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Posted: 09/03/2014 at 11:30

All right you lot, nursing friend on foodie forum was firm with me so I've been to the Walk-in Clinic - got there at 8.55am - 25 people ahead of me!!!

Then had to go into the Mall and wait for Boots to open at 10.30 to get the prescription filled - Erythromycin 2 caps 4 times a day - think I should just be able to squeeze four doses in today if I don't go to bed too early 

The nurse said I'd been a brave girl  'cos it looked really sore down inside my ear - I do have a high pain threshold - I suppose it might be why I've been having really horrid dreams the past few nights. Shall keep taking the paracetamol and yoghurt 

When I got home OH had mowed one of the lawns, emptied the 'made' compost bin onto the veg patch and dug it in, turned the other compost into the empty bin, and dug up the really old straggly unsalvagable unscented rose that had been earmarked to be replaced. How's that for a well-trained under-gardener?  He'd remembered all the tasks we'd been discussing over the past few weeks!  

So now we'll have a coffee before we get on with the rest of the gardening over today and tomorrow! 

Clay Soil

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 07:47

Overwintering lilies

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 07:46

Hard to tell petunia blue; I'm afraid you'll just have to wait and see if they come up - let us know how it turns out 


Posted: 09/03/2014 at 07:44

Morning KEF 

Yes, we're making plans and lists - what's the earliest acceptable time to wake the neighbours with the lawnmower? 

It's a rotten shame that I'm a bit under the weather - I've got an ear infection  it started in the cartilage of my outer ear the other day so I put some antiseptic cream on it and took some aspirin, but today my whole ear is swollen and crusty - I look like a rugby player (well that bit of me does) and the side of my head and neck are painful and the ear canal is a bit blocked - sorry if anyone's eating their breakfast 

I shall have to carry on with the painkillers today and go down to the surgery tomorrow and stay there until someone can see me. The problem is that sitting in the waiting room is wasted gardening time 

Something is eating my lawn

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 07:34

Oooh, yes - chickens will love them - you have your answer 

Cherry plum suckers

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 07:31
nutcutlet wrote (see)

I think goats only eat the expensive plants Dove

Depends on your fencing 


Clay Soil

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 07:29

You've been doing the right thing.  

Fork your soil over and rake it down to a fine tilth as soon as you can and get sowing and planting - those plants should be fine - it's just that as the years go on and you add more and more organic matter the soil will get better and better and so will the results, and you'll be learning as you go.

Good luck and let us know how you get on 

Something is eating my lawn

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 07:25

Glad we've identified the beasts at least   

I think your best course of action will be to encourage wildlife to keep them under control, birds and frogs and of course, hedgehogs will love those caterpillars, and of course bats will predate nocturnal moths.  

So gardening in a wildlife friendly way and good lawn maintenance - raking out that thatch and regular mowing - should help - and hopefully a good sharp frost or two next winter will sort them out - good luck 


Posted: 09/03/2014 at 07:09

Good morning all  The sun's shining and the temp only went down to 5C last night.

 A gardening day is planned - OH will be wielding the lawnmower and shovelling compost, I will be hoeing, weeding and supervising 

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