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What is this plant please

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 13:14

You can cut it virtually to the ground in Spring, and it will come back strongly.

Is gardening good for the soul?

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 11:36

There is an increasing amount of good scientific evidence, which suggests that gardening is very good for mental health and well being.


A combination of: fresh air, moderate exercise, the power of seeing things grow etc.


I can vouch personally for the help it is providing me, in coping with serious depression.


There has been talk of GPs being able to prescribe gardening therapy, although I am not sure quite how this would work.

HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 11:31

Dove


For coffee and cake, I can pretend I can treat anything, and certainly talk convincing bull s##t.

ID please

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 10:31

That close up does look more like a Helianthus, now I am confused, nothing new there.

Olympics

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 10:17

Thank you Dove.


Never sure how much you should sing about your achievements on a blog


Received many injuries, worst being a broken jaw, kept me quiet for a while.

ID please

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 10:13

The central disc makes it more like a Rudbeckia, rather than a Heliantus, IMO.

Grass ID please

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 09:48

Carex Evergold, grows in deep shade in my garden, and really lights up the area.

Olympics

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 09:44

Really pleased about the hockey, I played for Britain, and missed the 84 Olympics due to injury, sorry if that sounds a bit arrogant, but it is something I am still rather proud of.


One of the current mens squad, is the son of a guy I played with.


The game has really progressed since my day.

HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 09:39

Hi all.


Serious storm yesterday evening, the garden looks like it has been hit by a tornado, which is sad, it was full of colour, most of which is on the floor now.


Still raining, so may start clearing out the greenhouse.


Have a good day.

Plants I won't be growing again next year

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 09:34

I like orange too, teamed with reds and yellows, in my hot border. Have Cannas, Dahlias, Geums, Calendula, Crocosmia etc. Although I have to admit that, the bed is best viewed with shades on.


Sadly L. Queen Victoria was destroyed by slugs, which is a shame, as it went beautifully in that colour scheme,

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