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Posted: 12/01/2015 at 23:26

Wishing your friend well Lily.  hope she will be ok 


Posted: 12/01/2015 at 17:18

Perhaps Montly will change  the format on next  GW.  It's become a little predictable now so a tweak here and there perhaps?  

Monty must have help,with his garden though.  That's fine.  Often I feel he is out of touch with most of us ......clearly money is no object for him.  Most of us cannot go and buy huge trees to plant for instant impact or rip out whole hedges to replace according to whim.  Because of his apparent plentiful supply of cash Monty often goes overboard without realising many of his adoring public are copying him.  He recently planted a very large bamboo in a pot I thought was far too small for he will admit to that being a mistake !  

Associating hydrangea limelight,

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 17:04

As I understand it, down here where it's mild and therefore unlikely to be affected by cold weather to darken the flowers,  limelight will be white in late June/early July and then develop subtle lime green flowers in late August.  I think Salvia Amistad would associate well with salvia uliginosa that grows 7' tall on another side.  Veronicastrums and purple leaved actea black negligee already there or there abouts plus Molina Windspiel.  I have a few imperata Red Baron too that could front path side.  A few options to consider methinks 

Bosch Rotak 36 Lawnmower

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 16:50

I have rotak 36 cordless mower.  It's been a brilliant machine but I cut my grass twice weekly and it copes with that.  level even surfaces but not sure how it would be with very long grass.

Associating hydrangea limelight,

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 15:00

Interesting Obelixx that your limelight turns pinky red.  I think the more cold it gets the more red it becomes.  i too like the red dragon and deep blues


Posted: 12/01/2015 at 12:00

Early lunch.....with my iPad on my knee. 

Re solar panels I looked into this 3 years or so ago.  I also did the maths and reckoned any savings would be minimal.  Down here though solar panels work as well as anywhere...high light levels....but panels on the roof are not everybody's choice and could spoil a future sale.  My neighbour has them but there are costs too as the "transformer" apparently needs replacement occasionally and it is not cheap. 

it has been very mild but rain is now here.  And huge winds forecast on Wednesday.  

I had a parking fine issued on Christmas eve.  Although I had paid the ticket was deemed to be not displayed correctly.  I took a photo of it and challenged the charge.  accused the warden of being petty and unfair and no fraud was committed.  Fine cancelled today . Frees up money for more plants 

Associating hydrangea limelight,

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 09:56

Ah yes!  That Toblerone.  Voices in my head made me eat it so not really my fault,

Trouble with Russian sage is that the site has very good soil and sage is better on poor soil. some good ideas here though.

It's my birthday

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 09:48


Associating hydrangea limelight,

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 22:24

Love orange in the garden.  

Which company to order seeds and plants from...

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 22:20

For seed orders Thompson and Morgan are fine.  Dobies, D T Brown, Suttons, Mr Fothergills are all good.

don't confuse seed orders with plant orders.  I think most of the big seed companies are reliable.  I go by price when dealing with these companies because they are all of the same quality.  

For plants I shop elsewhere. seed is fine.  

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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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