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Posted: 06/06/2014 at 17:44

Evening all. Been outside all day, splitting phormiums and sowing basil, spinach and more poppies  

In for a cuppa, but since the girls are away and I'll just be eating whatever's lying around, perhaps I could just visit you Dove....if I leave now I'd be there around midnight...

I see John H is being cheeky. Will have to think of a suitable punishment. Plague of  snails maybe...

Listened to Jeremy Vine while doodling around today. Terrific - very moving.  Got very teary when he played Moonlight Serenade as my Dad played with the Glen Miller orchestra a few times after Miller went missing. The little clarinet solo would have been his part. 

Is it just me?

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 09:54

What a bunch of weirdos you all are.....I'm completely normal....

Don't like cheesecake either OL. Cheese is cheese and  cake is cake and never the two should meet 

Soap under the nails doesn't work for me. My nails are permanently dirty these days - hate wearing gloves in the garden.


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 09:48

I'd accidentally 'trip' and drop those boxes fidget...

Off outside to do a bit of potting and whatever else needs doing. Have a good day everyone 

Moving Daffodils?

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 08:57

If I've got some in pots, I just tuck them away in a quiet corner and let them die down Boris. I use Multi Purpose compost for any that I've lifted and potted up and it seems to do the job. Just remember to label them though! As Verdun says, you can just replant in places you want to put them if you have a space ready.


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 08:52

Is the paving sited on very wet ground Maggie? It favours damp congested spots. I think you'll have to scrape it out and perhaps look at improving the ground the paving's on to prevent a build up happening again, or filling the gaps with a mortar mix to keep it at bay.

Please identify

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 08:20

Sticky willow was what we called it up here 

I don't see it around much now though - it's probably in grass verges though.

Underachiever Award

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 08:13

I guess my anemones I 'forgot' to plant last autumn are candidates. It may have had something to do with the fact that I put them in a pot still in their little plastic string bag and for some reason put some compost over them, probably meaning to keep them moist and plant them the next day....had to spend an hour last month disentangling them and separating them from their plastic prison. 


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 08:05

Special day indeed KEF.  Lest any of us forget. 

Can't think of any appropriate jokes chick- but here's a silly one:

What do you call two rows of vegetables?

A dual cabbageway...

It's a classic isn't it? It's ok - no need to applaud  


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 07:54

Morning all. No salt mine today and it's dry - hurray 

Hope the weather holds for you BL. What ad difference it makes if  you get a good day. Supposed to be a bank of rain and thunderstorms crossing Britain tomorrow - south west to north east - hopefully it won't be as bad as they forecast.

Off to see what you've all been up to.

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 21:07

I've got the answer - a smaller wheelie bin ...

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