Kind of you to register a vote of confidence Edd but I think your gallantry is unneeded ... I've a feeling it's the OPs neighbour who has the dramatic tendencies (although I did once have a part in A MidSuffolk Night's Dream three evening performances and a matinee).
Dachalover says: ....I used to wear something like her furry gilet in the 60s
....I used to wear something like her furry gilet in the 60s
So did I ... obviously we were both very cool
You mean there's another 'X Factor' other than the one in the top of the cabbage stalk
Yes, pear rust. Pick off affected leaves and bag and bin them. Rake up fallen leaves and mulch the soil beneath the tree to help prevent recurrence in the future.
Aeoniums, especially Aeonium atropurpureaum 'Schwarzkopf' would look fine with the other succulents I mentioned and give you some height ... although you'd have to keep them in pots and take them indoors to overwinter.
AuntyRach says:Dove - I wasn't expecting that story from your link. What a strong woman for sharing her story and celebrating her passion.
Dove - I wasn't expecting that story from your link. What a strong woman for sharing her story and celebrating her passion.
The interview on Woman's Hour was very moving ... she obviously found it very upsetting to talk about but felt that she had to do it.
I have a similar space but unfortunately it's on the north side of the wall so in shade ... if it was in sun all day I'd put some gravel there and grow sedums and sempervivums there as I did in a similar space at a previous home.
Duh! There I was, so pleased with myself, really getting a move on with stuff this morning, then ............. where are the nutmegs? The little pot with nutmegs in has disappeared ....... vanished ......... but I need some for the bechamel for my lasagne ....... so I've had to do a trip to the farm shop where OH suggested that the nutmeg pot might have tumbled into the recycling bag underneath the herbs & spices shelf ...... well, the recycling bin was collected yesterday so there's no way of checking . Anyway, I took the opportunity to get stuff for the weekend too, so we have two huge pork chops for tomorrow and a pheasant for Sunday and a lovely big cauliflower for whenever
When I went up to the farm shop there were several cars parked quite randomly and not in proper spaces in the huge garden centre car park ... I mentioned it to OH who says that it's happening quite frequently recently. He said that yesterday there was a huge and very expensive 4WD just 'abandoned' on the end of a row, partially obstructing the driving route around the car park and causing problems for delivery lorries. One of the farmshop's regular customers ... a very smart and 'properly wealthy' woman went into the shop and asked for a pen and paper so she could stick a note on the windscreen ... OH provided her with pen and paper and she started writing the note .... "What makes you such a ........... " another member of staff suggested 'D*ck' ......... 'That's it' she said ......... and completed the note which read 'What makes you such a d*ck that you think you're entitled to park where you like and make life difficult for others, rather than parking sensibly like everyone else?' and she went out and stuck it on the windscreen .......... unfortunately OH missed seeing its driver return to the car