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Might spend the rest of the evening playing with our new TiVo box and drooling over the Sarah Raven catalogue.
All this garden porn--- it's not good for my bank balance.
I was asked the other day what I want for my leaving gift - the words were out of my mouth before I even thought about it - National Gardening Vouchers please
Morning all.... Well back to work for me got back yesterday to see the oh had built me a potting table I had ordered hurrah then looked at the garden wilted plants everywhere, grass yellowing dead Vietnamese coriander ( took me ages this year to find one) I am less than impressed. I did water it he said what with a teaspoon!!!! So I spent 2 hours watering it and showing it some love last night!!!! All my seeds have arrived from the seed swap my my I'm going to be busy On my potting bench this weekend!!! Gotta book Thursday off to go to hampton court flower show mmmmmm wonder if I could get another coriander from there....!!!! Still quite emotional about the garden neglect I may petition Xbox to develop a remote watering system.... laters peeps
Good morning all Sorry to hear about the wilting plants Stacey (I'm very lucky with my Undergardener who is coming along nicely)
I'm back to work today as well - and there's so much I could be doing in the garden ....
Think I may fire my undergardner!!!
Dove........National Gardening Vouchers ,an excellant choice,welcome to the world of soon to be and already retired gardeners, I always opt for gardening vouchers if asked.
Stacey.......perhaps you should give OH some training,with the promise of promotion from undergardener to assistatnt gardener if sucessful ,after a probation period of course.
Oooh, assistant gardener ? Does that give them carte blanche to make decisions if we're away?
No no and no! My husband is a mare! He noticed a bird had eaten 3 grapes off his grape vine but not tht the plants were wilted and dying!!! He loves his grape vine( my attempt to get him interested) and building stuff but that is it!!!
Oh no Dove they need to complete several years training before getting to that level......many do not make it
Stacey..........sounds like yours would not even make the enrolement
mine was sacked for using a football to dead head an allium.
I left my ex once to water the greenhouse for a week while I was away. I put all potted plants next to greenhouse, so he wouldn't miss them. Every day he walked past them, watching them dry up, turn brown and die. "you only told me to water the greenhouse" was his excuse. Did I mention he is now my EX husband?
Lol I went to the woods where I told him there were pots he had watered the seeds but not my Scottish lovage which is now looking v v sorry for itself! He reckons its cause it was so hot yesterday! On the up side it's wisley flower show on Thursday for me so...... Like I said if he can't do it with a remote (specifically the Xbox) the. It won't great done... This is the man that when I was pregnant instead of doing the hoovering bought a robotic Hoover for me to use!!!!!
However, 2nd undergardener has just spent 20 mins picking up fallen apples. very clever plan to avoid getting washed, teethed and dressed! funny as anything - hes now emptying the dishwasher ( well i think getting ready can wait!!!
Too right mrs garden!
Oh Stacey, you must feel gutted. Feed him on gruel for the next week.
I'm pretty lucky with mine, he does all the mowing and repairs, makes bits of trellis for my clematis and helps when asked. But he doesn't have anything to do with my flowers, certainly not weeding! We are about to go away, Venice and England. I'm leaving my cuttings with a gardening friend. House sitter will water, not totally reliable but not bad.
THEY'RE HERE !!!!
May I introduce....
Cheeky and Snarley
Now just to find thery're perfect spot...
seems like I've waited ages for these little guys. I saw them at least a year ago, hoped for them for my birthday, then Xmas, finally saved my pennies up and got them myself. Their twins came last week or so but were damaged, now I've got 4.
Oh dear Stacey- you will have to send him on a course or something to learn about watering skills.
Again once at work this morning I became engrossed so quickly I failed to log on to say good morning to everyone
Mrs Garden love Cheeky and Snarley
Enjoy the rest of the day
Mrs G is Snarley the one that has been bothering Tea?
Gilly, absolutely not !