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Posted: 27/09/2014 at 08:21

Morning all. Beautiful day here but chilly - only 8 degrees at the moment. Just taken daughter to work as she was asked to go in at 8 instead of 1. Her kind mum offered as she wasn't in till almost 10 last night.  

Lovely day yesterday but I had a lot to do so wasn't on here much. I was also watching the golf...  Got some more digging out done for the new grass but had to get a large piece of kerbstone out.  Why are obstacles always a quarter of an inch to the wrong side of where you need them to be?  Took some sweet peas to the cemetery as it would have been my Dad's 96th birthday and went in to the GC on way. Very nice but no pond plants, so I'll be ordering them online over the weekend.

Hope trip goes ok Lesley. Look on the bright side lily - loads of lovely leaf mould 

Be careful when you step out the door Dove....

Going to have a catch up on here now while I get breakfast. 

House Spiders

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 13:24

I worked with a girl who was terrified of them. We use tassels at work - stop making up your own jokes now....  and I caught her out one day by throwing a really dark one at her 

She didn't speak to me for a while after that...can't imagine why   

it looked just like this 




Posted: 26/09/2014 at 10:44

They're b*****s for it Lesley. Once they're in it's hard to get them out. We had them in the annexe  at last house  and we had a terrible job blocking the holes when we were selling. The 'flight path'  crossed a fence around the courtyard area and the  mess would have been dreadful for viewers, so it was vital we stopped them nesting there.  The people across from me have them and don't seem bothered about the damage it's causing to their property 

Right - I'm off to get my wig shorn before getting outside. May go to GC as I'll be halfway there anyway. Well, it would be silly not to....

Catch you all later 

My garden is a jungle

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 10:33

Mine too Dove. Oldest still talks fondly about her 'hedgehog' plant. It was a dianthus I had next to a path which she used to stroke  - hence the name  

We now have these, and no prizes for guessing what they're called 


 Nasturtiums are great for kids - so easy and so rewarding. 

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 10:11

Did you mean me David?  

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 10:00

David - I have tons of heavy duty black polythene. Do you think I could make a few deep pots with it for doing peas just now? I thought I could roll it round a bud vase I have and staple it together leaving gaps at the bottom for drainage.

I'm such a cheapskate...


Posted: 26/09/2014 at 09:04

Is 'crossing fingers' wise though Dove?.....

I'll echo that - hope it all goes well for you today Verd. I've only skimmed through posts during the last few days but I know you're having some stress with mum. Looks like you've turned a corner now though 

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 08:53

I don't have a specific space for mine, so I have other plants in front of them in borders which helps hide any rubbishy lower leaves. They've had no feeding since they were put in, apart from a tomato feed once or twice as there are clematis next to them and they've been lovely.  I have a couple beside my back gate and the  scent's lovely when you come in and out. They're more mildewy at the bottom because it's a very narrow space and shared with other plants, but I just chuck some water and food in regularly to keep them happy. Very scientific...

Most of mine are in big pots so they need a bit more help, but plenty of food and water seem to get them through ok. They've been a bit poorer this year as it's been exceptionally dry. A pot of something lower in front helps hide it though! 

House Spiders

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 08:42

I've had quite a few recently too Fishy. One had a stroll across the floor last night. Think I'll need some bigger glasses to collect them in though - big legs! 

You're right - they could literally give Mr Bolt a run for his money! 

Ugly structure in garden

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 08:39

You'll need to get a  digger in then Peter! 

You might find the rocks useful if you feel like tackling it though. It depends on whether you want to keep any of the structure. The little 'hut' could be really nice in the right spot and renovated.

Maybe a job for next spring/summer - and perhaps we'll get some pix of you sitting in a 'Swiss chalet surrounded by alpine scree'....

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