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Posted: 16/08/2012 at 16:48

Hi Kate- they've just made an appearance at Wilkos & B&M. Got all for them for a £5. I've got a new woodland bit to start planting and these will do very nicely. They've got daff bulbs as well

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Posted: 16/08/2012 at 16:33

Geoff - know what you mean about particular authors, I got sick of Lynda Le Plant after a while. I agree re depth, that's the reason why I like their TV programmes.

Flo- sorry to hear about Blue Boy being AWOL.

Been out for a few "bits" came back with 135  cheap spring bulbs first it's seeds then it's bulbs..............

Not keen on RB- never have been. I think he is promoting  the "abstinence treatment model" i.e. stay off the drugs


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Posted: 16/08/2012 at 13:04

No I haven't but you have certainly given me some. I'm still on Jo Nesbo- loved The Snowman but now reading some of  the earlier ones. Will have a look at the Olsen ones when I'm through with Nesbo.

Loved the Millennium trilogy, the orginal Girl with the dragon tattoo film  dubbed (but very well done) was really good.

There's a film " Let the right one in" which is worth a watch- but not the more recent US remake. The orginal I think is Scandanvian, I have got the book somewhere. I do prefer to read the book then watch the films if I can.

I read a couple of novels by Tim Krabbe- The Vanishing.  Dutch author.Very chilling, short novel you can read in one go. Have also been know to read some Japanese books a novel called "Out" was very good and very shocking

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Posted: 16/08/2012 at 12:42

£45 I always wait. The 2nd series of Borgen will be shown here sometime this Winter. I'm sure there will be a repeat of The Killling at some point.

BBC4- Saturday nights 9pm  is a great slot- not keen though on Wallander either the Scandanavin or English version so have been giving them a miss.

Meserine- "Killer Instinct" was on a few weeks ago, not for the faint hearted but absolutley riveting. Based on a true story of a French gangster- never heard of him until I watched this.

Like the Scandavian fiction as well

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Posted: 16/08/2012 at 12:20

Geoff- I love Danish, I can say thank you - Tak, fluently now after watching Borgen, The Killing and The Bridge.

What exactly does a 'sterile' plant mean ?

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 11:03

Thanks Dove for the excellent link, looks like a really good shop

newly planted perennial plugs

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 10:47

Hello, I've been potting mine on gradually into bigger pots.

These are couple of pics of the foxgloves & dephiniums taken about a week ago.

 I planted the foxgloves out now........they were strong and healthy about the same size as others in the garden. The delphs have grown, will see how they big they get before I decide to plant out or over winter. Same goes for the others.

If you decided to over winter them, I would build yourself a cold frame, the shed probably wont have enough light.

August in your garden...

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 22:19

Pam - stunning flowers. Love the sunflowers, the basket dispay and the greenhouse - fantastic

I also like the last  pic with the white flower, really pretty

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Emily McKenzie

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 21:51

I love Crocosmia,

I also know in a short space of time, they will multiple very well, I have multiple groups, all taken from the orginal cluster  18 months ago. All you need are a couple of corns .I love the foilage as much as the flowers






What exactly does a 'sterile' plant mean ?

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 21:25

Hello everyone,

I'm interested in Wallflowers, would the Bowles Mauve & the other perennials types come under the term proprietary plants? I have read that the Bowles Mauve seeds are sterile and that to propagate them you should take cuttings. I have my eye on a "winter orchid" type but can only find plug plants to buy rather than seeds.

I have seen insects on  all my wallflowers & the Bowles Mauve,but agree with Dove & Bookertoo about the  double flower shapes. In my view all plants/insects have developed a particular relationship with each other so that certain species interact with each other. This is the same  for any creature. This has been developed over millions of years. In my garden, some flowers are perfectly designed for a particular insect - the big fat bumblies can open my snapdragons but the other smaller honey bees although they try can not open them to get in. All it takes it one extra strong honey bee to get in..then there is possiblity through genetics for other honey bees to get in.

I think the double flowers are bred with us in mind not the insects. I want my garden to be wildlife friendly.




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