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Posted: 11/09/2014 at 07:57


Morning all. Misty here but dry again, and not quite so chilly. That wand of mine is red hot Lesley - and I hope the weather is too! 

lily - I like yellows but I'm very particular about the strength of colour , type and time of year. I hate the brash ones - like Hypericum -  but there's a Potentilla in next door's garden which borders my path and it's the creamy yellow one which is lovely, and has been stunning this year. I don't mind bright, cheery yellows in Spring. Hard school here isn't it?  

Hope Dove isn't feeling too sore today.. 

Off for a quick look before I go t'mill 

Rowan Tree Propagation

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 07:46

I've got a seedling here - about to plant it out. It had obviously self seeded before I moved in - late winter 2013. Rowans are very common round here - but we certainly don't have sandy soil! It had found a site that suited it well enough though.

I think I'd try as many seeds as possible to give the best chance - might need to net some off from the birds to achieve that!  


Posted: 10/09/2014 at 22:05

Wasn't a bad day at work OL - just busy.  Sunny though so it would have been nice to spend it in the garden 

Sorry you've not been well - just thought you'd gone off on holiday again....

Not superwoman bekkie - you forget I have this though...

 How do you think I arranged all the good weather we've had up here this year? 

Hedge disease

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 21:29

Brilliant pansyface 

I would have to open the box.....

Robin Bathing

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 20:59

Fishy - you're getting right into this pond malarkey! 

The pond - well, I had my reasons for leaving...but I'm making a tiny little one here which is almost done, and will be lovely for next year I hope

Daughter said she'll get me a water lily for my birthday from her and her sister.  It'll have to be a teeny weeny one and they're more expensive of course!  


Posted: 10/09/2014 at 20:53

Steve - I think fidge was being sarcastic ....

I was feeling a bit Agatha Christie there I think.... 


Posted: 10/09/2014 at 20:49


Posted: 10/09/2014 at 20:26


We were lucky - when Dad broke his hip,and since he looked after Mum, theycame and spent ages doing all the handles and bits and pieces to make it easier for both of them to manage themselves. Postcode lottery sometimes. 

He was most taken with the doodah to help him put his socks on - it was like a litter grabber! 

I think Dove was on the gin when she tripped...she's a terrible lush you know...


Posted: 10/09/2014 at 20:19

I've made turf seats in the past. A simple wooden box,  false bottom in it with drainage holes,  a bit of soil and then turf or seed the top. Bit of fun especially for kids, and doubles as a structural shape over winter. You can put crocus in them too 

I'm renovating an old bench I've inherited but I don't spend a lot of time just sitting in the garden unfortunately...maybe next year  

nut - that frog would scare the slugs to death! 

Well Rotted Manure and Dogs

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 19:06

I have to admit  I looked at this thread because of the title -  ' well rotted manure and dogs' ...are the dogs well rotted too?    

I'd agree with philippa - if it's well rotted it won't be an issue, but a temporary barrier would be the best solution or, as Steve says, the compost bin if you have one.

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