Latest posts by lilysilly

Puzzlers Corner 2

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 19:49

Oh yes, now l remember her. 

Puzzlers Corner 2

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 19:45

I love my little kitty, LB, never had a cat .

Puzzlers Corner 2

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 19:43

Yay! Finally got one right. Loved Irene Handl as a kid, she was a brilliant Gran in Metal Mickey. Was she in Alf Garnett too?

Puzzlers Corner 2

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 19:37

White fang?

Resurrected Eight

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 14:01

Lantana the Jasmine Trachiowotsit is in a 40cm blue pot but planted in a plastic snug fitting inner pot for ease when top dressing and soil improving etc. It's supported by 3 canes that you can't really see anymore for foliage.

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Posted: 19/03/2017 at 12:56

Sorry to hear of your poor foot Hazel, sounds painful. Get well soon.

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Posted: 19/03/2017 at 12:53

Lantana l have all shades of agapanthus, cerulean blue, purple, white, white and blue (Queen Mother), nearly black/purple but not any lilac forms yet, but it's on my wish list. I love them because the foliage, flowers and then seed heads give a long season of interest in my suntrap back garden. The pots were nearly all birthday presents from my children so are precious to me. 

The Jasmine Trachiowotsit was rescued by me out of a skip. I asked the builder there working if l could have it , who looked at me as if l had two heads for wanting this dead looking thing and told "me to help myself darling". It came back from the dead and is now lovely looking. I do report it every year, trim the bottom roots a little and give it a good dose of Bfb. The scent is devine and l love its little white starry flowers. Treat yourself Lantana 😉

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Posted: 19/03/2017 at 12:07

Ooh Muddle-up, didn't know the colour of my pots is cerulean blue, not heard that description before, sounds exotic. I must admit l bought them to match my shed at the time which l painted "Alan Titchmarsh" blue after watching too many gardening makeover shows back in the noughties. They've lasted well though, not lost any to frost, just football's.

direct sowing

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 10:05

I've had no luck direct sowing annuals either Rosemummy, my soils clay also like yours. I've tried sowing annual poppies, the big opium ones in autumn and spring, not one made it, nor candy tuft. I now sow in pots and then plant out. Nigella and many perennials seed themselves around ok though. 

Did your clematis perk up ok l sent you? Mine are getting nice and bushy now. Hopefully get a flower this year.

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Posted: 19/03/2017 at 09:33

Love my pots! I have lots of big heavy bright blue pots, mostly with agapanthus in on the patio. A couple by the back door with Jasmine T in. I had some smaller ones too but they were demolished by daughter's footballing skills. I now use her old Jenga game pieces as pot feet. 

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