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KEW Gardens Visit

Posted: 11/03/2017 at 12:33

Just hooked on to this

what date is it likely to be then?  

Our Gardening Diaries (Incorporating My Flowers ..)

Posted: 11/03/2017 at 12:31

Tee hee hee......I will aym   When a certain so and so stops hinting, eh aym  just come in so give me a chance!!!!    I  wanted to plant a foreground of something to show it off better but still not done. 

Mine is a double black and agree with Obelixx....I think who mentioned it.....that blacks are difficult to place.    Maybe some uncinias there???

meanwhile aym.....patience 

Is this fair?

Posted: 11/03/2017 at 12:21

What's wrong with my bay tree?

Posted: 11/03/2017 at 12:20

Indoors and over watering I think Jordan....the causes of your plant looking so poorly 

I would put it outside during the day for a few days bringing back in at night.  Then leave it outside.  Cut it back could cut by half and it will recover.  

When you leave it to fend for itself outside in a few days scratch in some fish blood and bone fertiliser or any other granular fertiliser.  


Posted: 11/03/2017 at 12:15

Ha ha Beth would not take too kindly to your wall to wall astroturf.  

Yes, I noticed too that her garden is same size as my fantasized plot.  

What a woman Beth Chatto is;  such an inspiration. 

Is this fair?

Posted: 11/03/2017 at 12:07

Never understand people brushing their teeth before meals.  Where is the sense in that?  Dirty teeth and mouth??  Bit like washing your car and then driving through a mud pool!  Me?  30 mins after breakfast = clean, fresh smelling mouth 

LINDA, sorry to hear your OH losf his job.  Glad this thread cheered you up.  Things never feel so bad after a laugh 

Gardeners' World

Posted: 11/03/2017 at 09:17

Looks like echibeckia cross between echinacea and rudbeckia.  Hoping it has survived here to prove it is a perennial.  

yes,  salvia guanajuato.......posted pictures of it here last summer. Grows a metre tall and flowers all summer long 

Is this fair?

Posted: 11/03/2017 at 09:02

Hey Edd

good as always to see you 

never been on a diet never felt I needed to but I have health and food conscious 

tried fasting day a week but it nearly killed me....headaches, etc.  but I should have persevered to get over the " withdrawal" period 

you have got me interested though in looking af how often I eat, etc.  Perhaps we have got in the habit we must have .3 meals a day???

well, you sound more positive Edd...excellent 

my plants?  things tend to be a little earlier down here and spring is certainly here.  Love this time of year.

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Our Gardening Diaries (Incorporating My Flowers ..)

Posted: 11/03/2017 at 08:50

Morning chatterboxes 

already been v busy and off soon

will take a picture of my double black hellebore later

very warm but misty

have great day folks 

Fruit tree pruning - Spring or Winter, where are we?

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 21:35

Agreed, take top out so two branches can later be lowered to 4th wire.

keep us informed liri 

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