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Posted: 14/09/2014 at 09:41

Lunchtime Panda 

Do the bruises look like Heartsease Dove? 

posting seed

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 09:36

I don't think an average packet of seed weighs much grandma - surely not heavier than some large cards? I'm posting a packet tomorrow and was just intending to get a stamp! 

Lots of people do it on here so I'm sure someone will advise.


Posted: 14/09/2014 at 09:29

what makes you think it isn't BM....

No need for a gym membership for me....just as well. Organised exercise among other sweaty people isn't my thing...

Morning Dove - hope the old war wounds are not too bad today 


Posted: 14/09/2014 at 09:13

Oh Verd..I'm so sorry. That's not what you need to hear just now with your mum. As you say, good and bad wherever you go. 

I've plenty of jobs here if you're at a loose end...bring a spade.. 

Having a lazy few hours this morning..body's protesting after all my grafting yesterday. Struggling to get the white buddliea out as it's rooted under some concrete or old piece of access road or something. May have to wait till the digger comes to do extension. It'll probably have grown five feet by then 

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 09:04

This is for you BM. Spent a couple of hours yesterday morning painting the old bench  -it might need a second coat here and there. I even sat on it for fifteen minutes and had my lunch!

 Will need to make a few cushions for it which I can always do over winter.

Robin Bathing

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 08:59

These are for you Fishy...planted up the little bit on the right yesterday afternoon. The stump from a dead tree  was impossible to get out, so I made it part of the plan instead. I have lots of little ferns growing round the garden so I tucked one in and will see if there's room for any others as I go along. Some nice gravel to go on top now, which I'll get today if I can.

Don't think Mr Magpie had a clipboard, but a fat woodpigeon was in having a drink this morning so it's sturdy enough

 I'll get the marginal plants soon and I have some crocus which I can put in the front right hand corner. Apologies for the string round the irises at the back - it made life easier getting them in! I promise I'll remove it today... 

'Gordon' the hedgehog has been carefully placed by oldest daughter....

I'm getting just as excited by it as you are! 

Clearing a garden

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 08:29

Sorry Mr T  - I should have said.

Hogweed's right - 3 parts sharp sand to 1 of cement. 

raised beds

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 20:37

Like philippa I've only used liquid seaweed feed, so it's good to know that it's for use straight away Micheal 

I may take a trip to the seaside soon then....

Clearing a garden

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 20:28

A dry mix of cement and sand. Mix them together and brush it into the gaps. If you do it when the paving's dry but the ground's damp it'll draw the dampness out and set without you doing anything else. If it's very dry, you can use a watering can with a rose to lightly sprinkle some water over the paving to set the mortar. 


Posted: 13/09/2014 at 20:09

Evening all. Just a quick catch up as I'm weary. Lots done today and was out for tea with the girls.

fidget - I thought it was just me. I planted a load of Acidanthera in pots in spring and planted out later.  Same as you - loads of foliage, and doesn't look like any are going to produce flowering stems. 

Nice pic Yvie - you should pop that on the Gallery thread too, for those who don't look in here.  Glad you had a good hol  

Off for a quick look round and then putting my feet up. Night all 

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