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Posted: 24/06/2014 at 08:55

PS. How do I have an 80 year old mother, when I am so young?


Posted: 24/06/2014 at 08:54

Morning fellow forkers.

have not been around much last few days, as mother is ill. Remarkable woman, 88, nearly blind and still living by herself, despite my attempts to persuade her otherwise. i shall be driving  to and fro for a few days and then hopefully one of my sisters might take over, so i can go to Glastonbury.

Enjoy the weather and your gardens, and hopefully i will see you soon.

really glad the wedding went well OL.

Plant id please

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 21:24

The leaves definetely look like Darmera, but the flowers dont. I grow it around my pond, and the flowers which do come before the leaves on mine are conical.



Posted: 20/06/2014 at 08:21

Morning all. Steaming here already. SM done, top off [ car not me you will be relieved to know ]

Kylie and i are off for wander round the garden.

have a lovely day at Barnsdale.

Hope all is going well with wedding planning OL.

A plant ID if you please...

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 22:56

It is def. a foxglove, not D,ferruginea as i grow that one. It could be D.parviflora as that is brown, but there are a number of other brown foxgloves available.

Asthma and Gardening

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 14:34

Asthma and hayfever are both essentially allergic reactions, so it makes sense that exposure to pollen could indeed make your asthma worse.

meconopsis lingholm

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 14:30

I just leave mine to die back naturallly. You can of course save the seeds, as M.lingholm is one of the fertile hybrids, many are sterile.


Posted: 19/06/2014 at 12:45

Now girls, all these fantasies are fine, as long as you dont mind us chaps discussing the merits of Kylie gardening in her gold hot pants. Now there is an image I may keep with me for some time. i should be so lucky.

Time to go and truss up a few more plants.

Weed Id and dahlia feed

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 11:47

Re: Dahlias. It is still early for them to be flowering, but it is time to start feeding them with a high potash feed [tomato feed would be fine ]


Posted: 19/06/2014 at 11:10

A warning to those who are lazy b*****s like me, dont forget your staking. I was wandering around this morning, planing what needed to be done, and then I saw it, a prostrate Delphinium. It has been on my list for weeks, stake Delphiniums. It is now up right again, but looking like a trussed up chicken.

Clari, I think there is a Yorkshire bug going round, I have been abit lacking in energy for a few days. Of course being a Yorkshire bug it will be a very virulent one, that would totally disable soft southerners. 

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