Oh my goodness.....just watching the news. Hosta, please let us know you are both safe if you get the chance.
Real change in the weather here - can't see out the window yet, but expecting frost - cars had iced over already when I ventured out about 10pm last night. Will be good to get some proper winter temperatures - particularly if they come with some blue skies
Wonky - hope you get that tooth sorted soon - as others have said, other problems will be easier to cope with if you can get rid of the nagging pain. DD - your OH comments made me smile too. SA's are known for their directness, so maybe they wouldn't have noticed anything out of the ordinary!
Had a lovely day out with Chicklet yesterday. Work beckons today ....but its nearly the weekend folks.
Hi Liz - I'd second the advice of waiting to really find out what you've got there before making any decisions. I'd also spend the next year peering over your neighbours walls (in the nicest possible way) to see what grows well for them. You don't have to ape their style, but can use the plants that are good doers in your area in your own way. Good luck - and let us know how you get on - we love a before/after story
Morning all Porridge here too (sorry Yvie !) - no honey, but a sprinkling of flax seeds and raisins
Got a day off today - taking Chicklet for a girlie shopping trip, before she returns to Uni at the weekend. Its been so lovely having her around again - going to have to get used to missing her all over again So a day of coffee, cake and chatter, with a few shops thrown in, seems a good way to make the most of the last days of her hols
I've got quite a steep bank I'm not sure what to do with ......about 12foot high and sloping sharply. Would love some ideas. Thanks
Decs down for me today. Going out to the theatre tonight, so I won't have to look at the emptiness of it all
Glad your op has made a difference Flowers, and fingers crossed mini-Yvie manages to get her house move back on track.
It was me that said the evenings are lighter - not getting dark til about 4.45 here now - baby steps. i know it happens every year, with scientific regularity, but it still comes as a pleasant surprise for me. Little things
Not been this early for a while. Littlest chicklet back at college today, so the usual commuting routine begins again in earnest. Have noticed the nights pulling out already, but it will be a while before the mornings start to get lighter.
Great to hear Mr Yvie's op went well - here's to a speedy recovery
I stick wooden kebab sticks as stakes - cut them to shorter than the flower spike and put them close to the bulb, but without skewering it .....they get hidden by all the flowers
How about watercress
Best get a wriggle on ......
But on a more positive note - my Chiltern seed catalogue has just arrived - so hours of fun await choosing what to try this year. i must remember that I only have 14 mini propagators and limited windowsill space