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Gardening Buddy.

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 08:37

Morning pottering about 

Yes my dog too.  Golden lab, 11 years old in couple of weeks ...Spike.  Always there quietly enjoying the association and peace.


Posted: 16/08/2014 at 08:05

Morning everyone.

Brilliantly sunny here 

They keep forecasting the odd shower  for us here but we are missing them all ....ha ha 


How do I keep a Hydrangea white

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 19:37

Nothing.   It's down to the variety not the soil  Yv with white varieties 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 19:16

No chicky, haven't got new camera yet.  Salino has promised me one  though   Not best picture of wild swan was superup early in season and coming into its own again now.   Want experment with it now to see,how best to propagate it without losing it.  Will prob buy another and see if I can divide it.

I think the star in mynarden next week may be an actea or two.....will post when in flower


Posted: 15/08/2014 at 19:05

Dordogne damsel 

Its just a knack I have   Down here it grows large (s uliginosa )....makes large clumps I divide it every year or two.  Even so one clump is impressive 

This would be a fantastic thread if all those cakes were real .  As it is they're a tease 

Another lovely sunny day but temps are supposed ro fall a little over next few days 

Ordered some shirts ...arrived yesterday plus unnconnected email,offering me 25% discount on future orders. I emailed suggesting they discount me 25% on my recent order.  Guess what!  They said they would .  Happy days.  And someone brought me a large box of buns.  Would have read the label to see who they were from but really all I was concerned about was eating those buns .....   ( not really)



Posted: 15/08/2014 at 13:13

In the wars Punkdoc?  Don't beat yourself up over misjudging people.,,we all get taken in from timeto time.

Salvia itis folks?  Check out uliginosa.  Tall 7' self supporting spires  of delightful pale blue flowers with white bunny tails.  Later flowering than most salvias but mine have been flowering for few weeks already and will continue until October 

Just received a shirt order followed by an unrelated email from them offering me a 25% discount.  Have just emailed them asking for a retrospective 25% discount.   If you don't ask you don't  receive.

Another lovely day.....spent on a friend's garden pruning her fruit trees. ,however, she hates me eating her apples???  What??   Look, I thought they were donuts she is not the most grateful of folk sometimes 


What ate my leucanthemum flowers?

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 07:43

Slugs aren't, ESP  when wet , are preferred to foliage 


Posted: 15/08/2014 at 07:40

'snot true Dove. 

White Garden

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 07:38

A white flower  and silver or grey foliage border is classy.  Lots of shrubs amd perennials, as well as grasss, have subtle glaucous foliage too to complement a white border.  For example. Tulbaghia violacea has slender silvery stems with the palest of pink flowers .....foliage would be perfect but it's flowers are pale enough to incorporate into a white border, methinks   


Posted: 15/08/2014 at 07:19

Morning folks

Nice looking morning.  Good day and night temps here too Dove 

Re tulip bulbs.  Monty says discard..   I leave them in .....with high losses....but the few I occasionally pot up do seem to survive.  Tulips are so cheap though....ESP bought in the clearance sales.  I have clumps that do survive and thrive rhyme nor reason for me.


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