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Posted: 12/04/2015 at 10:49

No sign of blue boa here Chicky, just checked.  Forgot to check the lillies though will go back out in  a minute.  Its sunny here but the wind is really cold. 

Thought it was odd that Verdun wasted £50 on a bet, didn't seem like him at all.  Didn't get the joke though.

Kef, glad you had a good time.  Couldn't bear the thought of 4 great danes in one house.  Two westies was bad enough re dirty paw marks etc.  Love dogs but imagine clearing up after them.

Not got anything planned in the garden today might just have a relaxing one.

Will a Lavatera work in partial shade?

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 10:34

My Lavatera is in a similar situation and flowers beautifully.  I cut it back to about a foot high every year and by the end of the summer it's about 6ft tall.


Computers in gardening

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 10:24

What we really need is every plant on sale to carry a scannable label that carries all the information about its needs, likes, dislikes etc and for every gardener to be able to afford a smart phone to read it.

Be honest now

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 20:07

Collect them up put them in a bag and in the bin.


Posted: 11/04/2015 at 20:00

Have a pink in shade and just planted a white in shade too.

Cleome seedlings not easy

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 19:29

Mine germinated OK.  I followed the instructions on the packet and sowed them into a tray on a heated propogatore, once they started to germinate I removed them and kept them on the conservatory window ledge until they had second set of leaves and then potted them on.


Posted: 11/04/2015 at 19:17

Evening all,

Didn't watch any of the sport today not a real fan, spent most of the day in the garden, got rid of a few weeds and planted my new rose 'For Your Eyes Only' it looks a bit better now it's in the ground. 

Secondborn has arrived home safely after her trip to California, I dare say I'll have loads of photos to view when I see her tomorrow.  Sounds as though she had an exciting time including night trip to Alcatraz and sleeping under Canvas in Yosemete Park, including bears and snakes Yuk.

Last day of peace and quiet tomorrow as back on Nanna duty Monday.


Help deciding colour of new fence

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 12:40

Not sure about green plants on a dark green background.  I'm more of a light green girl and have mixed dark wood and light green in my garden. Pink, burgundy and blue plants look especially good against it.


Posted: 11/04/2015 at 12:00

Sorry about the snow Lesley, must admit although it's sunny it is cold here, such a change from yesterday.



Posted: 11/04/2015 at 10:50

You know how to show a girl a good time Dove

It's good to know I'm in good company Chicky, mine were bare rooted Blue Boa  I think it would have been better if I had potted them up first (as per Verdun's advice) rather than putting them straight in the garden but everything else has been ok.  Will certainly let you know if, and when, they appear. 

First shoot from my new Dahlias has appeared.  Another 3 to go.

Just had a delivery of bare rooted rose 'For Your Eyes Only', it was on offer for £3.99 from T&M so wasn't expecting much. It was a good sized rose about 3ft from root tip to top,  with good roots but it does look sorry for itself and arrived in a plastic bag and a large padded envelope.  Have got the roots soaking at the moment.  Will find somewhere for it later.  Had hoped to put it in a container but the roots seem too big for the container I had in mind so will have to rethink.

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