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Posted: 07/06/2012 at 17:48

to be honest it would be better to ask me for my top 5 most hated.. i would struggle to list five that way

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 17:45

hi everyone.. inkadog..yes please let us know how the milk thing works.. be very intersted to try anything to rid mine of it.. hubby is very fond of his roses as they were his mums favourite so i try to keep them going.. and i have a lovely red one and yellow one.. which is very scented.. gorgeous.. thou at the moment they are taking a battering with this wind..

definitely "windy june"

all my fox gloves have hit the ground  as have my delphiniums.. so disappionted.. weather is so off at the moment.. we have had gusts of 65mpg today with driving rain, it as stopped raining at mo and have sun and blue long for i do not know.

all my delicateplants have lost their petals or been beaten down..


Posted: 06/06/2012 at 18:10

@daintiness.. nikon coolpix P500 or simular  are good.. i have one for most photos and the zoom is all built in..  has good 36x optical zoom does for most things and is easy point and shoot camera...for more upclose or better quality pictures i have a sumsung NX5 with different lenses to attach.. great but can be bulkly if wanting to take out.

@lorea.. super pics.. that catapillar is beautiful.

@hollie-hock love the cats used to bring slow worms in for me.. bless em!


Posted: 06/06/2012 at 18:02

i have a seagull that keeps them out of my garden.. since they nested on my flat roof not seen a cat in the garden at all..

Gardening Fork

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 17:58

i bought one last year fomr the company in back of gardeners world mag.. it is yellow nad red and veyr small neat border fork with a foot rest bar.. very light and easy to use.. can remember hte name..and when it stops raining will go and and check the make...

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 17:56

lovely pictures.. inkadog i also find my roses are plagued by black spot.. tried all the stuff you can buy..but makes no difference.. i just live with it now

the wind has been howling today and all my foxgloves are hanging their heads.. and htey look so gorgeous at weekend.. and also my delphiniums have started to hang too.. the sun has been out most of day with heavy showers but the wind is getting up a pace now.

no gardening managed at all today and probably not for rest of week as weather is going to  be bad.. managed to sow some seeds for next year and that is about it. not like summer out there at all.

weed or plant ID help needed

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 15:28

but then could be phlox

weed or plant ID help needed

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 15:27

i was thinkg penstemon also muddyfork.

Talkback: Growing aquilegias

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 15:21

@carrie thomas.. i must tell you that the seeds i got off you last year have flowered gorgeous this year.. some wonderful colours.. thank you..

have harvested seeds to see what comes of them next year.


Posted: 05/06/2012 at 15:18

i have planted laurels to form a wind break hedge.. i know they can go bit brown in the wind.. but they are lovely and the birds nest in them..

but i think today that they have vine weevil. have ordered the nematods to get rid.. as i grew them all myself from seedlings i have had to check or my spare ones that i have and will treat them too... so gutted.. it has taken 2 1/2 years of continous potting up and waiting to get to size good enough to put out.. and now this.. i wonder if they come from the bay trees they are planted next too.. either way gutted

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