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How big is the area? Shady? Soil?
Your biceps must be huge after all that work.
Ladeees don't have biceps. My batwings look a bit better though.
Shady - son just said 15ft wide by 10ft long, most of which was covered with buttercups. Haven't done anything with it for years and was used by kids to have bonefires. So now, what I would class, as nice earth. Easy to dig, unlike the main part of the garden.
Don't want to spend loads of money on plants as it will cost me a fortune and rather like the idea of wild flowers. Am I being daft?
Beechgrove garden did a thing about planting wild flower seeds a couple of weeks ago. Have just sown some following what they said.
Just tried to find it but no onger on stream Any way prepare soil into fine tilth, firm by tepping on it, rake sow seeds, liightly rake. Bit like sowing grass seed.
Today is son2 birthday so we are off out for lunch. He lives with us, and finds life tricky sometimes. I don't think he will ever leave.
As a result not much planned tday, pot on some fuchsias that came a couple of days ago. sow runner beans and potter.
Oh yes and remember not to washmy hair in the shower, I got to WW as well, can't wait to tell them that
Thanks for the info Matty. I always forget Beechgrove and I know it's not available for very long.
Don't know how old your son is but mine's 33 and I can't ever see him moving out. I don't mind, but it's the moods that get on my nerves.
Hope you have a lovely day anyway.
He's 30 today
Off to pot up fuchsias.
Morning all. Why does it seem I'm always last up? BUT have been up an hour- went ou to water the front of the house before sun got round there. We haven't had any rain so it was getting too dry.I lso got round to planting up 6 yellow pansies which I got for £1 a couple of weeks back.
I've been using the wrong shampoo along with the rest of you!
Well have a good day all
My son has moved out but he will be moving back in this summer. He will be having an operation on his knee and builders will be in his house doing the loft conversion and a new kitchen. He lives about 35 mins away, his wife will have to deal with the builders!
Morning everybody, just woke up for the second time, was up at 6, miserable weather so went back to bed. OH sent me the shampoo ad per Skype, I think he was trying to tell me something!
Sowed cucumbers and butternut squash yesterday, no gardening today but at least the water butts are full.
Enjoy your Sunday, will check in later.
Just cannot bend, carry, shift, wheel anything any more today. Legs are like jelly. It is so cold too. So have come indoors and have just put my roast on, Oh yes, and the heating.
Just baked a cake!!! Victoria sandwich
Anyone putting the kettle on?
Sorry Dove. Can't move. Will just have to fade away.
Tina, OH says you shouldn't be doing gardening in those high heels - you'll pull something You're downhill from here - I'll lob a flask and a tupperware box over - can you crawl to the door to get them?
Got to keep up appearances Dove. What would my fans think (if any are still alive).
I think I could manage that Dove. Thanks. Any relation to Fatima Whitbread? If so, should reach me.
I'm going to be first on evening FORKERS
Nah, nah, nah-nah, nah.
I saw Tina Turner on her farewell tour, absolutely brilliant. Been keeping myself busy this week and cant for the life of me remember what i have done. Hoping this week will be a better week. The scaffold is going uop on Tues and the roof will be repaired on thurs and fri.Yes its finally getting done only waited 3 months.
Thankyou to everyone for your kind messages, we still miss him. it seems strange being able to clean my teeth and have a shower with no "help" Hoping to be out in the garden this week but who knows.
planted spuds and broad beans . cut gass front and back .and next doors . for compost and tom keeps a good claret. brunch at 1.00 put the roast in . pork cooked with herbs out of the garden .planted five tubs out. planted out new border with cuttings taken last year . bit of rain now . back ache now but wouldnt miss it for the world .cold beer now and bed
Morning all well that's the weekend away again and back to work never stopped at the weekend got loads done outside on Sat and inside on Sun. Got a great deal for the sports kits for the kids on Sat then went to the GC and bought some compost and also an Astilbe heart & soul plant reduced to £5 from £19.99 so happy with that.Sunday i singled out 80 onions 40 leeks and 94 Verbascum plus started my hanging baskets. Oh forgot and taxi my daughter to and from the train station on Sat she and her friends going to night out in Edinburgh for my daughters birthday that's what dads are for now back to work for a rest.
Good morning folks I've done my usual early morning perambulation of the garden in my jim jams and dressing gown - temp down to 5C overnight so I was ok not to fleece the beans Hedgehogs have visited the feeding stations and eaten their supper
plants all growing apace, ditto weeds
Rain overnight so the butts are filled, and now we have blue skies and bright fluffy clouds, and I have to get ready for work
I was woken about 1.30 by a very noisy helicopter circling the area quite low for about an hour - it seemed to be going over and over the golf course and the marshes - I hope no one's missing.
Morning Andy, Morning Dove,
Quick weetabix and cuppa and then I'm off - need to be in earlier this morning.
Just about to go and open the coldframe and the greenhouse vents - the morning ritual.
Enjoy your days !