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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/08/2012 at 18:38

it has been scorching today.. i got sun burnt in the garden again..  have got all 2 loads of washing dry and far too hot in greenhouse to pot up things that need it right now..

waiting for the rain.. were supposed to have had some otehr afternoon.. but nothing.. hopefully tomorrow so it can fill my water butts up again as 2 are now empty..  the lawn also needs some of it to get its green look back.. yesterday at Osbourne House.. and it was very hot there.. but did apply sun cream so didnt get burnt..

August in your garden...

Posted: 23/08/2012 at 15:50

i went to Osbourne House Gardens yesterday here are a few pictures..



 love the shape of this tree....



 the view from back of hosue over the solent to portsmouth




 a hankichief tree.. beautiful...

 water lilly..

 lot of the flowers were coming to an end.. so cant wait to go in the autumn to see the tree colours changing..



lawn brown ead and dying patches...

Posted: 23/08/2012 at 15:40

@christopher2..what sort of grub killer do ya use.. i am keen to get some..

@sotogeoff.. yes it is i left with a  


Posted: 23/08/2012 at 15:37

great pictures everyone.. i got this picture of a bee yesterday as osbourne house gardens.



 and this peacock butterfly who moved as as i took it..


 and some bees having a feast...





lawn brown ead and dying patches...

Posted: 23/08/2012 at 12:42

well... i saw the boss... told him my concerns and and thoughts and how it happened to my lawn.. asked htem about other clients who complained the same too.. and after a rather heated discussion.. they have given me the rest of this years treatments free of charge and 50% off next year.. and will replace any lawn that does not grow back properly..

what a result.. thou they are still not omitting responsibility for the damage but are giving me this as a sign of good will..  that kinda of response is actually omitting it to me.. but i am happy with that result..just wish i could find out all the others and ge them to go for it..

Hurrah! New Gardening Prog.

Posted: 23/08/2012 at 12:38

thanks sotongeoff.. will give it a look

Hurrah! New Gardening Prog.

Posted: 23/08/2012 at 10:36

can anyone tell what channel beechgrove is on.. never heard of it .

What a great series!

Posted: 21/08/2012 at 15:33

@david K... he has done it already.,. missed that he nearly went other week when he was planting some of the deeper plants.. it woudl make my friday night to see that


Posted: 21/08/2012 at 15:31

lovely pics gary.. i saw a couple of red admirals today on teh cycle path.. beautiful.. my buddlehias have been brimming with brown butterflies with  yellow dots.. they all seem to be coming out in this warm weather..

were supposed to get rain today but none as of yet.. maybe at weekend.. need to plant some autumn plants and the ground is so hard.

What a great series!

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 19:49

love nigel too.. he is a rogue.. thou was kinda hoping monty would fall in the pond.. and nigel jump in after him

can anyone tell me what the tall white flowered plant was either side of monty when he walked in through the arch way near beginning of programme please.

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