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What is this cute little beauty please?

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 16:45

It's perennial and evergreen I think - I used to have some in a previous garden. I'm sure you could do  cuttings but not sure if now would be the right time. Probably after flowering in late spring /summer would be best,  but I expect there's no harm in trying!


Posted: 08/11/2014 at 16:39

Filthy night here - a lot of flooding on the roads when I was out. Tried to get some pea/bean netting at GC to cover my 'grass' area to stop  ****** cats using it  and they had nothing. Useless. Ordered some online. I have an arrangement of string and canes for the moment but it's not very satisfactory - or attractive. 

Well done chicky and BL - that's a lot of tulips planted! I love them but they often get battered by weather here just when they come out, so I'm sticking with a few in pots and didn't buy any more for this year. I've got two tons of gravel to buy  

I can smell that pud from here chicky 

What smells, good or bad, evoke memories

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 16:32

I agree KEF re the pyracantha - hawthorn as well for me  

Lesley - the smell of a C*******s cake cooking is heavenly 

My youngest daughter bought incense sticks yesterday. I walked into her room last night and it was like instantly being transported back to the seventies. All I needed was an Afghan coat  and some Bob Dylan.... 

Freshly cut grass for me is one of the best.

I also like bonemeal  

What is this cute little beauty please?

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 16:26

Candytuft Tootles - Iberis to give it it's posh name. Very useful little groundcover plant  

Unknown plant on GW?

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 16:15

Me too. No idea what Monty's is I'm afraid 

Talkback: How to make compost

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 09:23

Hi Moorethemerrier - give the heap a good stir and add any new material you have for it on top. Once disturbed, the ants will move on. 

Top jobs for the weekend

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 08:41

More digging out of turf for new paths, sowing of green manure, plants to be moved  and a million other things but there won't be enough hours! 


Posted: 08/11/2014 at 08:36


We will expect pix of cake when finished too. Daughter has been feeding hers. I love pudding but I'm the only one who likes it here so probably won't bother. You can send me a virtual piece of yours 


Posted: 08/11/2014 at 08:32

Morning all and those to come. Lovely to 'see' you OL - although you probably won't see me since you were here last night - if you know what I mean   Pop in and out whenever you can - we'll be here now and again as well  

Chilly but sunny here although loads of rain and wind last night. Hairdresser for me later - hate that - and a trip to make but hope I can get outside again for a while.

I've missed the quiz KEF - were you out doing it or was it on TV?


Posted: 07/11/2014 at 17:18

Turned out lovely here today - so  much for the rain. I even got washing out and more green manure sown. Had said I'd take youngest shopping after school which I regretted as I could have got it finished. Never mind 

I will be netting off most of the sides of the new table Lesley and leaving a gap at the back where it's against the fence and under the 'window boxes' on the fence top.. I'll foil those pesky critters  The little birds have all learned how to negotiate getting into the makeshift hanging one - even the dunnocks 

The kitchen as my last house was like a Swedish sauna with pine cladding everywhere including the vaulted ceiling.  We ripped it all out and opened it up. The new people got a very, very nice new dining kitchen....  Such is life. I remember looking at a house that had a navy bathroom suite. Not good.

Looking on these freebie sites and gumtree sounds a good idea for the greenhouse doc.


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