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It's my birthday

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 10:06

Hee hee hee lily.  Now I get 2 pressies.

My birthday is tomorrow    I know I'm getting a huge....and i do mean huge .....cake with loads of chocolate and other goodies from my niece.  Did I say I'm partial to chocolate, donuts, cakes, buns?  


Posted: 06/09/2014 at 10:02

Dove, what gaillardias are ??ou growing ?  I think I,will divide any I have ....already have one.......and plant out in groups next year.  Should then look like a perennial (!) 


Posted: 06/09/2014 at 09:58

Excellent Dove.  It's growing on me.   Next year I will plant elsewhere though.  (I have anemone wild swan flowering just a metre away from star child ....verbena rigida should in theory have provided a sufficiently efficient "demarcation" zone but it's not worked out that way )   Might plant it amongst a group of echinacea  salsa red ...yep!   That's what I will do 

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Posted: 06/09/2014 at 09:50

Good point KEF.  Excellent...and prob much needed ......thread  but we cannot be naive about "friends" online.  Need to be absolutely sure about personal  info, ID's and  wary about making contact.  An email address, for example, and a clue about where you live can locate you.   No need to be alarmed ...just sensible 


Posted: 06/09/2014 at 09:39

Strange here this morning  It's grey and drab....very warm though.  And sun will be out very soon. 

May grab a couple more gaillardias later from a small nursery.  Hmmm!  Gaillardias are "itching" me at the moment.  Very colourful but smack too much of annuals and annuals aren't really my cup of tea ...well, ok in containers.  if I can find a "classy" slightly more subtle variety for the garden but they look a little gaudy .....???

Hace nice weekend folks 

Cant quite get rid of that image of Bekkie and her bleeding cold sore.  Can you,post a picture with a big grin?  

How do I contact the programme?

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 09:25

Prob through the GW website.   Doubt ??ou can personally contact him 

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Posted: 06/09/2014 at 00:27

Bekkie that is hard.  My sister died at 32 leaviNg a 12 year old boy and an 18 month baby girl.  It is still difficult for me, even now, cos I was also a father to her when our dad left. I,guess things are for a reason but I struggle to accept that.  However, I am very close to her children amd know the boy, now a 31 year old man, still feels that pain.  The baby girl is now 20 and always loves the conversations about her mum.  

New Rudbeckia and Echinacea plants query

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 00:18

Rudbekias are hardier than echinaceas and less temperamental.

I grow a lot of the newer .......and more difficult varieties.....and they really do need to develop as big a root system as possible before flowering. They are problematic in winter too, some times (paradoxically) because they are too warm and cosseted . 

Cangrandmafixit, what varieties do ??ou have?  The older varieties are less of a problem. Those varieties can be left in the ground   Down here my soil (light Sandy) they survive well enough.  However, I,will dig up some of the modern ones and keep in greenhouse.

If you have young plants they are best kept indoors......they beat both the winter  and the slugs then    

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Posted: 05/09/2014 at 21:35

Sounds good lily 

Ideas for replacement shrub needed

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 20:19

You're welcome ozwig. 

Yes Fairy...very witty   Actually the Hollies were a fav of mine.. Was it "All I  need is the air that I breathe"? Still like that one 

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I love the Royals......

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

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Best herbaceous foliage

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Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Hey! Looking good

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Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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a good turn needs to be considered......

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Serious reminder folks....

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Smog going to get us?

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