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Casualties in the heat.......

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 07:41

you know you like it really Tetley 

Me Vs Slugs

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 07:39


Posted: 02/07/2015 at 07:36

Hello forkers

Very warm but lot cooler.  Possible thundery showers this morning but doubt it. ,(prob pour down when I take Spike )

got my eyes on couple of new accompany guanajuato in a new bed for next year.  Hot sunny so should be ideal 

not been watching Hampton Court shows but they are recorded.  Dont tell me the ending folks 

keep cool veryone

Me Vs Slugs

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 23:25

Im proper puffed out. hang on while I catch my breath.......

.......ah, that's better.

been chasing a slug around the garden.  Once a good sprinter I found it impossible to catch the blighter.  One moment it was nibbling on a lettuce then it ran across the garden to torment me.  

I need a cuppa Tetley 

Forgive me Father, for I have sinned!

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 19:55

Coimcidentally, when at a friend's earlier, houttynia chameleon has escaped from a pot in the pool into the surrounding soil. the pot close to the soil. she also has ajuga that has completely smothered her grass on the shady side.  

In the shade that chameleon will turn green.  I actually like the smell....oranges to me. Mine grows in the pool and in a terracotta pot with a saucer on the path.

beware too of artemesia limelight and euphorbia griffithii

Me Vs Slugs

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 19:47

Sorry Tetley,  it was sooooooo funny I thought it meeded a second airing 

your 15 mph is very generous too.  Prob more like a quarter of a mile an hour 


Posted: 01/07/2015 at 19:42

Fairy, took two takes to read your post...thought you said Verdun's NUDE driver !  The only nude driver I remember was my grand dad.! 

At my local gc this morning nobody there knew what salvia patens was!  neither the plant manager nor his assistant.  a well known national chain too.  That says it all for garden centres.  

dove, it really is a stunning plant but difficult.  it is a little brittle stemmed and needs to be more,than frost free over winter.  one reason I cut back....

Sunny from mid afternoon but a pleasant warm day throughout. Ground certainly drying out now though. 

The nursery I called in on today....not much more than a mile away....has superb plants of every kind.  Half the price of garden centres or even less.  

please help

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 19:26

Kris, simply too rich soil.  Sunflowers need poorer soil than that.  Guessing you watered very, very well......another mistake.  In sun?  They need much as possible.

Me Vs Slugs

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 16:39

Usain....u snail...bolt 

Plant id for Obxx

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 16:38

Looks like penstemon Huskers Red except leaves are a little green.  Has plant been growing in a greenhouse or in the shade Obelixx?  

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