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Posted: 01/10/2015 at 06:57

A heart shaped tree ....maybe he thinks that will get him out of buying valentines cards Lesley

Glad Mr Yvie's op went well - hope he is not a fidgety person - the after treatment regime sounds like it would require some patience

Theatre was great - it was a play about a romance with a twist in wartime Glasgow.  Brought tears to my eyes at one point, so quite powerful.

and now to work I go

How do i divide my red hot poker

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 08:18

 It works for lots of other perennials though

Before and afters

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 08:16

Just lovely DD

How do i divide my red hot poker

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 08:13

The normal way is to dig up the clump, put 2 garden forks in the middle, back to back and lever apart.  Failing that, you can use an old saw or pruner.  Don't use a good one as the soil completely kna****ers the blade. Then replant the sections and water well


Posted: 30/09/2015 at 08:07

Good luck with the move Wonky ..... Exciting times and nearer the prize winning garden.  Hope you're all settled soon.

late start for me - littlest chicklet needs a later train.  Sitting in bed with the windows wide open and the fresh autumn air streaming in ......lovely.

off to the theatre tonight - a tiny one "in the round" , so looking forward to it.

......and where are my manners .....Good Morning to All

It's my birthday

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 06:59

 Happy Birthday Nut. Have a great day


Posted: 29/09/2015 at 06:55

Morning all

just been for a morning dash with the watering can (pots have got dry with this nice weather, and I wasn't here to sort them out at the weekend).  Almost overnight my big hostas have gone from green to a vivid yellow orange .  I think autumn is really creeping up on us

have a good day everyone - especially pdoc ((hugs))


Posted: 28/09/2015 at 18:44
How awful Pdoc - hope you get it sorted. We have had neighbour problems in the past and it was a horrible place to be. Maybe the reminder of how to display a bit of common courtesy might work in the long run (for some people it seems to take a while to sink in) .....but there might be a time lag whilst they strive to show they are not backing down. Keep strong and hang on in there. Out-nice them !!

wedding music

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 18:35
Given the assorted comments some of the guests have made in the past, I think "my way" might set the right tone for the rest of the day (on my phone, but where is the winking smilie when you need him ?)

Love Pachelbel's canon


Posted: 28/09/2015 at 18:18
Lily - Pashley isn't NT, but well worth a visit. As Lizzie said, tea on the terrace is pretty special

Lizzie - Sarah Raven's is only open a few days a year (thats why our weekend away was organised for that particular weekend). Its very nicely done - productive (veg and cutting garden flowers) but attractive too. Not as many eye popping colour combinations as I expected, having read her "bold and beautiful" book - but inspiring just the same.

Topbird - bike ride sounds brill . As you say, life without adventure sucks !!

Discussions started by chicky

Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Have I got an orchid???

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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Tree id

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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