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Posted: 27/06/2015 at 11:40

Thanks lesley 

aaah!  Donut factory 

Oh come on......

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 11:30

Runny, try growing them in pots with copper tape around the rim.  Not 100% as the odd slug can be in the compost.  So far mine are pots and in the ground.  

Couldnt be without hostas though.  Some hostas are marked as "slug resistent" having thicker "chewier" leaves.  Hostafan will know better than I do though.  And situation too seems to be a factor re slugs.  for me they do better next to plants that arent attractive to them like heucheras and agastaches and some of fhe grasses

Camera Corner

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 11:21

Wonderful photos folks 


Posted: 27/06/2015 at 11:20

Run off with a married woman Susan?  Me?    Ha ha ha ha ha...........


..well, if she had lots of money maybeeeee 

another lovely day.  

More flowers coming on lemon popsickle Kniphofia.  Agapanthus coming out. Sprayed some yellowing lilies with epsom salts.  It works a treat.  Most of them are fine....just one or two.  "Epsommed" plants in containers as well as tomatoes.  Salvia patens flowering now.  And my Olivia Austin rose is now producing scent.  Kept the best of the cosmos to plant out and fed the rest to the compost bin.

will pop in again later to see my cousin....suffered a stroke a few days back.  Hopefully he will be less apprehensive

enjoy the day folks 

Just watched Monty Tonight

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 11:09

We all like different things..obviously ....but I too dont like bare aoil in summer.

 I once had ambitions for a superb,first class lawn.....daisy free, weed free,,stripes, soft to sit and walk on and absolutely level. However, it is hard repetitious work and I got real.  I still have a good lawn...weed free, nice to be on, stripes and sets garden off.  The blades are set higher and it is cut twice a week...if I can.  Love my lawn but it is not a first class one.  It is played on and the dog loves it.  A lawn just to admire is not for me.


monkshood/devils helmet/aconitum

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 10:59

Lettuce?  Carrots?  Poisonous?  Well I live on them all summer long and I'm not dea..............aaaaaaah!

yew berries are poisonous.  Why would you do that WillDB?   You could try rhubarb root too




Posted: 26/06/2015 at 22:04

No, seriously Runny.  I really dont know hilda baker so I guess I is younger than wot you is ......hee hee hee

Susan will tell you I was the  oldest looking kid in school 

Putting Evergreen complete on a month old lawn

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 21:58

Think so too Busy

Does anyone know much about Veronicas?

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 21:57

Tootles,,divide it.  Not much skill.  A spade, a knife.  Even in summer. after main flowering you could cut a piece out and pot it up or plant out. easy peasy really.

It's my birthday

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 21:55

Nice one fishy. It sounds like you had a great day 

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