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Posted: 16/06/2013 at 07:50


Good morning everybody.

Looks damp and set for the day.  

Did my torch and salt solution mission last night.  Not too many but most dahlias had a slug or two on them. Silly creatures aren't they?  They keep coming back to the same plant.  Hostas and most others though far

Keep being optimistic's a real roller coaster ride of emotions isn't it?

some echinaceas were about to flower and to the dismay of a visitor, I removed the flowers ...pinching back.  I want flowers and lots of them so it's only a delay of a few weeks



Posted: 15/06/2013 at 20:12

Grew up with parents making gooseberry, parsnip, rhubarb,etc wine.  They all tasted the same, all produced loud bangs in the toolshed as they regularly exploded, and all were very very strong.  

Painting what you've grown

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 20:08

Eddie....they are absolute funny

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 18:11

Cheated a bit...ceratostigma wilmottianum?  Hardy plumbago.  Lovely thing.  Even better is one called Griffithi.

Hellebores still flowering away

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 18:09

Ok jess.  Won't mention the weather.  I'm on iPad outside with a cuppa but it's dazzling me..and I'm getting hot.  Think I'll take my dog to the beach............sorry Jess!

Painting what you've grown

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 18:06

The first,'s you isn't it Eddie?

Does anyone know the name of this tree please?

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 16:19

Tina, give it to someone you really DON'T like.  It's not a plant to give to your son.....unless you want revenge for,some reason?

The risk with this plant is the industry below don't see it working away until you have a problem

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 16:15

Wilmottianum.....ceratostigma.   Lovely blue flowers soon

Hellebores still flowering away

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 16:13

Jess, if it's a new hellebore it's best to cut off the flowers sooner rather than later. ,it helps the plant build up for,next year's flowering

Painting what you've grown

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 16:10

Eddie, love that artwork.  The first one....looks,a bit like something's happened to an unwanted visitor!

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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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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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