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Morning all TT hope your son is fine nice morning again my job is to paint the nursery kids outside playshed got the paint yesterday it will be a surprise for them when term starts back. This weekend doing a border next to my back window making it deeper so i can plant shrubs & flowers in it have a good day all.
Morning dove post about same time sorry GG hope your sister in law is on the mend take care everybody.
lets hope for some reassuring news for GG and family, and that TTs son has a good recovery.
Exciting day for me, err I mean my son - off to visit his secondary school today before he starts in Sept. We fought SO hard go get him in this school and only got confirmation on wed so its really special for us.
Got chance to go to GC first, I want go buy his primary teacher a plant to say goodbye and thanks. Something in a pot she can just enjoy in summer but then if she likesgardening can also plant out. any suggestions?
Morning all and hoping it's a better day for TT & GG.
Going to be hot again today so I'd better make an early start. Jobs to do in M's garden and an area at home to re-weed and then plant dahlias, which are currently in pots and fighting their way out.
Any ideas how to get bluetits onto white fly infected beech hedge ?
3 fat balls hanging there and birds just want to eat in the back garden
Have a good day all.
Morning all more poppys this morning more than 37 (yesterday was 15) All red so far but there seems some variayion in the flower heads
Hope better for T and GG.
Its HOT already. Steaming. And hotter tomorrow.
New guine impatiens? GG?
Morning all. Hot again here already but to be a bit cooler at weekend thankfully.
Wasn't on last night but have been reading some of the posts. Sending my love to GG and Tina and hope everything is fine. Puts our problems in perspective.
KEF you'd think the birds would gradually find the hedge wouldn't you! Have you got feeders in the back garden? Maybe put those in the hedge instead. Little monkeys!
Blackest the poppies must be lovely. Your borders are full! Haven't had time to look at all your pix properly but you seem to have a lot of wildflowers. They look lovely.
Not working today so have a good day everyone who is. At least it's Friday Dove and Bev!
I'm no computer boffin, but need to say that just viewed jardiner's posts and clicked on link to look at pictures & NORTON security has informed me that it has "blocked attack" from that site.
Morning all, just got back from work. Busy week, feel like I've been living there, been missing my garden badly, only been in it to do some watering.
Tina hope your son's op goes ok.
Mrs G, you need daylilies for this time of year. My crimson pirate is flowering now, he's beautiful, will post pics later. They're so easy to grow and give so many flowers, and almost impossible to kill.
Anyway off to bed for a few hours, can't sleep too long as I'm working tomorrow day as well so need to make sure I sleep tonight.
Take care all
Hi and bye Daisy! Your body must be in a permanent state of shock working all these shifts. Have a good nap.
Mrs G I'd echo that with the daylilies. There easy to get, easy to keep and good value!
KEF is that a spammer?
Morning all. Quick visit. SIL waited for an ambulance for 3 and a half hours because the first request was sent to the wrong health authority and was passed on to a second one, which did not exactly rush. Request was passed from Carmarthen to Cardiff to Barry. This was after dialliing 999! 'First response team', which aims to arrive in seven minutes, had a half-hour journey!
She was taken into hospital and will be sent to the cancer hospital today. She's 84 and therefore blocking up the system, of course. She gets good treatment but seems to have to wait a very long time for everything. She's iin fairly good spirits - a tough old bird.
Thanks from the heart to everyone for your good wishes. We are going on our hol because another brother and SIL, with whom she lives, are now available and we will be able to travel to see her. Her sister, aged 80, has dementia and is oblivious to it all. She's the one we take the main responsibility for, usually.
Old age is great in many ways - experience, time to do what one likes and socialise and do one's bit for others - but extreme old age is not always so wonderful.
Glad all has worked out fairly well, TT. Hope you got your decent night's sleep. As you say, NHS is under a lot of pressure and in a worrying state.
Well, after all that gloom, may I wish a good week to everyone! Don't think I'll have much internet access this week, and I'm not good at using my phone to get on websites- it seems so slow! Have watered the garden, bade a fond farewell to the plants (!) and am just hoping everything will survive til we come back. Lots of new planting in this hopt dry weather is not the best idea in the world. Nobody's fault but mine!
Thinking of you GG and TT, all the very best...
KEF, I filled my peanut feeder yesterday and half has already been eaten. Jackdaws!
Getting ready for the flower show today. Am involved in the setting up and have put in a few entries for the first time. Fingers crosed... again. Off to garden to see what might be reasonably presentable.
Best of luck, Woodie.
DHC & FG - funnily enough I recently bought a day lilly out of sentiment, the name is close to the name of someone who helped/advised about my sons school (catherine woodbury its called, pink), not flowering yet though. Just had another look and i have some orange ones just starting - i say orange but they look yellow this year .
Woody I'm sending you extra fairy dust for the show- although the way it's been going lately maybe you'd be better without it!
GG glad all is ok and you're off on your hol. Dreadful the way our old people are often treated - 2nd class citizens nowadays.
Who'd have thought that living in South Wales you'd have to worry about the garden not getting enough water - same up here!
TT hope son is recovering,
GG ,glad things are a little better today,and that you can still go on your holiday.
Very very hot again this morning,am getting up around 6,when I potter around the garden in my dressing gown doing a spot of watering,main watering is being done as late as possible in the evening.Glad we are not on a water meter,as with topping up the pond most days and extra watering am using a huge amount of water.Water butts are now dry..
May call into GC later,just to look around.and maybe a coffee.
Have a good day everyone,good luck in show Woody.
Morning everyone. Pleased to say that son called me at 8.15 this morning and he sounded very chirpy. Don't think he remembers much from about 5 last night until he properly came round but is not in pain, thanks to morphine! His wife's now with him, so that will make him happy.
GG, they probably took one look at SIL's age and made the decision that she could wait. As I said yesterday, I'm sick of this poor treatment and constant knocking of the older citizens. It's the old 'ens that don't clutter doctor's surgeries and A&E because they are made of sterner stuff. Do hope that they can make her comfortable and give her the care and attention she so rightly deserves.
For once I can join in about gardening. I have day lillies which have been the best ever this year. Tried couple of years ago to dig them out, gave up. Actually, just been and deheaded them and they will be going for some time yet. Have had them for over 30 years as my Dad gave them to me from his garden.
MrsG, big move for son. I know that by the time they get to year 6, they are ready for bigger things and most are raring to go but it's still a very big step. I've always found the leap from Primary to Senior school made them grow up so quickly. Hope he enjoys his day.
Pedicure today, so best get going.
Thinking of all of you having sad times.
Just in from starting the massive pre holiday watering. I think that wil take most of the day. It is quite relaxing though and gives you a good chance to look at the garden properly and start planning for next year.
Love to all.
Morning all. Hope you have a good holiday GG.
KEF, some small birds, like robins, are territorial. So if the hedge is not in their area they won't eat there.
Tina - great news - you will be relieved.
punkdoc- enjoy your break. Looking very hot down Verd's way, although it was 22 degrees in the shade in my garden about and hour ago! Take your knotted hankie!
Mrs G - heat getting to me - I was thinking of peruvian lilies- Alstroemerias. They're great value- in fact sometimes you can't get rid of them once you get them as I found at last house! I often get them as cut flowers too because they last such a long time.