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Posted: 21/08/2015 at 07:48


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There may be trouble ahead..........



# ...but while there's moonlight and music and love and romance.....


Posted: 21/08/2015 at 07:25

Morning Lesley. He ( tufty) just appeared at the right moment and sat quite happily for a while 

I'm needing copious amounts of tea just now. Even though I drink plenty when walking, there's nothing like that first cuppa when I get back and I do feel quite dehydrated for a while after. 

Don't think I'll be doing much gardening today - I may be joining doc with a bit of 'resting' and not much else 

Restoring wooden trough planter

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 07:15

Hi Eileen, I think you could use any of the garden wood paints or stains - there's loads of choice out there in almost any colour you can think of 

I'd be inclined to line it first though, just to help prevent any further rotting for as long as you can, as you obviously want to keep it in good repair as long as possible. I used a heavy duty black polythene for all my timber raised  beds, but if you turn an old compost bag inside out that would do the same job. The black inner will 'disappear' when the soil and plants are in place.


Posted: 21/08/2015 at 07:07

Morning all  

Damp and cloudy here. Had a reasonable sleep but will hopefully get a better one tonight.

Crossing fingers Dove. Nothing's ever straightforward is it? 

Take it easy today doc, although if the cricket's going badly that may not be possible 

Think Panda may have a sore head today...she could do with some of your dinner Pat!  


Posted: 20/08/2015 at 21:37

Thanks doc - I doubt there'll be another 100 though 

I missed Panda's birthday - hope you've had lots of cake 

You've all been very busy - glad you enjoyed your bike ride chicky. Bet you did a fair few miles 

Lots of hedgehog, pumpkin and scone chat I see. Not a fan of cheese scones - they don't go with the jam 

I'd like there to be a bigger gap between Christmas and....Christmas...


Help - pond is leaking!

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 21:07

Can you rig up a camera at all Sarah -just to see if you can get an idea of the culprit? I don't know what else to suggest. It would be a pain if you have the same problem after all your work.

Layering up the shelves and any other edges where there's direct access is the only solution I can think of 


Posted: 20/08/2015 at 20:49

Evening all - I'm home and bathed after a very long day, and had a cuppa so that's me sorted 

No views at top- it looked like this

 but just to prove I did it ....

 and Tufty gave me some encouragement fifteen minutes into the walk


Congrats to all the exam takers - and love to proud mum and auntie 

Now I shall look and see what mischief you've been up while I've been absent 

No Flowers, Only Green Buds

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 03:49

No problem Marilyn. I'm not usually up at this time of night - or early morning really- but I'm going walking at about 6 am and couldn't sleep! 

I'm sure your plants will be fine. Lucifer makes a great display in summer

Gardeners world last Friday

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 03:40

I think Verd's right LP. There isn't  a spray or anything, it's really a case of cutting out all the affected dead stuff to let air in. Monty seemed to have a lot of other planting round the base of the big 'globes' of box. If that was me, I'd get shot of those too, lay gravel or something to keep the whole area clear and let air circulate, and then see what happened. 

No Flowers, Only Green Buds

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 03:35

I can only speak for gardens in the UK - I'm in central Scotland, Marilyn - but crocosmia is very hardy here and we wouldn't need to do anything to them over winter.They die down naturally and you can tidy the old foliage away in late winter/early spring to let the new foliage come through cleanly. 

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