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I spoke too soon- drizzle now
I hate having to work when it's nice Verd- especially as we don't get as many nice days as you Cornish folk
May have to visit the nursery if rain doesn't go off later....
Sara ladybirds do seem very scarce- i've hardly seen any in the past few years. The larvae are quite odd looking- bearing no resemblance to the adult at all! If you google it you'll see what I mean- and easier to describe to you!
Another suggestion I would make is to hang a litle bird feeder nearby and try and attract some blue tits and other birds in- they'll munch away at them
Good advice here Nikki and I'd be inclined to follow Daisy's advice as you are short of time for tackling this and I understand that only too well being a single parent too. It may not look pretty - although you can put bark down on top which helps a bit- but it would let you tidy other areas in the meantime. Agree with step 6 too - and would also add that, as you've inherited it, that means other people aren't looking after their gardens either ...
and then do this
Morning all.Bit sore after all my digging and lifting but will be ok. Another dry day here and to be better tomorrow- wow!
Very restrained Andy- you didn't buy any more plants over the weekend than me! Chick- I only have to explain the dent in the bank balance to myself so that's quite easy
Meant to ask you Dove- what art did you go and see? Was it the Barbara Hepworth?
Ggirl- love fresh lettuce. Can't get better can it- picking, it rinsing it and putting it on the plate. Total time - about a minute!
If it's reasonably sunny a phormium always has impact and you can get a decent sized one for around £10/15 which will give instant effect. The dark ones are particularly striking. Depends on the kind of look you want though Sarahlou. Is it 'flowery' or 'green' you're looking for- if you know what I mean! Sweet peas are readily available in GCs etc if you just want something for the summer. Or try cramming it with just one variety - plenty to choose from- osteospermum/petunia/pelargonium/buzy lizzie to name a few. That makes a great show.
Very smart Dove- I like the dark/light green variegation more than green/cream ones- much more striking. Just put one in front border under window today - H. sieboldiana 'elegans'- good slug/snail proof one.
Sounds like you had a lovely break Dove - well deserved.
What is the hosta like -colour wise?
Lemon drizzle ....now you're talking Gilly!
Daughter makes a very good one
Very impressive Deanno!!!