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May In Your Garden

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 23:42

There is a three hour stop at Dubai.  I have spent quite a few hours at Dubai over the years but never got out of the airport!  I can't sleep on the plane but I listen to a lot of music to drown out the droaning of the engines.

I'm hoping that it doesn't rain tonight because I want to give my lawn a good mow before I leave.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 23:26

V excited!   Unfortunately I cannot read on the plane.  It's a nuisance because I love reading and I could read a whole book in the time it takes to get to Melbourne. 

May In Your Garden

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 22:43

Inka - I may have seen your niece on the TV then.  I watch Channel 9 news when I am over there and also every now and then here on the Internet.

Greetings Woo!  If you love your hostas I would not recommend planting them in the garden.  Any precautions will be in vain because nothing stops the slugs & snails from leaving a slimy trail of devestation!  I grow mine in pots covered in copper tape and up away from the ground, but it is only a matter of time before they get nabbed.

I got my suitcase out last night to start packing and immediately broke the zip.  I was planning an emergency trip into town tomorrow to get a replacement but a lovely lady in our post room at work has lent me her's.

I fly out on Sunday  When do you fly Geoff?

May In Your Garden

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 06:53

Inka - My sister lives just outside Brisbane at Whiteside on the road to Dayboro.  I normally go to Brisbane but am going to Melbourne this time because that is where my niece lives.  I'm really looking forward to the trip and can't wait to see what my niece looks like on her wedding day.

I've got quite a lot of lobelia so that is a good idea about planting it out and leaving some in reserve in the potting shed.  I always plant mixed colour lobelia on the top of a low wall around the edge of my patio.

Peace Lily

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 21:19

I don't let my peace lillies get too dry.  I put water in the tray under the pot and go back a little later to check that they have taken it all up.  If there is any left I pour it away.  I started off with one plant but now have lots because they are so easy to split up.  If you tip one out of its pot you can see all the separate little plants and can gently tease them apart.

Hosta or Weed?

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 21:06

If it had been a hosta you would not have had time to take a photo because something would have eaten it whilst you were fetching your camera.

Garden Gallery

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 21:03

Here is a lovely pulmonaria which self seeded itself on the patio.  I have a recurring theme of things seeding themselves in odd places!  There is a tangerine dream poppy behind it.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 20:59

Winter - I've made the growing too much cosmos mistake before.  It is so tempting to sow the whole packet!  My dad had a huge pampas in his front garden for years.  It was an overbearing monster and eventually he attacked it with a fire ax.  It filled 30 sacks!  His front garden looks so much better now.

I've been looking at the 5 day forecast for my bit of the Sussex seaside.  Low of 4 on Saturday night.  I am so undecided about planting out my lobelia before I fly out on Sunday.  I didn't really want to leave them in the potting shed until the end of the month because they are really big already.  It's difficult to know what to do because I won't be here to chuck fleece over them.

What compost mix for poataoes in sacks?

Posted: 01/05/2012 at 23:18

Yes, I cut several holes for drainage.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 01/05/2012 at 23:17

Why do lavenders never seed themselves in useful places?  This is the third time the stupid plant has seeded itself in gaps in the paving stones. 

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