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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 18:26

Fg. Yes the Canna is unusual. Looking up in boks it seems that the Cannas originally brought back from India were like this, rather than the much larger flowers that most of the ones we grow now have. It also has fairly small leaves.

I could swear that it looks nothing like the plant from which I stole the seed.


Posted: 13/06/2014 at 17:14

Evening all. Very lazy day, sat in a chair in the garden, then moved to another chair and then to a different chair. These moves were repeated several times to get the best views.

Will have to be a takeaway tonight, I am far to stressed to cook.

Have a lovely evening.

BL, enjoy your hols.

Wintersong, I am with you all the way, we get terrible service and are supposed to be grateful. In my working life, the most insignificant errors were investigated ad nauseam, wasting time and money and making doctors feel more stressed. However trying to complain about the service I now receive for almost everything is a non starter. [ rant over ]

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 17:02

Too lazy to do any work today, so took some photos.

 Fg. this is the Canna we were talking about.


Horsetail problems

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 09:57

Horse tail is one of the oldest plants on the planet, apparently it was around in the time of the dinosaurs. Its roots go down as much as 10 metres, and to make matters worse it has a silicom exoskeleton, which makes difficult to apply weedkiller.

I think there are 2 stratagies; 1. bruise stems and apply weedkiller, 2. after a few weeks start to pull up whatever reappears.


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.

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