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Posted: 23/08/2016 at 09:37

Change of plan - I was looking at the measurements for the long sleeves, not the 3/4 length   Think I'm going to be ok.  Don't really want to go into the city on a lovely day like today ... shall finish my coffee, take my 'going into the city clothes' off and put something slightly scruffier on ... and get outside 

Any rose lovers about?

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 09:33

You can relax!  That's not a sucker!    That's a lovely healthy new shoot on a really healthy-looking  climbing rose - while it's still young and fairly flexible train it as near to the horizontal as you can.  That way it'll grow lots of side shoots which are the ones which will produce flowers.  It'll be a picture 


Posted: 23/08/2016 at 08:20

Good morning all  G'day Pat 

Will have to pop into the city today. I think I'm going to need another ball of yarn for this sweater. Hope they've still got some even if it's not the same dye lot  I'm not a loose knitter so I don't know why I'm running short 


Posted: 22/08/2016 at 14:29

Hi Harry

You leave the plant alone  - as the autumn comes the leaves and stalks will die back and the energy will be reabsorbed into the crown of the plant to build up strength for the following year.

Picking it and disposing of it would be no different to picking it and using it - the plant doesn't know what you're doing with the stems 

When the plant has died down remove any rotted leaves and stems that remain mulch around the area with well-rotted farmyard manure, but don't cover the crown. 

White splashed cosmos

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 14:08

  Powdery mildew?


Posted: 22/08/2016 at 13:16

pattypan and basil soup for lunch anyone?


Posted: 22/08/2016 at 12:36

Hello Stephen 

Can you tell us more about this flower bed please?  

How big is it?   Is it up against a wall?  Which way does it face?

Is the soil clay or gritty?

Could you post a photo please?


Posted: 22/08/2016 at 10:37

Good morning Hosta   Heating????  What are you like???? Put a vest on!!! 

Glad the walk went ok Bushman 

Lantana - think we had your overnight rain - the butts are pretty full again.  It's still nice and warm here - the outdoor tomatoes are ripening nicely and the outdoor grapes are colouring up too 

Pdoc - think the weather up your way is improving tomorrow 


Posted: 22/08/2016 at 09:36

Just the one moment Pdoc?    Can I have two ......................... please?  

Mo Farah's grin when his fished his 10,000m gold medal out of his pocket and put it around his neck to go with the 5,000m one


Nick Skelton's quivering chin during his Gold Medal ceremony.

Mentioning professional trading names.

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 09:27

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