Happy Anniversary Mr and Mrs KEF . Autumn weddings and anniversaries are the best - you don't expect much, but when the sun does shine its magic. In the summer you feel cheated if you don't get a fine day. Have a lovely evening snuggled in front of the fire (something else you can't do in June)
Topbird - I did that with alliums last year and they were fine. I did 6 pots - 2 were planted out as soon as their noses began to show growth, the others got left, and were only planted when they had buds. The first two had much better flowers and looked stronger all round .....so if I did it again I'd plant them out earlier rather than later. Mine were purple sensation.
Your niece is going through it Verdun ...poor thing. Hope she starts to feel more comfortable soon.
I am a fully paid up member of the "still got bulbs to plant" club. I saved the ones from last years pots, and was going to plant them in the veg garden (OH not impressed, but I am trying to persuade him they are a crop, since I will be cutting any that manage to produce a flower)
Wsong - you sound like you are on a decorating marathon......but hopefully nearing the finish line. Remember that age old DIY refrain .....It'll be lovely when its finished
.....which also reminds me ......Chicklet has a job tutoring youngsters .....she came home horrified a few weeks ago because two of her young charges didn't know that "hob" went with "nob" to make a word or phrase. "Can you imagine getting to the age of 11 Mum, without knowing that a hobnob was a biscuit" !!! whoops
Bruges is looking lovely in the autumn sunshine Steve.
Loving the thought of Ma KEF in a parka
Mr Chicky is much brighter today - thanks for your thoughts. Not exactly sure how he is, because anymore than two "how are you feeling" 's turns me into nagging wife. So I have to use other, less traditional indicators .... and he has called me Chick a few times today (always a bad sign if he uses my "other" name), and he is now shouting at Man Utd on the TV. So a little improvement every day. We have to remember his insides have had a bit of a bashing, and be patient. Not a quality he possesses in spades
Meanwhile ...loved Autumnwatch. Did I mention I spotted Michaela having coffee with a friend at Wisley last week? My life hobnobbing with the stars
Hi Snoodle. Mr Chicky has been growing pumpkins for the last couple of years and has had great success with Charmant (see pic below). He also tried Atlantic Giant this year, which lived up to its name and got huge, but has much softer skin so got decimated by birds and slugs before we harvested them. Next year it will be Charmant all the way
The two weeny ones were from Sainsbugs
Morning all Quick peek in before I fire up the work computer
After my bulb planting weekend, yesterday I discovered a box of bulbs I had forgotten I'd ordered, that the postman had hidden so well that it had been there 3 weeks without me noticing. So more alliums and daffs to go in after all. Good job I had some spaces left over.
good luck at the docs Hosta.....and welcome back Dove Glad Lola kept you safe on the foggy journey home.
How fantastic Flowers ..... fascinating and moving at the same time. I love the bits of my history that others have put together, although I have not done any of it myself.
Morning peeps. Half term over, so early morning service resumes to get littlest Chicklet to the station. Work have been very good at letting me work remotely, on things that have some flexibility around the deadlines, whilst I need to be around for OH. Thinkthat will continue for at least another week whilst he is unable to drive ......then we shall see.
Hope Hostas bruises are less painful today - a really nasty place to fall on.
"If the water is deep enough that light does not penetrate to the bottom, and photosynthesis is limited to the top layer, the body of water is considered a lake. A pond is a body of water shallow enough to support rooted plants. Many times plants grow all the way across a shallow pond."
Not nearly as simple as the hill/mountain. We'll have to wait til Hosta's bruises subside enough for him to scuba dive in the middle and see whether photosynthesis is taking place at the bottom
I'm with Hollie, pdoc, Pete and Verdun - much too late to prune lavender now. All you will do is encourage new growth that will get killed off by the first frosts ....which must be just round the corner, despite the record breaking temperatures some have had today. I try and get mine pruned by the end of August, and if I miss that I leave it til the spring.