Verdun


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Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 12:37

Girls, girls, girls......it's because


you have all put on MASSES of weight.  

My flowers ..

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 12:08

Persicaria OrangeField, canna Tropicanna Black and canna Durban behind....both will flower profusely until late autumn here 

What is your weather like?

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 07:36

Forecast to be 32 (90 Fahrenheit) in places here today.....no doubt even hotter where some of you are .  Too hot even for me 


hopefully coastal breezes should keep temps to less than 25.  

My grubby hands

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 00:22

My flowers ..

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 23:16

Yes Mark, Got Heavenly Blue and a few others but all have purple rather than true blue.


I grew a beautiful blue called Eileen Grenfell...if I remember correctly. wonderful blue. it survived the winter but new growth was weak, flowers were smaller and plant fizzled out. Also grown 'True Blue" and another but disqppointed with colour 


had I known I would have taken cuttings in its first year.


it will be interesting to see how yours goes Mark 

My grubby hands

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 23:04

Wot? 

My flowers ..

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 22:16

Thanks Mark.  


I have yet to find a true blue reliably perennial penstemon.  I have tried several "true" blue over the years but all seem to have a weak second year constitution.  How long have you had yours?  


( I grow numerous bkue flowered plants so would be interested in your reply) 

Fuschias

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 21:53

I am sure they were June.  


you could cut them down and spray with a fungicide but I would ditch them and replace with a pelargonium 

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My flowers ..

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 21:47

It is a form of salvia patens aym.....a giant form.  Tenner?  Ha ha . True the spell checker changed my word but you got the info 

My grubby hands

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 21:42

To keep my hands as soft as a baby's bottom I am a great believer in Oil of Old Riley.  I use it first thing in the morning and top it up frequently during the day.  At night I remove every trace of it, use a face masque by Miracle Gro for 10 mins on my hands, then a gentle massage before re- applying a generous layer of Number 2  ultra moisturiser cream.  when it is hot and a visit to the beach is called for I apply factor 90 on my hands.


everyone comments on my beautiful hands and I must say they are indeed wonderful to behold. My old mum, bless her, told me "take good care of your hands and the world will admire you"

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Oh dearie me!

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Think about it now.........

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