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Posted: 30/07/2015 at 15:42

Thanks for the dental info and concerns, we will enquire about what's best to do under the circumstances 

Been in the garden all day, started with Penstemon cuttings and then decided to crack on with getting some rescued or purchased plants in the ground. Clematis Wesselton at the arch, then the red banana and the  physocarpus Diable D'or, all in meaty holes.

Had to re-arrange some Alchemilla mollis and Geranium johnson's blue which was a nuisance really and finished with the front of a sunny border, where I planted two more Iris Carnival Time along with three large Sedum telphinium Purple Emperor 

Resting now before driving lessons 


Posted: 30/07/2015 at 09:36

Morning all 

OH's dentist was a bit difficult, he had an extraction at the front side and a denture fitted, which we thought was odd when they planned it a few weeks back, so he went home with a nice smile but then we thought it best to let the air get to the wound, but taking the denture out was nigh on impossible and there was lots of blood and unnecessary upset! 

Today it's very sore and we won't be going anywhere near the denture for a little while 

I'm at home today, lovely pleasant day, hope to be in the garden with more driving lessons later. But yesterday Flynn caught a baby bird under a shrub and it was terribly upset as were we, although it survived, the sparrows now squark with alarm every time they see him 

He's a gentle thing, I guess it's just a game and his terrier instinct. Of course we shall try to train him out of this 


trowbridge in bloom

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 09:25


Your garden looks in very good health and blooming it's little heart out 


Posted: 29/07/2015 at 11:28

Let's hope it's nothing too serious 

We all know someone right? 


Posted: 29/07/2015 at 08:02

It smells like autumn here too Fairy  

Enjoy your holiday LesleyK 


Posted: 29/07/2015 at 06:54

Morning all 

Busy day ahead, OH's dentist this morning, hairdressers this afternoon and reverse parallel parking this evening and work wanted me to cover sickness, yeah riiiiight 

Better get me face on then 


Posted: 28/07/2015 at 09:08

I've got Sour Grapes, Czar, Heavenly Blue and Huskers Red 

Morning all 

Sorry about the knee hosta, lack of smilies Verdun and return to work chicky 

Definitely a doss day today after yesterday's major surgery in the front garden. It's been very unloved for a while and I was letting the weeds grow ready to spray but OH had an important client visiting so I had to tidy things up out front which meant removing two bags of weeds, I will have to let the weeds grow again but I also cleared two areas beside the path once I got started because the council never maintain those areas and i don't  have fencing yet.

It looks much better now, think I might ask the council if I am free to plant there and keep It weed free 

Help with identity please

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 19:08

The tree icon 

Hosts question

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 14:57

Yes, deadhead after flowering unless you want seeds? 

I've never done seeds, not even sure what occurs but I do do hostas and I've tried all ways,  removing flowering stalks early and removing afterwards. I found removing pre flowering was a battle of wills to get in there without damaging the leaves and they just grew another two for every one I lopped 

So,  this year I left it to do its thing with no penalty in the growth department 

I did read that the big blue ones think it's game over after flowering but so far mine are still going for it hammer and tongs

The Arctic

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 14:48

Thanks for sharing Pdoc 

The only thing I can't imagine is the lack of civilisation in the air,  both sound and wavelengths, if you know what I mean 

Some of these shots could be framed or maybe painted? 

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