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Yes Dove - don't rub it in - been raining all night here - you're very welcome to some of it!!
Stacey- have you turned into John Betjeman?
Hoping it dries up later- Carol on the news says it will so fingers crossed. Have to get food shopping after work though.
Lovely again here.......hot again I think.
Hung clothes on the line.....difficult to exactly match this background with red dahlias but decided on the blue underpants as a contrast. And some grey socks hinted at through the diaphonous verbena bonariensis. Think it works but these are real tests! Decisions, decisions.
Verd- do you match your pegs to the colour of the clothes too?
Not that I do that of course....
Tired this morning- duaghter in late from a concert.
Have a good day everyone- whatever you're up to.
Nasty wet and grey morning here,so no washing for me.
I always hang mine on the line in the order of a rainbow,..........starting with red and finishing with violet.
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Wow rainbow washing... I tumble !!! Fairy I was just bored and amused on the train by the glum people all lookin out the window but not seeing what was there. The grasses looked amazing this morning. My landscape has changed now meadow rue and suburban Gardens ... Verd back to your pants again this weeks contrast a bishops bloomers dahlia!!!!!???? Lol
Stacey - doing the same as you - probably heading for the same destination - will wave if i see you!
... and if you are Betjeman in disguise, best not admit it at home - don't think he is
... Don't think he is one of Slough's favourite poets
I'm a bit worried about the re-emergence (tried spell check for that but it didn't work, sorry!) of Verdun's underpants, is he now washing just to match or contrast with his garden regardless of what needs to be washed?
Lovely to see old friends yesterday, but what a lot of HW I did before their visit! No rest today though,not sure quite how today will pan out, lots of scurrying around, I don't think I'll be at home much. One of those days when you can't work out a good order to do everything. Best get started.
Don,t overdo it Mrs G.
Chicky don't know why it had me at slough cause I'm closer to the racecourse in ascot!! Think I registered at work and it picked up that postcode..... Must change it....
is anyone going to Wisley flower show in september?
Good morning all,
Lovely morning here in Verdunland. I've been picking wild blackberries for a week now. They are in the freezer for winter puds and pies.
Thanks for the info on ragwort, Nutcutlet. It must be an age related symptem as I'm now 27 going on 28.
Betjeman is buried in Cornwall. I think he prefered it to Slough although I think he had a few digs at Cornwall too.
Morning everyone! Hey, the e-mails are working again, had two this morning.
Have bought more compost to make a new bed at the back of our pond, lots of digging in to do now so I can finally plant the pampas grass, azalea, and buddleia buzzes.
Hope you all have a good day, don't work too hard!
Lazy slow start for me, reading this, eating my marmite on toast and contemplating my clear disaster at skin whitening!
Gardening wise, I have my rose hedge to trim and my bed/border to create and the fence to repair. The weather is looking hot and lush so will be slow going (I may have to take lots of breaks and cups of tea to ensure no dehydration!)Oh, and I too have a washing to do . . . mine get washed like a bloke (sorry chaps) al mixed in together but hung out neatly on the line with wooden pegs (none to match FG!) I do keep all socks together, and try to keep colours together when pegging out.
Morning all. Been watering, wretched small sprinker won't work any more. Other one is too wide for smaller beds.
Would have liked to go to Wisley Flower Show as we arrive in England on 6th Sept, but we are in Canterbury that day then off to Venice on the 7th so we'll miss it.
Went to Rocamadour yesterday, a very pretty, but rather touristy town in the Lot, built on the side of a rocky hill. It's a pilgrimage site with a basillica church on top. Nearly 2 hours drive. We had a lovely lunch on a restaurant terrace with fabulous views.
Good day all
Haven't been here for a while again - busy, busy.
However Verdun - Honka - at last:
An unusual flower, not seen a bee near it and doesn't seem to have a scent.
Planted a very small rescued tree yesterday, An Amalanchier, perhaps in about 10 years it may produce blossom! Still am pleased because when I was given it it was just a few dry bare roots and not nuch else and is now (I hope) string enough for the garden.
OH is painting the patio furniture and I have to gat myself going to make a pathe and a seating area - been on the way for months.
So am going to be busy!
I went straight into garden again today but have come in as it is so hot I don't want to overdo it and burn.
Was thinking you should write a book Stacey.
I have had one notification
Well that's enough time inside.
Enjoy your afternoon all
I have had 3 notifications. It was quite a surprise.
Very warm but not bright sunshine. I saw an Acer Flamingo for sale this morning and am trying to decide whether to buy it or not! Decisions !
Matty2 I hope you bought the flamingo.
Mum bought me a plant today Coreopsis garnet, gorgeous and will fit nicely in a placce just 'made for it'. Will have to look it up though as not much info on the label.
Just finished painting the sheds,did not get on well with the new paint sprayer.
Athough it said for use with timber treatment,it just wouldl not spray evenly just in several jets,however when we gave it up as a bad job.OH found when washing it out with water the spray was fine.Maybe the timbercare was too thick?........reverted to trusty old brushes and had it finished quite quickly.
If anyone spots a woman with grey/fair hair and forest green streaks,its me !