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Rik Mayall

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 18:47

Such a funny man.  Such a sad loss 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 18:45

Hello folks.

I too am sorry to hear about rik mayall dying.  My type of humour.....such a funny guy.

Hmmmmm! About the sun.  It's all true folks.  We do seem to avoid the rain........just having light rain now and boy do we need it?  But it won't amount to much and dry weather is forecast .    St Ives Bay ....I'm in that zone......often misses worst of rain yet a mile away there can be a thunderstorm.  So, sorry again folks, hand on heart, it's been a very warm day. Little bit cloudy but so humid, hot.  (help me out here folks on Cornish coast)

This morning got roped into helping a friend with her garden.  Firstly cut about half an acre of grass, weeds, nettles, etc.  sweating......er, perspiring ......like a tap.  Bloomin hard work.  This after I had to remove junk entwined in the blades that someone else caused.  And after her garage door was jammed by a bolt that slipped down.  After some silent curses, bruised hands and cut fingers I managed to get the flipping thing open.  Like I said,  it was hot.  Then she offered my a cuppa.  A cuppa???  Lager I begged.  Anyway a Guinness was delivered then a second so life improved 

Picked up a large, superb specimen of hosta Gold Standard for a fiver.  Straight in a terracotta pot on my return. Delighted with that.

Took my mum for a drive and an ice cream and then a push on promenade at Penzance.  Bit cooler but still warm.  Cornish ice for my mum with choc flake but a double, double coconut and cherry for me.  

Still pretty tired from my exertions this morning......it's ok, folks I think I'll survive but if I don't I give  my gold standard hosta to..........................

New plot

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 07:44

Charley, 

I have flowers/colour throughout the year.  I do it with a mixture of permanent plants plus biennials and summer tender perennials. 

Reading your post geraniums come to the fore....they will mix well with other things coming through them.  However, a few long flowerers....dahlias, heleniums, echinaceas, rudbekias .......depending on your likes......will add life to your planting.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 07:31

Beautiful  sunny morn.   Rain forecast this afternoon but I think it will stay fine. 

My assistance required this morning ...friend wants my "expertness".... In exchange for a cuppa.  Sorting out her veg patch and planting up her recently purchased pelargoniums and perennials. Be hot I think.

At last runner beans are growing fast.  They have been slow so far and heleniums as well as dahlias and other summer stuff seem to be adding inches overnight (as with all of you folks too no doubt)

Hope everyone has good day 

 

Red dahlia turned yellow

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 22:15

Shame it's not red flame......Red 

Red dahlia turned yellow

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 21:38

Wait until flower opens Red.  It might be red Red........good eh?  

White Pelargoniums in pot

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 19:20

I feed pelargoniums...I have a conservatory full of 'em.......with tomato feed, seaweed spray, etc.  it's what they need.  

Whatever is happening to yours yarrow I'm sure it's not the feed. Coincidental I think.  However,possibly, the feed formed droplets on the flowers and were burned by the sun.  Was it a sunny day?   If so, the next lot of flowers will probably be as they were before

Salvia "Hot Lips"

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 19:14

Hiya folks

Good time to cut it back now......I would do it part way though to encourage more side branches. If it was 6 weeks ago I would cut it back to a few inches.  

A good watering initially amd feed and sun and it will flower all summer.  Sometimes with all white flowers, sometimes with all red flowers and sometimes with red and white flowers.

A hardy, woody, shrubby tough almost evergreen salvia. 

Is mahonia invasive?

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 19:07

Well, you all seem to think as I do....mahonia is not invasive.  Googling it produced something  different though

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 16:07

Sending any left by parcel force Fairy.  See!  The thought was there.........()

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Drat........

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