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Posted: 25/03/2015 at 23:35

Nice post Steve 

Low maintenance plants needed

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 20:39

nepeta is an aromatic lomg flowering (blue flowers) spreading plant.  Dwarf hebes provide mounds of coloured foliage.  Lavendars for scent are easy in raised bed. Santolina for aromatic silver foliage. hardy geraniums will flower all summer and smother weeds.  Hardy fuschias.  Aster frikartii monch is so easy and flower for weeks on end. herbaceous sedums.......late summer flowers and some have red foliage.  Echinaceas will flower all summer.  salvias.  Veronicas. Eryngiums.  Winter flowering heathers.  Hemerocallis,,day lilies, provide nice spikey foliage and lots of summer flowers.  Foliage colour from heucheras.  Dwarf grasses like Festuca and carex like buchannii.  however, lots and lots of easy flowers from liatris, pinks, campanulas, etc 


Posted: 25/03/2015 at 20:13

Probably loads of weevil eggs there though. 

i would be careful about using that compost as it is right now.

the adults will emerge soon leaving your compost free from grubs.  

I am careful about using old compost when using containers.  chances are,there will be grubs in there so I spread the compost on a sheet for the birds. 


Posted: 25/03/2015 at 20:05

Yes Oldtyke, Beechwood is very late, esp compared to here, but it's still very appropriate.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 20:01

I was thinking the same thing Dove......your ma still feels your pa is around.  Isn't that a good thing, in a way? 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 18:14

I do eat far too much.  Luckily I dont seem to be putting much weight on but I do eat such a lot.  Went out for lunch yesterday and finished someone's main course ....then finished off another's dessert.  Oh! and I pinched the almonds off a my nephew's bake well  cake.  Hmmmm! Not good is it? 


Favourite biscuit?

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 18:07

Can't believe I've missed this thread.

my favourite biscuit is wagon wheel.  But I like penguin bars.  Custard creams and bourbons are good.  Choc digestive, nice biscuits, ...oh heck!  Most everything 

I guess 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 18:00

Checked gc for a couple of abutilons.  Nothing there.  Prob go online for varieties I want.  Managed to get in a cheesecake whilst at gc so not a wasted visit.

meant to get some gardening excuses re the weather ......

who? what?

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 17:51

Saw that on my lettuce today.  Tasty

Epsom Salts

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 15:13

I use Epsom salts on all kinds of plants as a tonic.  Sometimes, in certain parts of my garden, Lupins get a little chlorotic.  A spray with Epsom salts and they're fine.  Tomatoes too

a safe and cheap boost to plants

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Been knipped.......

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There's orangey........

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Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

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Oh no.....not again...

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Oh eck!

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I love the Royals......

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Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

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Best herbaceous foliage

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Am I grumpy cos.....

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Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Hey! Looking good

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Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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a good turn needs to be considered......

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Serious reminder folks....

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Smog going to get us?

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