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Any comments on these plants?

Posted: 14/03/2017 at 13:17

Sanguisorbas are lovely and great for attracting pollinators.  I've grown 2 or 3 forms before but donated so can't give exact names.

Paniculata means cone-shaped so they'll be the ones with larger flower heads and probably quite tall plants.  Again I've grown these but not that particular variety.

Both are perennials and a great addition to a border.  Look them on the RHS website for more details.

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Posted: 14/03/2017 at 13:13

Here's a close-up.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 14/03/2017 at 13:10

Wonderful Wonky.  Hours of fun ahead - once it's built.  make sure you note where every part goes as you dismantle it and take photos before and during to help you rebuild.  Been there, done that etc.

Still grumping here.   Thought I'd see if any donkeys want a home but the nearest sanctuary I've found online is over 3 hours away and asks for 450€ per adoption and doesn't do transport.   I'd want a pair for company.   Nothing to be done either way just yet until bulldozer man has been and scraped the pond bottom.   It'll be dumped in said paddock, in the dip to make it all more level.

Earlier I mentioned I may have a tree peony.  Here it is.  Yes?  No?

Rosemoor Visit

Posted: 14/03/2017 at 11:38

My wee magnolia is absolutely covered in lichen but not the hairy variety and has very few buds.  I hope it'll be better now it's had a tickle of feed after removing the weeds at its feet.

Plant ID

Posted: 14/03/2017 at 11:05

If it is the white form of lychnis coronaria and you already have the deep carmine pink ones they will cross pollinate and give you pink and white flowered babies or white with pink tinges or blotches.  Bit hairy so not usually slug fodder.

Getting paving slabs cut to measure

Posted: 14/03/2017 at 11:03

Ask them.  They won't bite.

If not, maybe think laterally and use smaller slabs, outdoor tiles, bricks, setts..................;

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Posted: 14/03/2017 at 10:55

Erecting a sail?   

Liri - posts crossed.  I have dead straight hair so any trip to the hairdressers for a "style" is fraught as mistakes show the minute I've washed it and taken out all the gunk they use to hold it.   Had it waist length for most of my life but got it cut to shoulder length the year I got married  and then shortened to a bob for a few years but it means I can't see when I'm leaning over to garden so I've gone back to keeping it long and just tying it back out of the way.  Gets a bit boring.

Bruno, the horsey neighbour, has just been to tell me that Luc, the beef cattle neighbour is upset that we've offered him our paddock so he won't be taking it.  Not happy as Luc assured me it would be OK and he only ever put two cows in there to keep the grass down for the last owner here after her OH scarpered.   Bruno doesn't want to upset him and have bad relations between neighbours.  The rent was to be all the lovely horse poo for our compost bins.   Not impressed.

Might bulldoze the lot and plant an orchard!

Back to filling holes and painting while I grump..

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 14/03/2017 at 10:05

Not encouraging Busy.  I'm thinking of having layers in a month or so to keep the length but lose some weight for the hotter months.

How do Waitrose make a profit on an 80 mile delivery run?   


Posted: 14/03/2017 at 09:41

Pics please.  Have a great time.

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Posted: 14/03/2017 at 09:38

Good night's sleep so thanks to all for tips on Tonic and hydration etc.   Been busy this morning doing h****work cos there gets to a point where ignoring the dust in order to paint becomes untenable.    OH was up very early to go and play golf so I can let the robot loose at will on the floors tho he does occasionally need rescuing.   Hasn't learned not to get jammed under our bedroom radiator and gets tongue tied on the fringe of the landing rug.   Other than that he's really very good.

It's sunny again and cool for now but I expect we'll get into the high teens again this pm which is good as I have some mimosa pruning to do while the paint dries.   First though I have a few holes and gaps to fill before painting.

I don't understand the changing of clocks at all.  There are still only 24 hours a day to get everything done tho I do think BST is more logical than GMT for general work and play and gardening daylight.

French hairdressers no good Busy?   Enjoy your pampering.

Wonky - probably the best thing to do but do be careful not to wear yourself out trying to do it all at once.

Take care everyone, whatever you're up to today. 

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