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p.s. I did not mean Tina was a witch...just referring to info' about brooms earlier...I do wish the forum had a 5mins delay after you press enter..it takes my brain that long to register what I've put.
Found a rose lying on the ground - anew one and it is the first flower. I think I will have to support it as the flower head is very large. David Austin 'Summer Song' - definately worth it though, deep orangey red and as ever a delicious perfume. I think it is one of the peone style flowers.
Just potted up cuttings, and will have to hope for the best - I needed something to do - to windy to venture into garden
But Kef, if the forum had that facility, there would be no spontinaity and I wouldn't be sitting here chuckling away at your posts. Good job I'm thick skinned.
Mmm. Wonder what Kef is going to make of that.
Hurrumph! I've been rained off - just as I was really getting into my stride - sorted out the raised bed after the winter lettuces, now there's courgettes in there. Need to plant up a tub for the front porch and then there's those hostas I bought, with their nice new pots ready waiting for them. And some little alpines to go in a low terracotta pan so they can sit up on the wall where I can see them easily.
And I've got some Anna Russian tomatoes that apparently sprawl rather like a trailing marrow - they need to go out into the veg patch - lots to do, so little time, and then it rains!!!
Like Dove I did get outside, togged up like winter and now also rained off again. Wind has picked up so Sweet peas were getting battered and sprouting broc needed heeling back in. Have picked some mini cumbers and salad stuff. In charge of garden next door for a week, at least no watering needed today.
Even resorted to putting some washing in and doing HW, on the day of rest ( gardening not a job )
Think I'll stay off here until later or I'll be banned for hogging it. Plus I don't know any answers to recent questions. But do sooo want a blue Himalayan poppy, if you've not seen the Meconopsis thread do have a look.
Dry, warm now. Noticed the Heleniums I planted earlier this year are about to flower. Not grown them before so it's with great anticipation that I wait.
Thinking about KEF's idea about the 5 minute delay. Spontaneity is good though isnt it? We can apologise if it comes out wrong later. Actually I'm always putting my foot....my mouth..in it so a 5 minute delay in real life would be good for me!
Staked aconitums.....they are reasonably self-supporting but a discreet cane and string system put in now keeps them looking good till summers' end
Still have a veronicastrum in a pot to plant out. Driving me mad where exactly to put it.......hey, Tina, don't you dare!
If you type something and then think twice about it you can always use the edit button
Not really warm here, and dampish and very blustery. Have staked a few more of the taller perennials . There's some new growth on the clematis that needs tying in, but the trouble with the Shady Bank is that you need to be a bit of a mountain goat to get up there, and now everything's growing so lush there's not really room to put your feet when you do get up there. What I really need is wings - Fairygirl, where's your want?
Just sprayed my sweet peppers with SB Plant Invigorator after discovering a few accursed spider mite!
I had to rummage around for an hour in order to find my magnifier to be sure after seeing a little damage on some of the leaves.
They're a blooming nuisance in my conservatory every year and I usually end up having to get some Phytoseiulus predator mites delivered, which makes the peppers expensive to grow. Hopefully I've caught them early enough this year - we shall see..
A pity that Jeyes Fluid can't be used on UPVC windows as it stains them, otherwise I'd give it a good clean over the winter like I do the GH.
Oh poo!!! I meant WAND!!! Duh!
Verdun, as if I would tell you where to stick your plant.
Said earlier you learn something new every day. Not that I ever would contemplate cleaning my windows with Jeyes Fluid, but now that Bob has told me what will happen, I certainly won't. See what I mean about funny people on here. Hope Bob was being funny.
Brrrrrrr!!!!!! Just come in from watering as the cmaller containers and all the baskets are really dry(wind). My fingers were like icicles by the time i'd finished. Thought this was June.
Stii extremely windy, was in GH and such a strong gust took me running in doors for safety!
Skanky here too and had my sister on phone for hours just when I came in for lunch -so I'm eating it now......I know I know....it's after 4pm
Matty I read your post about your poor rose - I didn't read it properly -thought it was called Summer Snog!!!!
Dove the trouble with my wings is that it's the same as for bees- they don't work too well in the wet
Right, I think that's enough done in the garden today - still got loads to do but the important stuff is done - tomatoes tied in and pinched out, new sempervivums potted up and placed where OH can see them from the studio (I'll turn him into a gardener yet ) visible weeds removed from the Shady Bank, where I could reach them, and the clematis have all had some fertiliser - they're flowering their socks off and look amazing, they'll need some food to keep going at that rate . I've not planted up the tub for the front porch as the deep orange daisy I bought to go with the black/red canna and the yellow bidens isn't looking too healthy - I'll have to go to the garden centre again and find something else to suit that group. I'm feeling much better too, fresh air, exercise and some grapefruit juice to drink I'm going to put my feet up for half an hour, then I'll have a shower and start on supper - ribeye steaks, new potatoes and salad.
Those steaks are not really good for you dove. Tell you what.....put them in a poly sleeve and then into a jiffy bag, first class, and post them to me. Ill get rid of them. I'll do that for you
You're good Dove! Can you come and do my dinner too? I'll lend you my wings...
I'll have to go and get something for it as the cupboards are a bit bare. If the rain doesn't stop persisting down I might have to do food shopping...
Fairygirl here's what i got at the GC
2 Arenaria montana £1 each 1 Iris baby blue £5
1 Verbena Rigida £3.99
All from the clearance corner always looking for a bargain that's me or just tight with money wife might say the second lol right off to play bowls at 6.00 better move in a hurry.
Well Verdun, if you had mowed my lawns when you said you were going to, you could have had one of the steaks (OH says he'd prefer sausages) - but you mowed next door's lawn instead - perhaps he'll share his Wiltshire Farm Meals with you?
I've been lucky with waether.I was lying out in the rays for a couple of hours earlier. Then some minor pottering. I picked all the flowering sweet peas and now have the most delightful smell in my living room. Need to do some more sorting ready for my return to work on Wednesday in a while.Then some TV and an early night I think.
Suns come out - YAY
Wind hasn't gone though
Andy- we all love those plants in the clearance corner