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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 21:04

Does Pimms have anything to do with your lost threads MrsG? 


Posted: 10/07/2015 at 20:58

That Lobelia will need a moist site mrsG , it died In my dustbowl garden 

And the rest of those plants look lovely, I especially like the cosmos, it's huge compared to mine 

Poor Lesley, I wish we had rain in the south, it's dry as a bone down here, any rain we do get is never enough, I spend a lot of day lugging a watering can around the place 

Guess it's my own fault for planting too many new things this year, but it's rewarding, got my Clematis Warszawska nike flowering now, such a pretty thing 


Posted: 10/07/2015 at 15:50

Beaus Mum, how lovely, mine's a beast 

PDoc, great to hear from you, only asked about you the other day, hope your 'issues' are not too much of an encumbrance ,enjoy your once in a lifetime trip 

Dove, have a great picnic 

And everyone else have a lovely afternoon 


Posted: 10/07/2015 at 08:00

Morning all,

Yes Beaus Mum, it's not going anywhere  why?

Driving lessons went better last night, hill starts mastered  (just about ) and reverse parking into a bay. Only have parallel parking left to tick off as a first and then it's just practice practice practice  it's very tiring though  don't know how these young persons manage so much concentration 

Talking of young persons, my youngest son has friend visiting over the weekend from Scotland so today is a dry run to Canterbury with him so I don't have to chaperone them when they go themselves. A couple of hours out of my day is better than hanging out with teenagers for 8hrs of cinema and shops 


Posted: 09/07/2015 at 22:04

Evening all 

Glad to hear bekkie's doing great and everyone's had a productive day 

I've had no time to myself today but did manage several hours of gardening early this morning in which I pruned some spirea and also several large clumps of Sisyrinchium. I thought I'd experiment by pruning after flowers on the Sisy  to see if I get less dead growth next spring or if it makes any difference at all.

So I now have two new gaps in sunny borders and no idea what to plant but I have so many propagated plants and more to do yet, that I don't know what space I have at all 

Also my cannas are growing like the clappers, first year I've ever grown them and also my climbing roses which is lovely to see 

Love your garden in the sunniest county !

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 09:14

I'm not liking the gardens this year 

I will have to check last series but they look way too fake 

It's like a B&Q mock up 

Love your garden in the sunniest county !

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 08:14

Actually Kent is the hottest temps and extremely close to Cornwall in hours of sunshine but sadly they nip us by about 50 more per year 

Your majesty...


Posted: 08/07/2015 at 08:03

Morning all 

Hope that works out well for you Clari, sweet dreams BL, 

Gym this morning  in a bit, promise not to over grunt 


Posted: 07/07/2015 at 21:32

I hate the grunting too but In their defence...

I make noises at the gym

and it's not my fault

and I really really can't stop what comes out my mouth when I'm trying to lift 60ks 

I've had people rush to help me or ask if I'm in pain which I am of course, that's kind of the point, but technically it's the expulsion of air past the vocal cords whilst under... oh bugger it, there's no excuse 

I've tried to stop myself but it's not easy 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 21:12

Un-named variety Verdun, brought as dry root from Woolworths many years ago and been divided too many times since

The leaves aren't razor though and it doesn't mind my light soil so probably something close to Knip Caulescens ?

Thanks Topbird 

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