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Posted: 03/11/2014 at 18:49

I always use antihistamine straight away and if that doesn't work, hydrocortisone.

Waiting for chicken and veg pie to cook.

Did a bit of gardening late this afternoon then there was a thunderstorm. My border collie follows me, like Monty's Nigel, he is terrified of thunder. The chap who cuts the logs for the woodburner has cut my hornbeam hedge hurray!  I usually do it, at least 90 metres of double hedge, hate it, but I have tendonitis in my shoulder.

Strictly 2014

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 12:42

I don't, I love it.

Purple Tree?

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 09:16

I've just looked at that link from the RHS and seen it's group one, light or no pruning. I have an old one which had got very straggly so I researched it and found they can be pruned hard, so I cut mine in half! It's done much better since.

Purple Tree?

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 09:12

That's a cotinus coggygria.  When they are pruned they make lovely fresh new growth and they can be pruned quite hard.

Progress so far

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 09:09

Well done Daryl, super job, looks lovely.

work in progress

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 08:55

Well done baza, what a difference, looks great.


Posted: 03/11/2014 at 08:46

Morning all.

Loads of tulips to plant. My children gave me lots for my birthday. We had the rain that DD had too. Poured in the evening. But the forecast for the week is now better than it was.

But must muck out horse shelter before next hay delivery , aching shoulder coming up!

Strictly 2014

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 22:45

Have watched it all now. The right person went and I hope the other right person goes next week.

White Powder

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 17:32

Sounds most like lime to me, but I'd chuck it. I've bought it like that for growing brassicas, then found soil here is alkaline.


Posted: 02/11/2014 at 17:28

Had good lunch with son. His baby is teething and only wants his Mummy, so not very cuddly today.

On the way home we visited friend in hospital who is a lot better.

Off to watch last night's Strictly. Didn't see it last night as we were at the cinema to see the opera "Carmen", live from the New York Met. Super.

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