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Posted: 18/10/2015 at 09:43
Snow wrote (see)

 Hi all,

I learned this the other day.

They say not to eat blackberries after Michaelmas day.....29th September as they'll be bitter. Folklore said as Lucifer was chucked out of heaven he was so angry he spat on them as he fell from grace.


I heard that he did something even more unpleasant than that on the other hand the more polite people say 'he trailed his coat-tails over them'.

Other ones from my childhood were never to have lilac blossom in the house, and never to have red and white flowers in the same vase together = blood and bandages.


Posted: 18/10/2015 at 09:29

I've got to get out there this morning - the wallflower plants arrived on Friday and must be planted - drizzle and damp or no drizzle and damp - at least they won't need a lot of watering in

A Point of View

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 09:20

I've enjoyed Will Self's run on this Sunday morning programme on Radio 4.

I thought that this morning's programme on his and our relationship with gardens and gardening was worth flagging up - you can listen to it by clicking on this link



Posted: 18/10/2015 at 08:11
jo47 wrote (see)
......... Dove - we could do with some of your rain please  I hope you can get your wallflowers in today. How's the hoggie at No. 10? ............

Another coffee sounds like a very good idea Fairy 

He seems to have moved on from his home with the shiny black door, so we haven't had to persuade him to move for the tree fellers - he must've heard us talking  not sure where he is but there's plenty of undergrowth in this and the neighbouring gardens now - he's still coming round for his supper most nights

Yes please Fg, more coffee


Apple choices...?

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 07:11

Our neighbours have a Norfolk Royal - it's covered every year in very tasty shiny red fruit which look really attractive as well as tasting good. We usually get given a few and as well as being good eaters they also cook very well.


Posted: 18/10/2015 at 07:02

Good morning all G'day Pat

Hope everyone got a good night's sleep eventually - I expect most of you are still there!

Can someone please organise a fine dry morning for me - the wallflowers arrived on Friday and really need to be planted this morning ...


Posted: 17/10/2015 at 18:49
jo47 wrote (see)
........ btw - meant to ask you Dove  - your painted fern - where do you have it growing?


It's with a group of potted ferns in a terracotta half-pan pot on the terrace up against a north-facing retaining wall in a sheltered corner. 

In the winter I move all the ferns (and other stuff in pots) into the south-facing corner and wrap the pots in bubblewrap and build a protective wall around them with the wooden garden furniture, just to keep the worst of the cold winds off them. 


Posted: 17/10/2015 at 18:45

Supper tonight?  OH is having buttery garlicky tomatoey chicken breast baked in the oven and I'm having a piece of rare rump steak (he's not a steak chap, but I am ) and we're having baked sweet potatoes and sweetcorn with lots of butter.

A bottle of vino has already been broached - cheers folks. 


Where's Hosta today?  Ah, remembered - Hosta's playing Host this weekend isn't he?   

Hope he doesn't overdo things with his knees, or his OH's knees either


Posted: 17/10/2015 at 17:31

Great photos Fg

Hello Gillygee and everyone else

Just popping in before cooking supper - it's been wet here so has been a h*w*k day today in the hope that I can spend tomorrow in the garden as a delivery of Sunset Glow wallflowers has arrived.  It was a 3 for 2 deal, so the plan is that I'll pot some up for Wonky and take them over and plant them next time I visit - along with some of those 50 free tulip bulbs we've all ordered

Problem is I'm not sure if I've got enough room for the wallflowers - might have to enlarge the border

Keeping DD and her loved ones very much in my thoughts ((hugs)).


Posted: 17/10/2015 at 16:08

No, if the weather's mild and it's still growing you can mow it through the winter - but only when the grass is dry and not if frost is forecast. 

Info here 

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