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Posted: 31/08/2016 at 07:07


Just done  the morning round of watering, GH opening, raspberry picking and plum harvesting .....and all before my first cuppa

Went to Wyevale yesterday - had £8 of tokens that expire today, so it would have been rude to waste them  Got a very pretty blue veronica - covered in bees

Last day of August today ......make it count folks

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Posted: 30/08/2016 at 21:51

Just googled Blush Noisette Steve ......lovely choice

My Dads plum tree is plagued with plum moth (we've learned to slice them in two to check before eating) but luckily we have escaped so far .....fingers crossed.

Smart meters can be read remotely - so doesn't matter if they are in or outside ......a remarkable bit of kit that's set to change the way we use energy beyond all recognition. One of the bits of the jigsaw which might just help us avoid destroying our planet after all


Posted: 30/08/2016 at 15:07

Wonder if this is Mr Pat getting the hang of his new toy

Signs that Autumn is upon us

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 07:07

Definitely has that "back to school" feel out there this morning - heavy dew, bowl full of raspberries and plums and poncey aster Monch flowering like mad (love them)

Provado vine weevil

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 07:02

I bought some last year, and a quick google search shows Amazon are still selling it, so it should still be on the GC shelves


Posted: 30/08/2016 at 06:55

Morning peeps

Just been out to pick a bowl of raspberries for my porridge .....its shaping up to be a lovely day

4 day weeks for me for the next three. Long weekend in Russia coming up ......getting excited now

Better go earn some pennies first 


Posted: 29/08/2016 at 23:02

Hi Steve - new climbing rose sounds good - which one ?

night Joyce, morning Pat... See you again in just under 8 hours 


Posted: 29/08/2016 at 21:17

Just seen that too

Agastache Blue Boa

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 16:42

Just done another batch this afternoon


Posted: 29/08/2016 at 16:21

Lovely view Yvie .....enjoy

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