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Posted: 29/08/2016 at 11:27

"Can we stay in the car til the end of the chapter" has a very familiar ring to it 


Posted: 29/08/2016 at 10:32

Welcome back LilyP - sounds like a wonderful (if exhausting) time.

And lovely to see you DD - hope this is the start of a new, positive and much calmer era for you.  Stephen Fry reading HP reminds me of every holiday we have ever taken that involves a car.  One particular one, in California, we finished 23 hours of the halfblood prince, and had to visit a Barnes and Noble to buy the Deathly Hallows ......the american version is read by an Englishman (who's name escapes me) but not Mr Fry took a bit of getting used to

Last night's excursion was uneventful, so we were in bed and πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€ by 2.30.  Just been woken by littlest chicklet returning from Reading .....tired, dirty and very happy.  She has now gone off to a) wash her hair and b) sleep.  Her belongings are in quarantine outside the front door

we have buzzards (similarly mobbed by crows) here too - love to hear their cries.  Occasionally see them perched in a far off tree, but never in the ground.

Weeding for me today, and trussing up my raspberries so that my early morning breakfast pick has less of an amazon feel about it

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Posted: 29/08/2016 at 00:26

Hiya Pat

Still awake here . Managed to find Notting Hill on a movie channel, so just finished watching that.  One of those films I normally only stumble in on when its halfway through, so nice to see it from the beginning.

Another hour to go before I head out a few more chapters of the book should see me right.  Don't expect any postings from me at the crack of dawn tomoz


Posted: 28/08/2016 at 21:34

Washout of a day here - so curled up on the sofa and read instead.  Lark Rise to Candleford .....excellent if anyone is looking for a gentle read.

Volunteered to pick Chicklet up from a club at 2am will be looking for someone to talk to on here later .....need to have something to stop me dropping off in front of the TV.

Great job on the tap Dewdrops - bet it lasts a good deal longer than the hozelock bits it is connected to.


Posted: 28/08/2016 at 11:24

 Well said PotteringAbout  I might even start buying Lottery tickets

Just a couple of questions!

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 11:21

Looks perfect

I missed your other question before - moving plants now is fine if you keep them well watered .....personally I would wait til mid September, when nature might do that job for you


Posted: 28/08/2016 at 11:14

I've got cosmos flowers (rubenza, antiquity, purity and sweet sixteen - so not the sensation mix) ....but like MU my sweetpeas are a bit of a disaster this year.  Will dig more compost into their patch for next year.

Just a couple of questions!

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 11:05

Hibiscus need lots of sun if you are going to get any flowers - have you anywhere that it would get morning sun too?


Posted: 28/08/2016 at 10:35

Morning Peeps

Well done to Wonky - sounds like a great opportunity  And sounds like an improvement for Clari too (btw - do you have a livingroom back yet ?)

Spent yesterday shopping, and was going to garden today but its looking miserable  Maybe later on .......

Phlox ID

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 10:15

Hi Chrissie, I have lots like that - can't remember all their names but Bright Eyes, Amethyst, Laura, Tenor and Orange Perfection (which is actually pink not orange at all) are some. All of mine have come from Hayloft bareroot plant collections over the years - they bulk up very quickly from quite small plants.  Never tried root cuttings, but I have divided successfully and taken softwood cuttings.

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