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Another wonderful day today- a shame I have to be inside all day.
Have fun whatever you are doing
Good morning Bev and every/anyone else
I'm afraid I've got the day off today I'll enjoy the weather on your behalf
Good morning , quick water and off to see cricket match, Cornwall v. Wiltshire at Corsham, meeting best friends who are cricket nuts. Longstock Water Gardens are certainly worth a visit. Owned by the John Lewis partnership, they open for 2 Sundays each month for charity. Yesterday the local Rotary raised money for stroke charity. Gardens are a series of interconnected ponds, streams. Planting is on a damp/wet lovers theme as well as lilies etc in the water. Great tree specimens too.
Cake can also be enjoyed!!
Morning all. Cloud cover here just now so quite cool but pleasant after yesterday's heat. Woody that must have been a lovely garden yesterday - especially pleasant when it was so hot. Cake's a bonus Enjoy your cricket.
Work for me too Bev. Hope you have a good day although you'll be away by now.
Did your day go well Dove? Sorry I couldn't make it- I had a date with a man with a racquet.....
Morning all. Already hot here - hope it is not quite as immobilising as yesterday, but if it is, hey, what's a garden for except to be enjoyed from a garden chair?
May just be reading a book, then, but I hope to finish that planting and get the mess off the patio. I'll wait for a rainy day, to clear up the mess inside! (Here in Wales, that'll give me plenty of scope!) Not the best of weather for planting, the sun's a bit merciless for youing plants and it means lots of watering. I've got an old sun umbrella to put over any that look as though they are really suffering.
Better shower and walk the dogs while it is still relatively cool.
Have a good day, everyone. Let us know how yesterday went, Dove.
Heaps of stuff left over FG - mainly lettuce and pittas - all the prawns, chicken and shashlik disappeared before the tennis started and the grilled pineapple and banana and strawberry and raspberry pavlova was wolfed down as soon as the tennis was finished. Thankfully Andy didn't spin it out too long
Morning everyone. HOT here. Supposed to be the hottest part of the country today
Woody, sorry but Cornwall will won the cricket. Sounds like good day...cake too!
Couldnt make out what a big purple ball was in the distance so had a look.....it was a dahlia with its first large flower.
Its going to be hot for whole week at least but I think we will get more than tthat. No gardening today
enjoy the day folks
Really hot here this morning........very warm last night as well.
Been out and done the morning round of watering,next door neighbours have returned so have finished my neighbourly waering stint there.
Too hot to plan to do much today,parasols already up,breakfast eaten in the garden.
Hummingbird moth returned last night.
Enjoy the cricket Woodgreen,don,t forget yur hat
Did you have celebration tennis cake Fairygirl?
Have a good day everyone,enjoy the sunshine
Hot here already too. I work from home, so my lunch hour will be sent weeding the veg patch!
Jonty, have a good day. Takes a good bit of self-control to stay in the house and work in this weather. I'm interested by your nickname, because I often call my dogs the 'doggles'. I'm sure you're not a dog, though!!
Good morning all lovely morning here sun out been in garden from 6.30 in for tea & toast then back out to cut hedges front & back job i hate doing. Then going to plant up a few big pots to get the last of my plants out the greenhouse ready to steam clean it ready for the winter and start all over again have a good day all.
Morning all. Late today, not slept well, mad dreams again..and very warm overnight. Dahlia's got buds on. Sweet peas and runner beans now making good progress, got 6 strawberries for later, that's two for husband. I've only got 4 plants in a pot.
Watering to do and then off to M's. Have a good one folks.
Who said "winter"... go to the back of the class and stay behind later.
Morning all. Done some watering. Huge bramble to cut out of shrub bed, weeding and balckcurrants and raspberries to pick. Bumper year for raspberries.
Morning. Well, I found out what it's like at 7 this morning. Up and out to hospital for fasting blood test. Got there at 8.10. I was No. 27!! They must have been queuing at the door! Walked across the park to Morrisons on the way back, quick spin round there and back by 9.40. Just having a coffee and................a Belgium Bun. Not had one for over 7 months and may live to regret it but sometimes, you have to live dangerously.
Actually quite pleasant today as it's a bit cooler and there's a lovely breeze. Might pop to try to get some clothes as most of what I had last year are toooooo big. Not often I can say that.
Enjoy your day all
Woody i just like to be organised and don't leave everything till the last minute i always plan ahead but wife is always running at the last minute.
Right, have been to GC and bought some JI No 3 so I can pot up my fig. Got some polystyrene chunks to go in the bottom of the pot while the tree's a bit small.
I had a look around the Dying Plants section, but most of them were dead - got too scorched over the weekend. Shame, there were two Ribes White Icicles that could've been saved had someone given them a drink a few days ago
Amazing how they miss that in a GC, Dove! Started in the garden, but got very irritable in the heat and came in out of mercy for OH. Will try again in a hour. Feel like dumping every that's left in a black bag and sending it to the dump!
Hi all. Roasting here now Just had some raspberries and yogurt for lunch. Glad it all went well Dove
Tina- glad all went well. Belgian bun.. I managed to walk past all the cakes and not put any in the trolley Won't last though.
Gilly- no cake , but treated myself to a glass of coke. I know how to party! Too emotional for anything else!!
Too hot for doing any heavy work outside but may do some fence painting.
Have got a lovely bright green heuchera - a freebie seedling last spring and is now a good size and about to flower, and it looks great with viola Molly Sanderson (black as liquorice)so may find a spot for them together somewhere.
FG, I've eaten them both, yes, two in a pack. I didn't even try to talk myself out of buying them this morning. So far, so good. After I came back this morning, I did pop out again as it was quite pleasant weatherwise. By the time I had finished clothes buying, the temperature had soared and the breeze had gone. It was awful. Have now been on sofa for nearly 3 hours and had a little nap.
Phoned the GC about my gradually dying Canna Lilly and they were so nice. Not a problem, bring it back as and when and they will either refund or I can have another. Think I will just get something different. Shouldn't have bought them in the first place as they are not the plant or a novice like me.
Just noticed about the coke FG. It will rot your teeth. My crown dropped out earlier and, no, I wasn't eating my BB. Good job it's not in the front. Dentist next week. If it's not one thing, it's another.