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Posted: 13/06/2014 at 08:30

Morning all, lovely here again. Done the supermarket, lovely to have the roof off the car at 6.30.

Another lazy day for me, cant work in the heat, just look and cogitate,

As some folks on here know, I tend to be rather quick to rise to the bait, so if I can resist replying to unpleasant trouble makers, you all can.

best wishes to the workers, a grand weekend to look forward to.

Camera Corner

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 08:20

You got me all excited there Verdun. I saw your namr and I thought , good, Verdun has posted some photos!


Posted: 12/06/2014 at 08:13

Morning all, going to be a scorcher here, so avert your eyes ladies, I think I may have to put some shorts on. Usually turns into a bit of a disaster as I get bitten and stung.

Congratulations to your niece Verdun, well done Panda for surviving a whole day at work.

Have a lovely day all. 

What have you learnt this year in the garden?

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 16:37

Watching a tray of seeds does not make them germinate any quicker. Actually I seem to have to learn this again every year. I must stop prodding around in the trays looking for signs of life, when the poor things are just not ready to germinate.

Leonotis nepetifolia

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 16:32

Thanks Nut, your explanation made better sense than mine, although I knew what I meant.

Leonotis nepetifolia

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 16:06

I take your point Feurisa, but in the L. nepetiola, nepetiola is the species, whereas catmint is as you know Nepeta the genus. So Leonitis is not directly related to Nepeta, and, does not as far as I am aware have any effect on cats.

A couple of rose questions

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 14:52

When I was a trainee doctor, many light years ago, and I used to say to my boss, I think I am getting there, he would reply, " and when you do you will walk straight past it, without you actually noticing"


Posted: 11/06/2014 at 14:44

Oooh, strawberries and cream, yes please. They would go nicely with a Pimms.

One lawn mowed, thats another hour of my life gone. I really dont enjoy lawn mowing, so the other lawn will have to wait.

Also put on some Verdun! dont normally treat lawn weeds, they usually look better than the lawn, but the creeping buttercups have really taken hold.

Leonotis nepetifolia

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 14:31

Leonitis is not related to Nepeta, it is actually from the mint family.

It is a very tall, half hardy annual, that originates from S. Africa. They need warmth and lots of water. When I tried them from seed they never got taller than 1 foot.

Good luck.

A couple of rose questions

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 11:32

OL., is it possible that the second rose is a climber. If it is then the branches need to be trained, or you will only get flowers at the stem tip.

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