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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 19:05

Finished planting my lavendar summer will herald a curving flow of scented blue flowers 

astilbe chocolate shogun arrived today.  Love the leaf colour.  

Meant to divide one or two heleniums...( job for weekend now) ok, not recommended at this time of year but I always get away with it and the resulting plants are so much bigger by mid spring.  Heleniums have been fantastic this year again and fast becoming one of my favourites.

Plant ID - my own thread

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 18:52

All salvias have their distinctive smells Nut .......I'm no expert on cat's wee 

Hot lips is not a favourite salvia of mine.....  In a family of great plants Hot Lips is the ugly sister 


Posted: 04/09/2015 at 18:37

We need to be above emotion when talking about migrants and I have read some very silly and naive comments......the numbers are coming and will not ease. They are coming from many countries not  just the war torn.  Where are they to go?  Will you open YOUR  homes to them?  

Am I the only one not aware of terrorists entering the country?  It will be a vastly different country in a few years.......  Terrorism is only just beginning here but will be on a scale hitherto not imagined.  

I have done my share of volunteering and I care for and have great empathy and sympathy those in need  but  I see amongst the many good deserving people  (foodbanks for example ) there are those who take advantage.  Amongst the good guys...genuine migrants...there are some dangerous people intent only on causing us harm.   

migrants ARE swarming here...Cameron's words are appropriate and are not meant to be offensive.......and we need to be sensible, unemotional and practical.  

Pathway straight or curved

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 18:09

Just finished an edge to a path/veg patch by planting  lavendar.  It is straight then curves into another straight.  Formal and practical.  A winding,hedge and path there would have been inappropriate. 

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 17:57

Musher, I have had several rants and curses but I have survived.  You would have thought I had committed murder....ha ha.  

I accept though....people love their roses. That's fine 

Plant ID - my own thread

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 17:53

Salvia Hotlips Thirtyseven.  hardy tough and produces white flowers, red flowers and red and white according to its whim 

Moving an old gooseberry bush

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 17:51

Doubt it to let it build up first.  Why not get your cuttings going whilst,keeping your old bush a little longer? 

hardy geraniums pictures

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 17:49

Hiya Kathy.

i grow a nice double white.....think its Double Jewel off hand.  Will get back to you if wrong. Your purple?  Was it violaceum plenum?  got Summer Skies which is double but goes over a little early for my liking. Had a couple of other doubles but didnt rate them.

got Elke Kathy?  And Tanya Rendell with chocolate foliage?


Posted: 04/09/2015 at 17:37


(actually water is not so cheap is it?  Certainly not down here! So maybe insecticide is cheaper after all )

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 17:25

Actually saw a pretty good rose garden today.  Going over in some areas lovely in a few weeks . The guy was trying to deadhead in there and he was having a heck of a job....sure he had a few bleeds and a thorn or two in his bottom.  

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