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Posted: 08/07/2013 at 08:12

Morning everyone.  HOT here.  Supposed to be the hottest part of the country today

Woody, sorry but Cornwall will won the cricket.  Sounds like good day...cake too!

Couldnt make out what a big purple ball was in the distance so had a was a dahlia with its first large flower.  

Its going to be hot  for whole week at least but I think we will get more than tthat.  No gardening today

enjoy the day folks

Carot Flies

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 23:51

Easiest and best solution is to cover with fleece.

Can someone tell me what this plant is thanks

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 23:49

They will grow very big, they will seed, they will spread.  Not a favourite of mine 

Summer has arrived

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 23:47

Lovely pics folks.

I have a delphinium that, to me anyway, is quite unusual in colour.  Lilac and white and I like it very much.  I'm usually a blue delphinium one or two named varieties too....but quite taken by this "intruder".  Like the odd white one as well.  Had delphiniums in flower for some 8 weeks I guess with more coming out.  This season, although starting cold and late, is now throwing up some good flowering plants.  It's as though they have been waiting for the sun and now it's here they are going to show off

pics of my garden at mo

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 23:39

Gardening Grandma, Do you have a garden assistant?  moi?

I'm always being pushed fo either show my veg or my garden in the local show.  I feel it would spoil my enjoyment of growing purely to eat, as in the veg section, or of growing for competition.  I am a very competitive person but in the garden I dont want that edge.....make sense?  We all have the best gardens because they're our own creation and what makes us happy....???

Nice sentiments tho GG..thanks


Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 20:10

Shame Andy Murray lost that match today. , so disappointed


Posted: 07/07/2013 at 20:08

Evening Salino.   Doesn't look much like festuca does it...sure its not Elijah Blue. ,yours has much coarser flowers too.  I grew a grass,called Koeleria glauca years back ...wonder if that is what you,have.  Festucas have fine slim more,glaucous/buff flowers,dont they?  Have a look ...let us know


penstemon cuttings - too late?

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 19:50

Yep..cutthings of fuschias too if you want decent sized plants to overwinter.

Just taken some cuttings always....of perennials to give me even more flowering plants next year


Posted: 07/07/2013 at 15:23

Yes it would be interesting

Extremely hot today.  Relaxing in cool roomabut not watching tennis.  Love Murray to win though

Wobbly pepper

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 12:53

Sounds to me like you have a different variety there.  Whatever though you need to provide a support as already said

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