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Posted: 06/10/2015 at 14:05

Have finished the plug plants at last. It's warm and windy today.

Good luck Hosta.

Are the markets good value near Norwich Dove? Sounds a good haul. Here they are more expensive than the supermarket.


Posted: 06/10/2015 at 10:57

Thank you, Lesley.

I've just changed to winter bedding this morning, DD. We had the summer duvet and mattress side, but in real summer it's just a sheet.


Posted: 06/10/2015 at 08:37

Morning all. Good luck with the scan Hosta.

I will be in the GH potting on plug plants this morning.

We are off to England tomorrow for a few days for OH's auntie's Memorial Service. She was 97. He looked on her as a Grandmother.


Posted: 05/10/2015 at 22:26

Hello again, have been away a few days. Had family staying for weekend, new grandson's Christening.

Also box of plug plants arrived, violas, polyanthus, forget me nots, daisies etc, so have been busy potting them up.


Posted: 02/10/2015 at 10:15

Hurray! Good luck Panda! Hope you enjoy it.


Posted: 02/10/2015 at 10:06

Morning all.

There is a lovely dogs home, Twilight, for old dogs here in SW France, run by an English couple. They ask for old duvets and bedding for the dogs. http://www.twilightchiens.com/ 

Going to pot up my new plug plants, but must have a clear out of the cold frames first.


Posted: 02/10/2015 at 09:49

When I replaced a dead climbing rose (it had been decimated by deer over the years, now have a fence) I removed 2 wheelbarrow loads of earth and replaced it with earth from the veggie garden, compost and manure. New rose is doing OK.


Posted: 01/10/2015 at 19:16

Lesley, I have shelves full of old GW magazines as well. But I don't think I've looked at them again. They are too beautiful to throw away, I'm not very good at throwing things away, there is a wardrobe full of clothes I'm now too fat for in a spare room.


Posted: 01/10/2015 at 19:14

Gosh, am I a grubby person? I don't replace my duvets every year. I have 3, summer, winter and in between, each several years old. I do change the covers of course.

Don't think I've been here today, been busy cleaning 6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and making up beds for the children and grandchildren's arrival, but I did make a start yesterday. Son and daughter coming tomorrow evening and other daughter on Saturday. Son 2's baby son being christened on Sunday, followed by meal in posh hotel. Also did shopping this morning.

A box full of plug plants arrived this morning. I've unwrapped them but will have to pot them on tomorrow. Hope to have lots of violas, polyanthus, double daisies and forget-me-nots for my Open Garden day in early May.

Geum Totally Tangerine

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 18:56

Have checked, found the answer. A wretched mole has tunnelled underneath it, so although I watered the roots were dangling.  Good thing I took some bits off it last autumn which are still alive but in a shadier spot.

Verdun I'm a great believer in adding manure etc. to planting holes

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