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Posted: 08/06/2014 at 08:41


Well done Busy .....sounds a great success. 

Bright sunny morning.  Again, feeling very warm.  The thundery rain did not happen overnight........very little of the rain forecast over past two weeks has fallen. Breezy though.....stipa gigantea bending, arching and swaying and enjoying it 

Hope everybody has god day 


Gooseberry & blackcurrant berries dropped off

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 17:22

Too dry I think.  ESP blackcurrants.  They do need adequate moisture.


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 14:07

Happy anniversary lily 

Ok, guess I am always saying it's sunny but IS.   Been very warm, esp this morning, bit cloudy, fair bit of sun, dry but wind picking up a little.  Will be watering later.

Friend got me turning over her veg patch and burning stuff.   Love a fire but I am reeking of smoke. ,need a shower but feeling lazeeeeee.  Took her to a nursery.....she will spend, spend, spend so I have to be the bad guy (as far as the nursery is concerned) and advise against it.  Anyway got a free sedum on me and, blow me down,cannot remember the name.  More compact than purple emperor and lovely metallic red/grey leaves.  Looks good and made a space next to eryngium Jade  Frost which is about to flower.

Yep!  Need that shower cos it wasn't the dog next to me 


My wee garden!

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:38

Oh!  Better thread than I thought.........not about an outside lav after all    .......ok, ok, I'll get my coat. 


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:35

........just to say.  Looking for summer scent by your front door?  I have heliotrope (Chatsworth) in several pots and the scent of vanilla and cherry from them is intoxicating 


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:30

.....well, enjoy it Dove 

Talkback: Euphorbia and lime heather pot display

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:28

Yes.....euphorbia Polychroma   Carex carex.

This is a lovely variety.  Deciduous though but early spring through to now it forms a mound .....60 cm or more high....of acid yellow flowers.  Nice pale green foliage but, as with all euphorbias, watch out for the sap when cutting the faded flowers. Wonderful contrast next to berberis atro nana.  

Better In the ground.  Not really a pot plant, ESP with its toxic sap.


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:22

Morning KEF...hope you have good day. 

You got rain Dove!   Oh dear!    Looking brighter by the minute here.    Wish I could change it over for you so that I get rain instead.   No, seriously.  I mean that most sincerely  

I don't believe it.

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:18

Aaaagh!  Not a thread to read over brekkie. 


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:13

Very humid.  Cloudyish. Dahlias growing fast every day and night now...the difference noticeable plus buds now appearing.  

Committed to taking a friend to a nursery this morn so that's an inconvenience   (bought ought something where would I put it?)

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