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Posted: 03/08/2015 at 06:48

morning all (said quietly, in little letters, so as not to wake Fidget up)

another week at the madhouse beckons 

Dull and grey here, after a lovely day yesterday - at least summer picked a weekend day to show her face.

be good everyone   Smilies are back 

foxglove and delphiniums

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 23:30
I'd wait until the autumn, when you know they are not going to be short of water to settle in. If you can see roots out the bottom of the pot before then, then I would move them to the next pot size - the bigger they are when it comes to planting time, the better.

foxglove and delphiniums

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 23:17
Different answers for each . I put seed grown foxgloves in the ground in their first autumn, but grow delphiniums on in pots (keep moving them up a size when you can see roots poking out the bottom of the pot) until the frosts have passed next spring.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 23:06
Amazing photo David - do they visit your garden often?

Your gardens are looking wonderful Winter, Dove, Runny, Lyn and Verdun. I do love other people's garden photos, so thank you for sharing.

Runaway melons Bob - do you think you'll get any fruit to ripen in there, or is it simply a bid for world domination?


Posted: 02/08/2015 at 22:28
Fidget, you are making me chuckle

Best keep the alkaseltzer handy for the morning


Posted: 02/08/2015 at 22:25
Sounds like a good afternoon Fidget

Was a beautiful day here today - feeling pretty pleased that I cleared most of the visible weeds, plus a load of deadheading and a bit of pruning. Feeling a bit achey now ....out of practice with this gardening lark.


Posted: 02/08/2015 at 21:28
Enjoy your grandchildren Lizzie and Liri

Looking forward to photos of the triangle border as it progresses Panda

Settling down for Beechgrove on the planner now ..... Syl


Posted: 02/08/2015 at 10:57
I've been up for hours too Fairy

Just spent one of those hours watching clouds of butterflies on our buddlejas - hundreds of peacocks, admirals, frittilaries, browns and whites. My ocd nature got the better of me in the end, and had to come in for my I-spy book of butterflies to identify them all.

Plan for today is to do all the things I failed to do yesterday


Posted: 01/08/2015 at 21:37
Hi David - think it is something to do with an advert the site has contracted to run at the weekends for a few weeks, which upsets it all. Dove knows more.

Btw, since you are looking in, just wanted to say I am growing half Eagle sweetpeas, and half other sorts.....the difference is staggering . Will definitely be going 100% eagle next year !


Posted: 01/08/2015 at 16:49
Done precisely zero of what I had planned for today. But feel relaxed
Now trying to psyche myself up to get off the sofa and go for a bike ride ...those holiday pounds have to get shifted somehow. You can't go to Italy without sampling every flavour of gelato on offer would be rude

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