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Posted: 23/07/2016 at 16:30

Phew! That's the first course and pudding made for tomorrow - the main course is a 'one pot' type dish and a salad so I'll make that tomorrow morning while listening to the Archers.  Cheese, fruit and  and wine are in the garage fridge and there's some lovely fudge to have with our coffee.  I won't tell you what the dishes are 'cos she knows I post on here and may be on a spying mission.  I'll tell you afterwards.

In a hot doolally flap the other day, when all my coolest clothes were in the wash, I ordered myself an  pure cotton batik kaftan online - it's just arrived - brilliant - so cool and I love it - even if I suspect that I may bear a very slight only passing resemblance to Robert Mugabe 

Now I'm going out in the garden i my kaftan to lounge in the shade and read my book SYL 

Wrong Jasmine?

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 13:30

If I remember correctly, it will put on new growth after flowering - the new growth will climb and twine etc.  It's going to look very pretty 

Cut flower ID

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 13:26

I'd have said that was more like a selection of flowers to attract pollinators. 

Is Buddleia Davidii Pink Invasive?

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 13:22

Great minds Bob 

Is Buddleia Davidii Pink Invasive?

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 13:11

I wouldn't be at all worried about growing those - deadhead the buddleja regularly as the flowers die off to encourage more flowers to form and prevent the seeds which will blow around a bit - but really nothing to get stressed about.

Enjoy your plants - that's a nice colourful selection. 

column fruit trees

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 09:00

RHS website gives this information  

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Posted: 23/07/2016 at 08:54

Glad you had a lovely day Wonky - hoping to see photos some time 

Joyce, I hadn't thought that it might be Bushman ..... I should have asked him in and made him a mug of cocoa 


Posted: 23/07/2016 at 06:59

Morning again  After my last post I was just snuggling down again - it was just getting light - when I heard something that made me get out of bed and look out of the window.

Coming down the hill, past our window, across the road and up the other side was a very sturdy looking man in a  white tee shirt, white knee length socks and a kilt!  He held his arms out to each side for balance and staggered from side to side on stiff straight legs. He must've been very drunk indeed. Where he'd come from and where he was going too goodness only knows!

My clematis Richard's Picotee

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 03:52

Love it 


Posted: 23/07/2016 at 03:38

You still around Pat?   For some reason Im wide awake and can't get back to sleep. Ive made a warm drink and come back to bed; while the kettle boiled I went for a wander around the garden in nightie and bare feet in the moonlight.  I heard tawny owls earlier but now everything's quiet and still and quite magical.

we had very good fish and chips on the beach then went onto the pier for a drink - rubbed shoulders with Richard Coles who is doing his usual Saturday morning Radio 4 programme live from there tomorrow.

The tide was high and the sea was flat calm and very beautiful. 

There's that tawny owl calling again ...

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