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Well its well and truly rained here today and yesterday! you can almost see the hedge growing LOL, hubby is not amused its the one job he does in the garden unless asked to do some heavy work!
My friend brought me another plant from Morrisons, another Clematis called ‘Rhapsody’ lovely purple i counted how many Clematis i have in the garden and its 13!!! Can you tell they are one of my favourites?
I also got some Petunias this morning from my local Spar shop 10 for £2.49 not trailing upright for my pots, lovely healthy looking plants, not bad for a local shop.
My Cherry tomatoes need potting on i mst do it soon, i planted out some Foxgloves white ones that i started off last year, and i planted out the Hollyhocks as they were getting rather large!
The potatoes i got from a newspaper offer are chitting nicely going to plant them in the sacks tomorrow all being well, and the dwarf runner beans my friend gave me are poking their noses out of the compost, never grown them before, they have orange and white flowers i think.
All is well with my world!!!

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It rained here yesterday, it was suppose to rain today, it has not. I was able to do a lot of weeding. I am so happy for that. Now it can rain again while I sleep, ready for tomorrow more weeding. I weeded for 4 hours today.

28 Apr, 2009


You certainly sound back on top form, skilla. So glad you're feeling up to a bit of retail therapy.

28 Apr, 2009


All sounds great in your garden S, look forward to some photographs.

28 Apr, 2009


sewingkilla. It's rained here for 2 days, and it's been cold with it, they've forecast frost tonight, we've moved all the plants back into shelter just in case.x

28 Apr, 2009


Oooh yes, we'd love to see some of your clematis' in flower, very purdy they are too! Hope your taties do well! And some nagging to get those tomatoes done, lol!

btw, what's the difference between hollyhocks and foxgloves? Are they not the same plant? Durrrrr.....

28 Apr, 2009


oh hasnt the rain been lovely, The grass is growing infront of our eyes, my hubby has also commented on the hedge growth too.

you also seem a lot better in your self. dont go overdoing it though.

28 Apr, 2009


True about the can water a plant but it is never the same as rain has been blooming cold here, the wind has an edge to did some painting (porch) the plants that had been over wintering had made the porch go mouldy........not sure how to remedy this problem?

28 Apr, 2009


You certainly sound a lot better Sk,I guess you do like clematis and theres certainly a lot to choose from so no doubt you will keep collecting,looking at the hedge growing is bad for your eyes so ignore it and admire your plants instead, lol....... Dd try washing your porch area with Jeyes liquid its usually good with shifting mould .....

29 Apr, 2009


You do sound like you are feeling better SK. I wish I had success with Clematis. I keep trying though.
CN....Hollyhocks and Foxglove are different. Foxglove can grow anywhere from 3 to 5 feet tall. They have spires of "tubular" flowers usually with a speckled throat. Bees love to crawl inside. The leaves are wrinkled and form a rosette at the base of the flower spikes.
Hollyhocks are much taller usually. They have wider, rounder leaves. The flowers are round and form up the stem. Sometimes they are doubles and some are single. The single ones are similar a bit to a hibiscus flower in shape.

29 Apr, 2009

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