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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? 


Posted: 27/07/2015 at 08:49

Welcome back adventuring hero Pdoc!

Your trip sounds restorative, and it certainly is something most of us would appreciate hearing more about  I hope you find your garden in good nick and a pleasure to come home to. What an amazing view of the world you experienced! 

Morning all, I know nothing about asters except the little clump forming ones are dead easy to propagate, but they remind me of granny flowers  (apologies to any offended grannies ) a little old fashioned for me, so be sure to head for the more airy forms Dove . Enjoy your trip all those who are going 

Busy day for myself, housework needs doing after weekend shifts and I feel like that rhino with the dancing shoes has been on my bed again  


Posted: 26/07/2015 at 17:52

Evening all 

Just about energy enough to type, watching Penny Dreadful in bed...

 Raining most of the day today, my takings are down due to the lack of picnics and barbecues although the cookie sniffers will be out and about later so still had plenty to bake. 

I did read back the three pages, nice wall from Panda, a beautiful fence from Fairy and a Italian ruin from chicky covers it  on a more serious note I'm glad Lesley's mum and the foot are doing alright 

Can't wait for bed,  nn all 

Can't wait to sleep 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 20:13

Absolute joy, Joybell 

Wish I had the same 


Posted: 24/07/2015 at 19:16

No 7 out of ten Lesley 


Posted: 24/07/2015 at 18:57

Shouldn't really advertise but used a new product today from a numerological brand sold by our well known UK superstore chemist. Without my Boots on! I've just added Intensively Moisturising Body Serum after my bath and I've never been more impressed!  Wow, my skin feels amazing 


Posted: 24/07/2015 at 17:59

Don't cut the grass Fairy!  Or at least the tricky item to spell 

I wouldn't want to put you to any trouble  plus postage would be the cost of one 

I'll go mail order as big as I can if they are slow to establish 

It's just started to pour and next doors kids are playing in it  then again, I garden in the normal stuff but wear a waterproof 

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