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Posted: 10/11/2014 at 07:45

Morning all. Cloudy here but not sure how cold as I've not been outside yet. Work for me anyway so probably won't get anything done outside later unless I put the outdoor lights on!

Daughter's boyfriend is from California - near the coast - and he said they've had a drought there ever since he was born 20 years ago. He was quite enjoying the lashing rain here on Saturday 

Fingers crossed DD 

I often have meals like that too fidget - using up leftovers is my speciality 

Off for a quick look round before I go. Have a good day everyone 


Posted: 09/11/2014 at 19:08


Nice to see you OL - hope all is going well. That's a Calla lily  - this is a Canna



Posted: 09/11/2014 at 18:36

Wasn't the soup a bit cold from the freezer Dove?...

Glad you had a good time Panda 

Chicken, rice and veg soup heating just now so might have some of that for tea. Girls are just home from their Dad's and look a bit weary - his 50th party last night - so they may not want anything. Ironing all done as well 

Watching Rolando Villazon, Anna Netrebko and the wondrous, lovely Placido....big sigh....that'll do me 


Posted: 09/11/2014 at 17:05


Let's Remember Them

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 16:52

I was lucky too KEF. My grandpa came through the 1st World War and my uncle was in the RAF in the 2nd one and came home unscathed. My Canadian uncle in the Air Force likewise. Dad was deaf so contributed in a different way by playing for the troops in various places with various big bands. I have a lot to be grateful for.

Love to everyone who has sadder memories today xxx


Posted: 09/11/2014 at 16:47

I might have to follow my own advice there Verd -  mine's too big now to bring into the house. Last year I stuck it behind a little chest of drawers and forgot all about it but it's three times the size now. Shed's a bit damp in places but if I wrap it in fleece and put it in the best spot it should be ok. Alternatively, I could put one of the children in the shed and the canna could go in a  bedroom...


Posted: 09/11/2014 at 16:35

I think they'd be fine BL. They don't need light just frost protection. If you get some of your really sub zero temps there for a long time you could probably add more fleece.  Mine's still outside and it can take it's chances just now. It's in a corner next to the house wall 

All my green manure sown and managed to dig out the big white buddleia so I've piled some soil up round it till I find a place for it to go - probably the front garden down near the gate. Been digging out more sticky clay where the paths are going and watching the robin hop about round me. He's getting quite matey 

Sore shoulder now from digging but it means I'll be further on by spring so I'll keep plugging away a bit at a time. Been  a good day here weatherwise.

Cup  of tea now 

Alliums in pots - roots coming through the bottom already?

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 09:57

Jack - I did something similar last year as I was constructing raised beds and they weren't ready in time to get bulbs planted. I planted the alliums from their pots out in spring and they were all fine. 


Posted: 09/11/2014 at 09:53

Floppy and tired - and not just fingers RB - that's definitely a condition I have just now. It's called 'autumnitis' 

Clouding over here - hope I don't have to get ironing out...

Enlarging a pond

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 09:36

Brilliant Sbeetle 

Keep taking pix and update us with them as you go along. All very satisfying isn't it? 

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