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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 18:59

Been a scorcher today.  Beautiful. 

Lawns cut, choisya pruned, pittosporum rounded, lilies planted.  Lots of weeds though in veg patch so shuld have hoed them.  Ah well!

Attended to friend's........actually a friend of my mum.....house as she had stair lift fitted. They arrived late......45 mins.....and offered no explanation. One guy didn't seem to have much respect for the property so told him to take a bit of care, "please".  Had to,leave at lumchtime so missed out on the maiden voyage up n down the stairs.  Disappointed there is only o e speed, viz., very slow.  

Took my mum to Day  centre again...she seems to enjoy it.

 

 

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Posted: 27/05/2014 at 07:37

Thank you.........

Hardening off - is this a good way?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 07:36

You're in Aberdeen Alex. Bit colder up there.  Keep an eye on the night temps, viz., frost. One night of frost is all it takes to ruin everything.  I would prefer to wait just a while longer before exposing them on cold nights so keep outside if frost not forecast 

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Posted: 27/05/2014 at 07:29

Nooooooo.  Sorry.  Not a witch Fairy.  What about brugsmansia?  Angel's  trumpets?......phew!  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 07:22

Beautiful morning here.   Sunshine reflecting on the shiny damp overnight foliage......misty rsther than rain I think.

Enjoy the day FORKERS 

Hostas

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 00:11

Perfectly grown Hostafan.  Formal attire and first Frost are now on my shopping list. 

Leaves turning very pale with dark veins

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 00:06

Must check them out obelixx.  Sound good 

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Posted: 27/05/2014 at 00:01

Oooooo, donuts lily.  You're my favourite 

Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 23:57

Interestimg replies.  Like David's garden though.

My own soon...with the heleniums, dahlias, agastaches, lupins, delphiniums, acteas, etc etc...... do cross swords a little and I like that but there is still a neatness control .

MrsGarden, I too have that impulse to have everything but if the "perfect" spot is not immediately found those impulsive buys are potted and I wait.  It helps that I don't use many,,if any, annuals though.  Most times the space occurs.  Oh, the height thing......try some taller stuff.  It doesnt necessarily mean more space is needed and tall spires are magic in the garden.  

Have to confess though...neat lawn, oh yes!  Has to be lush, green, striped and mown twice a week.  

Rhododendrums

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 22:01

A bed of camellias and dwarf rhodos and azaleas is a joy to see.  If you have acid soil....and I don't........a mix of these and kalmias is a must.  Don't recommend planting those huge Rhodos ...of course.....but the dwarf varieties that I grow in pots are wonderful.  I have planted a bed of such plants for a friend....nothing to touch it in the spring

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