and he would have had to have ingested it.

Plants to ID please!

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 09:38

I think  5 is Centaurea montana with the hairy leaves.

Alan's new series

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 21:19

I hated the plastic plants. What next ... astroturf?


Posted: 24/06/2015 at 21:17

Dove said.

I was worried that they wouldn't, but both my salvias got through the winter and are an absolute picture at the moment - 

S. gregii 'Icing Sugar' and S. gregii 'Trewithen Cerise' and S gregii 'Nachtvlinder' .7


I made that 3


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 19:52

I love your colours and textures, Verdun


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how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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fungi identification please

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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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