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Don't usually come on here but such a busy, busy day.
Have been lent a Karcher to do patio. Involved moving about 30 pots + table, chairs and BBQ. then sweeping.
Then using the jet wash, I have not used one before so finally finished about 5 ish. I was sooo dirty. YUK.
Then putting all the pots back, still not finished. then long soak, OH put BBQ back and so cooked dinner on it. Next of course had to water everything, including the new shrubs out the front.
Now just reclining on the settee, Trying not to go to sleep.
hiya matty. not forgotten your acers....asked again today and propagation has started apparently.
it has been so hot. hottest so far. each day has gotten hotter. i think you get the picture.
thunderstorm early this morning but then amazing tramsformation
Will be down your part of the world end of the month. Thought we may call in to that nursery and have a chat. to explain who i am may be interesting though
Thanks for the help you are giving me
So much to see though can't wait.
Tomorrow I hope to finally plant up the family border, all plants except for one with my name and the acer are ready. Hope it's not too hot though.
Thank you to all who wished me well for my charity garden party.
Well, it did rain, but not too hard and only on and off. 49 English people turned up, no French, and they were all very nice about my garden. Sold lots of plants, raffle did well and everyone enjoyed their tea - sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, cake and strawberries and cream. They were all offered a glass of fizzy wine on arrival (a lovely friend gave me 6 bottles). Made 680€. Am knackered! OH and I have just been finishing off the last bottle of fizzy wine. I had some great helpers.
Evening all. Looking forward to hearing how BL's day went.
FG, thanks for agreeing with my own assessment of my character!
Getting cooler here but it was still a lovely day. Was persuaded by OH () to abandon gardening for the day and take a drive over the mountains to Brecon. The sun shone and it was fabulous. We ate outside the mountain centre, surrounded by glorious scenery, took a stroll around Brecon and drove home, still under a wide, blue sky. Don't want to make you jealous or anything....
Must have posted at the same time as you, BL. Congratulations!
dont think its a nursery open to the public anymore. the owner is just a fanatically keen grower of acers
like the family border idea......its lovely..your name? matthiola....matty..ola? scented stock?.......ill get my coat
Ha Ha - Matty is nothing like my name. Having a problem finding a plant that is my name.
Running out of places to look(research)
Thank you GG. Sounds as though you had a really lovely day, just the sort of thing I like doing. Jealous!
Didn't you get your coat earlier Verd?
Just catching up again before bed- have had a friend round so not had much time to look here. Tres scorchio today but a change on it's way I think. Fed up watering as I don't have an outside tap yet and everything in pots!
Glad it went well BL - enjoy your little rest now it's over!
Sorry GG- I'd get my coat too but it's still too hot for one!
Nice to see you on this thread, Matty. It is great to have plants with personal associations. I tried to get a plant to commemorate my BIL when he died, but there aren't many plants called Brynmor!
We collect plants on holiday and many of our plants originated in other parts of Britain and have happy associations for us.
We collect plants on holiday too, when we come over by ferry. We have some lovely ones from Cornwall, but it was hard choosing there because we have dry limestone and clay pockets.
Verd I'm being good and replying to your very late post on Morning Forkers....
Have you tried the 'flour along the door' trick to repel ants? I put some down the other day as I've had a few in the house and watched them go up to the line of flour and turn away! Brilliant!
I wonder if self raising helps them up the step though....
I sense that ants will be a big problem again this year........worse than last year
not sure about the flour fairygirl
Evening, everyone.Another lovely day in this area, though apparently it won't last much longer.
FG You'll have to have a scientific experiment - plain flour at one door and self-raising at the other.
Had a lazy day, gardening wise, just doing a bit of watering and tidying. Very pleased with the roses - they are better than in any other year, so the mulching and spraying must have paid off. Unusually for Wales, only one has signs of black spot, although I sprayed them with a systemic fungicide.
Glad it all went well for BL. Wish I could have been there as well
Sun came out at 1pm. Just in time for a lovely afternoon walking around the open gardens in the Park estate in Nottingham. I only bought 3 plants from the plant stall. Phlox paniculata "Starfire"
Lamium aureum with golden leaves and pale purple flowers.
variegated silene "clifford moore"
Now I just need to find a place for them. Time to rip out the forget me nots.
Hello, looks like the bitter wind we've been having has whipped off a lot of the newer broad bean flowers Got lots of lovely beans nearly ready to pick, some little ones, and then very few flowers higher up, but you can see the little stalks where the flowers were
Evening everyone, had a lovely day out been to my first ngs. Think the highlight of the day was taking the minibus up to garden 1000 ft up one the mountains here The views were amazing and so was the polytunnel and the veg patch
Sounds like it went really well Busy Lizzie
Villiage hall 20p a raffle ticket, bought 2, won a bottle of rose wine
Evening all. Another scorchio day- it's getting a bit tedious now...sorry Dove Think it's to rain tomorrow.
I repotted a Ligularia I brought from the horrible house I was renting..the 'garden' was basically a bog slabbed over. It's been so hot it was really wilting despite plenty of water. It looks happier now. Tried without success to get more wood to finish front fence which is very frustrating. May go to builders merchant tomorrow- should have gone there anyway as they are miles cheaper. Marked out the positions for all the other posts so will make a start on that once it's rained as the ground is solid now.
GG- has the weather helped your roses do you think- more dry air about them? I may try flour on the window ledges too as they come up the walls and the windows are open so it's easy access there too!
Dove I hope your beans are ok. Wind does so much damage to plants doesn't it.