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Posted: 16/05/2014 at 08:16

Glad you're home Mike  Now do as you're told and don't overdo it - we're keeping an eye on you  ((hugs))


Posted: 16/05/2014 at 07:56

Ah, got you  

When I lived in a village there was a spate of dog fouling on the broad grass verge outside the cottages down the main street - a friend (also an artist) made lots of little flags on sticks like the ones for sandcastles with the nuclear radiation symbol on them - then when she spotted a heap she sprayed it with silver spray paint and put a little flag by it - after a week or so of that suddenly the fouling stopped!!! 

Shock!!!  OH has just announced that he's cooking a curry tomorrow!!!  He cooked one for the first time a few weeks ago using a Bhaji Man spice kit that they've started stocking at the farm shop.  He loved doing it and it was really great.  He's never enjoyed cooking before - if he was in charge of a meal it was likely to be a baguette with brie and grapes - looks like the kits have really started something!!! 

I've said I'll wash up

Foxglove ?

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 07:40

I sometimes get huge ones like that in this garden.  That will be the one you allow to go to seed and then when they're ripe just cut it down and swish it over the areas where you want foxgloves in the future 


Posted: 16/05/2014 at 07:24

Fg, have you been having trespassers too - I thought that was someone else   What have I missed ............ 

There will be photos on the front border, but at the moment there's still a lot of empty spaces ............ of course I might find some plants at Bressingham 

Mind you, I'm not sure that they actually sell plants on site - I think they might only do them mail order - in which case I shall use my camera and notebook to choose some 


Posted: 16/05/2014 at 07:22

 I shall make one of these 


Taking cuttings (clematis & wisteria)

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 07:18

Now is a good time to take clematis cuttings as per obelixx's link above.

But I wouldn't recommend bothering to propagate wisteria - I know that one has sentimental value, but wisteria grown from cuttings can take 10 years or more to flower, sometimes much more.  The wisteria plants you buy are grafted and even with them it's always advisable to buy one that's already in flower so that you know it will. 

Far better to buy a similar one - it's likely to be related to your some way back down the line 


Posted: 16/05/2014 at 07:07

Right, I'm a bit more organised now 11.4C  out there at the moment and climbing - only down to 7.4C overnight which is chilly enough but getting better.  

Froggy was still sitting amongst the brooklime and as I sat and watched him he went for a swim across the bottom of the pond and disappeared amongst a clump of hornwort.

Hedgehogs have eaten all their supper and left lots of 'evidence' on the lawn and the terrace.  Obviously several of them out there again last night.

The Perfect Gentleman

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 06:58



Posted: 16/05/2014 at 06:56

Well done you two - I was scrolling through trying to find this thread, and then found a message from Fishy that Mike's home - so I got distracted. 

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