Might watch This Farming Life on catchup tv, just to see those magnificently crafted rosettes
Just back from a wonderful day in London wandering round the City. So many places I had been before with my "work head" on, and had never really seen. So many quirky little streets, houses, pubs and churches. The low point was the barbican, the high point was the timber framed house still standing in Smithfield Also walked over the millenium bridge ...a first for me. Think we walked about 6 miles - my feet are certainly tingling now.
I love Ethel gloves - you can get them on Amazon. They have leather reinforced finger tips so you can garden with long nails
Woop woop Clari. You're transforming that place. The scouts will appreciate it even if your lousy colleagues don't.
I grew cosmos antiquity last year - really pretty colour, but shorter than most cosmos, so keep it near the front. (Think I put a picture on a recent cosmos thread http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/talkback/anyone-started-there-cosmos-seeds-yet/939231.html ) I also bury them deep when potting on.
Both Mr C and I have a few days off - we had been planning to go away, but health stuff has postponed those plans. So today we are hopping on a train to London to do a "hidden walk" ......he has a book, so we won't be following a lady with a yellow umbrella - we will guide ourselves
Now thats not a sight you often see. Strangely beautiful, although I imagine its destroyed the display for the rest of this season
I leave the branches quite long and then place them over in a sort of criss cross grid
Get better soon Wonky.
Once Katie was out of the way we had a very nice day - been out there pruning hydrangeas and weeding. Will sleep well tonight
lovely to see some of the things I planted last year coming back strongly. I like weeding at this time of year, you discover so much going on when you are so close to the ground
....and cecile brunner is good too
Pauls himalayan musk, new dawn, and shropshire lad are good for me ......as opposed to iceberg, st swithuns and constance spry, which normally get a bit of blackspot
The other difference between seed grown and bareroot lupins is that you will probably know what colour your bareroot ones will be, whereas seed grown will be a nice (hopefully) surprise