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Posted: 28/06/2015 at 12:55

Have to say Wonky, I have only seen 1 ladybird this year, and that was yesterday.  Mind you I have also only seen 1 Lily Beetle and hardly any black or green fly.

Lots and Lots of bees though.  Butterflies have been few and far between so far.


Posted: 28/06/2015 at 12:52

I think it covered the ground and did such a good job because the lawn was so short.  Doubt it would work on my lawn.  His garden was amazing though.

ID needed please!

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 12:40

I reminds me of Jasmine I have a normal white with dark green foliage and a  varigated with pink flowers and it reminds me of that one. 

The Big News in Edinburgh

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 12:35

Wow, Dove had it in one.

Looking for a splash of colour

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 12:34

I'm not sure your would like the effect you get if you add a clash to pale pinks and mauves.  You might be better going for something striking that would compliment the colours you have.  Take a look at Lupin Masterpiece and some of the very dark Salvias such as Nachtvlinder also Salvia Nemorosa Caradonna.  Knautia Thunder and Lightening would also add a shot of colour that would work with my other suggestions.


Posted: 28/06/2015 at 12:07

Hi Folks, I go away for a day and I find pages and pages of chatter.  I've read back and still recovering from the shock of Busy finding a snake in her garden, OMG I would die of shock, have a real phobia and doubt I could ever set foot in there again.

Sorry about the camera FG.  When you said about going back to look, you reminded of when my dad lost his false teeth in the Clent Hills, he had taken them out and put them in his pocket.  When we got home he realised they weren't there and he sent us back with torches to look for them.  Needless to say we didn't find them, but it makes me smile everytime I think about it. 

Hope DD's day goes well.

Busy day yesterday, went to a fundraising fun day in aid of the Nepalese.  It was lovely sitting in the sun eating food cooked by a family from Nepal.  There was a good turnout so I'm hoping the raise a good amount.

Last night was my new next door neighbours housewarming, had a really good time and drank a little too much so a bit of a headache this morning.

Terrible to hear of the shootings in Tunisia.  One family is from Sandwell which is close to me and where  I was born, don't know them but somehow it seems even worse when it it so close to home.

Rained this morning but weather supposed to brighten up this afternoon.  I've been out and tied up some roses that were making it difficult to walk through the arch onto the lawn.  Haven't got any further as had to pop and visit mum and decided that today was Moan for Britain Day.  She got quite a few things off her chest and seemed in a better mood when I left.

Hope everyone enjoys the rest of their day.


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 23:00

Joybell, Winter and Wendy  lovely photos, isn't everything glorious at the moment.


Posted: 26/06/2015 at 22:47

Evening all,

Been cuddling grandaughter all day so haven't managed to do any gardening. Tomorrow I'm going to a fundraising fun day for the Nepalese in the afternoon and my new nextdoor neighbours are having a housewarming party tomorrow night so will probably be popping in for a drink with them.

Such a lot has been going on here that it's hard to keep up.  Verdun I hope your cousin improves and gets his memory back soon, it must be so frustrating for him.

Fingers crossed for you Wonky.  Sounds like you had some bargains today.

Glad Pippin is settling in Matty.

Hostafan, no more Fridays at the coalface hurrah!!

RB I remember Nearest and Dearest and I'm not 27 yet

Sorry if I've missed anyone out.  I'm off to bed now so Night Night.

What's your worst nemesis, your most dreaded weed or plant?

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 21:49

I'm with WillDB, Jap Anemones, beautiful thugs, I'm sick of them.  Have lots of Ivy but i love it.

Plant database for computer

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 21:26

I have mine on an Excel spreadsheet, its a template called Plant Inventory and works really well.  I'm assuming you mean you might not have Access not a computer as you talk about Shoot.  I also looked at Shoot but if you use it you are tied into it as long as you want to keep the inventory.

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