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Just a couple of questions!

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 11:21

Looks perfect

I missed your other question before - moving plants now is fine if you keep them well watered .....personally I would wait til mid September, when nature might do that job for you


Posted: 28/08/2016 at 11:14

I've got cosmos flowers (rubenza, antiquity, purity and sweet sixteen - so not the sensation mix) ....but like MU my sweetpeas are a bit of a disaster this year.  Will dig more compost into their patch for next year.

Just a couple of questions!

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 11:05

Hibiscus need lots of sun if you are going to get any flowers - have you anywhere that it would get morning sun too?


Posted: 28/08/2016 at 10:35

Morning Peeps

Well done to Wonky - sounds like a great opportunity  And sounds like an improvement for Clari too (btw - do you have a livingroom back yet ?)

Spent yesterday shopping, and was going to garden today but its looking miserable  Maybe later on .......

Phlox ID

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 10:15

Hi Chrissie, I have lots like that - can't remember all their names but Bright Eyes, Amethyst, Laura, Tenor and Orange Perfection (which is actually pink not orange at all) are some. All of mine have come from Hayloft bareroot plant collections over the years - they bulk up very quickly from quite small plants.  Never tried root cuttings, but I have divided successfully and taken softwood cuttings.

Phlox ID

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 10:14

I have a couple of white ones like that too - one is Danielle and one is David.  I have lots of other colours too - they keep everthing very colourful in July and August - love them.  And pretty easy too - slugs ignore them and once you've given them a bit of a weed in spring they pretty much look after themselves


Posted: 26/08/2016 at 07:01

Morning  TGIF 

FiL move went well from an organisational PoV, but think it will take longer for him to adjust to the change on an emotional and mental front.  He loves to worry, and has a whole new list of potentials.  But the flat is a new build, and apparently is lovely, and problems will be dealt with by the building hopefully that will help him settle.  My Dad is ok now, thanks Joyce - still hobbling, because although his broken foot mended, the relative inactivity has given him swollen legs that the docs are now trying to get control of ....but in good spirits nonetheless.

Littlest chicklet is heading off this morning with her rucksack, tent and wellies for a weekend at Reading festival ......cue worrying mother.....I'm sure she will have a wonderful time

Have a great day, whatever youse are up to .....and welcome to Blighty Lizzie


Posted: 25/08/2016 at 06:47


Big day for FiL today - he is moving in to a retirement flat.  Absolutely the right thing to do, but shutting the door on a house you have lived in for 60 years will be tough.  Mr C hasbeen down there helping out with boxes and sorting and generally calmingthe nerves.

Thunder and rain overnight has left us damp and muggy here, rather than refreshed.  But at least it watered the pots for me.

Hope stings have stopped smarting, hogs have been visiting again, paint has dried to an acceptable colour, clooties have been scoffed and sunbathing continued away from prying eyes


Posted: 24/08/2016 at 07:07

Great to hear from you DD - glad things are working out nicely.  Will be good when you know longer have to worry about the B&B - that day must be coming soon, right? 

Happy birthday to Fairylet for yesterday .....any cake left?

And happy anniversaries to Lesley and Ob .....thats an impressive number of years you've clocked up between you

Enjoying my first crop of Autumn raspberries on this morning's porridge .....yum yum yum


Posted: 23/08/2016 at 12:40

Escaped from my desk for a glorious hour in the sun ..... Not a cloud to be seen ......bliss

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