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Posted: 25/04/2014 at 10:18

doc- Venice will be more then enough present. Well, it would be for me anyway but you'll know Mrs doc best of course! Take her to Cafe Florian - get a bank loan first of course - it's gorgeous, and fit in a trip to Verona on the train if you can manage it too. Beautiful. 

Maybe a card or too...

Builder's been - he's a good guy and will sort it out for me as  I knew he would 

Off to do a bit of packaging for the post once I've had my cup  of tea. 

A poultice is what you need for that thumb MrsG. My mum swore by them...


Posted: 25/04/2014 at 08:01

Morning all. Very dull and damp here 

Welcome Cbonkers - you'll like it here if your name's anything to go by! 

Verd - I thought it was you on R2 yesterday lunchtime. Are we going to have to call you sir again and doff our caps and tug our forelocks?...

Nice builder who did the renovations at my last house is coming this morning to do a quote for extension. Think i may sow some more seeds if the weather's not favourable for painting.

Have a good day everyone.

Another mystery plant

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 19:43

It's a Euphorbia 


Posted: 24/04/2014 at 19:08

What a lovely view Wintersong-  and your new arch will frame it beautifully. 

Done a few bits and pieces and now having dinner- well leftover tagliatelle as the girls decided to order themselves a pizza. 

I have so many lovely daffs all flowering just now - and they glow when it starts to get dark. Cut lots to bring into the house. Isn't spring lovely when we have a nice bit of weather?

Dove - just make sure that vase isn't on a shoogly shelf....


Posted: 24/04/2014 at 17:51

Just the mag doc - or water as well?....

Lovely here now - pity I was at work most of today. Oh well.

Might get a bit of trellis painted before dinner. Been out weedkilling  - I hope the person across the road is going to do something about the sea of dandelions in his front garden - guess who's in the  firing line when the wind blows 

Clari - I sympathise. I seem to have spent far too much time in painty type clothes in the last 5 or 6 years. It will get better and you'll be glad you did it 

Off for a look round to see what you've all been up to. I believe someone's getting a new greenhouse....

Front Garden

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 18:01

I'd agree with the previous post Richard - some bigger gravel will help - the fine stuff is beautiful but it just looks like cat litter to felines unfortunately 

Sarcococca would be one of my choices for that situation as well as the yew and box.  I have some of the prostrate Gaultherias which are evergreen and have berries through the winter. They would look smart surrounding more structural evergreens like  pillars of yew or box balls/cones.


Posted: 23/04/2014 at 17:56

Dove has put a link to the petition for Kew on AWB's 'Kew Gardens job cuts'  thread - so all forkers get on it and sign the petition asap


Kew Garden job cuts

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 17:52

Up the revolution!!! 

I've signed.

Tomatoes in grow bags

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 16:44

Hi Jane, I don't use growbags but many people  use a string tied to the roof of the greenhouse instead of a cane  and you wind it round the string as it grows. The other end is is in the bag and the plant holds it in place.  Or you could use one of those 'bottomless' pots for tomatoes which is inserted into the bag - it gives a greater depth of compost for the plants. You could then have the cane in that. If you don't want to buy those, you could make your own using a plastic pot with the bottom cut out 

My new garden...suggestions appreciated.

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 16:31

Brilliant Sessi 

 I think I'd be concerned about trying to remove the roots anyway. They'll be huge. Keeping some of it and turning it into a sculpture is a great idea - and what a talking point!

You'll not need much extra planting - everyone will be captivated by your Hobbit house/sculpture!  

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