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Posted: 31/01/2016 at 08:53

Morning all. Raining.

Really enjoyed Turandot last night in cinema, filmed live from the New York Met. Several of our friends, French and English were there too.

On the way home, dark and raining, we were in a queue of 4 cars, 44 mph (70km) limit, white line and bendy road, when a white van shot past 2 of us, almost into a roundabout, then shot past the next 2. Lucky no one came round the bend.

Good news that Pat is feeling well enough to post.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 23:10

Weeded the lower middle bed yesterday, barrow load of rubbish from it. Planted double daisies round it. There were lots of snowdrops coming up under the dead autumn anemones.

Today it rained, stayed inside.

Salvia Turkestanica

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 23:07

They do self seed. I haven't got them but someone I know has and he says he now has too many!


Posted: 30/01/2016 at 22:53

Welcome back, Hosta.

We've just come back from the New York Met Opera - at Périgueux Cinema, live. Saw Turandot, magnificent, but the beautiful princess was rather ugly and old, lovely voice though. They used the costumes and props from an old Franco Zeffirelli production. Tickets were my birthday (Sept) pressie from Son No 2.


Posted: 30/01/2016 at 09:29

Morning all.

Only popped into kitchen briefly last night so didn't read all the posts. Oh dear Clari, how upsetting, the boss should pay you interest. All sounds rather precarious.

I hope your boob is less sore today Panda, hope it didn't keep you awake.

My paper work mountain dates from 2 years. I pay the bills as they come in or by DD. The pile is just waiting to be put tidily in the filing cabinet, but I hate doing it and the study is a cold room. Have better things to do when the weather is warm!

Grey again this morning, hope the sun comes out like yesterday.

Yes, David, they were French onions from my veg garden. But peas were bought frozen, the mice ate mine when we were away  

Staking Acanthus

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 23:17

Do they need staking? Mine stand up by themselves.


Posted: 29/01/2016 at 19:47

Would have asked you if I'd known David  They were English sausages.


Posted: 29/01/2016 at 16:50

It's been a nice afternoon, I was able to get out and weed most of the lower middle bed and plant some daisies.

Log man has re-roofed the shed. OH had to prune a lot of the clematis Montana growing up the shed, but not a bad thing as it was getting a bit out of control.

Sausages and mash, peas, fried onions and gravy tonight.

Identify plants

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 13:45

Doesn't look woody to me. I'd agree with penstemon - except that Uncle says it isn't! Oh dear, lots of plants have leaves like that, such as Michaelmas daisies and Golden Rod. I think the dark leaves could because they are old.

Witch hazel Strawberries and cream.

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 13:36

Avatar pics have gone because of a technical hitch, they are trying to sort it.

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