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Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 17:21

Weeds aplenty, only seems to be the one, a small little thing that grows faster than anything I've seen and has teeny tiny orange flowers... I hate it with a passion. Leave it for a week and it's an entire carpet.

got lots of SPs from the GC on clearance, more than I can hope to grow next year! There's just something so special about them. I want a fragranced bit at the back with some fragrant honeysuckle, so thats next on my list! Along with a rose, but I might wait until we own for an expensive fragranced one. I don't want to be in the same situation and leave it behind for fear of upsetting it. I don't have a good track record with cuttings!

dog rosehips collecting

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 16:58

Thanks nut, will do

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 16:38

when we own we will one day, but until then what landlord has, landlord will keep.

dog rosehips collecting

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 16:31

In a bush I have a rather lovely dog rose climbing it's way through it, it's since finishe flowering and has started dropping rose hips all over the ground. Are these suitable to collect seed from or will I need to try and take a cutting as I'd like to take it with us when we move... I have precisely no experience with roses!

the rose hips that have fallen to the ground aren't dried out, they're still squishy, but there's still plenty on the bush!

Homegrown Wedding Flowers

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 16:25

I was going to say sweet peas too. I like the delicate nature of willowy sweet peas and sweet williams, but I'm old fashioned! SW kaleidoscope would look lovely in a display I think.

Plant with pretty pink flowers

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 16:21

i've some bulbs that were labeled anemome just from wilkos last year, lots of colours, they have thrived and blooming lots, will they behave in the same way if separating? Also after they've finished flowering the flower head goes all fluffy like cotton wool... Normal?

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 16:18

hey again BM, I'll be sad to leave here I'm sure! Kitty cats are indoor only and prefers the life of luxury being served all day and all night. I can't bare their cries so give in to food demands all the time. *sigh*

Been out into the garden for a bit to plant up a wooden fruit crate with purple flowers we got from the GC, heaven knows what they're called! There's a trailing lilac petunia, I know that much!

Moved my only carnation that grew from seed, a fantastic burgandy colour which is being strangled by another lovely surprise, from somwhere in the centre of a city were some lovely wild sweetpeas if that's such a thing, they look just like this:

http://www.flowerspictures.org/image/flowers/sweet-pea/wild-sweet-pea-flower.jpg

which considering I'd been trying to pull them unsuccessfully for a month I'm very glad I had a break and these lovely flowers came to being, even though they're climbers have well climbed up all my bedding plants unseen for what must be weeks. I've untangled what I can and made a makeshift wigwam until they stop flowering. Will seed form in pods like normal SPs? I've never encountered the wild stuff before!

I'm going to miss our garden lots, but I can't wait for the privacy of a rear garden with a proper lawn and even a flowering tree in it! I think it's got lots of potential to be a real peach of a small garden!

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 12:56

BM it's that lovely tabby that means I've got to replace the oil cloth seat coverings, the claws split and tore them when she jumps up. Not intentional, but irritating nonetheless!

I'd love a farmhouse kitchen with blue cupboards! Our new kitchen is ultra modern and brown and chrome. It's gorgeous, but one day I'll get a lovely shaker style one. Maybe in a light grey based green, not sure I could convince the OH to baby blue for a whole kitchen the chairs were hard enough!

 http://kitchensbybroadway.co.uk/wp-content/gallery/painted-shaker-kitchens/hand-painted-shaker-kitchen-in-light-green-1b.jpg

 

 

A girl could dream eh?

 

Celosia

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 12:49

the yellow and red ones, which is very technical I'm sure!

http://www.jparkers.co.uk/plant-1000788/6-red-hot-poker-kniphofia/?LinkRef=F.R&gclid=CMzjt6W3vcACFdMbtAoddzQAIg#fo_c=193&fo_k=f25148dd3acc1047969f68de77e64cd1&fo_s=gplauk

that type! I saw some reduced at the same GC but had nowhere to put them, and would be very fragile to move house with I imagine! I made a log of all my flower seeds and the colours, and it's all very pink heavy, so having a sunny spot in the corner would be very appreciated I think with lots of hot colours!

Celosia

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 12:44

From what I can tell from seed it likes to be hot, so I might just have to be hopeful the GC sells it again next year ready grown! I've never seen it before until this year! I especially love the bright bright pink!

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