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Posted: 09/11/2016 at 14:12

Donuts?  I thought they would already be here for me 

ok, I'm in town soon so donuts on the way 

Help Save The Hedgehogs

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 13:20

Lovely, lovely thread.    Lovely, lovely creatures 

Learning an awful lot here 

Mark, will look at creating one or two hibernating boxes here.  I know one visits from time to there an ideal time at night to see them? 


Posted: 09/11/2016 at 12:55

Oooo, nice thread folks 

Yes a shock today but remember no President has total power.  

How can a man who insulted women, mexicans and gay people...others too...hold the most powerful office in the world?  

 Obama was never truly a friend of ours, we would be at the "end of the queue". ...words something like that....when it came to trade deals and he interfered in our politics by telling us not to leave the EU.  He sabre rattled with Putin.  

somebody had to win.......have huge reservations about Clinton

who knows Trump may now calm down and be a good president.  Kitty is right...optmism now 

more importantly, sunny and warm here 

Frost got my dahlias

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 12:08

Used to have mice but I sent them all to Tetley 

Donald or hillary?

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 12:07

The classiest politician anywhere is Michelle Obamah.   I have a feeling she will be President one day.  Did the Democrats miss a trick here? 

I would like to see a lady president ....Clinton though?  No. 

Best Salvias to grow?

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 10:34

Ok Newb

then go for any of the nemerosa types of salvia...(as shown in Busy's picture) ....slight colour differences but essentially similar.  All hardy, just thought  you wanted something a tad more spectacular.  So many variations on nemerosa but don't get fixated on any particular variety....they are, as I said, very similar So get what is available at the GC or shop online to choose exactly what you want 

similar to these salvias,  check out veronica spicata varieties.  Shades of light blue to almost purple as well as pink, white and red.  Same spikes you are after but longer flowering.  Some confuse veronica with salvia nemerosa but they are different enough to warrant growing both.  I grow both because they are good garden plants...just prefer the spectacular ones 

P.s. An advantage with veronicas is that they divide so easily and flower so quickly after division.  From one plant I have several and have given several away.  A nice big clump therefore in a couple of years 

Well, he won but.....

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 09:05

Nice sensible words Hazel. 

Agree with the optimism/pessimism thing......thinking positively and trying to keep a smile instead of a frown makes for an easier life   Being hopeful instead of being negative 

hope everyone has a good day 

Last edited: 09 November 2016 09:08:15

Best Salvias to grow?

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 08:53

"Nice plant".  "Attractive scene" .........

I grow and enjoy May Night and other similar varieties but compared to other salvias I grow, many are still flowering, it is not long flowering ...the question asked. 

Well, he won but.....

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 08:47

We have sneered so often about the Americans, always describing them as war mongers and riding rough shod over everyone else.   well, if they do leave NATO. (they will not) and concentrate on putting themselves first maybe we will appreciate what we had with them. 

Hopefully the rhetoric that marked Trump will now stop.  

time will tell.  Wild speculation will not help 

Best Salvias to grow?

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 08:23

May Night is like many such salvias.  Not all summer long in my opinion, needs clipping in mid summer to promote a second flush of flowers. Many salvias will just keep flowering.   Hardy and neat.

lacks the impact of some other salvias reaching about 60 cm when in flower.  Nice plant but not special.

However, grow it with euphorbia polychroma in late spring... they cross over then, yellow and blue making an attractive scene.   

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