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Posted: 04/07/2016 at 22:06

Evening all. I've finally caught up with myself and now watching the tennis...had to record it as we went out for tea and then, after doing the cake, got caught up in Murray No 2's doubles match! I really have to go to bed though  

Bit late , but cake for anyone who wants it. 


It's very sickly! The lemony sponge helps to counteract it a bit though  

Had to laugh at your comment re Roger, Dove. Nice 'return'....do you see what I did ? 

Sorry you had that doc - they're horrible. I knew what caused mine, so that made it slightly easier to fix.

Miserable, cold day here. Had to put the heating on when we got in. 

LP - when I think of the money that's been spent on these cycle lanes.....

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 21:41

Sorry LP - didn't see your query.

No - it's just a standard one. It was languishing somewhere a couple of years ago for a couple of quid, and it was more purple than that in the pic on the packet. I thought it was unlikely to be purple, but for the money, it wasn't a big deal. It looked good with some nasturtiums I had that colour, along with  a Canna and grasses. 


Posted: 04/07/2016 at 12:35

I'll echo the others LP - hope your friend is making some progress. It's a hellish situation really - for all concerned 

doc's pix are terrific -very hard to pick a favourite

Summer's abandoned us - Help! No need for these today!    Struggling to stay in double figures. We could do with a 'woolly hat' smiley  

A someone who has had a drier go on fire many years ago, it's very frightening how quickly it gets going... 

Dove - Roger has NO chance of winning if he's on your sofa...what ARE you thinking? Get him on  a train .... 

Tips for new Gunnera plug

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 08:06

It's the sensible way with a small plant of any kind C3 - potting on. It just allows them to mature enough to withstand weather and pests more easily. Small plants can get 'lost' in open ground, even at this time of year when conditions are usually more favourable 

obelixx is in Belgium - she gets quite severe extremes of weather! The wet,windy cold we have up here is easier to deal with for Gunnera. Doesn't suit lots of other plants, but they cope with it more readily. You'll still have to be aware of long periods of frosts though. 


Posted: 04/07/2016 at 08:01

Morning all/afties Pat-your pic earlier made me go brrrrr 

Although it's not too cosy here either. Typical weather for daughter's birthday - it's hardly ever nice on it. I seem to remember a lot of children playing party games and chittering in their summer frocks when she was little...I could have let them come inside but, life's hard, get used to it...

Clari - I didn't realise you had such serious health issues - perhaps I've missed you mentioning it.  All the more admirable - the amount you do. I will take my hat off to you when I next wear one  Hope you get a bit of a break today.

Work beckons... who invented that anyway? 

I'll catch up with you all later - in between cake icing, and eating,  and tennis watching....I may be gone some time.....

Have a great day everyone  

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 07:50

I love the 'chateau with the gateau'....is it like the palace with the chalice?..

Apologies to those who've never seen The Court Jester with Danny Kaye 


Posted: 03/07/2016 at 21:56

Good isn't it chicky?  

I'd have thought cider was a requirement when  dealing with those little darlings all the time....

T'bird - 'a little bit of Roger always makes my day'.....  

Should be home from work in time for Andy then.  Is it wrong that I hope it'll be raining and I'll have to stay inside.... 

I've had some strawberries and cream just to get myself in the mood  

I managed to foil the magpies and get a couple  of home grown ones. Lovely Jubbly  

Primula denticulata mixed

Posted: 03/07/2016 at 21:22

Just as Ladybird says. They're pretty tough plants. I often hack them back after flowering (if I remember )  and they produce  new foliage which is a bit neater and tidier. 

If you get lots of wet weather, it can make the foliage big and blousy and dead leaves can be slimy, so giving them a haircut keeps them relatively well behaved in a border, and prevents them shading out other, more delicate, specimens. 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 03/07/2016 at 21:13



Posted: 03/07/2016 at 21:06

Think Wonks is having a quiet weekend  

Will be icing the cake tomorrow after work. I may have to bring home a large amount of ribbon to disguise the sides if my palette knife skills are  a bit lacking...  'If' - who am I kidding? They ARE lacking!  

I will try and upload a pic. Depending on how nice it looks 

Thanks LP - I find it hard to believe she's that age 

'Medicating' with cider Clari...love it! The phrase, not the cider.. 

Lesley - hope the knees are ok tomorrow  

A bit disappointed there's no round up at Wimbers tonight. It was all over bar the shouting when I came in.

I had to smile at the irony though - they had to leave the tennis on the Beeb,  because Gardener's World was coming on...and it was the repeat! 

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