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Posted: 17/07/2016 at 22:50

If you still have your seed packet, check the variety. If it is an F1, it will not seed true.

Otherwise, let the flowers form seed, when they are Brown and dry, save them in a paper bag, not plastic, to sow next year. Letting the seeds form early in the season will curtail flowering.

I would try and get another packet of seed for a quid.


Posted: 17/07/2016 at 21:57

I love fresh cotton sheets. If I was rich and had someone to do it, I would have fresh sheets every day. Unfortunately I'm a lazy cow, but they get changed every week whether they need it or not.


looking after out door Jasmin

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 21:17

Jasmine is one of my favourite scents.  Followed by rose absolut, lavender, honeysuckle, phlox, 

June and July in England in warm humid weather is intoxicating.

What to do with a blackcurrant glut?

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 21:14

I used to make lots of blackcurrant jam. I strain some to make a jelly with no pips in. A spoonful in hot water is like ribena. Blackcurrant curd makes a good filling for sponge cake.

Since hubby became borderline diabetic, we are  cutting down on sugar, so frozen blackcurrants get added to porridge for the last minute in the microwave.


Posted: 17/07/2016 at 20:31

I'm sat on the patio floating on the scent of jasmine on a warm summer evening. We have had dragonflies zipping around the garden today. I picked another load of sweet peas and a huge  courgette to make courgetti Bolognase.  My friends flight has been delayed so instead of Houston to newark to birmingham, she has to come via frankfurt and will be 10 hours late. I suppose that gives me more time to tidy the front bedroom, Aka the dumping ground.

I've not had the telly on today. The news is getting me down.

I think it's time punkdoc had a really noisy party.

looking after out door Jasmin

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 20:11

I let mine do its own thing. I hack off bits that go where I don't want them. I am sat by mine now, it's just starting to flower this year. It is glorious.


Posted: 17/07/2016 at 10:53

I am still struggling with photos. Sometimes they will, sometimes they won't. Yesterday I tried to post a photo 3.7 Mb. No good. I tried three times then gave up.

Sunny here so I guess this is summer. 

Lots of stuff to do before guest arrival tomorrow. TTFN.

Decorative furniture covers

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 10:20

You're in the wrong place.


Posted: 16/07/2016 at 23:42

I dont find honeysuckle need much feeding.

when you say you have taken a bit, do you mean a cutting or has it got roots already?

A better White Rose

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 23:40

Climbing iceberg

Do not mix up with the shrub rose iceberg

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