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Posted: 22/03/2014 at 16:00

It's been a lovely day today.  Some parts down here have had sleet and rain but here we had almost wall to wall sunshine and nicely warm.

Watched water pipe being "moled" in.....fascinating.  90 cm or so underground and a channel is created for the water pipe.  Just 4 squares cut out in Tarmac in the main drive at each end and two others on corners.....and hey presto pipe is inserted.    A few years back a 30 metre plus trench would have had to be dug.  

Connections next Tuesday and then all done.  

Got to get some chocolates now for dear old lady neighbour who let me park ...and her drive. (wonder if she will give me a few )



Posted: 22/03/2014 at 15:49

Tim....I could think of other similar plants that are vastly over priced.  


Posted: 22/03/2014 at 08:09

Ha ha dove.  Our posts crossed there 


Posted: 22/03/2014 at 08:03

Good morning everyone. 

Beautiful sunny day so far.

Water pipe to be "moled" in today.  Looking down the drive it looks like giant moles have been at work 

Saw my first adder yesterday....think there are plenty of them around this year. I remember reading about snakes encircling a house where the occupants had killed one. Fiction.....I think.  Hmmm!  Wouldn't kill one anyway so hopefully I'm safe 

Have good day everybody 

Oh!  What I thought was a  huge sound of thunder last evening was in fact a bomb detonated on the beach.  wish I knew I would have gone down there 


Posted: 21/03/2014 at 19:25

StIll crying lily   Need delicious goodies 

Help Overwintering Geraniums - rotting??

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 19:23

Oops!  Sorreeeeeeeeee Lyn 

Help Overwintering Geraniums - rotting??

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 19:22

Is that a vine weevil there Lyn ?  Look at the bottom right near the left side.    

Garden lighting.

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 19:20

I have several solar lights around the garden.....cheapos too and simple but effective.  I like to place them uNder or behind grasses but  near the greenhouse where a single lamp reflects beautifully. I vary the heights too....placed low in the ground to atop bamboo (hidden) canes.  However, I try to disguise them during the daytime.  

Natural light too....don't like coloured or those amber ones. Nice white light 


Posted: 21/03/2014 at 19:14

KEF. No dont cut agastaches back yet...only when warmer weather is here and they are growing away vigorously. 

Pong?  KEF.  I have so many agastaches and they all seem to have different SCENT (pong indeed!). Also some are later than others in showing new growth....some have lots of foliage but others have nothing. 

I think most of us will lose plants because of the wet winter.  Won't really know the extent of it until mid spring I guess.  


Posted: 21/03/2014 at 19:05

Checking my Acer today and it has died.  Totally dead. Caput.  No more.  Bit of a shock as planting there was meant to associate well with it.  It's a dampish spot in a mostly dry garden but plenty of enrichment was used at planting time.  Don't suspect disease, etc, just too wet this winter.  It's looked perfect there so I'm fed up   Have another in a large pot but will consider something else there now.

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