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Dove hope the weather is kind to you this evening.
Andy could you send me some of your energy in time for wed please.
Too many other people to mention individually so
Hope everyone manages to get done what they want to today
Morning all. I said Morning Verdun.
Was early to bed last night and had a really good night. Still a bit of pain, but at least I know it's nothing serious.
You really are a bunch of jokers, said in the nicest possible way, as Kenny E would say. You make me laugh.
Spouse is like 'courting'. In my day, people would be courting and in my Mum's day, walking out.
Going to try and get my plants in but think the ground is rock hard as no rain here, Some are for my wall pots, so that will be OK. Going to try and do a bit more wall painting. Have try and roller now. Thanks for the tip FG.
Have a good day everyone. Glad you're all here.
Verd- admit it- it's not carrots- you've just been heavy handed with the spray tan...
KEF can I get a load of those 'stabby' plants for my boundary?
Tina- think you need quite a fluffy (if that's the right word) roller if it's for masonry so that it gets into all the nooks and crannies.
Just checked FG and I have a fluffy one. Thanks. I'm so excited.
How about some neat stinging nettles. That will keep the little darlings off your garden.
Rude of me, sorry. Morning to the afters shift
I so must get off here and attend to jobs...Boring
Tina it's sad when we're getting excited about some painting isn't it? I was admiring the fence yesterday after daughter and her friend did some planks on Tuesday and I'd done some of the posts and caps so it was all neat.
Nettles- good idea - and I'd have the excuse that it's for encouraging the butterflies and insect life! Could put them on the outside of the fence next to the pavement
Dove I know what you mean about it stopping posts about kitchen gardens etc but perhaps with time enough people would realise the issue and word their thread title differently. We can only hope! I don't think I've seen any genuine threads with kitchen in the title but I may be totally wrong. They really have to try something to stop it or you'll be needing a salaried position.
Just when you thought you could retire!
Good day to you all
I haven't been here for a couple of days as things became a bit frantic, Icing on the cake was when I found my pygmy water lily had a flower, rushed out with camera to take photot only to find it didn't like the idea. After a lot of fiddling got it working but the photos are slightly out of focus.
Rang up very knowledgeable BIL who told me it's probably had it. - Going away next Thursday for long awaited Cornish holiday so have had to quickly order a new one and hope it comes on time
Getting very excited about holiday now, 'garden' heaven. Apart from Eden and lost gardens of hell again can anyone recommend any MUST SEE gardens., There seem so many -stumped as to where to start.
First long holiday - 2 1/2 weeks- for some years, and as yet am not panicking about clothes etc excepr camera.
Verdun will know some gardens Matty - I expect he can give you a few pointers. Pity about your water lily- are the little ones a bit more tricky do you think? I'd like to get one for my big pot.
Have a good break - hope the weather's kind. Verd's been banging on about it being scorchio down there for weeks!
Have just seen there is a programme on BBC2 tonight after G's W live from Lewis to celebrate the longest day (assume it's not just up here in Scotland) Looks like it could be lovely with lots of wildlife etc. May be of interest to lots on here
I haven't grown a water lily before. I bought it at last years spring show. Didn't have the bath for it so stuck it in one of those bright orange B&Q buckets.with a bit of oxygenating weed. It flowered lots last year.
This year it is in its bath, I didn't think it had sent up enough leaves and yesterday there it was, lovely litle flower, so I don't think they are tricky, but then again if I had tried with it ,it would probably have died.
This is the photo of it. Actually on here it doesn't look too smudgy,
Fairygirl ....that programme is Scotland only.have just checked and after GW we have Kate Humble Wild Shepherdess.......shame your programme sounds a lot more interesting......don,t think there is enough time to get up to you before it starts even if I leave now Hopefully we will get itat a later date.
Matty...photo looks ok to me,what a pretty colour.Have a good holiday.look forward to stunning photos on your return!.I expect Verd will send you a list of gardens,Have,nt been to Eden for some time ,hoping to go again later in the year.
Tina.....good luck with the wall painting.
It has been so hot and muggy here today,none of the forecast rain.Still whatever our weather we are better off than the residents of Singapore,who have been told the smog may be there until October
Verdun, just saw your reply to the query re Epsom salts for runner beans. May I pick your brain too pls?
Hi Verdun, could you tell me where would you buy Epsom salts, how expensive, can you get it in the usual supermarkets? OH is going to England next week and I would like him to bring some back for me.
Thanks for your answer on here or Evening Forkers, will check out both!
Matty, don't forget to go to Trebah gardens. If you walk all the way down to the estuary you go past all the giant gunneras and tree ferns. It's a bit like valley of the dinosaurs. I half expect to have one rear up from behind something.
Sue if you can't get them in a supermarket try a hardware store or even a chemist perhaps? We would probably get them in DIY outlets here too.
Gilly I expect the prog will be available on iPlayer at some point.
Sue...........Boots sell epsom salts at £1.25 for 200 g just to give you a rough idea of cost.
Hope so Fairygirl,Kate Humble with sheep out in Afghanistan is not very appealing
That was quick, thanks Fairygirl and Gilly.
Sssssssssssorry Tina. Good morning......sssssssssorry, I mean good afternoon.
Just a bit frighto that you might be angry with me for not answering earlier. Did I say ssssssssorry?
Swiss sue, buy in chemist. It was about £1 80 for small tub. Oh, I see Fairygirl and Gilly just stole my moment of glory........lol
It's effective for many plants and if I remember,it is good for us humans too
Not a mob rant but an amusing phone call. Was expecting a call so didn't put glasses on for caller display. A very nice chappie who struggled to pronounce my surname, said he'd had an "indication" that I suffered from arthritis, back pain and chronic ailment and his firm could help me.
I thought these telephones are now so wonderful, even the G.P rings you back when you have ear ache, to see if you need an appointment, even they can look down the phone into your ear, last time I mentioned the wonderful new phones he didn't laugh
This nice chappie was surprised I was only 27 and had no ailments at all. He doesn't know if he can ring me back in 30yrs. But he will remove me from his phone list.
Kef, such wit.
Verdun, you obviously don't watch Corrie. Not your cup of frivalous tea, otherwise you would have got my poor joke this morning. Twas wasted.
Should be over on other thread. Moustache.
Fairygirl....the spray tan isn't needed by us Cornish
Tina, no I don't watch corrie so I guess I didn't get your joke..but I'm sure it was very good. I bet everyone else got it though! I'm impressed with your determination re your painting though. Do you sing your famous songs as you paint?