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plenty done . and lots more to do . warm windy and now a glass of wine
Good Evening Gardengirl, would you believe now its dark the wind has dropped mayb tomorrow i can get something done.
On the other hand I made a cream of carrot and parsley soup based on this recipe
Added a little rosemary and ground chilli flakes, worked really well. Can't beat it along with some garlic bread.
Went for a "daffodil walk" with the gardener & one of the volunteers at Brodie Castle in Moray, they hold a national collection of narcissus. Unfortunately of course there aren't many out yet!!
The weather was beautiful & it's good to hear that the National Trust for Scotland a couple of years ago appointed a gardener & she has plans for the (unused) old walled garden. They've moved some of the old varieties as they were originally planted between a wall & a lime avenue, now they are in the open in rows. The old storage shed was interesting - I think some of the cobwebs date back to the heyday of breeding in the 1920/30's!!
They're doing another garden walk, in a different area on 6th May, we hope the weather will be as sunny then.
Gave up trying to post several times this evening as it was so slow. Looks like others have had the same problem. It's so quiet.
Wind now dropped here. Really was too much and I had to give up in the end as it gave me a headache.
Back from my weekend conference, OH managed to prep a couple of veggie beds on Friday ( unable to do much as he's suffering from frozen shoulder!). Apparently it rained all day on Saturday and there has been showers today. I dont feel so bad about being stuck indoors all weekend now. Forecast is not brilliant so hoping to spend a little time each day in the greenhouse ( after work), at least we have lighter evenings now. Sweet dreams all
Evening Brum I saved you a piece of Rhubarb & Custard cake
(I hid it from OH and Verdun )
Cream with yours?
Evening Brumbull has warmed up a bit out side, so I guess seeds will start sowing outside soon. Got a bit more space there then emptying all your plants out
I pricked on a few seeds out today into another tray
You won't have to try hard for your lawn to be better than ours LOL
When we moved here 18 months ago the lawns had been neglected for years and years - the back one has more wild flowers and herbs in it than you can shake a stick at, plus a generous helping of thatch and moss. It's also very dry because of the roots of the two big ash trees at the bottom of the garden. I've raked it and spiked it with a fork and the Under Gardener mows it as instructed, and I dose it with seaweed fertiliser - it's getting better .... slowly.
The front lawn was similarly neglected, and contains a similar mix of plantlife, plus for most of last summer it had 3 builder's skips on it. I re-seeded the bare patches last autumn and at least it all looks green now - but that's about it so far.
Evening, forkers. Just reporting in from a small caravan in the Cotswolds. Awning now up and OH and I still married! Found a pleasant little nursery/GC opened in someone's garden today and bought lots of seeds in a rather glorious and posh larger GC. I'm getting the propagating bug in a big way! Tfhe seeds were about the only thing I could afford there, anyway!
Evening GG and everyone else. Glad you're still married GG
Rained on my parade this afternoon- just as i was organised to measure up garden so had to give up. It's to be precipitating down tomorrow so I'll have to content myself with 'planning'.
Grass here is just yellow moss....oh well it'll be ideal for lining those basketty/troughy things I'm going to do for that 'Heucherella' fence Brum!!
Sad news from USA - explosions at the Boston Marathon - 2 dead 22 injured