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Cloudy here...again. Warm n muggy.
Fairygirl, daughter 19 soon? Congratulatioms. I can imagine 2 "Popeyes" wielding pick axes so I'm being respectful to you from now on....not scared, mind you!
No gardening today....except pick salad stuff later. I'm growing corned beef too this year and that's ready now too
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Wonderful experience at Fernleigh today. I'm still in awe and have a lot to take in. Bought and need to look up - brunera, montarda red, phlox , echinops white NFS, crocosmia apricot, leucanthemella and one can lost the label for. Will post some photos on gardens we have visited thread.
Wonderful experience at Fernleigh today. I'm still in awe and have a lot to take in.
Bought and need to look up -
brunera, montarda red, phlox , echinops white NFS, crocosmia apricot, leucanthemella and one can lost the label for.
Will post some photos on gardens we have visited thread.
That's great MrsG. Have you looked to see what's open next weekend yet?
My gardens at Elm were good as well, one of them was excellent to make up for the one that hadn't got a lot going for it. I only bought one plant, very restrained. Ribes odorata, yellow flowers, smells nice. Used to have one, don't know what happened to it, probably sunk in the nettles
Fairygirl, you are a spring chicken, my daughter is 37! Seems funny that I'm 10 years younger!
Lovely day today. Have to sort out the jungly veg. garden after being away 2 weeks. Amazing how big the weeds are and I must dig up last year's perpetual spinach which has gone to seed to make a temporary parking space for the plants I bought in England as I'd planted annuals where they are going and I have to move 3 roses in the winter as the deer keep eating them. Some new plants will be to replace the roses.
GG when I was in England most of the roses weren't out yet so there must be some left for you to see. Hever Castle were having a rose week but it was a non-starter, all in tight bud.
Morning all windy here just now but stopped raining for the time being but overcast will be trying to finish a planting area which was chipped at the back garden as got plenty of plants to put in it. Was not on here yesterday up early and me and my good lady went away for the day before she returned to work today. Went to Gourock to see Cardwell GC which one of the girls at work told me about very large GC spent about 3 hours there and had tea & scone only spent £8 on a patio rose called Sunseeker to plant at my mother & fathers grave. Then drove along the Ayrshire coast down into Dumfries stopped for fish & chips back home at 6.30 last night lovely day out. Now going out to get on with the work before rain stops play for me lol have a good day all.
Good morning all. Seems like folks are going to be busy today. Not decided what to do yet, would have a look at the list, but I didn't get around to making a list. I think one is needed as I keep piling in and doing and overlooking the "must do". Maybe because I don't want to paint the shed etc.
Weather lovely and sunny but a cold wind.
Bye for now.
Morning everyone, wherever you are.
Was AWOL yesterday as 9 of my Koi died. I know they were only fish, but they were beautiful to watch and so theraputic. Combination of son breaking pump pipe and the airstones being off all night and it being a warm night. Completely threw me and I just couldn't function. Daft aren't I.
Did put my new plants into pots late afternoon and changed others over once I felt a bit better. However, have just been out to feed whats left and I am so sad again.
Going to be hot again today. Not sure what I'm going to be doing.
Just checked my mail. Not sure if anyone else notified Daniel about the profile facility not working, but I have the following message from him:
Regarding the issue with not being able to view other users' profile pages, I'll refer this to the tech team. I'm experiencing the same issue, so I hope this is something that can be fixed easily.
Couldn't be bothered to fine the threads on this.
Good morning all.
So sorry about your fish, TT. Was it lack of oxygen? How many are left?
TinaTurner wrote (see)
Just checked my mail. Not sure if anyone else notified Daniel about the profile facility not working, but I have the following message from him: Regarding the issue with not being able to view other users' profile pages, I'll refer this to the tech team. I'm experiencing the same issue, so I hope this is something that can be fixed easily. Couldn't be bothered to fine the threads on this.
Reported this a day or two ago. Just had an email back from Naomi on profile issue confirming she'd be in touch with the the tech team after finding the same problem after I'd reported it.
Yes, PP. In my ignorance, I thought they would be OK overnight. As I said, a combination of events, started by heavy handed eldest son, whose fish they were. 6 smaller Koi and numerous goldfish! Both sons are talking about getting more Koi but I don't think I want the worry of them any more. Would rather leave it just as it is. Won't be the same anyway. I sound a right nutcase - all this over some bloody fish!
Very sorry to hear about your fish Tina. Not a nutcase at all, must have been very upsetting.
Tina so sorry about the fish. Ours all got stolen from last house when we were selling it and one was obviously dropped and got partially eaten. We were quite upset as we'd grown really fond of them. Interestingly, when we bought 3 new ones they put them in big plastic bags for us to take home and there was very little water in the bags. We were a bit concerned about the lack of water but they told us it was air that was more important. You live and learn.
So sorry about the fish, TT. We get protective over creatures we care for and the waste of life seems so sad.
Spent the morning cleaning (ugh!) and am about to plant some more pot-grown plants. Have sent OH to bank and supermarket - so don't have to go myself.
It is still pretty cool here, with a strong breeze. How I'd love some sunshine, but the forecost is not very good.
BL, you're right about the roses, of course, but three or four roses, my loveliest, have already had their first and most beautiful flush and are looking a bit sad as the roses go over. There's be another flush in a few weeks when I've deadheaded them, but I regret missing their most beautiful moment. And I've missed the rambler altogether, really. I'm amazed they went over so quickly when it really hasn't been that warm. I've photographed what are left and no doubt will be boring everyone with yet more shots of my minute patch before long.
Thank you gels. I feel pathetic. Now I'm worrying because those left aren't eating. They usually follow their 'leader'. I am getting paranoid. I should have known better but, there you go.
Been stung twice on my leg by a little bee. Found it on the floor and despatched it to the next world. Am now back in my kaftan as leg too painful to have anything rubbing on it. Just got told to go indoors as I was out the front giving son advice on preparing the porch paintwork. I thought it was good enough, but apparently not.
Something stupid to ask, has anyone else got a problem with the 'smilies'. It's not telling me what they are. Some I never remember and don't want to upset anyone by using the wrong one. Who know what problems that could cause.
For goodness sake GG. How can your place need cleaning? You've been away for a fortnight. I did mine last Monday. Will last for at least a month or so. Did forget to dust though and I've still not done so. Daughter commented on it but didn't rush to get the duster. Probably wouldn't find one anyway.
I can't dust Tina feather duster still AWOL. Stung on leg, it's not your week is it ? No probs with smilies here , just posted you a sad face.
TT, sorry about your fish, you are clearly very upset. Best not to take any major decisions while you are unhappy. Leave things as they are for bit and take any big decisions on buying more fish when things have settled a bit?
Tina, that's a shame. The remaining fish do hide away for a while, sometimes for couple of weeks, but they will recover. Not nice either being stung.....can't see anything can you but pain is bad.
Its difficult re those smilies. On the iPad I can't use them but "smilies" isn't me. I just hope everyone knows I mean well. We know you do Tina so dont worry about it.
On the positive side......hot weather to continue or come....according to where you live. It's been quite hot here at times today
I have the same problem with smilies, TT, so I'm being cautious about which ones I use. The reason my house needs cleaning, apart from the fact that two humans and two dogs tread dirt in, is that I didn't clean it before I went! Just a hasty whizz around so I wouldn't be embarrassed when my friend let herself in to water the plants.
Just planted some things in the old lawn, now a flowerbed - lupins, echinaceas and nemesias I grew from seed, so I was pretty chuffed, as well as some I bought. Just hope I put them in the right places. The echinaceas have been pretty well chewed by something while I was away, so I've used the dreaded slug pellets.
On the subject of chewing, one of the hydrangeas had a lot of holes in its leaves, so I investigated and found some athletic slugs had actually climbed up it. I killed about half a dozen!
Slugs seem ESP fond of echinaceas.
So, GG you admit to those murders? Unreasonable force I think!
Thanks for the advice WW. That's how I'm thinking at the moment. Best to wait a while.
Thanks also Verdun for the info about them not feeding. Keep putting a little bit in, then netting it out, waiting a while and doing it again. Nothing. So I will stop worrying they are anorexic and give them time to recover too.
Told you before GG, people don't come to look at your house. They come to see you. Mmm, wonder what my friends think when they visit. Glad you're having the same problem as me with the smilies. Well, you know what I mean.
Kef, very funny about smiley face. Let me know where you are and if I can find my feather duster, I will let you borrow it. You can keep it as long as you like.
You're a kind lot. (Any smilies for blowing kisses).
Good morning all it's a lovely morning here - overcast but warm and dry and full of birdsong. When I'm dressed I'm going to put the sprinkler on the Shady Bank for 20 mins - it can get quite dry under those big trees, and when I got home from work yesterday the big hostas looked a little tired - I'll give them a drink and that'll perk them up.
TT ((hug)) hope the survivors are happier today - don't blame yourself, these things happen - it was a combination of events - I'm sure if we'd had rain overnight they'd probably have been fine !