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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 18:02

Thanks both of you 

The best friends to have are always the gardening kind 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 16:58

Glorious day in Kent,  so I got busy re-arranging pots in middle garden until a pleasing effect was achieved then went for the jugular in a patch under tree in main border. Ripped out donkeys old Pinks, improved the awful soil and planted 3 of my 6 Salvia Caradonna to make it look natural. Of course these nursery grown specimens are further ahead than my own versions but look great with the alliums whilst next year they will be a great follow on for late summer colour. 

Can anyone tell me what to do with my shop bought Cosmos?  They are 10 inches high and flowering. Do I pinch out or just deadhead?


How to rid a pesky plant

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 16:40

It looks like Comfrey 

Not a plant I have but plenty do, I've heard it's impossible to get rid of  learn to harvest it, put the leaves in a bucket of water and let them rot. It turns into plant food 


Posted: 27/05/2015 at 11:35

Dove  enjoy the ride 


Posted: 27/05/2015 at 09:02

P. S BL  sorry about the leak but at least it wasn't worse? 


Posted: 27/05/2015 at 09:01

Awwww Pauline  don't give someone the power to spoil your day, or the rest of your life 

Thanks for the good luck chaps, been doing homework for couple of weeks now, OH bought the car so I don't lose the incentive  been there, done that before with a chunk of lessons 

I'm just a little embarrassed to admit that it's not really a sensible car 



Posted: 27/05/2015 at 08:18

Morning all, take good care of mum Lesley, and then come home to your garden

Enjoy your hols Yvie, and Liri?  I think the mention of holidays. Also Pandas are still active somewhere in Ireland?

I'm full of uncertainties this morning, need more coffee

My very first car is being delivered at the weekend   

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 07:43

I forgot to add subsp. Niphophila 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 21:07

Edd,  clinical  the area with pots is very young, I'm still waiting for things to grow 

The last pic is the most mature part of the garden, the tree is Eucalyptus pauciflora, airy canopy, kind habit, and the most exquisite peeling bark  (especially when it rains)

The Clematis Montana isn't looking it's best after we had to cut it hard back last year to re-do the chicken wire it's growing up but a good prune should set it up to romp away this year right?

Anyone seen any ladybirds?

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 20:50

Remember two sightings since start of the year, both seven spots 

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