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Posted: 19/08/2016 at 17:25

Appreciate the gentle hugs Dove 

It's my own fault - I still think I'm invincible....stupid old tart....

I just make even more noises now, when I do the slightest thing other than sit still   

Glad you're getting there B'man. The 'lympics are good for distracting you from all the c***  

Hosta - brilliant! 

Did you blow a big raspberry when you went past Joyce? Or wave a Mexican flag....

I took fairylet to work last Saturday, and we went a different way after dropping off the other fairylet. Road with speed bumps, and as I trundled along, I spotted a biggish laminated sign outside a house. I was able to read it and had to pull over and stop to let fairylet see it. It read -


18 year old boy ( pix underneath )

Lowest offer accepted

We had a right laugh at it. No camera, so I went that way the next day coming home from my walk, hoping to get a pic, but the sign had gone. I think an 18 year old boy may have removed it...


Posted: 19/08/2016 at 17:09

Frank/Dad - Mary Peters was terrific wasn't she? Lovely person. The Brits are well on course to get very near, or even pass, their London tally which would be fantastic  

I think KT53 was having a little joke about Alistair Brownlee...

KT - Johnny could have tripped him up when he had a chance - when no one was looking   

Hope the hockey girls win tonight. That would be a lovely victory.

BL - when you consider that the posted times (200metres race) are identical, even if there's a miniscule difference in their 'actual' times, it would only be fair if they'd both got a bronze. Let's start a petition!  

Both Brits through to the showjumping final. Not sure if they have a real chance but it would be lovely if they could get something. Think it's a very long time since we got an individual medal. Seventies I reckon?  Coursebuilder needs to come up with something good too - not enough technicality in the first round. Agree with you about the French rider. Bit too much like Geoff Billington's 'style' which I always loathed.  Strange when you think how stylish the French riders are generally. Germans will be very hard to beat though.

Missing Eucomis bulb

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 16:47

It wasn't me teasing you wakeshine - I meant the Eucomis! 

I'm really tempted to get a few again. The new bed would be ideal colourwise and would have the best aspect etc. The section for the Irises will be perfect.

Think that sounds ideal Hosta. Incredibly cheap too, for bulbs that size!

Camera Talk

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 16:39

Those are stunning sunsets BL and Lesley. I want to do a bivvy overnight on a hill to get a sunset if possible, but mainly to get a sunrise. It's seriously outside my comfort zone, but something I'm determined to do   

We had another gorgeous moon last night, so I took more pix which I also put on the Garden Pic thread. Tinkered with them a bit more so they look very different from each other. The second one is pretty much how it looked from the bedroom window - I've only sharpened it  

What is your weather like?

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 16:26

What's my weather like? 10 degrees colder than yesterday and hissing down!  

Filling a raised bed

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 16:24

Great advice already given - I'll just add this -  you always think you have plenty of soil or compost, until you put it in the beds!

It also settles quite a bit, especially if you're leaving the beds over autumn and winter, as the rain will compact everything. Be prepared to add a bit more in spring. It's surprising how much the level drops.

Peony help!

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 16:16

Think nut is right - looks like a herbaceous paeony, so you should be fine. If you're worried about the stems breaking at this stage, you could carefully push in a few canes outwith the rootball, and a few turns of string to make a little cage support, just to keep the stems in place till it gets established.

They can be quite top heavy anyway so that will relieve the pressure until the roots catch up with the top!  

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 16:09

Lovely photos. Your garden looks in great nick Papi Jo - you would never know you'd been short of the wet stuff!  

I'll add my support for you Celadonsusan - I think I've already replied to some of your posts. Great to see the rewards for all the hard work isn't it? 

We had another lovely moon last night and I got some better pix - or rather, I tinkered with them a bit more.    

Altered the highlights on this one

This is how it really looked


Camera never lies does it?  

Always forget about this clematis as it was here when I moved in - tiny little thing encased in the 'teabag' and drowning in a clay puddle in a lousy spot. I put it outside the boundary fence,  where I park the car and then forgot about it. I intend moving it back into the garden as it's improved dramatically and is a much better colour now. Nice purply anthers on it 

Butterflies and Ladybirds

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 08:08

Plenty of bees but not so many butterflies here. Weather hasn't been great for them flying though. Hopefully they'll appear more regularly in the next few weeks.

Not seen any ladybirds, but I haven't been around quite so much this summer. Plenty last year so perhaps it will improve for next year 


Posted: 19/08/2016 at 08:05

Morning all/afties Pat. Stay warm if that cold front's coming in  

Lovely photo Clari - you should put that on the camera thread. I hope you've been making a lot of noise getting ready this morning....

The ribs on the other side have just recovered after five or six weeks. It's a new machine at work, which is a bit hit and miss. The handle requires a bit of effort as I'm a bit short to be in the right position to use it, and it catches me in a very awkward place.... 

Awake just at the right time to see Jade Jones win - haven't a clue how Taekwondo works but it doesn't matter! Usain Bolt did his thing again.  Fabulous, but so sad for the British lad missing out by 3 thousandths of a second... 

Medal tally is amazing - the Brownlees brothers are just superb  

Anyway - work beckons - at least it's Friday  

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