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Posted: 26/07/2015 at 15:23

KEF - 15 feels tropical when we get it just now! 

The green stuff is now shorter  

It's been p*****g down but I've been out under the conifer erecting netting. Had enough of these *%*£$ing cats. Of course, that was after I had to scrub my gardening boots and clean  and disinfect the whole kitchen floor....I'm sure you can guess why  Give me sheep and rabbits any time. 

Susan I have no problem with wind turbines. I can see the Whitelee wind farm from an upstairs window and it's rather soothing at times as they gently turn.  I know I'm in a minority there, but we seem to happily accept the hideous leccy pylons that blot the entire landscape, presumably because we're used to them. So many pix I could have taken but they would be ruined by the pylons running along the tops of the lower hills.  Just my personal thought. 

Still Game - aah... the Glesgae banter....

Hope doc has some good tales to tell 

I should really have some lunch.


Posted: 26/07/2015 at 12:29

We've had so much rain Verd - and it was warm enough to get it germinated. I intended doing it in spring but it was so cold here it would simply have sulked and then rotted. It was all in the timing 

I'm hanging off cutting it for as long as possible before the rain comes in today to let it dry. Ideally I should have cut it last week but the weather isn't always the way we'd like it!


Posted: 26/07/2015 at 12:05

It was only sown about 4 or 5 weeks ago - lots of  rain though  

To be honest - the window was a faff, but I can see little glimpses of the white border behind it from my kitchen window 

Lesley - I think Jim might have been on the Red Bull after watching B'grove - he kept talking about stuff growing like the clappers and giggling to himself.... It reminded me of Jack and Victor in Still Game when they took the pills and went mental  


Posted: 26/07/2015 at 11:39

Hi paddy - if you moved it as a mature plant it will have struggled a bit. It would have been a good idea to prune it before moving it. The buds need loads of moisture in late summer as that's when they form. As it's still showing some life, I'd prune it back and just make sure it gets plenty of water in the coming weeks so  that it's in good health for next spring. A liquid foliar feed will give it a boost and mulch well after watering to keep that moisture in  


Posted: 26/07/2015 at 11:35

It was a cheapy B&Q one Panda - Bonsai I think (?)  -  but it's not worn well on the bench - too much rain scouring it off. The screen is new wood though so that might be why it's not too bad.  I bought some Ronseal  recently in Willow but not had time to do it. It's a little darker. I'll check the colour when I go in the shed   

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 11:32

And now it has a lawn in front of it artjak . I'm like a proud mother

 It's a lovely clematis. I've always wanted it and never had it in any of my previous gardens. It's flowered it's head off. 

Garden produce recipes

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 11:30

Hi artjak - hope you're well. We've missed 'seeing' you  


Posted: 26/07/2015 at 11:27

I have grass

 Now will I get it cut today.......

What's killing my Chilean glory vine?

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 11:21

I just had a quick google of your plant and realised why I would never have grown it - no chance of it surviving here!

It does seem that moisture might be the issue Sarah. If the soil's very dry further down, any rain or water you put on it will just run off. It would be worth improving the soil round it a bit with some organic matter and grit so that the soil is in better condition for future years. That will help it retain moisture but allow it to drain well during prolonged wet spells. 

What's killing my Chilean glory vine?

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 11:17

I think it's a case of acting now and benefiting the plant Sarah. It's not looking too pretty as it is and removing any dead stuff will allow rainwater to get in more easily. 

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