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Morning all.... Dove I have a growing dislike of groundsmen.... The men wielding tools hacking plants Without a clue! I was admiring the variegated Ivy cascading over the concrete paving... It looked amazing next day it was hacked
Whoops hit submit by accident .... And on my groundsmen rant lets not forget their attempt to obliterate the Iris's now that did work in my favour I hope as I have 3 flourishing in the front garden and I did go back 3 days later and replant all the rhimazones they had left littered by the side of the road which are I'm ahead to say also now doing v v well!!!!
Well just harvested some beetroot for a beetroot cake today!!! Lo picked a load of tomatoes and played mash with them so no eating them then!!!!! It's v humid here today so may be able to get out and get stuff done... Have a great Friday peeps hurrah 2 potential garden days ...
Few years back I tackled a council guy spraying weeds on roads n pavements. ,waving sprayer around like a guardsman on rail platform. ,got him before he reached my property.....I shot him, of course. Well, he might have sprayed my plants!
It just infuriates me these people have no horticultural experience and aren't even interested in plants it's just a job.... Verd you shot him!!!! Did u bury him under the hellibores? No wonder they do so well.....
Verd- Quite right too.
Council once chopped all my sister's plants along her boundary as she had a corner site and for some reason they assumed the planting was council owned.There wasn't a fence/wall - the garden just ended with recently planted mixed shrubs and young trees. Do you think they have to have an IQ test before they get that job?
I do like it when they chop up all the litter into a million pieces when they mow.
Seriously it is mainly the fault of the "management" whoever they may be. The council/contractor management are ultimately responsible for the selection, training, instruction and supervision of the staff. It seems that it's not the latter that we are getting on the cheap, but lazy and incompetent managers as well.
Hi all, not been on for a couple of days. Son recovering from a little operation, he is AMAZING, when I say recovering I mean just for 1 minute after waking up then asking for his dinner! So no nursemaiding and cuddles for me. So proud.
Took some pics of garden, which looks quite OK at the moment. I've moved the most part of camomile lawn from along the border path and put it under the tree along with bulbs for spring. Not had time to think about seeds yet. Waiting for OH to drill holes in pots before bulbs go in those. Cuttings looking OK. Life's good.
Heres my pics, oops that went above, never deadheaded the rudbekia (?) , the one below - anyone know which clematis it is? It was inherited in garden when I moved in, never done much.
I'll find somewhere else to post camomile so not to clog morning up.
Mrs garden, glad your songs doing well. That's great.
That rudbeckia reminds me somewhat of heleniums. If you have a good moisture retentive spot I recommend heleniums.....sahins early flowerer just goes on and on amd on and on and..............
To be honest verdun, I'm not sure what the difference is and which I've got, I stole it from my sister who said it was rudbeckia.
I'll have a look chicky thanks. Undergardener says thanks v and c.
If you are in detention Chicky you could risk saying A***** I dare you!
Autumn, Christmas soon
Wash my mouth out
Do my lines
Then the hellebores of spring, then another blistering summer then my boat,coming in.........
Good morning all Wet overnight but I think it's drying out here now. I've got a trip southwards to visit my Aged Ps this morning, then back for food shopping and h****work and maybe some baking
Don't think it's going to be gardening weather here this weekend http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/
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I do like it when they chop up all the litter into a million pieces when they mow. Seriously it is mainly the fault of the "management" whoever they may be. The council/contractor management are ultimately responsible for the selection, training, instruction and supervision of the staff. It seems that it's not the latter that we are getting on the cheap, but lazy and incompetent managers as well.
As I keep saying to our 'Site Management' unless we complain to the Groundsmen's management they're going to think we're happy with what they're doing - so I keep complaining - I do try to make positive comments as well, but it's very hard to find any that don't sound facetious When I said earlier that they damaged my car, it was several hundred poundsworth of gouges in the wing. Initially they said they'd not gone anywhere near my car, until we sent in photographs of the trackmarks and cutting lines in the grass and where they went over the edge of the lawns onto the car-park in a big arc. It was obvously 'targetted carelessness' and their bosses had to meet the insurance bill - I was really glad I had a 'works car' so work sorted it all out for me - can't imagine the struggle I'd have had if they'd done it to my current car which is mine, not work's. They've had their wrists slapped and also they get checked up on a lot more, so they don't get the chance to spend half the day parked up asleep in their truck
Winter here. Other half has succumbed to central heating. 10 degrees c last night driving home from work.
Shopping to do, might get a DVD. Too cold for gardening.
Bright and sunny here. Butterflies and bees, birds singing and angels playing harps.....got carried away there but nice morning
Going to swap some plants around again.......
.since my Wild Swans are looking so very, very good I will sit and look at them for a while. Think I will caress those pure white flowers and then admire their beautiful blue backs. (giggle giggle).
Got to saw the trunk of the conifer I dug up last week. It's too heavy to take to dump and too long. Prob cut into 3 pieces.
Enjoy your day everyone