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Posted: 02/10/2014 at 06:49


Good luck for moving day Lily, and good luck with the Garden Inspector tomorrow Lizzie (will be out early tomorrow, so unlikely to pop in here).  I'm sure your garden will wow him - its perfect for an open garden.

Pitch black here now, so no idea what weather the day holds, but got some welcome rain yesterday.  The ground was hard and dry when I was planting at the weekend - a pick axe would have been handy - so rain is good at the moment.  I can't face the great annual weedfest until the ground is a bit softer.

off for a lecture thing in London this evening - so might catch you all when I'm on the train later.


Posted: 01/10/2014 at 06:36

Morning all

Chicklet passed her driving test - thats smilies for happy and worried at the same time.  Being in the car with her recently I had found myself pretty relaxed - so I guess that means she was ready.  Will be great for her to have a bit of independence - we are in the middle of nowhere and not well served by buses or trains without a car journey to the station first.  But that won't stop me worrying

Busy busy again at work - looking forward to a respite from Friday.  Cold is doing much better thanks - no more pill popping.

Hope yvie's missing parcel is plants ( the best sort). Love your gadgets namesPanda - we have a car called Arnold 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 06:30

Fidget - thinking of you - ((hugs)) - doesn't seem enough, but can't find other words.

Verd - i so hope that your Mum settles - she has been through a lot of frightening things recently, and this is probably a reaction to them.  Now she has some stability, hope she will start to relax.  On the violence/aggression - my Aunt was one of the nicest people I know, and yet she got very aggressive for brief periods when she was ill - but could never remember any of it afterwards (and she didn't have dementia, so had a good recall of pretty much everything else).  

My heart goes out to you all.  And that Lyn gets good news soon too.


Posted: 28/09/2014 at 21:02

They are there Woody - but not in the shots I took


Posted: 28/09/2014 at 20:37

I'm posh - so TLA is Three Letter Acronyms .... just about the only worthwhile thing yoy learn on an MBA ( Master of Business Administration ..... Haven't got one myself, but have had the misfortune to work with many who have)

Planting Allium Bulbs

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 19:55

Sure i heard somewhere recently (?GW) that it is a mistake to plant bulbs too shallowly, but you can almost never plant them too deeply - they always find their way up - so I'd leave them

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 19:50

Think I've just added acteas to my wish list - didn't realise they were scented too.

Archie, i planted a sedum that colour today - it was called Mr Goodbud


Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 19:46

What a beautiful day - and borders still looking pretty colourful too.  Hard to believe its October this week!



Posted: 28/09/2014 at 19:43

Successful day - all plants planted

Feet up now - early start tomorrow .... chicklet has a Monday morning rush hour driving test, and needs to meet her instructor at 7am.  Looks like an early start for me then

Here is a pic of prince Heinrich - for Panda, and Lemon Queen, for Woody

 And here is my new sedum/anemone combo, which i am rather pleased with


should i just give up or buy a new fork!?

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 19:34

Mr Chicky has done that to countless forks - doesn't know his own strength.  We eventually invested in a Bulldog one - expensive, but three years on he still hasn't destroyed it (and i'm sure he hasn't been treating it gently).  I would certainly recommend it.

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