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Posted: 07/07/2013 at 08:29

Keen, telling jokes is my department.  It's the way I tell 'em!

That carex pendula will spread by runners and so beware.  Two-edged sword, festucas need dry soil to look at their best but ants thrive here too.  Ant powder mixed into the soil will rectify but just an added poison?


best feed for a new lawn

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 08:22

Of course

Red and white currants....

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 08:21

Zoomer plug that open gap.  Birds will get through any opening.  I have masses of blackcurrants too that I'm picking every day.  I simply bag them up and pop in freezer. Blueberries ready to turn blue......their language is terrible!


Posted: 07/07/2013 at 08:15

Morning dove. Watch out that the birds don't get that fig.  As soon as WE think they are ripe the birds already have decided that and taken them


Posted: 07/07/2013 at 08:03

Glorious morning here.  Sun now and sun in the forecast for at least the week to come

Overnight the remaining Regale lilies have opened so now they're all out.  More dahlias have opened out too.  Another opened overnight is my Dierama Guinevere.....a lovely white angels fishing rod. Highly recommend this.

Wont be gardening weather....too hot.....

Oh, good morning forkers

Talkback: Mind-your-own-business

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 23:37

It's called helxine.  

Any ideas please?

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 23:35

Sorry dove, if I see a few on a bush I squash them.  They do debilitate somewhat

Confession- slug olympics

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 23:31

Spot on fidget.  They simply go back and it's been proved


Posted: 06/07/2013 at 21:36

Helictotrichon is similar colour to most of the festucas glaucas I think.  I liked it until it regularly developed rust.  Salino, it still may be a festuca but a different variety of it.  Before Elijah Blue i grew varieties ....cannot remember their names... That were less blue but more lax in habit. Another  "grass" I like is actually a carex....testacea.  I love this one.  Evergreen olive colour and gently sways in slightest of breezes.  


Posted: 06/07/2013 at 21:21

Thanks woody..will take all on board.  And woody, aren't you ashamed to have eaten so much.  No doubt you will eat as much tomorrow.  Seriously, you should keep a diary of your visits, your views, etc and publish it

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Verdict....your new plants this year

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Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

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It's my birthday

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They're bossing it now........

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Love your garden

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hardy geraniums pictures

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Is mahonia invasive?

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Blue foliage

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What's your acronym? A guessing game......

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Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

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Carpenteria californica shaping

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Rubbish mpc

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