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Posted: 02/05/2015 at 15:23

Veronicas are speedwells.  Don't tar the whole family with same brush Meomye.  Look, I'm great at everything but my brother isn't! 

However, prostrata is a little bit creeping......more of a lower growing variety than some of the taller crumpers

Bindweed (convolvulus) is a menace in the garden yet it has some excellent members of its family including Cneorum, maritima.

blue flowers for me too.......I grow quite a range of blue flowers here 


Royal Baby

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 15:10

Ethel, Gertrude 

National nude gardening day!

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 12:17

Oh yes Lily 

did you see that jockey on the news Last week?  Real style I think 

Fish, Blood and Bone

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 12:12

Hello Heather

i apply fish blood and bone once a year too generally .......early spring.  However when looseing soil around plants...weeding etc.....I will tickle in a little fertiliser at the same time.  All plants will need some fertiliser once a year.  

I use it around camellias too.  Azaleas and rhododendrons too........only because I'm too lazy and I get away with it  but better to use a proprietary feed for these I think.  

For me, a light fertiliser application is sufficient....mulching with compost of any kinds better

National nude gardening day!

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 12:05

It's freedom Lily 

Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 12:03

Just announced that a royal baby has been born.   

now all the important news will be shelved for non stop commentary of this trivial  event.  

i realise 

I will be shot for this..........


Posted: 02/05/2015 at 11:58

Not bad weather currently.  Maybe, just maybe,,it will dry up now  got some marguerites and osteospermums this morning .....excellent quality.  Far better than those plugs and cheaper.  Turned down some plants offered as unusual because I dont rate them.  

Potted on salvia guaraunjuato.  Love it but so do slugs initially so I will delay planting it until it's filling a 3 litre pot.

hey!  Sunshine 

Garden preogrammes on the web

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 11:50

Hiya kleipeiper, 

I will check it out .......when checking plants out online I've come to enjoy the u tube offerings there.  Nice because it's usually about plants themselves 

National nude gardening day!

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 11:47


i knew that .....currently answering questions in the local nick.  Think they have given me a new coat .  

Just wanted to share :)

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 11:45

Thanks for sharing A happy new gardener.  This is what gardening is all about 

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Against all logic.......

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Wont go without a fight....

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Slugs knippimg.......

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Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

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An observation.....

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Mildew free monardas

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Boring, boring rosesN

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What will simply not thrive for you....

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look wot she did to me........

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Echi what?

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Such a shame......

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Even you hard hearts......

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