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Verdun - did you used to be a nurseryman??
Morning. Up early today to watch theA to Z. Sunny here with not a cloud in the sky. So after I wake up properly I'll be outside to start my water system.
Have a great day everyone
My water system's already on Bev....it's called RAIN..
Still haven't done my water system. Today, am mitching church to get sorted after hol., so I can hardly go out in the garden to play!
Not raining here, Fairygirl, but it's looking threatening. This is when I'm grateful for the covered pergola. Washing line doesn't add anything to the look of it, but it is jolly handy when rain threatens.
Dove, I started that gardening diary we were discussing some time ago. I decided in the end to use a bog notebook (er, no, a big notebook, that is not a comment on where I sit to write it!). I have written page after page, making notes on cultivation and new information, as well as planting and flowering dates. Absolutely addictive! I feel I've taken a significant step forward in gardening know-how, too.
Verdun wrote (see)
Hiya blackest Rhubarb and the curry plant together indoors.......hmmmmmmm! The better the soil the better your rhubarb. For me. I would dig out a hole at least twice size of rhubarb crown. At the base I would add compost, manure and lightly fork/tickle it in. With as much compost, manure as possible mix with your garden soil plus organic fertiliser....fish blood n bond....and backfill. Water, drain water again. Later ....few hours or couple of days....mulch with compost Don't pick this year. Enjoy next year . ( do you know the variety?)
Its timparly early, did i spell that right, its about the only option round here. I've blood fish and bone so i will dig in to a large pot add compost and feed and mix it , add some to the hole and hopefully it will grow away in a nice sunny corner.
I write a diary every night if I have gardened, It's full of stuff and sometimes I just enjoy reading what has past by
Any way after sleeping first on settee until bedtime and then until the alarm went off OH has suggested I have an easier day. Didn't think I had a hard day yesterday though.
Today i am finally going to bag up potatoes - late I know. Then do some more planting
I started on my very large empty flower bed yesterday mainly because although I have not everything for it some things needed a re-pot so though they may as well go in. I have a rough plan. Maybe will do some more today
Oh and lurking in a cupboard in the garage was this. Just hope I have planted it correctly. I was amazed it had a growing sprout
Also some glads to put in
Hope you had a good holiday GG
I can't remember what colour it is and was very surprised it had survived in the garage. As ever I bought before garden was ready.
Matty-I never do that...or fall asleep on the settee....
I like Eremerus too...oh another plant to buy.....
Cleared up here now so I'll leave the ironing and get on with summat outside.
Falling asleep on the sofa? I do that every night - then OH wakes me up and I go to bed
Me, too, Dove.
Have now cleared up the 'orrible mess that's been decanted from the caravan and put away the last of the ironing. Have now sat down to the luxury of bringing the diary up to date, Haven't actually done any gardening - it is now raining. Am doing mental gardening, the non-tiring kind.
Thanks for your good wishes, Matty. I had a very horticultural holiday - again, the non-tiring kind, looking at the results of someone else's work.
Best sort. I always manage to find somewhere where there is a garden on my must see list. It just happens
I haven't done as much today but feel shattered again. Not like me, usually bouncing
Good morning all
I hope everyone's had a good night's sleep after the exertions of the weekend. Matty, if you carry on feeling shattered maybe you should get yourself checked over - I used to feel like that and it turned out I had a thryroid problem.
Well, we didn't get the overnightrain we were promised - if it doesn't rain soon I shall have to get the hosepipe out to water in the BF&B and potash in.
Hedgehogs have been out and about in the garden overnight - poo on the terrace and they've eated chopped peanuts and mealworms.
I'm back to work today, OH will be working in the studio so he can keep an eye on activities at Bluetit Manor
Morning all it's a bit cooler this morning just done my greenhouse check before heading off to work everything fine. Bad news the weather in Scotland to get colder at the weekend maybe a touch of frost. Going to start my hanging baskets this Sat and leave them in the greenhouse for a few weeks.
What - no one up and about this morning except l'il old me? Did you all overdo it at the weekend?
Don't get up too quickly now - take it gently ................
I'll get my coat..................... although I don't think I'll need it today - sun's shining on the righteous again
I'm Feeling a bit sore. Be ok after a hot shower. Wish I didn't need a coat....maybe I'm not as righteous as you..
Love to the blue tits
Oh, hello Andy - didn't see you there - must have posted at the same time - ish.
Good morning Fairygirl - glad I'm not talking to myself - but it's time I got ready for work now - enjoy that hot shower - I'm all scrubbed and steamy
I'll pass your love to the bluetits - have a good day everyone - see you later