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Latest posts by weejenny

Candelabra Primulas.

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 21:24

Ive now ordered 5 more plants from ebay they should arrive this week.Im determined to have some mixed colours!! I'll put half of the yellow ones about the garden.

Penninepetal wrote (see)
Went to Harlow Carr today, candelabra primulas were looking stunning, particularly the mixed colours, primula viali too.

 Primula Viali doesnt survive with me is it not so hardy?

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 21:00

Yes Frank should be Summer house thats about right..

Midges are in clouds tonight. I thought I would have a tidy up tonight but Ive been forced to come in

Fork Handles

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 20:50

Hi Kate, I don't protect it it dies back to underground unlike the gunnera that has a crown to protect and we've had minus 25. I bought new candelabra primulas for this border in mixed colours and all have turned out yellow. I bought them from Parkers and after reading about Parkers on this site I wish Id read the reviews of the company first they certainly don't come across well..

Ive just come in from the garden its a lovely night but the midges are so bad!!!

Fork Handles

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 18:20

Kate the big leaves are the Umbrella Plant or Indian Rhubarb I don't know if its a gunnera but very like one. Its bigger than in the photo now, it must be all the rain.

It was hard going getting about in the snow at 3ft and I'm not 5ft

Were having chicken Korma tonight. Don't we all eat well


Fork Handles

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 16:34

Im so pleased with myself I nearly managed that all on my own. Ive loads of photos but OH had enough of me with three. That was the snow last winter in front garden and crambe in front garden now

Fork Handles

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 16:31

Going  to try and upload a few photos of my garden


Fork Handles

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 08:29

Near limoges

I have downloaded photos on to the computer Ill get one of the men in this house to show me how to do it later.

Id better go and get dressed, hang the washing out and get to work

Enjoy your stroll and have a nice day


Dog repelant ?

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 08:23

Hi Matt,

Hows it going with your puppy? I watched Marley and Me yesterday thats just us with our wee Jack Russell. Ive never known a dog to have so much character with such facial expressions too. He is far more obedient than our other terrier but when he sees a bird thats it nothing stops him hes in there.. He will come out in his time, at least 'two plants broken' time!!, with his head down knowing himself hes bad and I just have to walk away and now have to think that one day he wont be as daft or agile but when!! Hes just so not garden friendly. We just love him to bits I hope your getting on ok. Ps he loves the water pistol now

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 07:50

You really like to rub it in Geoff. Well its not that bad here not quite having lunch outside weather but in the Summer house yes..Our Summer house is one of the best investments we've ever made we love to sit in it for our meals or reading the paper or just a wee doss ahh..

Supposed to be dry till Friday, well until the weather man changes his mind later on!!

Fork Handles

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 07:41

Morning all,

One good thing about living up here is we wont be bothered with the Olympics, London will be a nightmare. We can just watch it on tv

Geoff Ive always lived in this area and as far back as time my family has too, we've not travellers until now, my mam and dad now live in France in the South West its an amazing area great growing weather they are big on gardening they pretty well live off the garden all year round having pickled bottled and jar'd everything in site.

We had another nice day yesterday and the bbc weather site is saying dry here till Friday. My OH bought me a weather station for my birthday it has a wee man on it that dresses according to the weather from a raincoat and umbrella to swimming trunks we've named him 'Wee Willie' so Wee Willie has no raincoat on at the moment...

Ive been thinking of my garden Im thinking although I love lupins and they did look well this year they are now pretty well over and straggly my thoughts are for either sweet william which wont get so tall or a small shrub what do you suggest

I'm away to work soon.

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