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Posted: 11/10/2017 at 10:23

..and here's what they look like when they're 'all growed up'  Kate.

Really pretty - even when so well camouflaged on my gravel   

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 11/10/2017 at 10:18

With you on that BL - 24 is too hot for me never mind 34. I can hear Hosta's horrified screams from here....

Hope your aches and pains are easing a bit. Dacha's toe as well. 

Rather hideous day here. Still got some of the wardrobe to finish - doors and drawers - so I'll be doing that. It took over an hour to unpack it and get all the packaging gathered and into the car. Daughter helped me, but we were still building it at eleven last night, with just a break for dinner. At least five hours. Jeez. That company could learn a thing or two from Ikea about flat pack construction. Couldn't use power tools, because of the design, and it was all screwed together. 

We did stop occasionally to have a little dance to suitable songs on the radio...  

Will try and do some pix when I finish the path Pat. The bit round the front still has a bit to do as well, mainly the edging to the border. Paving and gravelling is done.

DD- the others are right - some people are just ar*****es. Bridge looks fab. There's a Paul Simon song I'm very fond of (Some Folks' Lives Roll Easy) and one line in particular means a lot to me -   # Most folks never catch their stars.

You crack on and keep catching them xxx

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 10/10/2017 at 13:27

I've been a couple of times Hosta, although I think it's currently undergoing some renovation. The girls enjoyed going when they were small. 

I think there are lots of managers who could do with a bit of training regarding appreciating staff. Morale is low in lots of industries, and just saying thanks goes a long way to boosting that. Costs nothing does it?  More and more, when I order anything, if there's a chance to review or thank the company and staff, I do it. Takes a few minutes of my time when I'm having a cuppa. If more people did that it would surely make a difference all round. We're always quick to moan, so we should also be quick to thank when something's good. 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 10/10/2017 at 12:57

Oh well - wardrobe here. Now I'll have to put the b***er together. Clothes everywhere  

Got on with a bit more of the path edging but will need some more mortar to do the gaps so that it's nice and neat and  firm. Raining again so I've had to come in. 

I'm not really a 'sea' person, but I'm totally in awe of it and thoroughly enjoyed my little trip last month, even though I was there because I couldn't get a hill. Stunning, and memorable. 

Good luck with the fencing Iain. Electric fencing is the answer to a lot of issues with stock  

Allium problem

Posted: 10/10/2017 at 12:47

It's one of the reasons they don't always look so good in pots, unless they have something else in front of them. The leaves start dying back even before they're in flower, and it can look a bit rough. 

Pruning castor oil plant

Posted: 10/10/2017 at 10:57

It's a mature plant you have, so I'm not sure it would recover from that... 

Perhaps someone has done that and can advise though.

Or is that your way of keeping the wife happy, rweldon? 

When to dead head mop head hydrangeas

Posted: 10/10/2017 at 10:54

I agree with you AuntyR. They tend to look nicest when they have that faded colouring (IMO)  but they look awful when they go brown. We get so much rain that they look dreadful very quickly, and I'm afraid I'd rather remove them than leave them on. They really don't stay on the plants over winter here , so there wouldn't be any protection for new growth anyway.

I've lost count of the clatty looking hydrangeas I've seen over the years!  

Is it ok to plant in autumn?

Posted: 10/10/2017 at 10:45

From your guess Jo - I'm going to say Thalictrum?

You might struggle to get it in GCs just now, depending on their stock, but you'll get loads of nurseries online who may have it. 

If that's the right plant pf course! 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 10/10/2017 at 10:43

I think that's true Lyn. You don't always appreciate, or visit, what's on your doorstep. Lovely pic 

I had a friend who had lived in London for donkey's years, yet, when she came back to visit her parents, she made a point of visiting the Burrell Collection which had been open for some time. I was ashamed to admit I hadn't been. I remedied that soon after 

Hill forecast isn't looking good all week Joyce. Then heavy rain, and thunder and lightning at the weekend. Sod's Law eh? 

Wardrobe in car, pots moved off the path, and fridgefreezer moved so that they can get boxes round and through the doors. Bet they don't come till half twelve now!

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 10/10/2017 at 08:58

Morning all/afties Pat.

Been emptying my old wardrobe for the arrival of the new one. Just have to take it apart and get it in the car now  

Ppauper - I'm glad I now have no one to buy me perfume. I hate the stuff - makes me feel ill! I can't go into those department stores that have a glut of 'counters' with over made up bints trying to spray you when you walk past. ... 

Hope Hosta has a good drive.....

You must have needed the sleep Dove  

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