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Pash I asked on the plastic chair thread why you keep posting "bump", understand now! Should have looked here first.
Lily beetles were "having a cuddle" here in France too yesterday! Also drizzling here. Bank holidays today and tomorrow, rain forecast.
Going shopping in a minute, Leclerc open today. Got to make 2 cakes for OH's choir, concert tomorrow.
Morning. 9.10 - late Kef? Not for me it's not.!
Sorry Andy, but you do not have our permission to stop posting. Spammers are not a good enough excuse. They do seem to disappear quite quickly once the mods get in.
Been raining overnight - not sure how much though. Nothing planned for today apart from complaining at Building Society. Used to have great faith in them, but since they now seem to want to push all sorts of deals, etc, down your throad, I feel they have lost the customer service aspect. If I get told one more time that I'm eligible for a credit card, or that I should take insurance to pay for my funeral I won't be responsible for my actions.
Bev, I was joking about the lily beetle.
Morning All. Late this morning as was putting a new little potting bench together my hubby bought me. Had to do the dreaded housework yesterday while the sun was blazing down. Now I have the chance to get out its gone all rainy and drizzly...typical and the lawn needs mowing.
agree with SwissSue..not much else to be done. Just weeding and watching!
Another round of pricking out waiting for me this morning. Then I might do some 'proper gardening' and see if I can get some of those pots emptied.
Andy...we will miss you if you don't post
Good afternoon everyone. Someone mentioned pinching out the Cosmos? At what height do you do it? Mine are about 3", /8cm.
Late as couldn't get on the site earlier. Still coughing but did sleep better, and not so wobbly today.
Staying in though the sun is pulling me outside - all those things not done for this week are making me behind.
Not pinched cosmos before - think I will give it a go.
Hope everyone else is well. Grumpy commuters
Glad OH no longer joins them
Artjak...it was ME! Lol
Pinch out when a pair of new shoots is soon on stems. Pinch out often to effectively double up on growth. My cosmos are in 1 litre pots and very bushy. I will plant out in 2 weeks or so but also pot on some imto 2 or 3 litre pots for later plantImg.
Coincidentally my neighbour was planting out his cosmos yesterday...straggly 5" or so specimens each with a terminal flower bud ....ideal candidates for slug bait. I persuaded him to pot on some and pinch out in the process
just home and having lunch - b****y rain's on now
On the plus side- last night's left over brisket was rather tasty!
If rain isn't too bad i'll get my sweet peas into their pot and may even get two posts in the two holes waiting for them. Wrists a bit sore after the mixing and digging but not as bad as I expected thank goodness!
Matty glad you're a bit better
Tina I've told my two that whatever they want to buy/invest in, they have to take the basic viewpoint that all companies really only care about the bottom line...
and go on from there
Verdun, thank you for the info
Pleased to say FG that I won the fight with TFL. How costly is all this issuing of penalty notices to the taxpayer/London Boroughs council tax payers. Think that's right. I wonder how many people accept the PN and just pay up because they can't be bothered to fight it. I believe all these organisations are looking after No 1 and have lost interest in Joe public.
Should be on rant thread.
Pretty chilly here and getting really windy. Going to eat spaghetti bolognaise now cos I fancied it.
Chucking it down here now- no chance of much outdoor stuff happening
Oh well-might help fill my 'pond' pot!
Awaiting new compost bin arriving.
Andy please don't go.
Survived the grumpies ! So glad you're feeling a bit better Matty
Morning all decided to keep posting thanks everyone hopefully the kitchen pests will go away. Nice morning but a little fresh just done my check everything fine must say my bleeding heart bare root i planted in March is taken off as with the lilies beetroot,carrots,cabbage and tatties are all showing well now. I will take some pictures within the next few weeks to put on here for you all to see it's nothing fancy but have done lots to make it better looking have a good day all.
Morning Andy - good to see you I know they're a pain but ....... what the heck Don't let'em win
And I don't want to speak too soon, but there don't appear to be any this morning - maybe the techies have been able to do something clever
Morning Andy. Glad you're still with us
You're so busy even at this time in the morning you put me to shame!
I'd like to get my tomatoes potted on again and get my sweet peas out. Some cuttings to put somewhere but I'll need to decant things from pots to make way for them.
More posts to do but the weather may be against me today when I get home. Wrists are none too clever either so will wait and see.
Plenty of planning to do anyway if it's wet!
Hopefully they have set up something that when the word kitchen appears it won't let you post lol.
I must pot on my tomatoes this weekend! I must pot on my tomatoes this weekend! I must pot on my tomatoes this weekend!