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Posted: 07/05/2015 at 17:57

Watered them in. Retired to bath.


Posted: 07/05/2015 at 16:56

Nor in the East Midlands


Posted: 07/05/2015 at 16:25

Went out, put the stakes in for the sweet peas. Got rained on, came in.

Then the sun came out, and  I planted the sweet peas, then it rained again, so I got wet again and came in.

I've still got to tie them to the stakes and water them in

Annuals we befriend

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 11:16

I have a white flowered argyranthemum with fine cut foliage(foeniculum?) that I was given as a "Paris daisy" I take cuttings every year to overwinter. The person who gave it me died in 1990, so I guess its been going about 25 years.


Posted: 07/05/2015 at 11:07

Printer inks arrived.

Now raining stair rods.

The ducks arrived to be fed. I would have thought she would be on eggs by now.

Do you think they have spare duckling sitters?



Posted: 07/05/2015 at 10:10

Tazza is like a stemmed flattish fruit bowl, to form a centrepiece.

No theme for wedding. No fireworks allowed at reception place. Too late  in year for a butterfly release.  No white meringue dress. No bridesmaids. Just two old fogies making it legal after 17 years.

Just a quick ceremony then a party. 

I want to have autumn flowers from the garden in copper jugs for the table decorations and a garden party to celebrate the engagement.

Those that know me understand. Family don't get it, but then they never did.


Posted: 07/05/2015 at 09:28

and if you want to know where fairygirls been, I think there's been a convention.



Posted: 07/05/2015 at 09:02

I'm expecting a colour laser printer from John Lewis

Printer ink from someone else.

And a wedgwood tazza from ebay.

The Hermes lady knows to leave it behind the dustbin and shove a note through the letter box. Yodel only seem to employ men who speak no English beyond "sign here" The Post office take it straight back and leave a note for us to pick it up at the sorting office. They've done that even when I have been in the house.

Printer and ink is because I've looked at the cost of wedding invitations, and its cheaper to buy a new printer and print our own,than order them ready printed.

OH has designed an invite with a picture of the fairy and dandelion clock on, from Trentham Gardens. Its called "wishes can come true." He's a bit of a romantic really.


golden crest

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 08:47

If its the same space, where they die off, its probably something to do with the soil.

It could be contaminated with oil or weedkiller. If you replace them again, dig out as much soil as you can and replace it with good loam.

Getting close to..CHELSEA

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 08:12

I cant stand crowds and being jostled, so I don't go.

I watch it on TV

I would go if I could get tickets for that champagne preview that the rich and famous who know nought about gardening seem to get free tickets for.

I really think the RHS should allocate some tickets for that to long time members. How about a draw for  people who have been members for more than 20 years?

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