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Posted: 13/09/2014 at 08:17

Morning all. Bonny day here again. 

It's a colour that does go well with purple Dove...

Might get my bench painted as I've sanded and scrubbed it  to within an inch of it's life. I might even sit down on it one day...

Loads of other things to do so I'll have to prioritise. I have hundreds of bulbs in pots that have to be planted in borders 

£25 Verd, Is it a dog's bed she's getting? 

I may also have to order some pond plants if I can't find any at GCs. It's a tough job, but someone has to do it . Another cuppa while I try and decide on a plan for today. A cunning plan I hope.

Have a good day everyone. 

Dinner Party Guest (who would you invite?)

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 08:04

In that case I'll have Judy as well - she didn't eat much 'food' anyway....

How to grow spinach

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 08:00

I'm not going to be much help here Owen, because I have no luck with spinach at all. It just bolts with me. Perhaps that's been down to the weather as it's been very hot and dry the last two summers, but I also expected it to grow like lettuce, so that I could harvest as a cut and come again crop which I do with several types of lettuce already. 

I'm sure someone else who grows it successfully will be able to help you - and me! 

unknowns plants

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 07:51

I'd agree about the climber - and it's not going to be too happy there. Move it if you can to give it the best chance of showing you what it can do 

Dinner Party Guest (who would you invite?)

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 07:49

Absolutely Stephen Fry - wouldn't need anyone else ....

but... I'd have Michelangelo, Canaletto, Verdi, Ned Lutyens and perhaps someone like Brunel.  For entertainment - Maria Callas and Placido, Gene Kelly, Jimmy Cagney, Joni Mitchell and Elton just for starters....

do they all have to still be alive ? 

Viola help

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 07:39

Not quite sure what you're asking Nick. Do you mean - is it still worthwhile potting them up? It won't do any harm, they'll still establish and grow on in the pots 


Posted: 12/09/2014 at 21:53

Modesty's your middle name Verd 

Robin Bathing

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 21:26

Thank you Lesley 

The day after I mortared the stones along the front edge, a magpie walked right along them as if he'd been watching me and was 'road testing' them. None fell in, so - job done!  


Posted: 12/09/2014 at 21:23

Verd - good to see you cracking your splendid jokes....

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 21:17

I usually feed mine with tomato food but I used some slow release stuff this year for the white ones I have in pots and I don't think that's been so good. I gave them a  liquid feed two weeks ago and they've improved enormously. Will stick to that from now on. If it ain't broke...

Thannk you David. That sweet pea is Cathy. I wasn't going to use it again as it's a bit muddy coloured close up, but the scent is tremendous and they're very vigorous so, on balance, they're worth having. The clematis is a tiny one I inherited and was very uninspiring last year.  I stuck it out there, where it's a completely different colour - lovely reddish purple - so now I might move it back in... 

David - that could be the title of your autobiography - Cat in the Colchicums 

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