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Posted: 01/11/2014 at 17:36

Just in from a very productive days hand weeding.  So satisfying to rediscover and rescue all my plants under the mat of sorrel.  Lots more to go, but visible progress made at last.

bought my c-cards last week ( from a friend who runs a card business), going c-shopping tomorrow with my sisters, and making my c-cake and c-pudding next weekend.  And yet today i was out in the garden all day in a t-shirt.  Funny old year we're having

Training a clematis

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 10:18

Hi Daryl - no idea on the paragraphs !

but on the clematis, i prefer to keep them on the cane - clematis stems don't get as thick and tough as something like wisteria (which would eventually envelope a cane, and would then have a decaying cane within) so it doesn't seem to cause a problem.  Mine have been in about 5 years now and the canes are also a good reminder not to slash/dig up the stems !!


Posted: 01/11/2014 at 09:26

Wonderful Liri - enjoy

Autumn Colour

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 09:24

Acers and blueberries are the stars here too

 Very few flowers left, apart from the odd rose

Blueberry Winter Care

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 09:13

Mr BB - i don't do anything to mine - they stay outside in their pots, and seem to happily survive the winter.  If I have any pruning to do (often they are fine to be left as they are) then i do it in spring.


Posted: 01/11/2014 at 09:08

Hiya Andy - great to hear you're keeping well.  And that the hanging baskets survived the gales.

Lily - MD - seriously jealous.  Glad you enjoyed it.

Garden (correction - weeds) calling me today - and the forecast rain is missing us - yippee!!

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 17:56
CLARI ! you forgot to pick me up


Posted: 31/10/2014 at 07:43

Thats what we use our very old Landrover for Clari - although without the pressure washing.

just checked the weather forecast and it says rain for tomorrow - which might scupper my weeding plans once again. . Lets hope they are wrong ( after all their super-computer hasn't arrived yet, so I can live in hope).

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 20:36

Sounds like a plan KEF - at least thats my costume sorted

 I do have very tiny feet, but I'm afraid thats where the similarities end (ie not often found washing a floor)

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 20:02

I have double booked, and have theatre tickets for tomorrow.  I'll be along later, so could someone put these out to line the path?  (The chicklets have been very industrious with their Dad's bumper crop)


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