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Fairygirl said: "Dove's idea of gravel would work as well as anything as long as you were careful not to tread too much in those bits, in case it pierces it, or some large rocks. "
I suppose as well as weighting the liner down in the centre of the pond, you would also need to let the gas out - possibly some judicious puncturing of the liner well above the water line
Just had some Thai green chicken soup for lunch - very nice - now I've got my feet up again - feeling considerably better than I did but if I do much I get all hot and sweaty and feel quite weak.
There's so much that needs doing in the garden but I just can't do it this weekend - I've got next Friday off as well as the weekend, so it'll all have to wait until then - unless there are any volunteers?
Finally been to GC, got compost, wallflowers (only because i keep reading about them on here, Im sure I dont like them!) and orange pansies.
Also got my first ever bag of manure - started digging over recently cleared area but now have found some white bits in soil, like mould or fungus I don't know, have posted a pic on new thread and will change job until I know if it's ok to continue or sure death of the garden...
Right - potting on is the term i think is used for my next job...
PottieP - what a water feature that is !
I've just helped a neighbour find his cat. His is one of the gardens on the long edge with the oaks in. His cat is an "indoor cat" it saw the back door open and made a run for it into my garden. I found it out on the pavement ,sunning itself. It stared at me, but as soon as it saw the owner coming, it legged it again....... maybe it doesn't want to be an indoor cat with all that jungle on it's doorstep.
I've made 4 pots of bulbs for the patio in winter. I've trimmed all the onion tops and put them into store in the garage, and dug up the last of the kifli potatoes.
Now for coffe and a macaroon.
Pam, that's not what I call a pond! It's humongous! Hope you manage to sort it out soon. Did have a swim in mine once - unintentionally.
Bristol's too far for me too Lily. Did think though that perhaps I would contact the local recycling dept at Council and see if they can come up with something. If not, sorry, but they will gradually go in the bin! Shush - don't tell anyone will you.
A very sensible one Panda. One must keep up appearances. My nails are very important to me and I always wear gardening gloves, even though I don't like them. Have to get my priorities right.
Cleaned the pond, removed the plants around the edge which the fish seem to have taken a liking to and have totally destroyed. Now have 2 grandchildren here. One is sitting next to me eating crisps and it sounds like a cement mixer going.
Now for lunch.
Oooh, a macaroon! Has Mrs Overall had them on a low light since Wednesday?
Impulsive guy that I am, I've made a start in cutting back hardy and tender perennials.
Not going to risk all my agastaches so lifting some and leaving some in the ground. So much has grown so big this year that im going to change a new border slightly. (always thinking I can improve on this year) I'm a bit ruthless too...some plants just have to go Yep, dont like them anymore
Had a busy morn at friend's garden ....she drives me mad sometimes. She doesnt see the "quality" of some plants if they aren't in totally full flower. And, when things need pruning she says " can't they stay like that a little longer"?
Got lawns cut ....sounds grand.......got biggish one and not so biggish one .........
Eerrggghhghg who infected me?? Own up
I'm having a break- cup of tea and bic - since there's no cake on offer....
Did you eat it Verd? Re your friend- that's why I like buying plants at this time of year - other people think they're dead if they're not hoaching with flowers. My new Cimcifugas are flowering - they look good and the bees are loving them.
Been assembling raised beds - getting on well but running out of screws and paint and power in my drill/driver. If I can get a bit more done I might get the linings done and get some compost and plants in.
Think I forgot to have lunch. Maybe that's why I'm hungry....
Stacey - I know the culprit - I posted his picture yesterday - he's been going around garden centres spreading flu germs, and now he's called in sick for his job this evening - and he only works for an hour or so a week
Had a great day, busy busy busy.
Just look (so proud) all given their very own pot and ready for a brand new growhouse (hopefully).
OOps cant post pic from here, hang on a min...
A good afternoon's work Mrs G
I'm afraid I didn't bake a cake today 'cos there was a casserole in the oven, - I'll make one tomorrow .... promise
Pudding this evening is sliced pineapple, marinated in rum, sprinkled with mint sugar and grilled - with vanilla icecream ..... how many people are we expecting?
It's our Bwucie.,,
Fairygirl, glad ??ou like them.....they get better, much better, each year
Morning all. Well feel better today gotta get Into the garden and harvest the chillies they are well ripe. Have a fab crop of cherry bombs gonna brine them for a week then stuff them with feta and preserve in oil yum yum!!! But now it feels like a porridge morning oh and coffee lol
Morning mrsgarden, boy do I ache! My arms feel like they are about to drop off! Still shed base finished so we are having a very lazy day today, think we've earnt it. Think its going to be a beautiful day the sun is shining and the morning mist is rising over the field backing onto our garden. Perhaps a chance to spend sitting in the garden for awhile with abook and a cuppa
What a beautiful morning,blue skies and sunshine
Plan to do lots of tidying up in the garden today,cutting down and general getting the garden ready for winter.
Blackberry and apple crumble for lunch today
No MrsG - I was up - just not 'on' !
Tea and toast for me Stacey. Just another cup though...
Morning all. Dull and damp here. Got a visit to do this morning but hope to get some more done outside if it clears. Well done lily - it's a hard shift doing these things- I know only too well. Mine was going on a sloping piece of ground so I had a lot of levelling and concreting to do. It's worth all the effort though. I got loads done with my raised beds yesterday but need to get more screws,wood and paint to finish them properly. Will try and get them lined today and might even be able to get some plants in.
Sounds like everyone had a busy achey day day yesterday, evening thread quiet while all recovered I think.
I'm hoping my very dry and dark patch is now ok to start planning (again). I have trimmed overhanging trees to let some light in, dug deep and added manure. The peony has been split and planted right at the back - my idea is firstly that I don't mind loosing this but also when it's due to grow and flower, the ground may still be wet enough.We will see, a little experiment. Next plan - what goes in front? So I'm researching (again) plants for dry part shade (last time was dry, mostly shade and poor soil). Still have Vs miscanthus in mind but it's proving dif to get hold of so the plan is not concocted yet. Originally wanted tall back of border plants but may keep this patch with medium height and put a few lavenders in. It's about 2m wide x 3m deep (1,5m of which will remain very dry in summer), extends to a better behaved area. ...Phew I think I needed to get that straight in my own mind!
Son to swimming lesson now and to a party later.
Have a good day.