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Bit of help required please

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 21:56

Midsummer Beauty does make quite a large specimen Darren. 

Aruncus doesn't seem as popular a plant as it used to be. Someone was  asking about one the other day on the forum though. 


Posted: 19/07/2016 at 21:51

Hope you're ok RB. Don't stay away too long 

Only millions Hosta?....   Enjoy your time off.

Get well soon Clari. Horrible when you feel rotten at this time of year - worse than in winter 

It's cooled a bit here but the thundery clouds have rolled in..is it wrong that I want thunder and lightning and lots of big ploppy raindrops? 


Posted: 19/07/2016 at 20:05

Just looked at the Met Office one pp - early hours of the morning for the rain here, through the day and into evening. Some heavy stuff, some sun, so could be anything really! 

The one you use is  much the same. It's still saying you might get some thunder overnight which may spread across to Argyll. I love a good thunderstorm  

Tomato plants - leaves (and some fruit) suddenly curled and discoloured... Help!

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 19:36

I'd agree with Chrissy - a lot of plants in there, which doesn't help air circulation. That's as important as correct watering or anything else.

You can remove some lower leaves anyway - I do it as the plants get bigger and bushier. It doesn't affect the crop  

Oh dearie me!

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 19:26

I find home baking of any kind to be extremely dangerous RB. A chocolate fudge loaf cake and a  banana and sultana loaf cake disappeared somewhere in this house. I only cut one slice of each to thoroughly test them, so someone else must have been interfering with them...

My grubby hands

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 19:18

Yeh - tea tree's mainly used for plooks on teenagers DHR. Is there something you're not sharing with us? 

I find making bread after gardening gets my hands clean...

I never remember to do the soap under fingernails before going out. Hate wearing gloves too. I start out with good intentions but they come off after a few minutes. It's only then that I realise I need to bring in a washing...usually a  white one...

Wasps eating apples.

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 19:09

It's an old thread pring, and Matty no longer posts here, but I used to do it in August when wasps were on the hunt for late nectar  


Posted: 19/07/2016 at 18:11

Thanks BL - I've replied  

Sorry about your friend.

I can't cope with 27 never mind 37. I couldn't live in a country that's consistently hot in summer  

If the weather's right, there is no finer place on earth than our bonny country  CJWP  

Joyce - my fridge freezer is on it's last legs too. The condenser unit is done, I reckon. I inherited it when I moved in here which was very handy, but it goes into meltdown - literally - every so often, leaving puddles on the floor...

I was almost glad to be at work today and not out in the heat. Thankful that I work in a cold building on a day like today 

B'man - they said on the radio earlier that the rain was due in Ppauper's neck of the woods  by late afternoon so it should be arriving later this evening with Joyce and me. You might escape it till through the night! Don't know if we'll get the thunder and lightning though - it's always a bit random. I made the effort to go and cut the grass last night after dinner, and took my frustration ( over yesterday's events here...) out on the rhodie at the front door. It'll definitely be coming out now....

Hazel - google the Met Office weather site. I use several for walking, and it's the most consistently accurate, even when dealing with the, inevitable,hourly changes !  

Haven't read back a lot but hope everyone is ok. 


Posted: 18/07/2016 at 19:37

I'm too angry and sad about David  to post. David has been a highly respected member of this forum fro a long time, and has helped so many people, myself included. 

BL - I will PM you if that's ok?


Posted: 18/07/2016 at 12:50

DD - of course you'll be sad to leave it. I've been sad to leave every garden I've had, but the new one is always just that - new, and therefore a new set of challenges and plans and ideas....and a few failures! There will be days you cry but there will be lots of happy days too. I promise you xxx 

And the fairy folk don't lie...

Hosta - re Mr Chopping....oh yes...plenty....

I used to leave the collection box off the mower at the last house, especially when it was being sold, as I had to keep on top of cutting it and it would have taken twice as long having to dump it.  It was always windy so the grass just disappeared!

Unfortunately, if it was damp, I also had to wear waterproof trousies because it blew it all out onto my ickle legs....

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