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Posted: 18/09/2014 at 08:55


Nice warm and bright here. ,slightly breezy but pleasantly warm one.  

Dont think we ever lost summer down here sInce May    The Indian summer doesn't start until next month, technically, does it?   But I'm sure  we will have one.  

Whatever you decide  Fairy I hope it all works out well.  My feeling is that a few power seeking politicians in Scotland have divided 2 nations.  And even if Scotland do vote no there will be resentment down here about the extra money per head that the scots already get and destined to get even more.  I wonder how Scots would feel if the English voted to become independent of Scotland? Economically I think both England  amd Scotland will suffer whichever way the vote goes.   So many serious and dangerous  issues in the  world  .....this referendum seems frivolous in comparison 

It's my birthday

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 21:19

Hee hee hee.....always honest me 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 21:17

Meant to take a picture but salvia uliginosa, helenium Moreheim beauty and grasses make a lomg lasting attractive and easy combo.  (uliginosa has pale blue and white flowers for most of,the summer and autumn at a height of well over 7')


When to move Salvia Amistad

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 21:11

it's a similar plant to salvia Leucamthemum.....same sort of root system and habit.  So,  you can cut it hard back, lift it, trim,the roots just a little and replant.  however, I would not replant it outside but pot it up into a 3 or 5 litre pot and overwinter in a GH.  

Best process is to take cuttimgs now ....very very easy.....AND dig up your plant.  your cuttimgs will reproduce your 7' salvia bush next year.  

It's my birthday

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 21:04

Thank you runnybeake.  Got no pressies or cards or anything today so cake will be nice 

It's my birthday

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 20:57

Runnybeake , it's my birthday today.  Can I,have that cake ?

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 20:44

It's so frustrating when it seems we can't do anything  when someone is so ill Lily but giving support counts awful lot 

When I saw my mum last night in hospital I attracted an admirer.   Lots of attractive nurses there   However this admirer was one of the dementia sufferers.   The hospital in their wisdom had put together 4 "forgetful" patients together around my mum's bed with a nurse in charge.  I realised my mum isn't quite in that far gone yet.  Not sure though if this was a good idea for my mum   It was a bit uncomfortable.

It's not my birthday.

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 19:10

Yes Bekkie I have loads of bithdays  and birthdays . ,had to find a way of getting more pressies    Trouble is I am now 116 



Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 13:22

Lily,,sorry to hear about your friend's shingles.   Sounds awful.  Hope she recovers ASAP. 

tomatoes not looking good

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 08:52

Agree with welsh onion....cutting down the tree is drastic to say the least.  

Karools, have ??ou ever pruned your tree?    Did you leave apples on the tree a little too long?  Ripe, over ripe, apples will be attacked 

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Slugs knippimg.......

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Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

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An observation.....

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Mildew free monardas

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Boring, boring rosesN

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What will simply not thrive for you....

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look wot she did to me........

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Echi what?

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Such a shame......

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Even you hard hearts......

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Ok...its nasty

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Doomed I tell you.......

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Is this an arrogance?

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