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Ideas Please

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 19:07

Thanks all, had no idea what the geranium was called, I just bought it because it was pretty, but your right I have hacked at it and it keeps coming back.  I had thought about both Lillipop (I have one on the other side of the garden) and a dark purple scabious could be lovely.  Once again, thanks for rhe ideas.



Ideas Please

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 13:25

I have an established Gypsophila (Pink Festival)


and I would like to plant a perenial that would grow through it.  It is in a central mixed bed and gets a mixture of sun and shade throughout the day.  The soil is neutral good loam. I dont want anything over 2ft tall and I need it to compliment the other plants in the bed which range from burgundy/purple to pale pink/white.  Any ideas folks.  A picture of the bed is below.  Since the picture was taken  I have moved the orange, yellow and red plants.


Christmas stuff in shop

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 12:19

I'm not saying the C word until at least November.


Posted: 09/10/2014 at 12:17

Punkdoc, that sounds fantastic, what an opportunity.  Glad to hear your mum is improving.

Lyn and DD, when I say ironing, the basket only contains a few things that I wore on hols.  I don't do ironing either, I had to do the family ironing when I was a teenager and swore then that when I had my own family I would only buy paper clothes.  Unfortunately science hasnt embraced my idea, instead I test each potential purchase by screwing up a small section in my hand, if it creases I dont buy it.  However, I was swayed by a couple of pairs of linen mix trousers and I do have a couple of tops that have to be ironed.  I suspect that they will all remain in the basket until I'm due to travel to warmer climes. 

I did however, decide to go for the West Wing and am on my third episode.  It's going to be the last for today as it looks like the sun is peeping through.  Although if the rain returns......


Posted: 09/10/2014 at 10:09

Its persisting down here too.  Morning All, Achy this morning after yesterdays pumelling but not as bad as last weeks.  Feeling quite good actually.  Wanted to get into the garden to plant yesterdays purchases but its not looking promising.  It's a bad sign, before I know it I'll be browsing the web and purchasing more stuff.  Need to find something productive to do but I'll be bug****d if Ill do the ironing and not feeling like housework.  I may have to catch up on some telly if the weather doesnt improve I've just discovered West Wing and finding it a bit addictive.

Passion Flower query

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 09:56

I have grown one in every house I have lived in and have never lost one to bad weather.  That said I have always grown the most common ones.  They are hardier than you think.  I think I would plant it (but Im no expert). 

Iris Setosa

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 21:33

If you type Iris Setosa into google a lot of info/images comes up.

Iris Setosa

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 21:29

According to Wikipedia this is Iris Setosa.


Posted: 08/10/2014 at 21:18

Well I've just bought bubble wrap to insulate the greenhouse.  Is £19.00 a reasonable price for 10 metres 1.5m wide it is large bubble and triple watsit, UV resistant etc.  Ive only got to work out how to fix it now when it comes.


Posted: 08/10/2014 at 20:43

Hear Hear Busy

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