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Help!!

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 16:59

Ha ha Nut.  Crossed over 

Help!!

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 16:59

Huya felicity, 

Think you mean Erysimum Bowles mauve.....perennial wallflower.

This is a short lived perennial getting increasingly woody after a couple of years.  I take cuttings every year....cuttimgs taken now will produce a good flowering plant next year.

Best dug up after this season

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 13:10

Steve, just keep pulling those dandelion leaves to prevent them dominating the local grass.  Digging will disturb your grass.  Use weedkiller in autumn.  Be tolerant in the meantime with weeds in your lawn.

Exceedingly hot.....yes MrsG, my face is turning green but it's so lovely amd soft 

For hay fever honey up the nose is very effective.  It will prevent hay fever.  You will get all manner of dust and grime sticking to it though 

Seeiously, Punkdoc I hope your mother improves soon.  My own mother is 92. 

My agastache parcel arrived.  Plants in excellent comdition,,perfectly packed.  Ordered yesterday.  Arrived this morning.  From Burford garden centre......pleasant, efficient and one of,the "good guys" folks.  

 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 08:56

Yes, I too am a cucumber on the eyes devotee.  I find it highlights my natural eye colouring and softens the delicate skin around my eyes.  Only downside is they do blur my vision a little when I'm driving.  .....I'll get my coat 

Today

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 08:51

Read your post with empathy mike.

Fear is with us all.  To get scared after your operation seems a normal reaction.  My young sister had feelings of being frightened after her cancer treatment.  My own mum  has feelings of fear and confusion following a recent stroke.  I think the mind over reacts to such traumas.....they are new experiences that are hard to understand. Panic attacks.......never knew what they were until I saw my sister suffer from them......and the like create huge problems.

Mike, I think it's good you have this platform to "talk".  People dont talk....or LISTEN......enough yet talking is such a great therapy.

You will be just fine Mike.  Look forward to your threads....they are often quite unusual but always thought provoking 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 08:18

Sounds painful 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 08:17

Share your fondness for white osteospermums Yarrow.  They're hardy down here

Lawn Reseeding Advice - First Timer!

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 08:06

Hi Andy, for  me, I would rake the lawn surface to create some sort of tilth for seed sowing.  Ok, far from the ideal time for seed sowing but grass will germinate quickly if you keep it moist.....not wet!  Sow a good dwarf rye variety. I would do if now because it doesn't look good there does it?  In 4 weeks you will have grass there.

In autumn you can have another go if necessary.....it,doesn't look too big an area there.

just a thought but how do you feel about a border there instead of grass?

 

Willow or Bamboo screen?

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 07:57

How about a living willow screen?  Cuttings inserted 30 cm apart....in a curve or straight?  Or use dogwood cuttings 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 07:47

Morning folks

Another hot sunny day   Getting  a little too hot for pot plants ........have to water twice a day with hose.   Every year I decide to have less container plants but have in excess of 40 I guess....pelargoniums, fuschias, aeoniums, hostas, dahlias, etc., well, all the usual stuff..... 

Hope everyone enjoys the day 

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