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Posted: 19/09/2014 at 10:23

Woody - have you been tempted to put a sign on it and give it a name? 

I'll get my coat...and it's raining so I'll need it - hurray! 

North facing Porch

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 09:58

Hi granny, do you mean a flowering plant? Pelargoniums will actually do quite well there, even though we think of them being sun lovers. I've had them overwintering and flowering in quite unlikely situations! You could also use plants which we think of as outdoor ones but are happy with a bit of shelter from the elements - Phormiums,  for instance, would be fine and you could add some colour with houseplants, or the pelargoniums. 


Posted: 19/09/2014 at 09:27

Woody - love your new border/roundabout. Ggirl's pix were great. I bet you're really delighted with it. 

Think Verd was sleepwalking when he did his fence...

I've painted so much woodwork in the last year, I sometimes felt as if I was painting in my sleep...



Posted: 19/09/2014 at 08:43

It's doing well Fishy thanks. I'm going to order my pond plants in a few days, and I haven't been to get the nice gravel for top dressing yet as I've been busy with other things, but that will happen soon too. The birds have been enjoying the bathing facilities anyway! 



Posted: 19/09/2014 at 08:36

Having a goal is the right way to do it DD - it keeps up the motivation when there's a lot to do.

Thanks for you kind sentiment too. Change has happened, despite the result, and it would be naive to think it will all just go back to normal - there's a lot of ill feeling. I hope it can be resolved.  

lily - can you send some rain this way? I've never know it to be so dry here for so long. I've been watering so much it's ludicrous! Scarified the front grass yesterday and tidied all the edges and borders, which I didn't get done the other day. A nice bit of gentle rain would be ideal to freshen it all up. 

Turf or seeding

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 08:12

Hope the weather stays favourable for you cc and you see a little bit of growth before winter sets in  

At least if there's any dips in the soil level in spring you can top up with some soil and seed, and it's not nearly as annoying if you've only shelled out for seed rather than turf!


Posted: 19/09/2014 at 07:39

Dove - it was still terribly close - not good for my nerves at all.  

Sounds like you had a lovely day 

Off to take daughter for her very long day at work soon. Did quite a bit after work yesterday so might take it easy today. 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 07:35

Lyn - my Dad hid a lot of stuff from me and my sister too. Please don't feel guilty - you can only do what you can do, and I think you do an awful lot more than many people who care for parents. x

A horrible time for you with the news of your friend too.

PS - your daughter's right


Posted: 19/09/2014 at 07:29

Fishy - 

Enjoy every minute of it x


Posted: 19/09/2014 at 07:27

Morning all  -from a very relieved fairy today 

Not slept too well...just glad I won't need my passport if I want to visit you down there 

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