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How to grow Agapanthus with zero effort-do nothing !

Posted: 09/07/2012 at 15:16

That's what I have been doing wrong: I keep noticing mine, so it dies ...I never thought of neglect!

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Posted: 07/07/2012 at 10:48

I'm back, she said unnecessarily.  Finished putting up new fences, making a new house sign and rehanging a gate (no, the house is not on the market - yet - but it makes it look a bit tidier),  I've been given a dahlia: I've never grown them before because of the earwigs, but we are working on the principal that they will have drowned this year ...

When 'They' said we'd have rain and flood warnings today they didn't mention a howling gale.  Sense of humour has worn off.  How's everyone else doing?

 

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Posted: 28/06/2012 at 22:14

I have found Gary's video: poor chap, hope his house is all right. Germany being beaten, Nadal knocked out of Wimbledon: it's not just the weather that's all upside down and inside out this year.

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Posted: 28/06/2012 at 21:23

No, haven't seen Gary's video but I will go and look for it when the Rosol/Nadal match finishes (no, I don't know anything about football).

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Posted: 28/06/2012 at 20:57

Sorry: I have been a bit distracted (family things) but am now back and concentrating on the garden in the sunshine.  It's looking a lot better, except for the veg garden, but so far I'm nearly winning the battle of the slugs and snails.  More rain due tonight: if anyone is in the North East, are you allright?

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Posted: 28/06/2012 at 15:34

It's a weird year all round: I have just picked rhubarb, raspberries and redcurrants from my garden: there used to be a 2 month gap between them.  I am sorry that I can't offer my bumper crop all round.  There's only just enough for us ...

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Posted: 22/06/2012 at 09:39

Weather report: 62 mm of rain since Wednesday night.  School fete cancelled, two weddings severely disrupted and my roof's leaking.  Apart from that everything's just fine and dandy ...

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Posted: 21/06/2012 at 15:03

I am not sure he likes being called Kevin: he'd prefer 'Admiral' or 'Emperor', but we thought that might be a bit posey.  His wives were called Sharon and Tracey - they had 22 peachicks between them, and the fox got the lot ...

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Posted: 21/06/2012 at 13:59

Not: he has a roost in a barn to keep him out of the rain.  Actually I have OH to blame, so I do, frequently.

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Posted: 21/06/2012 at 13:38

Well it's like this you see: 20 years ago we felt sorry for a peacock and two peahens who were being kept in a shed on an allotment in Frome.  So we adopted them, thinking that they would like some space.  They did: but now there is only the peacock (called Kevin) and he likes the garden best.  I don't know how long they live but I fear it may be a very long time ...

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Fig tree

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Do you know what this pretty plant is?

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Iris bulbs

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