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Summer has arrived

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 08:54

Everything bursting to flower now....either flowers or buds.  Things are rapid these days aren't they?  One day nothing and the next full flower.  Not in itself a fantastic structural plant, etc.  but geum tangerine dream is a star.  Vivid orange flowers on dainty stems.....I defy anyone not to enjoy it.  And the lupins...big fat spires of rich colours.....dominate don't they?  

Yep, summer has arrived


Posted: 19/06/2013 at 08:40

Morning FORKERS.

Its very warm and humid.  Sun trying to burn off cloud and it's supposed to be hot today.

Will cut lawns later but it's quiet in garden at moment.....still have loads of cannas, dahlias, salvias and grasses in large,pots.  They will have homes at some stage.

Slugs targeting my salvias and dahlias at moment but Im aware of that and pop,out to,inspect these plants when dark.  Just odd one or two but they all count.  I do find the torch hunting dramatically reduces the slug n snail problem without the need for pellets 

Having nice lunch later......might try and squeeze in another 18 doughnuts before that though

Raising the Level of the New Lawn

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 00:58

Hiya pennymax

I would dig over the soil ideally but it's not necessary.  Kill,off existing grass, weeds etc with weedkiller then loosen/ break up the soil and level it.  Get good quality top soil and level that too.  Then turf or seed.....I prefer seed because you can better choose what sort of grass you want and it's lot cheaper.  Keep moist for the summer

Excited, excited, excited!

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 00:49

You happy then Angie?........

Well done girl

Plants commiting suicide, is it blood fish and bone?

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 00:45

Just because it's organic it doesn't mean it's not strong.  I would guess you used quite a lot of fertiliser too.  

Oh mozza3,  welcome to the forum.  Nice to have you here


Posted: 19/06/2013 at 00:11

Badgers I think.  They are powerful, determined and destructive


Posted: 19/06/2013 at 00:09

Yes...welcome back Oakley


Posted: 18/06/2013 at 20:48

Agreed, try to get two different varieties if you can

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 20:45

Oops!  Posted twice.  ...I'll get my coat

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 20:44

Well done Bev

Tina..painting sounds good.  Did some myself hour or so ago too.  Bet mine is better than

Thinking about punkdoc's post about volunteering I had chance  to help someone at the foodbank today.  He is an epileptic and lost his confidence.  All he wanted was for someone to LISTEN to him.  People just dont do that anymore do they?   To allow someone to,speak is so empowering for him/her.....well, for all of us really. Punkdoc's  medical  skills would have been ideal today but showing empathy and concern is pretty good "medicine" I think.  

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