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Posted: 08/10/2014 at 16:38

Yes I have, but I'm not complaining. I can't stand them.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 16:31

Lily, your garden is my favourite too.  Its stunning.

Penstemon cuttings

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 15:08

I took penstemmon cuttings earlier in the year, I just put them in 9cm pots with general potting compost and kept them slightly damp.  They have been in my cold greenhouse and will stay there until spring.  I will water them less in the winter, they are doing really well at the moment so fingers crossed.

New Weeding Tool

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 15:04

Wouldnt it be great if you could programme your weeding tool so that it beeped when it was a plant you wanted to keep.  I might even be able to let hubby loose in the garden if I had one of those.

For me bending is the worst part of weeding, also the difficulty of getting down to the roots. 

Currently I use a mixture of a hoe and the newish fisker weeder.


Posted: 08/10/2014 at 14:54

I have ivy covering a wooden fence that divides my front garden from my neighbours its around 4ft tall and is never a problem, I just use the shears to cut it back a couple of times a year.


Posted: 08/10/2014 at 14:51

Hi Folks,  Hope everyone is OK.  Have read all the posts but can't remember who is doing what so I just hope everyone has a good day.

Bekkie, I go to Stourbridge to get my massage, she is really, really good but I suspect it could be a bit far for your OH.  I must say she really pummelled me this morning but I knew it was doing me good so I gritted my teeth.  Will report back the effects tomorrow.

On the way back I accidentally missed my turning  and ended up at Garden and Leisure at Shipley near your neck of the woods Bekkie.  Had to have a teacake and a cuppa because it was raining.  When it stopped I had a quick look round and a couple of plants slipped into my basket by mistake.  

Here's a bit of plant porn for you.  The plants should have been £9.99 each but because of offers and discounts I ended up paying £8.99 for both of them.  Bargain.

 The Dahlia is called Melody Dora but the picture doesn't do it justice as the sun bleached it.  Its a lovely apricot with a pink tinge.  The other is a Pennisteum. 


Posted: 07/10/2014 at 20:01

Evening All, Just got home from Nanna Duties.  Shattered but looking forward to a couple of days of taking it easy.  Weather has been really funny here raining in the mornings and sunny in the afternoons, but definitely colder. 

Got to go for another deep tissue massage tomorrow, hope its not as bad as the first. 

Havent read back so hope everyone is OK.  Just going for a browse.

Alliums companion planting

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 21:38

Thanks obelixx

Who pays for Things

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 20:50

If you dont like the programme stop moaning and dont watch it. 

I think he does a good job and Ive learned quite a bit from him.  Every single programme has associated costs. No one asks Tess Daley who pays for her dresses or The Bake Off who pays for the ingreadients. 

Nut agree, ignore button pressed.

Alliums companion planting

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 20:42

Ive planted all my allium bulbs and have another batch still to be delivered.  I know that they look better when they are underplanted but Im not sure what to plant.  I thought of the following but would be grateful for other suggestions.

  • Grasses (not sure which species)
  • Geraniums
  • Lavender
  • Gyp
  • Sweet alyssum
  • Aubretia
  • Cornflowers
  • Daylily

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