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Latest posts by Topbird

Bargain plants put to bed

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 21:00

Hey Rb you snuck in on me while I was posting! - thanks again for the additional info - think I will definitely give this one a try 

Bargain plants put to bed

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 20:58

Runnybeak - your garden - your rules   It looks lovely - enjoy....

Thanks for the plant info - have just Googled it and it might be a really nice shrub for a sheltered spot in my garden - hadn't heard of it before so thank you again

Bargain plants put to bed

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 16:07

Lovely arrangement Runnybeak - very chic.

Do you mind if I ask the name of one of the plants? In the top picture you have what looks like a hebe on the left side (nearest the car bumper) and it's the plant to the right of that (ie between the hebe and the grass) that I like the look of. The leaves are a bit ivy shaped and there seems to be a bit of variegation going on - very nice.

Moon on the horizon

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 09:15

Mornin' Dove

Didn't know you could see the space station - is it a GW forum that gives the heads up? If so, which one please?

Hope everyone's garden is ok after yesterday btw 

Moon on the horizon

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 21:31
And there should be good meteor showers until Wednesday.

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 19:29


The food stories remind me of many years ago when I went into the kitchen & thought "strange smell" - but almost as quickly it was gone.

Over the next few days it became more noticeable until I could smell it all the time.

Eventually tracked it down to a lump of ox heart I'd put into the (rarely used) big oven to defrost for the cat's tea ..... about 2 weeks before .

Unfortunately was not to be the last time it happened 


GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 13:43

Same here....

Garage is flooded AGAIN!!   (Fortunately nothing on the floor that can be damaged)

Think we will be spending tomorrow clearing the drain on the road so it doesn't all tip down our driveway - pole spades ordered from Screwfix for the job.

What a lovely smell!

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 10:27

In the spring - hyacinth and some narcissi - you can either grow your own bulbs or sometimes get them as cut flowers.

What a lovely smell!

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 09:48
They're pretty easy Tootles - why not buy a packet of seed next year and grow 2 or 3 batches sown at 3 - 4 weekly intervals and plant them near a bench. I've usually started mine off in seed trays as I find direct sowing too hit & miss.
The scent on a hot summer day reminds me of a picnic in a park about 50 years ago when I was very small & the borders were full of them.

GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 09:35
Been raining here for a while - good rain (ie enough to water properly but not so hard it's knocking all the flowers off).
Happy we made the right decision for today - will find something nice to do indoors instead (ie NOT h**s*w**k !)

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