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Posted: 18/07/2016 at 07:19
Clarington says:

Dove; I've drowned myself in orange juice and lemsip this morning.

Boss is always unwell so is taking today off so... horrors... I'm now in charge! But worse than that we have no freezer to put ice cream in! Noooooo....

That big ball in the sun is awfully hot.

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 Clari, can you not get one of these? 

Surely it counts as an Emergency Vehicle 


Posted: 18/07/2016 at 07:08

Good morning all   G'day Pat  

It's a beautiful morning here in Norfolk ... 20C in the shade and there's a song thrush singing out there - a bit earlier on I heard a mistle thrush.  The goldfinches and greenfinches are busy emptying the feeders - think it's been a good breeding season for them, lots of juveniles around - we're filling the feeders every day.

The garden is looking gorgeous (sunshine always helps doesn't it) and we now have firm plans, rather than hazy ideas for our sunny corner ...... we're not used to gardening in sunshine, having had shady gardens for the last 20 years, but the recent holiday in Cornwall has given us ideas 

I do hope Pdoc and Mrs P are ok and able to enjoy their lovely garden in the sunshine ... thinking about them a lot ((hugs))

Clari, take care of that cold 

Sad hydrangea :-(

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 20:06

Hydrangias are very thirsty plants - are they getting plenty of water? 


Posted: 17/07/2016 at 19:43


It's been 30.2C in the shade out there - OH made me sit in the shade while he finished the 'sorting out' of the sunny corner which used to have a big tree growing in it - we've moved some plants and one of the garden seats over there ... lots of ideas 

Then I lounged out there with a book ad a campari & soda until supper time (hot dogs made with lovely bread rolls, butcher's sausages and loads of fried onions).

Now the combination of alcohol followed by white bread means I'm about to fall asleep ......... 

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 18:20
plant pauper says:

He won the Blue circle "Silver Gilt" this year didn't he? Can't be that bad.


 Blue Circle are cement manufacturers ..... 'nuff said  

Planting out potted raspberries

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 18:14

Don't worry  - they'll still grow and you'll still get raspberries.  You can dig them up and split them in February when you cut the canes down to the ground 


Posted: 17/07/2016 at 06:19

Good morning all 

I was woken an hour ago by a very noisy green woodpecker eating ants on the front lawn and shouting to all his mates that he'd found the best breakfast bar ever!

As I watched a fox trotted down the hill to within a few paces from the woody where he stopped and watched for a while. The woody's nerves eventually got the better of him and he flew off to the old oaks across the way - the fox trotted down the hill and round the corner. 

By then I was properly awake so wandered around the back garden while the kettle boiled. The thermometer tells me the temp in the shade in the back garden reached 27.2C. 

it was raining as we went to bed last night and this morning it's dry and bright - beautiful 

I hope everyone's had a peaceful night, including Pdoc if he's looking in ((hugs))

Climbing rose

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 21:10

The video on this site will show you exactly what to do 


Posted: 16/07/2016 at 20:45

Congrats to your OH GWRS 

Lovely kestrel Fairy.

I've spent the whole day in the garden - only just come in - we had our lamb and apricot tagine in howls in our laps sitting out on the grass watching the frogs in the pond and the swifts screaming above us.

The lawns, front and back, are tidy with neat edges 

After mowing, edging, titivating and watering I got the sunlounger out and lounged in a shady spot with a book ............ it must have been at least an hour and a half - I was just nodding off when OH came home and found me - he'd brought some local cider home - I was a bit late serving supper 

Wrong seeds

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 20:30

Aym, have a look at  - ask them to send you a catalogue - so many fascinating seeds and really great descriptions. 

And if you grow veg you may be interested in these people

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