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WHAT IF.........

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 07:19

last night, at about 2 30, I was awoken by my niece. from pleasant dreams in the land of nod I was transported to a world of fear and panic and confusion

.  to her credit she was calm  considering the situation she found herself in

 in a state of semi sleep and foolhardy determination I went into her room   She stayed in the relative safety behind her door as I ventured forth. 

it was dark, quiet...eerily quiet....... ..but still I advanced 

.......and removed the "giant" bee from her curtain.

it's ok folks.  I'm ok now.  bit shaken if truth were told.  And my niece seems none the worse this morning for her ordeal as she drove off to work.  

But, what if I wasn't there?  I shudder to think 

Keirra Japonica

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 23:54

You've been on that tea again tetley 

An invasion of you forum lot's privacy...

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 23:41

I'm a secret agent as well as a gardener.  Need to be discreet .....besides, no selfie stick 

salvia armistad

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 23:38

Hot lips Sanjy?  i'm a salvia buff too 

carrots and beets dying?

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 23:36

Fun though learning isn't it Mary?    thin carrots and beetroot when they are tiny.  I do mine on my knees to leave carrots about 1" apart and beetroot 2" apart.  I get good size carrots and beetroot.  

Keirra Japonica

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 23:29

Tact never was  my strong point Tetley  

trouble is if the neighbour wants to keep his kerria anything Ice does in future will be obvious.  For me, it's a case of doimg something now whilst you can.  Besides, I dont think sprayimg the runners will necessarily kill the main shrub.   I had the frustrating task of removing a kerria because of its tendency to grow again from odd runners.

Pruning Sambucus Nigra black lace

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 23:23

If you want the flowers dont prune your sambucus.  However, for beautiful dense foliage from toe to tip prune it hard every spring.

arum lilly

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 23:20

Sell them Hosta when you start up your business 

incidentally,,arums will also grow in a pond. they look superb there too. 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 23:18

I cut mine to the ground sometimes.  2 years ago I cut it from about 15' to 4'. yours sounds very much like mime was then.....tall, lanky with big hat!   Cordylines will sprout again low down....from a single stem in my case to 3 stems.  You can rub out shoots not wanted and select where you want your branches to be 

I think I've killed the lawn

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 21:59

Yes, exactly hogweed.  That's my advice too 

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