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Bag lady

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 18:16

when finalising water preparations for my pond I added pptassium of permanganate. It turns the water purple as a side product.  

I noticed my hands turned purple........almost covered my face in my efforts to be a clown.  (Not the thing now but I aped a black and white minstrel). Joke over I tried to wash my hands.  Nothing worked......scrubbing, domestic chemicals, etc. all failed to remove the purple.  Took a few days to gradually disappear.  So glad I didnt cover my face 


Posted: 26/08/2015 at 18:10

Takes a lot of accepting Jo 

spirea variety

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 17:54

Snowmound is a delightful smaller version of white spirea.  

Bag lady

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 17:50

Too many examples I could give but I've never tolerated rudeness or disrespect from anyone let alone sales people.  


Posted: 26/08/2015 at 17:41

Jo, thats is awful about your friend. my thoughts are with you.  hoping for the very best for her. Puts all our own worries into perspective when something like this happens.

New slug and snail killer

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 16:30

New product on the market...


best on the market.  See the following rave review...

"wonderful product.  Does what it says on the can.  Wouldn't use anything else". Verdun


Posted: 26/08/2015 at 11:58

Hiya thomas

cut that flowering stem back to the ground or to where there might be another flower shoot on that stem.

Yes,it will flower again next is hardy and flower for a few years yet. 

Lupins are pretty easy really...just watch out for snails and slugs 


Posted: 26/08/2015 at 07:54

hello forkers

a lot of rain overnight. 

Bright now with some sunshine.  

Rain again later 

Bag lady

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 22:56

not expensive in most garden centres.

that isnt the point though....rudeness like that is not acceptable

Short flowering season for my buddleja's

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 22:52

For me, buddleias have been flowering for weeks. Such a small island yet such variations but buddleias anywhere should be flwering by now.  September soon.  When do you expect them to flower folks?

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