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Morning all, another scorcher.
I suddenly had loads of notifications this morning. But if you go to "latest posts" then onto "followed threads" top right, you can see the posts you've sent on, and if someone has posted after you.
Need to do some more harvesting, mangetout peas, peas, redcurrants. Must make cordial. Made Ribena. 1 big red tomato! 3 Sungolds are ripe.
Really strange! Clicked on my avator and it says I come from Wyre Forest and my photo and personal information have disappeared!
Good morning all,
Hope you are all enjoying the weather.
I know how you feel about your son, Tina. My son had an operation on his thyroid recently and had to get information from his wife. Still our babies though. He's fine now and I hope your son will be too.
Morning all. Very busy today. Got to get everything done as we are off to Cornwall on Satuday for a week. Lawns to cut and got to find somewhere cool for pots and seedlings as no one to water.
Have a lovely time everyone now that we can teally enjoy all our efforts.
Thank you Pam. You're so right. He will always be my baby, even at 39!! You just can't help yourself, can you. Should be outside as it is cooler today, but I can't seem to settle. Will be happier when I know it's done and he's OK.
Are you staying at Verdun's Punkdoc? I'm sure he operates an 'open house'.
Have a good time, Puncdoc. We're going to the Somerset-Devon border.
TT, thinking of you and your son.
Well, I think cormwall had the hottest weather in the country over past couple of,days and it's set to be very warm and dry for,the foreseeable future so Punkdoc, I,hope you enjoy our county. You will never,be far from a beach,either so,perfect place in the heat.
Thoughts are with ??ou too Tina.
Been to foodbank and it was busy....and hot. Will,pick,blackcurramts again today.....blackcurramt tart amd clotted cream, what better?
Helenium moerheim Beauty is opening now....loads of flowers threatening to explode ....but everywhere now new flowers are opening. Even the coleus are sending up their blue flower spikes Eying up the blueberries too. Will cover with a net in next day or so.
My blackcurrants aren't ripe yet, but theres a bumper crop. I must throw some net over, the blackbirds are eyeing them up.
Suns out here. I must soak everything today, as I am working tomorrow. Runner beans have inch long beans setting, and the first tomatoes are ripening. Its beginning to look like summer. After last year I think we are due one.
Hot again now but will get outside soon, grass is growing like mad where it's been fed.
Hope all is well Tina. We never really stop being 'mum' no matter what age, do we?
Punkdoc- hope you have a lovely holiday. Verdun has personally guaranteed fine weather for the entire week so if it rains- don't blame my wand....it's definitely him......
Do you make your own tart Verdi? Sounds lovely. How sad that the foodbank is busy....
GG- you picked the wrong time to revamp the garden- you're never there!!! I'm sure everything will survive. Do you group all your pots together in a bit of shade when you go away? It does seem to work quite well. Hope the weather stays fine for you. A quieter time on this break than the last one!
Working today,but still desperately trying to think how to cheer my garden up now all the lovely flowers are fading. Every year I try to find plants for this time of year and never get it right, then I plant them in the wrong place...never satisfied! I'll do the same again at the plant show on sunday- buy what I like and try it in several places. Actually maybe this is the pleasure I get from gardening? the worst choices I've made have been to buy plants because I think they will 'look right' but I don't really love them! Can't wait to get home to formulate another plan. Off tomorrow but visiting sons new secondary school with himl so no gardening. Oops, I've been caught... back to work...
MrsG, that could me writing you post. Have said several times on here that I buy by look. Doesn't always work and I end up shifting plants around because either they've grown bigger than I thought or are small and hidden behind something else. Someone once suggested to visit the GC every month to see what was looking good and then buy so you then got a selection of the 4 seasons plants. Never done it, but it sounds a good idea. Whether it works in theory I don't know.
Just as long as you enjoy what you do, that's all that matters. That's how I look at gardening.
Son, who has been at the hospital since 7 has just been told he's last on the list and they can't say how long he still has to wait. I am lost for words and upset for him.
Oh Tina, that's so upsetting.my sons due for an op in couple of months and can't anticipate the worry, filling up as I type... Best wishes.
I have tried your idea above - nearly always buy stuff in flower - still never works! But enjoyable!
Yes, but my son's 39, MrsG! Doesn't really make any difference though does it.
Well, that puts pay to that theory. Like you, I will carry on buying mistakes and still enjoy it. Bought Canna Lillies couple of weeks ago because they looked so lovely and were a beautiful dark red. Total disaster. Never mind. Another expensive-ish mistake.
How upsetting for you both Tina. They could have had patients in in two batches so that the last ones don't need to go in until after lunch. Then they can gave something for breakfast but no lunch instead of nothing all day. That's what they do here in France.
My son, nearly 30, will be having a knee op mid July. Then he'll be coming to me as he won't be able to drive and he needs to go to physio afterwards and his wife will be working.
No difference at all as I understand it about age.
Another coincidence - bought dark red cannas too but don't want to rub it in they are small but doing well. Had previous ones for 2-3 years but killed them this winter. Off home now.
TT it's a mother's nature to worry about her children am sure he will be fine it's just the waiting that's the worst bit. I was in hospital for a month last year and had 2 ops the first one was cancelled twice but these things happen if my op had been really serious am sure they would have fitted me in that's how i looked at it. But my family where more upset about it than me think the person getting the op has more control within thereself just my thoughts but best of luck to him am sure he's in good hands.
OH has just taken his elderly sister into hospital because she has had a haemorrhage from the cancer area in her mouth. Our own holiday plans may have to be cancelled, not that that matters much.
TT, have been thinking about you all day.
GG hope your sister in law is fine as you say theirs always another time for holidays but hopefully you get away on your holiday all going well good luck.
TT why are your cannas a disaster?????
Good morning all
GG ((hug)) hope you and your OH have a better day today and that the news is positive.
TT ((hug)) hope your son is soon back on top form
I must get ready for work now - but it's nearly the weekend folks - hopefully some time to do some gardening