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new zealand flax

Posted: 09/08/2012 at 14:23

i have had mine in the garden for the last 6 years the dark brown one.. and this is only the second year it has flowered.. they grown native in NZ my sis says and their weather is tropical and constantly wet nad humid through the winter and hot in summer.. i think they like it wetter with heat..

How to grow Agapanthus with zero effort-do nothing !

Posted: 09/08/2012 at 14:09

I am loving the white ones.. i bought one alst year that was supposed to be white ... but it is blue.. gutted.. heres mine in the garden..

 this one is to show the size of the flower head against my boy who is 6.




Posted: 08/08/2012 at 19:54

love the pictures of the baby doves.. i had a pair that nested nearby for years but lost the male one last year to a damn cat.. do not have them in much now. the lastof the baby seagulls is reluctant to go and is getting quite vocal with the parents when it wants some food.. we have had something else nesting again too as have had lots of small white egg shells dropped around the front garden about the size of a small chicken egg.. any ideas what is is? the starling have had second brood and they are very nosey again.. the first lot have almost got their adult feathers now.

will try and add some pictures soon.. not had time to take any have had family staying and that has been exhausting.

August in your garden...

Posted: 08/08/2012 at 19:49

@holllie hock.. your snap dragons are great... i sowed some again this year but once again they have failed to grow bigger than 5 ins tall.. i am giving up on them and will be buying htem at morrisons next year tray of 20 for 1.99 much easier.

@gary .. lovely pics there looking stunning. we have had drizzle rain today until lunch time then the sun came out.. hot.. we are due sune for next fews days.. thou must admit could do  with some heavier rain as our butts are nearly empty here..

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Posted: 06/08/2012 at 08:47

@koalagirl.. oh dear.. i did get letter to say mine would be delayed due to weather and bad growing season.. for a month.. so yours will be there soon... if not contact them..

Fork Handles

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 08:45

i have to admit the bits i have enjoyed watching are the rowing, swimming and cycling.. and we have been soing very well in the last few days.. the whole country is enjoying the sports and the atmosphere of it all.. only let down was on the horse bar thingy(cant remember what it is called) yesterday.. we got silver and bronze.. but think our silver should have been a gold as the winners legs touched the horse twice during his performance where as ours didnt..

@gary.. yeah and they got silver.. just think if htey had done more practice they would have made it a gold.. strange how andy beats rodger now and not at wimbledon.. more pressure maybe..dunno.

these amazing atheletes have broken loads of records and are giving their all.. all of them it is so uplifting to watch such determination and dedication as many of them are rather young.

Agapanthus and dead heading..

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 08:38

thanks sotongeoff.. i hve never tried it before but just wondered as the are dying down now. will let  ya know.

Agapanthus and dead heading..

Posted: 05/08/2012 at 19:02

hi all.. my agapanthus have flowered this year for first time as i moved them last year.. i was wondering if they re flower if you de head them or not..sorry if seems bit dumb question..

August in your garden...

Posted: 05/08/2012 at 19:00

that is al sounding very good artjak.. better than our veg plot.. half our swede were lost.. foun dout due to too much rain.. but our pes and carrots have be splended this year, french beans are now producing and had some today very nice too.

everything else in garden is doing well. rudbeckias are coming out to their full glory.. will take a picccie tom) yearh weather has been wierd this year.. thou last few days very hot and humid.. supposed to get rain tonight.. i can believe i am saying this but hope so to refill water butts,

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Posted: 05/08/2012 at 18:57

i got mine some weeks ago and most of hte plugs had more than one plant in it so i have got almost double amount on the elgance sky and hidcot.. they are doing very well and now about 2 ins tall.. i have noticed lot of them for sale on e-bay..but i will be keeping mine for goin down the side of the path..


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