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It's my birthday

Posted: Today at 21:19

Hee hee hee.....always honest me 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: Today at 21:17

Meant to take a picture but salvia uliginosa, helenium Moreheim beauty and grasses make a lomg lasting attractive and easy combo.  (uliginosa has pale blue and white flowers for most of,the summer and autumn at a height of well over 7')


When to move Salvia Amistad

Posted: Today at 21:11

it's a similar plant to salvia Leucamthemum.....same sort of root system and habit.  So,  you can cut it hard back, lift it, trim,the roots just a little and replant.  however, I would not replant it outside but pot it up into a 3 or 5 litre pot and overwinter in a GH.  

Best process is to take cuttimgs now ....very very easy.....AND dig up your plant.  your cuttimgs will reproduce your 7' salvia bush next year.  

It's my birthday

Posted: Today at 21:04

Thank you runnybeake.  Got no pressies or cards or anything today so cake will be nice 

It's my birthday

Posted: Today at 20:57

Runnybeake , it's my birthday today.  Can I,have that cake ?

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: Today at 20:44

It's so frustrating when it seems we can't do anything  when someone is so ill Lily but giving support counts awful lot 

When I saw my mum last night in hospital I attracted an admirer.   Lots of attractive nurses there   However this admirer was one of the dementia sufferers.   The hospital in their wisdom had put together 4 "forgetful" patients together around my mum's bed with a nurse in charge.  I realised my mum isn't quite in that far gone yet.  Not sure though if this was a good idea for my mum   It was a bit uncomfortable.

It's not my birthday.

Posted: Today at 19:10

Yes Bekkie I have loads of bithdays  and birthdays . ,had to find a way of getting more pressies    Trouble is I am now 116 



Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: Today at 13:22

Lily,,sorry to hear about your friend's shingles.   Sounds awful.  Hope she recovers ASAP. 

tomatoes not looking good

Posted: Today at 08:52

Agree with welsh onion....cutting down the tree is drastic to say the least.  

Karools, have ??ou ever pruned your tree?    Did you leave apples on the tree a little too long?  Ripe, over ripe, apples will be attacked 


Posted: Today at 08:45

Morning folks.

Dove......sounds like things are improving 

Panda, yes exactly that but keep them outside for a while yet of course.  think about developing a strong root system before flowering is the "secret" to growing many of these new varieties. 

Bit drizzly this morning ......very warm still 

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Discussions started by Verdun

Buddleia buzz doing the bizness

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Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

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Verdict....your new plants this year

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Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

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It's my birthday

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They're bossing it now........

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Love your garden

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hardy geraniums pictures

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Is mahonia invasive?

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Blue foliage

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What's your acronym? A guessing game......

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Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

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