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Terrible news from U.S. about the explosions, children killed too. And I had been worried about the Sparrow Hawk taking 'my' Goldfinches whilst having the morning cuppa. Yes, Verdun; pure evil in a world that really wants peace just about sums it up.
Dove, I smelt that cake all the way over on another thread. My rhubarb is growing nicely, Hurrah! so will need that recipe please?
Stupid me. Wondered where you all were and was on wrong thread.
Bit murky this morning and I am undecided what to do which means I will probably just prograstinate all day. Just in one of those moods.
My 20 year old camilia has a flower, after 10 years. Several more buds too. So glad I persevered.
Best get breakfast I suppose.
Morning/afternoon Tina! What did you have for brekkie today?
Vaguely trying to clear up here so might get that measuring done...saying it quietly in case the rain gods hear....
Feeling weary-not enough sleep last night..I blame David Tennant....not directly you understand-... Broadchurch-very confusing and dramatic Dove-got any cake on the go today? Could do with some.
Must get my fence ordered so better get measuring tape and notebook now...
The poor little blackbird that my dear cat Lennie caught died today. I had been nursing it using a tiny syringe to give it water and cat food. Very upsetting. We have a local animal charity that will come and collect them. They are taken to a large aviary and when they are big enough they are set free. Hope its the only one this year.
My poor dad is at the hospital now seeing a vascular surgeon, in the past week he has had 2 TIA's. They have found a narrowing in his carotid artery so will need yet more surgery. About 6 years ago he survived bowel cancer, renal failure and then had 2 stents put into 1 of the arteries to his heart. We are all very worried
Still waiting for him to come home.
Maud very sorry to hear about the blackbird ...... hope all is okay with your father.
Thankyou. These parents keep us on our toes.
Yes very true Maud ..
Right ........ im back at it ! .... some watering to do, it amazing how quickly your pots dry out when you have a bit of SUN ....
MORNING ALL FORKERS. ....... .. Yes it's that crazy time of the morning where brumbull says ............. Have a pleasant day all wherever you are, I'am on the hunt today for vine weevil after seeing a cheeky little chap on the base of one of my pots yesterday ....... I think I have brought this in on a plant i have recently purchased ? as I hot dip all my potted plants, so I'am going to be drenching my pots as a precaution with vine weevil killer2 ......... As a rule it's not a bad practice to do for forkers who have quite a few pots...... .. have you suffered ? how do you deal with these little critters .. ? Regards Brumbull
Good morning all We had a lot of vine weevil damage on drumstick primulas planted out in a bed last year - they then went on to take chunks out of honeysuckle leaves too. We used nematodes which seemed to make a big difference - as soon as the ground warms up this year I'll get some more and water them on. We'll get the blighters
You stick it to 'em Dove! They can be real trouble. I don't know anyone who's used nematodes so it would be interesting to hear what others think. Pardon my ignorance Brum but what do you 'hot dip' the plants in? I've not done that before. Vine weevils don't seem to be as bad here as in other areas but maybe I'm just lucky!
Wet and miserable here Don't mind being at work when it's like that!
Frustrating not getting what I wanted done yesterday because of the wind. perhaps it'll dry up a bit and I'll get it finished today. Can't find my scale rule etc for drawing it up though
Hope everyone has a good day whatever the weather
good morning...after two good days of actually 'ticking-off' the list of things to do I am giving my aching back, sore thumbs and overworked gardening tools a rest.
Relaxing with a visit to a local garden. A member of our u3a's gardening group has kindly opened her garden for us ahead of the ngs opening day. Bound to be good.
Enjoy your day whatever you are doing.
Morning all. Just started raining but I'm not going to let my two sons off from doing a couple of bits in the garden that this weak female can no longer manage. A bit of rain won't hurt them. I, in the meantime, will be watching Mrs T's funeral whilst my hair is made to look 10 years younger.
Still too windy here. I'll play in the crystal palace (GH). Rescued some bulbs in flower this morning. A non gardening friend ( I have one or two) is having his patch laid to lawn. Nothing exciting but spring bulbs are always welcome.
Got a good lot of pricking out to do as well.
I found a lily beetle the other day
have just been to B&Q and stocked up with compost. Ended up going to local 'cheap' shop though as B&Q didn't have any John Innes of any sort That left me puzzled.
Have pricking out to do and a couple of lonicera nitida to put in large pots. Hoping to shape them
Also was hoping to pot up potatoes, but I think it is far too windy.
Verdun am sending a PM
Well that put an end to me finding out how to do that without opening a thread.