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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 

Plant 'weed' ID

Posted: 17/10/2015 at 14:36

Another vote for Feverfew


Posted: 17/10/2015 at 09:38

Good morning Wonky   Hang on in there ((hugs))

Monty's Hedging

Posted: 17/10/2015 at 07:39

Depends which way they face - tall hedges on the north or north-eastern side wouldn't shade a border. 

I believe that over the past year even Monty has reduced the height of some of his hedging and even removed some to allow more light into the garden.

Big dead tree

Posted: 17/10/2015 at 06:59

Our healthy ash tree is still dark green - the unhealthy one is more brown than yellow


Posted: 17/10/2015 at 06:48

Good morning all G'day Pat

Fingers very crossed that DD gets better news today ((hugs))



Posted: 16/10/2015 at 21:10

Trying to stay awake here 'cos I'll have to pick OH up from the station in about half an hour so I thought I'd noodle on here with you lot while I watch HIGNFY.

Jo, I think Wonky might need a bandage after

 The flat is lovely - they've been with that landlord for a long while now and they know not to have great expectations - it will all get done eventually but he is quite 'economical' so tradesmen don't give his work priority

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