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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 09:20

They are lovely, Matt.

Once, years ago, when I lived in Kent, I sowed a packet of Senetti in the GH. They all came up and grew into decent plants! GH was full of them. Stunning. Good thing I had 2 GHs then as there was no room for anything else. I put some around the house and gave some away, but they liked the GH best. I've bought them since for house plants but usually manage to kill them. No good at house plants.


Posted: 01/04/2014 at 09:10

Morning all. Sunny. Cosmos have germinated during the night

Sprig's Garden

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 23:31

It certainly doesn't look as though you've no idea about gardening! It's looking great.

Moved into new house

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 23:23

I think so too. I would dig it up. In your last post you asked about poisonous berries. This will have poisonous, but bright and pretty, berries. My children ate some when they were aged 2 and 4 and I had to rush them to hospital with burning throats.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 23:17


Work in progress in veggie garden. But not very interesting unless you are fascinated by earth!



Posted: 31/03/2014 at 22:40

I grow Nasturtiums in the veggie garden next to the broad beans. They are meant to entice the blackfly off the broad beans! Last year I didn't have blackfly on either I decorate salads with the edible peppery flowers. Very easy to grow and the seeds are big enough to manage easily. Here in France they are called Capucine. The Latin name is Tropaeolum.


Posted: 31/03/2014 at 20:42

I will be recording "The Widower" on +1 as OH wants to watch "The Plantagenets".

Tracey, before you went off for the w/e (glad you had a good one) you said something about delphiniums not germinating. I tend to buy plants and take cuttings of the shoots, it's quicker than seeds. But not so many of course, if they germinate.


Posted: 31/03/2014 at 16:15
KEF wrote (see)

Hi all, kettle on, toast on, nurse off sick ... bet she had too many chocs yesterday


I must have seemed a bit thick, but our health checks are done in a clinic with several nurses, doctor, dentist, optician, ear doc and gynaecologist so I didn't see the significance of a nurse being off sick. They used to be free every 2 years, now it's 3 yearly.

Guests gone, having a coffee then back to deal with the rampant honeysuckle and vinca.


Posted: 31/03/2014 at 09:37

Morning all. Friends coming for lunch, kitchen is a mess. HW before they arrive

Good luck with health check KEF


Posted: 30/03/2014 at 19:51

Everyone must be busy today. I've just got back from a concert OH was singing in with the local choir, in aid of research for eye diseases. There was a great tea afterwards made by the French ladies of the host choir.

Sun and 20° was forecast, but they were wrong, it was grey and cool and a bit drizzly this afternoon.

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