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Not enough to send to Peterborough nut! it will have gone off by the time the post arrives! Could have dropped some round if I had been at my late gran's as she lived in Garten End Road but sadly Bristol is a long way from there! yes I think you're right John, never mind, I'll have to make my own
Not enough to send to Peterborough nut! it will have gone off by the time the post arrives! Could have dropped some round if I had been at my late gran's as she lived in Garten End Road but sadly Bristol is a long way from there!
yes I think you're right John, never mind, I'll have to make my own
Busy weekend - lots done - cuttings not drooped yet !!
What is it with plant namers ? Ended up with some phox "Orange Perfection" as part of a multi-offer set. Wasn't quite sure what to do with an Orange Phlox, so planted it in my orange/red bit of the border. It has now flowered, and is definitely pink as pink can be. Another set of plants on the "need moving in the autumn" list !
Evening forkers! Been busy doing more planting - all plants got on Friday are now potted up.
Here is a few pics of my planters I will upload more another day as feeling tired
Am I first today?
Not sure if I need to water or not
GG lovely colours in your pots.
Have a good evening all whatever you are doing
We've had lots of rain over past two days.....flooding in places. Here it's been pleasant for the most part this afternoon.
Oh, forgot, evening forkers. The forum is still not working correctly for me. Never sure if anything I post will be registered.
I am now convinced more than ever that if most things are cut down before the flower deteriorates too much they will reflower well and quickly.
Have nice evening everybody
Verdun is that the same for echinacea? Really must pick your brains bout them..evening forkers.... Too wet most of the afternoon so had to resoinside thinking about jobs instead of doing..... My dad always said its all in the preparation!!!!!!!
No news from Daniel. Wonder if he's on his hols.
No Verdun, it's not working properly. On my laptop, the last poster was Gardengirl last night. Just opened thread, hit F5 and there Bev, you and Stacey were.
Got shed door fixed and did a lot of cutting down. Loads more to do. May not get any flowers next year, but the bushes are really overgrown. Took a lot of the grapes off the vine to try and make it lighter but need to get it off the trellis. Not in the mood today and it has poured down most of the afternoon.
I think we all do that Stacey. Mine usually goes, 'don't like that there - needs to go there' etc. Fun isn't it.
Hi all. Not beeen on to check other posts, like Morning, so if anyone has posted things intended for me all I can offer is & thanks.
Rained here until 3pm and then a bit of sun, wind then suddenly got up, just in time to blow my trough of geraniums off the wall onto my hostas luckily not too much damage , had I been a Ninja I could have caught it..but as H says knowing my luck it would have ended up on my foot.
Been to M's things ok there, but toms not good, either drowned or dry, but did want her to have a purpose this year, we water her things in pots etc.
Feeling very apprehensive as next Tue I take her for first catarract doing, straight forward I know, but M has spondylosis in neck, soz about spelling. Osteoporosis in her back which has caused a loss in height of 6" inch in 12 months she has all calcium meds for it, and a hump in her back...she needs to lay flat and tip head back. I will phone hospital before to explain what her probs are. Mum adamant she can't put in her own drops, won't even consider trying , they need to be daily for 2 weeks after.surgery..happy to go and do it but M won't let you escape without an hour chat..even if you've done 6 hrs graft in her garden.
Don't know if I should post this as I'm Mrs. Mardy Bum at minute. Think I will as someone might have catarract experiences.
Don't usually drink in the week but off for a large glass of wine. Night all.
p.s taken some pics of my newest lilies to open, lovely, will sort out posting in next few days.,
KEF- hope it goes ok with your Mum - don't have any experience of cataracts apart from people's delighted reaction when they can see clearly again. So hopefully it will go smoothly and be worth it.
rain finally arrived here with avengeance. Driving home was a bit of a challenge - lots of roads had turned into fords.
dog happy - phew!!
must find wellies so I can go water GH.
Ps Dove - intrigued at what all the cooking is for. Or am I just plain nosy
Hello - no it's not working properly, but I'm finding it's workable if, after I've Submitted a reply, I go straight to Latest Posts then hit F5.
Sometimes I can see that someone, eg Verdun, has replied to a post, but when I go to that thread Verdun's post isn't there. However, if I hit F5 then Verdun's post will appear, sometimes with several more
I couldn't face a meal this evening after having had bacon and egg sarnies at lunchtime with OH and his friend, but ................ I picked our entire crop of Hinnomaki Yellow gooseberries this afternoon - just a large bowlful, but I only planted the two very little bushes this last winter.
The gooseberries are soft, golden and sweet (not like green bullets like the ones you buy in the shops). I've poached them gently in a little light syrup and I've had a portion with a little custard for my supper - absolutely delicious - and there's enough for my breakfast with a little yoghurt.
Isn't gardening wonderful - you can't buy gooseberries like that anywhere! Children nowadays must wonder why anyone ever tried eating them.
Kef, I have sent you a message.
Dove from above most kids have no idea these days my two year old spent a good hour shelling broad beans today that we picked in the rain! this is her first effort at gardening
Her runner bean there are some great beans on it.... She painted the pot, planted the bean and has watered it every day!!!! Ooooo lol look at that slug gotta go donate a slug to the chickens lmao
KEF, I've had a catarract removed and I can see the problems your mum will have with the position. She won't be the first patient they've had with that problem though so they'll have a way round it.
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Ps Dove - intrigued at what all the cooking is for. Or am I just plain nosy
Yep, you're nosy, but then so am I LOL
I don't mind you asking - I'm also on a Foodie Board, and every year a group of us meet up for a picnic - this year's picnic is a bit special as it's in memory of one of us who died suddenly early this year - hopefully his widow and family will be coming along. He was a bit special .....
It makes you realise what a fragile world a forum is - some of us have met up or exchanged 'proper' addresses - some of us have even become 'real friends', but also some of us only know each other through the Forum and one of us could go missing and no one on the Forum would know why
Evening all. Not done much today as I had other 'school related' stuff to do
Pleasant day but cooler and a bit breezy. Very nice.
Dove those goosegogs sound lovely. Did you get them from a specialist or just at a GC? They're such an underrated fruit. Lovely with all sorts of meats too.
Could just fancy some of those now!
KEF that's a difficult situation for you. My Dad's sight was poor latterly but fortunately he didn't need any hospital treatment. You may need to stock up on the wine
FG I got them from here http://www.readsnursery.co.uk/
They're not far from here, but I ordered online as they deliver and they were also delivering my pear tree for me to turn into an espalier.
I'm very impressed by the huge range of varieties of all sorts of fruit that they stock and the really helpful advice I've had by emailing the proprietor.
KEF, when my elderly mother had her cateracts done the District Nurse came in and did her drops - actually she did my father's too.
Neither of my parents were up to doing their own or each other's and although I stayed with them for the first couple of nights, I couldn't stay any longer and I live over an hour away.
I like the sound of your goosegogs Dove. I might have to ask you what they are again later when I've lost the piece of paper I wrote it down on.
Delicious - the description is right, they do have a very lax habit - I'm going to get some of those wire half-hoop supports for them.