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Brunnera macrophyla 'Jack Frost'.

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 10:54

For me, in spring hadspen cream has wonderful small leaves and myriads of forget me not blue flowers.  I much prefer the smaller leaves....they are better variegated.  I usually cut them back in mid summer and the resulting growth is again those smaller variegated leaves

dont find mine invasive at all but it is easily divided.

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

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 08:48

The vanity in me liked the frequency of "Verdun" Edd 

enjoy your posts too..... need to re read most of them to appreciate them, esp first thing in the morning 

well, off to the beach now with my dog.....avoiding stinging nettles of course !!!

Sometimes when you gamble you lose....

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 08:43 this a one off event do you think?  At least not a regular flooding issue?  

You could, as Edd said, start again but if that area usually does dry out I would leave well alone.  Keep off it, of course.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 08:39

Well said Edd

my mum was a Jehovah's witness.  Not my cup of tea really but they do know how to present a funeral service

a Witness least all I have been hopeful, happy, sincere and embracing.  Comforting too.  No chanting, cliches, hypocrisy, or over religious hype.  They talk of friends, of family (they are brothers and sisters) and many friends and neighbours commented to me of their pleasant surprise at the relaxed and friendly service.

Lyn will have our united virtual support today and I'm sure tomorrow or in a day or two she will feel more comforted by today's events.

Dahlia tubers

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 08:30

Morning Edd 


Posted: 31/03/2015 at 08:28

Hello forkers 

not too bad here.....actually sunny and dry.   Windy but again doesn't seem too bad....will know more when I get out with Spike.

hostas today.  A text to say abutilon  has been dispatched.  Buddleia buzz Magenta and Dicentra too today or tomorrow.  So double checking planting sites soon.  Will be good weather for planting.

Checked too to see onions now growing away and lettuce just about ready to eat.....slug free so far !

clari, that car incident is alarming.  Surely this is something needing urgent attention

keep good folks 


mushy peas!

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 00:24

Thelma, why not buy a packet of peas that you really want?  Hit and miss and a season is gone.  A packet is cheap....

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 00:22

Lyn, forget the crowd on Wednesday.  Just focus on thinking how your mum would feel at such a good turn out for her.  It will be just fine, you'll see.

For me, I just went into auto pilot and took it all as it came.  I'm not religious but always felt slightly unworthy at my mum's church and with her congregation so the funeral service at her Kingdom Hall was a little daunting.  However, it went well.  

I think you will find it easier than you might imagine.  It's not your role, or is expected of you, to be "sociable".  Just be as you feel you want to be.  Nobody will be judging you 

Dahlia tubers

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 00:10

I think splitting hostas can be done at any time really.  Even in summer.  The advantage of this is that new spring foliage occurs in summer....ok no flowers then.  Lift a hosta in summer, divide it and replant it.  It will provide pristine foliage, slugs permitting, to outperform the original plant.  

Dahlia tubers

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 23:50

Dahlias emerging in the open ground......some of them. some dahlias too in the gh but others not. depends on variety I think.

watering?   if mild Little more than damping the pots for me But more when shoots emerging.  For pots to still feel light I feel.  

Hostas?  again,,some are shooting others not but another week or so and they will all be noticeable. 

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