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chicky

Morning all, and a special morning for our good friend Dave.

Potty - sounds idyllic being that close to a beach - and great that daughter has inherited your passion for pots.

Am hoping to get out there for a bit of gardening later.  Little bit disappointed that my family are descending en masse for the day on Sunday, and it is the only day torrential rain is forecast 

MrsGarden

Talking of decking, my mum saw a 7inch rat disappear under ndn's decking yesterday, uggg. There's room for hundreds under ours, yikes. Compost bin as far from house and decking as possible, uggg again. 

Busy-Lizzie

Morning all.

Next week I will be in England with a group of French friends (and OH).They want to see Canterbury, London and Oxford and asked me to arrange it. It has been complicated as there will be 10 of us with 2 hire cars and Ryanair.

It's really not a convenient time to leave the garden and the GH, full of babies, hope the housesitter manages to keep it all watered. It had to be over the Easter holidays because a couple are teachers and there are the 2 daughters of one couple. Should be fun though. 

I have masses to do before we go so this may be my last post for a bit.

Dovefromabove

Oooh, good luck with the organising BL - we'll try and hold on to the good weather for you - hope you get a chance to enjoy it and aren't too busy.

We'll keep an eye on your plants for you 

Dovefromabove
MrsGarden wrote (see)

Better than Del Boy dove! maybe it's a typo? 

Probably spell-check or something - but much better than Del Boy 

Just heard that my dear friend passed away peacefully yesterday evening - thank goodness she's free from pain now.  She leaves a huge gap in so many lives 

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chicky

Will you be sneaking any garden visits in Lizzie.  Have a great trip

Busy-Lizzie

Thanks Dove, it's worse than hosting a dinner party!

chicky

Missed your post, Dove.  How very sad.  Thinking of you ...

MrsGarden

She spread a lot of happiness Dove. She's 'ok now' as I always remember saying when we lost my grandmother. Thinking of you in your loss. x

Busy-Lizzie

So sorry about your friend, Dove. Big hugs ((( )))

Chicky, if I can get to visit the Savill garden in Windsor I will be happy. We will stay a few days there as it's cheaper than London and we got a good deal on the hotel.

chicky

Lizzie - most of the English schools go back on Tuesday ( they seem to have been off for most of April) - so things shouldn't be too busy here

Orchid Lady

Morning everyone, a bit blustery and overcast here but dry so far.  I need to do things in the GH today so don't mind a bit of rain.....it might encourage me to get some bits done indoors too!!

Dove, so sorry about your friend, as you said she will be free from pain now, that doesn't make your pain any easier though.  ((Hugs)).

MrsGarden, it was a privet bush, we took most of them down a couple of years ago but couldn't shift that so I out up with it, until the end of last summer when I decided it was going.....to sentiment where privet is concerned!! We have tried everything and eventually it came out!

Hugs to all those with naff jobs and working today, it will soon be long weekend 

Clarington

Dave - really sorry to hear about your friend. But as you say she's in the best place now and no doubt will be keeping an eye on you all!

Mrs G - sorry about that! The weather report said fine all day (heavy rain on Sunday). Now I'm just in the office by Rother Valley trying to mentally convince the clouds to go South and miss the washing! I can't remember if I opened the greenhouse or not either Two of my tomato plants were looking a little less than peppy yesterday so I'm hoping they'll be okay. I watered them well but the leafs seemed wilted. Surely they don't need a feed already?

KEF - ha has auto correct on my phone isn't a fan of cakes it seems! Grandma always makes the hot cross buns so this is my contribution to the party.

 

MrsGarden

Party Clari? ooo lovely. I'll be there!

Dovefromabove

Thanks folks   ((hugs))

 

Clari - don't feed the toms yet!  and keep the compost on the dry-ish side 

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Orchid Lady

No Clari, don't feed your tomatoes until they get the first flowers otherwise they might not flower 

 (I like it when I know something!!  I learned that the other day on another thread 
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 These are Easter presents for my 3 boys, you can't see it very well but in the middle of each pot is a baby Monkey Puzzle Tree......I'm not very artistic so don't focus on the post too much 

Clarington

I'll put a photo up of the toms some time over the weekend - they've grown massively - way bigger than others I planted just a few days later but the leafs were all wilted like I'd abandoned them to dry out. Could they be getting too hot in the conservatory? I was sure I read about not feeding them til they flower and generally treating them keen but I'm not sure they look like they'll last much longer!

Mrs G - you're more than welcome to the join in the party. Be warned with this family to expect arguing, fussing, tantrums over the tiniest of things, the dogs getting higher priority on the sofa than grandfather... my family positively sit in a darkened room eating nothing but bread and water in comparison!

Just read your post Dove. So sorry to hear your friend died.  It's a sad world at times, isn't it?  

Dovefromabove

Thanks Verdun  - she was so young and full of energy- only retired a couple of years - and she had so many things she wanted to do - she was 3/4 of the way through writing a book on plums (she lived in Pershore).  Her much loved OH and family will miss her dreadfully. 

Fairygirl

Just in and catching up. You're so right Verd- life can be very random and hard to understand sometimes. My sympathies to you Dove.  'Peacefully' is the word to remember when the going gets tough, as it undoubtedly will. Plenty of hugs for you whenever you need them x