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For Bill and Stan's images it was saying something like 404 (!!!???) not found. However, it is now working!


Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:46 am
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That's perfectly grown Bill. I know local horts hold that plant as a choice thing of beauty..and touchy.


Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:59 pm
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Mentha requienni. Not particularly exotic, but will grow almost anywhere and provides great ground cover. Seen here with Euphorbia myrsinites and various sedums etc. The plant is the smallest leaved mint, is used for the production of creme de menthe and is a favourite of bees and butterflies...that is the flowers, not the drink!

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Nice tapestry..artistic.


Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:54 pm
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KeithL wrote:
Mentha requienni. Not particularly exotic, but will grow almost anywhere and provides great ground cover. Seen here with Euphorbia myrsinites and various sedums etc. The plant is the smallest leaved mint, is used for the production of creme de menthe and is a favourite of bees and butterflies...that is the flowers, not the drink!


That has a "green roof" look about it. What's the depth of soil there and why have you planted it out with green-roof style xerophytes?

I've been doing a consultancy job for a housing association in Redhill, so I'm there for an afternoon every couple of weeks. It would be nice to see your garden, if you're there some late-afternoon when I'm in town. PM me if interested.

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Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:31 am
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David, about thirty years ago I thought it would be fun to construct a small rockery in front of my greenhouse which at the time was packed with xerophytes. The plants have been left to their own devices and have since spread to an adjacent gravelled area. The soil was naturally heavy clay but I added lots of grit.

I'd be delighted to see you, will send you a PM.

Stan, thanks and yes, tapestry is an apt description.

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Quite delightful keith......................and a stunning image.



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Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:35 am
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Adrian, thanks, appreciated.

The truth is as one part of the garden looks better than in previous years others inevitably take a turn for the worse. I guess we all suffer in the same way. It's the given constant of gardening.

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Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:10 am
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Not my plant. This is really more of a my best photo of the moment. I caught a flock of birds over a Bismarckia palm.

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Same palm with the sun behind me.

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Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:45 pm
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Lovely Lobelia laxiflora
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But not when it takes over your border

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Apparently beloved by wasps that seem attracted to the capheads of the flower.

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Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:15 pm
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stairway to heaven 8)

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Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:36 pm
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Yeah,I like that Andy. Lush. I have to plant very close together to get a version of "lush".

Anybody interested in "Brilliant Pink Iceberg" Rose?. Pretty big. I read people in Hawaii want to grow this. On the edge for them...

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Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:07 am
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Stan, I love the waterside shot.

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Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:02 am
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Thanks Keith. I was lucky.


Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:48 pm
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A truly stunning rose completely ruined by the junk underneath it. I cannot see the point of growing a rose to such perfection only to have the viewer's attention focus on the hideous mess holding it up. Surely they can come up with something a bit more architectural, imaginative and attractive to support that beauty???!!!


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