Highland Jeannie

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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 21:11

Cloudy this morning. Just as we arrived at an open garden the sun came out; it was very warm sitting eating cake .

Lovely sunny evening now.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 23:03

Lovely sunshine up here, too with a gentle breeze.

Glorious sunset.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 23:01
TinaTurner wrote (see)

 Once commented that I didn't realise firemen named their engines. Think about it.

My OH has lots of fire engines named after him & we get quite miffed if we see one that isn't!!

Or maybe he was called after the fire engine??

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 21:19
Verdun wrote (see)

weather was great then clouded over and then got sunny again...still is.  

evening everyone.

anyone grown eupatorium chocolate?  I know I should start a new thread but I is lazeeee.  I have a lot of purple, brown, copper leaves but am tempted by this one.  got the right spot, next to miscanthus variegatus, but am interested to hear others' opinions of this plant

Cloudy until about 4pm & blue skies & sun ever since.

I have had the Joe Pye weed version for a couple of years & fancied the chocolate so planted it last year................I still await its arrival from its winter slumbers; I haven't ferreted around yet but I think it's an ex-eupatorium (Like the verbena bonnies) It was not a hard winter either.

Sorry not a lot of help really!!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 23:37
Fairygirl wrote (see)


I'm not used to this heat- had to take off my woolly simmitt and tartan bunnet.

 Not a pretty sight then??  Down to just 3 layers now is it then??  It might be shorts for me tomorrow.......

MOB rants

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 22:56

A friend advised using a hotmail e-mail address to give to companies when he was suspicious that he wouldn't be able to get rid of them. If it gets too bad just close it & open another.

Many years ago a cousin ordered a cookery book, part of a series but wrote & told them that she didn't want any more. Another was sent, then another until she had the full set. She phoned several times to no avail then wrote to say that the goods were unsolicited & gave them a time limit for collection or would charge them rent (she's a solicitor so has the language!!). They wrote back & said it wasn't worth paying her the postage to return them & she could keep them.

I haven't heard "Greensleeves" for years...........

A Cautionary Tale .....

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 19:01

Variegated ground elder - it just loves my warm, free-draining raised bed.

Tomorrow it's going to have a lovely drink..........of glyphosate!!!

Thanks for the warning about Shizostylis, I've just noticed that there are a lot of smaller leaves round the plant - obviously putting on their running shoes......

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 23:22

Now the visitors have gone the weather's turned cloudy - still at least they had lovely weather whilst they were here.

Forecast cloudy for tomorrow too.  Time for lots more planting!

Gardening errors.....

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 23:06

Daft thing that I did, many many years ago. Read an article in a magazine which said that milk was good for houseplants.  Went round all of them being very generous.....

A couple of days later when I came downstairs - what a smell!!!!  What an idiot!!!

On the other hand - who wrote the article???

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 21:26

Sorry , it's been glorious sunshine all day. Shorts & sun top (back now a bit pink...)

Am now worried that my anti vine weevil nematodes have dried up, I watered them in well last Wednesday & have been away since & it's been dry.  Oh well, fingers crossed!!

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