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Good idea Gilly. It is pretty stupid trying to find green handled tools at this time of the year!!
Tina soz to hear about hand pain, not petulant at all, I'd do far worse...would have made a lunch that he hated & plenty of it.
GillyL good idea with bright colours, at times I can't see for looking.
Kef, you do things that you have always done and think nothing of it until the pain starts! Blooming nuisance. Re the lunch business, why do I feel guilty now? It's not worth being angry because the only person to suffer is yourself. Never mind.
Do have some pink secatuers which I think are sitting outside on the table! That will do them a lot of good.
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Tina soz to hear about hand pain, not petulant at all, I'd do far worse...would have made a lunch that he hated & plenty of it. GillyL good idea with bright colours, at times I can't see for looking. I know the feeling. OH has painted the handles of my tools a bright yellow, as I'm always walking around the house looking for spade, fork, rake, etc.etc. because I can't remember where I left them last! Wish you all a good day and hope the rain passes soon.
I know the feeling. OH has painted the handles of my tools a bright yellow, as I'm always walking around the house looking for spade, fork, rake, etc.etc. because I can't remember where I left them last!
Wish you all a good day and hope the rain passes soon.
Enjoying my Cornish pasty and reading posts here.
Tina sorry you are in pain at mo. just sing some of your famous hits to cheer you up!
id love pink secateurs...........doh! I get enough stick about my garden spade's RED handle. The teasers say its pink.
It really is lovely here today....Cornwall is such a funny county though. Weather is so different down here compared to mid Cornwall. It's a long narrow county with sea influences that can change things dramatically from one coast to the other.
Have nice afternoon folks
I think I would be 'Singing in the Rain, Verd. It is absolutely hammering down. Much needed really, but not during the day, thank you. Pleased you are having good weather. Hope Dove is too.
Was,nt expecting you to have pink secateurs Verd,....how about purple? colour of the Roman Emperors?........after all Emperor Verdunius has a certain ring to it don,t you think
Hi Gilly - thanks for your suggestions earlier - will try one of each and see what the deer leave alone - OH calls it my "sacrificial offering" planting method
Morning all dry here just now forecast is good for today and even better for next few days temp reaching 18/20 hope there right. Like everyone else's garden flower's are now making up for lost time and growing quickly nice to see the colour's coming out more so when you don't know what colour some are going to be it's a nice surprise. At lunch time yesterday my first iris flowered and it's a deep purple will post a photo later tonight if it stays dry i will paint my front planter so i can get it filled for the weekend as it's Gala day here in the village on Sat off to work now have a good day all.
looks like it will be nice here after 9 this morning next couple of hours it says showers before climbing up to 18 degrees this afternoon . Think a magpie has been pulling up lettuce for me this morning. probably hunting slugs so can't complain too much.
Blue sky and sunshine at the moment,I think the forecast is mixed ttoday,so no doubt will be in and out of the greenhouse again,The heavy rain yesterday has done everything good and plants seemed to have grown overnight,
Did,nt get out at all yesterday,not even as far as the shed.
Morning all. Dry here and looks to be staying like that - sunnier tomorrow- hurray!
Will get on with more fence later and pot the rescued hostas that I found.
Andy- I'll be envious of the purple Iris!
Sorry not to have shared the scones last night,had just posted thread when doorbell went,two friends + teenage offspring who just "happened to be passing " on their way home from a day out.They dropped several hints about the casserole,the best being" we have,nt eaten yet,we thought we would get a takeaway on the way home".
I did feel obliged to offer tea and scones and they ate the lot,husband not pleased as being a diabetic ,scones are one of the few cakes he can eat,will have to make some more,and will save some for you this time!
Thanks Gilly! Don't you just hate those people who casually 'drop by'...
I'd have hidden the scones or told them they were for an elderly neighbour/school fete/local hospital... Perhaps your husband should drop by their house and invite himself in for scones!!!
Was,nt quick enough this time,will remember your advice for next time
Good idea about dropping round their house,but unfortunately would only get shop bought cake.
Shop boght cake Gilly/ An abomination....
Chicky I just read your post from yesterday. Deer are difficult to deal with - just like rabbits.The ligularia would be a great choice- the foliage on some of them is particularly attractive - but getting some really good protection would be my first course of action. I wouldn't trust anything as being 'deer proof'!
Off to work now- daughter's last exam today!
Wet here overnight but now drying up and Brightening. In for summer now...at least for a few days anyway.....and 18 degrees in the forecast
Good luck Fairygirl to your daughter for her exams. What a stressful time exams were!
Good Morning and it's looking like one, sun out and 10 degrees. Hopefully no showers until later in the day.
Glad I'm not doing exams, I still have the odd nightmare about them.
FG - good luck to daughter today. Mine has this week off, but is back at it next week and week after. Roll on June 14th !!
Here is a photo of my bog project ....
Not really an option to fence it, so will have to work with the deer. They don't eat primroses, so I am hoping the candleabra ones might be ok. Others will have to experiment with.
You can actually get away with quite a lot - here is another pic of the bit near the house, which is all deer exposed ...
I do have a fenced off area - which is where all my real treasures go
what a great bog project chicky.