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Stone the crows!

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 12:49

Perhaps we should also stop culling the endless deer population up here as well. Let them starve to death instead as they no longer have any natural predators........

Management of the countryside is essential. 

We take measures to control what poses a problem in our own little plots - and rightly so. Our gardens are complete artifice and artificially managed - whatever we might care to believe. 



Posted: 06/08/2015 at 12:40

Hosta - you've just shown the difference between a mature, civilised relationship (yours with ex wife and your children) and the other end of the scale - your OH's family. No need to say any more than that. 

Congratulations on your anniversary - and may you have a lifetime more xxx  

There's a round yellow thing in the sky....any ideas anyone? 


Posted: 06/08/2015 at 07:46

ditto up here jo 


Posted: 06/08/2015 at 07:41

Morning - I won't add 'good' to that. Yet more rain....big sigh 

Hello W'song .... HELLO W'SONG....are you awake yet? 

doc - hope it was a one off with the deer, but....

chicky - we always have hit and miss summers at the best of times, but it's been particularly lousy this year. Just as well I'm at work more than normal !

Hope the little moo arrives soon Frit 

Catch you all later. Have a good day everyone 

Buddleja for just a year.

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 18:09

I love my Black Knight buddleias which are about to erupt into flower. Very dark, blackcurranty purple. My inherited white one looked incredible last year before I moved it to make way for the new lawn and pond etc. It had a huge 'trunk', but wasn't that difficult to move considering it's size. It was smothered in bees and butterflies the last two summers. 


Posted: 04/08/2015 at 18:05

I heard you here my, such language, and me being a laydeee an' all....

You're always so busy DD - I think you can feel very proud of what you've achieved this year - inside and out. A lot of hard work  

Glad you're feeling a bit cheerier today Hosta.  

Congrats WW - I bet you're looking forward to getting nearer the garden! Can I send you all my daughter's paperwork from school for burning? I bought one of those fire pit thingies but it won't stay dry enough for me to do it...

Lucky the bank's still open jo...  

New to gardening

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 17:50

I was speaking from experience too jo...  

New to gardening

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 17:44

Remember to put a little marker of some kind where you've planted them - a few twigs or stones or similar. That way, if you plant anything else in the same bed/border you can avoid chopping them up with a spade when you dig!

If you can post a few pix of the area you want to plant up, you'll get some suggestions. The direction your plot faces (the aspect) will help with ideas too. There's lots of plants which are happy almost anywhere so it won't be too difficult. If you like using herbs (you mentioned chives) they're  are best near the kitchen door for instant access, but most of them like a bit of sun so it's more important to get the location right. Chives like a bit of shade though.



Posted: 03/08/2015 at 23:05

Pat - as we say here - there's 'nowt so queer as folk'. I'm sure you can work that out. People can be hard to understand at times, and the people we think should be understanding and supportive often aren't. You have every right to feel hurt, and time doesn't always heal, it only helps you to come to terms with terrible times. x

jo - I know it's only a gesture, but sending hugs to you. I can't imagine how painful that must be for you. x

W'song - couldn't agree more.Expecting others to have the same standards leaves a lot of room for disappointment.

Hosta - you and OH should just stick two fingers up at them all. Their loss right enough   

foxglove and delphiniums

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 19:25

sanjy - if you're collecting seeds from the current year's flowers, they won't germinate and be big enough to be planted out this year. They'd need to be filling a 9cm (3 inch) pot by now to really be in with a shout of overwintering well in a border. You could try just scattering some where you want them to grow and see how many germinate in spring, or sow half in a tray for overwintering and potting on. It really depends how much time you have to spend pricking out and potting.  

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