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Posted: 12/08/2016 at 14:39

Glad you had such a lovely break chicky - hope Mr chicky is fine too. You'll soon be Munro fit....

Those loungers are tricky...

Could you send us some of that lovely weather perhaps...pretty please? Every shade of grim here, so I may have to sit and watch the 'lympics. It's a hard life....

T'bird - I'm going to have to have words with that boy...my blood pressure was skyhigh 

You've just reminded me I have bolognese sauce to take out the freezer to make lasagne later for me and oldest fairylet Dove -  ta muchly 

Your smiles say it all DD. Positive thoughts help and you have loads of those to keep you going. We'll send you some extra ones if you lose them though.   Loads of love to you both x


Posted: 12/08/2016 at 14:28

Brilliant wasn't it Dove?  

How do i Store lily bulbs??

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 14:27

Hi Anne -  if you want to re use your 'nice' pots, the best thing to do is just transfer the lilies into a plastic pot and just pop them somewhere out of sight in a sheltered spot to die back for the winter. If you're in a wet area, try and find a dryish site - against a house wall or similar to keep them on the dry side and prevent possible rotting. When they start into growth again in spring, you can rejuvenate them with some fresh compost etc. 

If you have a pot the same size, it couldn't be easier - just lift the whole thing out and drop it in!  

Allium Spaerocephalon

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 14:17

I often just leave mine Eddie, but you can take the flowering stems off to save energy being used to produce seed, and leave the rest of the foliage to die back naturally and feed the bulbs for next year  

Two thoughts for the day

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 14:15

Ain't technology grand !  

Till it doesn't work....   

Don't worry Frank/Dad - I haven't a clue what it's all about either. Also - I really don't care... 

I was going to say, at least it keeps the daft fools 'off the streets' but of course, it does the opposite!  

I suppose if it drags them out their bedrooms into the fresh air, it has to be a good thing, but if one runs across the road in front of me, they'd better not use it as an excuse for their stupidity...


Posted: 12/08/2016 at 14:10

Ah - Sir Chris. What a man though - thighs that can crush walnuts at twenty paces!  

and Sir Steve.. never a man to mince his words  

I agree - John Inverdale can be remarkably clumsy!   

Thought the worst commentating so far was Matt Baker. Could barely watch the first lot of (men's) gymnastics - it was excruciatingly embarrassing. He was like an over excited five year old on Christmas Day. Fortunately, someone must have had a word - he was much quieter on subsequent days..thankfully! 

The chaps doing the diving commentary were great though - not too 'partisan' when the young British lads were doing their thing - brilliantly. 

Will anything grow in here??

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 08:11


That's very typical of our Scottish lowland areas so it might be worth looking at any site offering info on that. Not much will grow under cover of bracken I'm afraid, so if you want ornamentals, you'll have to attempt to clear it. That's not easy, as pansyface says.

Ponticum really is a serious pest. If you do have that - try and get rid of it. 


Posted: 12/08/2016 at 08:02

Morning all/afties Pat. Keep tucked up today. Couldn't do without my drier here 

Joyce - I had to lie down in a darkened room after the tennis...my heart can't cope with it! 

Gymnastics was great and I caught Charlotte's dressage which was superb. The cycling was terrific too - luckily saw the boys get their gold. Fantastic stuff  

Lovely to see DD and Charlie making progress. Hope they had a good night. 

Glad BL is ok -7km isn't that far away...

Good to hear LP's friend is improving too. Puts my, relatively trouble free, life in perspective.

Dove - that's not much colder than it was here yesterday at it's warmest. Miserable day again today. 

Hope it improves a bit for me to get out at the weekend - it's looking a little better if I head Cairngorms way.

Have a good day everyone - work beckons...

Clematis confusion

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 07:53

Daisy - you'll get there. I had a montana at a previous house which was primarily for growing up the side and over the top of the back door. Beside that was a one metre boundary fence so I trained it all along that - around thirty feet - using a few horizontal wires. It covered that and I then took it at right angles along a another fence which had an archway through to the rest of the garden. I just pruned back wayward branches and stems. It was glorious display in spring after a few years  

Astilbie with sudden dry leaves

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 08:05

It's a good trick - worth doing. Cooler in the ground than in the open air.   

I don't find they're troubled with slugs or snails either. Pretty tough, reliable plants. 

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