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Garden tattoos? Or generally cool and interesting tattoos?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 19:39

Hee hee hee hee   I am naughtee at times 

Garden tattoos? Or generally cool and interesting tattoos?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 19:27

I have tulips tattooed on my face.  And an iris.  

.....I'll get my coat 


Posted: 27/05/2014 at 19:23 went for SMALL portions?  

New member introduction

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 19:21

Welcome Dictamnus.  Nice to see you here 

Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 19:19

Interesting comments.  Shows we are all different.....and that's great. ,

Yes, Jim, I am a bit of a plantsman.  Always looking for new plants that fit my criteria. I try to, for example, in my hellebore area (well. They are everywhere really) have plants that nicely fill the gaps when hellebores are cut back.  Acteas, astilbes, atrantias, heleniums, grasses, etc. plus a few spaces for temder perennials.  But, again, a relative neatness is displayed.  however, not an obsession for it, for tidyness.

I usually grow sIngle plants but these, after a couple of years, are substantial so no need to plant in 3's, etc.  so those growing just in singles can have a great deal more variety in their gardens.  A single actea, for example, is already a metre across and will be 2 metres tall by August so who needs three of those?

I will impulsively move a plant in mid summer, even if it's a show stopper, if I suddenly decide it will look even better elsewhere......risky!!!  Doesnt always work.


Posted: 27/05/2014 at 18:59

Been a scorcher today.  Beautiful. 

Lawns cut, choisya pruned, pittosporum rounded, lilies planted.  Lots of weeds though in veg patch so shuld have hoed them.  Ah well!

Attended to friend's........actually a friend of my as she had stair lift fitted. They arrived late......45 mins.....and offered no explanation. One guy didn't seem to have much respect for the property so told him to take a bit of care, "please".  Had to,leave at lumchtime so missed out on the maiden voyage up n down the stairs.  Disappointed there is only o e speed, viz., very slow.  

Took my mum to Day  centre again...she seems to enjoy it.



What plant is identifiable to which member?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 07:37

Thank you.........

Hardening off - is this a good way?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 07:36

You're in Aberdeen Alex. Bit colder up there.  Keep an eye on the night temps, viz., frost. One night of frost is all it takes to ruin everything.  I would prefer to wait just a while longer before exposing them on cold nights so keep outside if frost not forecast 

What plant is identifiable to which member?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 07:29

Nooooooo.  Sorry.  Not a witch Fairy.  What about brugsmansia?  Angel's  trumpets?......phew!  


Posted: 27/05/2014 at 07:22

Beautiful morning here.   Sunshine reflecting on the shiny damp overnight foliage......misty rsther than rain I think.

Enjoy the day FORKERS 

Discussions started by Verdun

Any other dodos out there?

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What's left for us to grow?

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Meany or being careful !

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Clocks go forward tonight

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Impressions of the posters here

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Why am I so special,to,the forum?

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Buddleia buzz doing the bizness

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Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

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Verdict....your new plants this year

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Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

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It's my birthday

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They're bossing it now........

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Love your garden

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