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in The potting shed
Oooh and welcome to Hollie too - yes gritty and "free drainng" - that was my parents' coastal garden too - and they'd moved there from the clay of High Suffolk - they could never understand why their favourite roses struggled
If your dog likes walking on The Common, ask him to give my Aged Ps a wave - Pa keep an eye out for dogs and gives Ma a running commentary on their antics
Fairygirl, I bought 2 island series canna this year. - Tenerife and Madeira. They were in 6 inch 1 litre pots, and I put them in big patio pots. I have been amazed at how many flowers they have had. Much more than the old ones I had.
FG perhaps we can persuade High School Students from Wisconsin to design you some equipment to make life easier
I like them very much fidget but trying to look after them last year where I was temporarily living was hopeless and mine didn't make it. I got a Tropicanna Gold which is bright green and yellow with loads of new shoots for £4. I'll bring it inside if I need to. Would have got a few but I had to restrain myself!
Dove - I could do with one of those carts for the shopping- could send eldest daughter for it!
Dove - free draining isn't in it - roses struggle but I do OK with specie roses, those related to dog roses, eglatine, rosa rugosa (?) etc, they don't seem to mind pure sand!
We don't use the common much, the open marshes are more our thing. The dogs then get plenty of chances to chase the pheasants.
Must get back to the chores
Well that was so much easier to find out what's what
Oh Morning All
Cold here, even the GH is not opening today and now it's started to rain. have just been outside to tie in some rambling shoots though - never know if I do it right or not but tbey seem to flower.
Been swimming and they took my blood pressure - it is now what it was when I was in my 30's - and i'm only 27!!!
Feel very pleased with it though real result
Waitinf for a tulip/allium ordeer to come then that will be it for the year, unless something falls into my hands when I'm out and about
Holly, I used to love walking their dog on the marshes between Southwold and Eastern Bavents, watching out for the geese and wildfowl - in the winter a couple of times they found migrating woodcock in their garden, having flown across the North Sea from Northern Europe - they were sometimes a bit disorientated so we'd put them in a box and take them to the marshes and put them safely in some thick reeds to recover and get their bearings.
Turning into a lovely day here but still 3 hours till home time. First task is to measure up for a second greenhouse which I have just spotted on ebay, a 10 x 6 alluminium polycarb. This will give me plenty of extra space to keep things over winter and grow a few extra varieties in the new season. And most of the ground already laid in slabs at back of garage - just need to shortent he strawb patch by a foot or two, or should I knock out the dividing post with next door - the fence is well on the other side after all..............
What a lot of chat to catch up on! Nice though.
I do love your wit Dove.
Started on the bathroom and have removed all the stencilling I did on the airing cupboard several years ago. It was a case of 'don't stand still or Mum will stencil you'. It was the only place I did it - fortunately.
Turned heating off as I was standing by a radiator, but it's going back in now.
Fairy hope shoulder improves as day goes on.
Matty well done you, bet you are pleased that health efforts paid off.
Holly "spoken" to you on another thread and forgot to say hello & welcome.
AJK you can never have too many GH's, Hope you get it.
Tina, didn't picture you as a stenciller..were the stencils of plants? I also love Dove's wit.
MrsG. Penniesfromheaven found us, but as they say..no good deed goes unpunished.
Right off to do a bit more.
Sorry that Pennies seems to have disappeared as quickly as she came - perhaps she'll pop back later.
I had thought that I might know her, given that our names indicate that we originate from the same place
Maybe our 'sense of humour' scared her off - come back Pennies!
Kef and Dove. Naughty girls. Punishments are still in place you know. No rule changes just because we've changed threads.
Yes, they were Kef. Took me days to do it. We all do silly things at times don't we. Seem to remember it was the 'in' thing.
Perhaps if I get the ladders and emulsion upstairs, making it look like I'm going to attempt to do ceiling, son will get stroppy and protective and insist on doing it. But which decade?
Good luck with that proposal Tina!
Am in bed again today, sweaty this morning and cough not great so back I went
Weather is abysmal here - wet and cold. Still, it marks the changing of the seasons
Dove and KEF
It was the in thing Tina in the eighties - ex partner had a lovely floral 'vine' round the bedroom which his ex wife had done.....had to show him the error of his ways in keeping it for 6 or 7 years after she'd gone!
Mind you, it wasn't as bad as having to look at the nice family photo of them both on the bedroom wall...
That photo would have been the first thing to go FG!
I know MsB!!! Don't worry - it went quite soon after I became the regular girlfriend