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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

ID. Please

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 11:46
I'm growing the second one for the first time here - just checked, and the label says its a torenia (mines a purple one, but buds and leaves look the same).

Posting Issues?

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 11:41
Seems to be a common problem Steve .....interim solution is to change your settings to basic editor. That lets you post text, but no smilies (unless you know the keyboard versions ) and no photos. Means I will have to brush off some of my little used adjectives .....amazing how lazy we get when a yellow cartoon face is the way to convey everything !!


Posted: 01/08/2015 at 11:37
Panda - shocked one is with a little "o".


Posted: 01/08/2015 at 10:29
Ignore this post - just trying out my basic editor smilie skills !




Posted: 01/08/2015 at 10:25
Morning to all the lovely people on this forum .

Nice long lie-in needed here to restore batteries

Happy Ruby Anniversary Liri - hope cakes (of whatever variety) go down well. Knew your CV would be tip-top Panda - hang on in there, your dream job is going to appear very soon.

Gardening on the cards for me this weekend .....visible weeds must go (others can get on with it til autumn :O), some foxglove seedlings to pot on, and armfuls of sweetpeas to pick (sorry LilyP). Was going to take some photos, as I am super pleased with it all this year, but looks like I will have to wait til Monday to post them.

Last night we had our very first GH tomato of the year .....haven't grown sungold before, but verdict was good .....yum yum


Posted: 29/07/2015 at 06:47

Morning All yet to arrive

Getting up not such a struggle this Friday I will have cracked it

Just having the last of our blueberries with my cereal - bumper crop this year - the netting really paid off.  Not long before the autumn raspberries start too - keeps breakfast interesting.

have a good day one and all


Posted: 28/07/2015 at 22:16

Furry sheepskin slippers on here too

Just watched Alan T (normally a fan) .....since when were olive and lemon trees hardy in Hull ??  Lots of shouting at the TV going on In our living room.

Then caught up with the autistic gardener, which was inspirational.  So I can now go up to bed with a smile

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Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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