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Posted: 17/08/2016 at 08:02

My soaker hoses need to go on too. Polka raspberries need fattening up now, the bees have been busy.

New bed arrived yesterday. We had a phone call at 7.30 to say we would be first drop. Cue mad scramble to strip old bed, and get it outside for today's bulk waste pick up.  Then I vacuumed and wiped down skirting boards. Furniture van pulled up. They bought the base in first. They are just connecting the two halves when I notice there are only two drawers and there should be four. No-one at the warehouse would answer the phone, so a decision was made that they would leave the wrong base, and get the right one sent later. When they started to connect the headboard, they realised that the base was only 4ft 6 and the mattress is 5ft. Still no answer from the warehouse so they took away the wrong base and left me with a mattress on the floor and a headboard propped against the wall. An hour later, a phone call to say that the correct base is still at the warehouse. An hour later, dumb and dumber the warehouse men turn up in a hire van. They bring in the base. Start connecting it. It has four drawers this time. Shouldn't the square ends join in the middle and the rounded corners on the outside? Unjoin the two halves and reverse the bits. finally approaching 1pm I have a completed bed.   Just got to tidy up now. I did get some huge strong plastic bags that should be good for sheeting over the next fym delivery from the farm up the road. The castors on the old bed look good for making some pot moving boards. 

The grass verge outside looks like fly tippers have been at work. I added two old armchairs and a carpet to the pile.

It looks like it will be hot today. I have piles of clothes to sort for new drawers.

Dahlias - Bishop's Children

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 21:09

I grew them from seed, and lined them out the first year. They flowered late the first year, then I saved the best colours as tubers, now the tubers are huge after three years, I grow them on in florists buckets with holes in the bottom before planting out.

Plant I.D please

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 20:40

Bird seed. I think a  bird or a squirrel planted it for you.

The seedlings look like rudbeckias.

Dahlias - Bishop's Children

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 20:31

Bishops children are seeds taken off of the named Bishops series of dahlias. if you want Bishop of York, or Llandaff, then you have to buy tubers. Bishops children seed can give a large variety of colours of single flowers on dark leaves.

Bush Raspberries

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 20:17

The fruited canes go brown and and the leaves yellow. Cut that cane down as low as you can. The new green canes will fruit next year. Your "sucker "is a new cane that will provide fruit next year.


Posted: 15/08/2016 at 17:34

I have been impressed with Lidl secateurs.

Two thoughts for the day

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 14:29

I couldn't understand why there were so many kids under the canal bridge. It is apparently a pokemon gym, where you can "fight" the characters. I'm expecting someone to try walking across the water

Salvia greggii and Clem Daniel Deronda

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 10:37

Take cuttings of the salvia now. Any non flowering shoot if you can find one, or dead head a flowering shoot to make it form some side shoots that you can use.


Posted: 12/08/2016 at 10:32

Dove.. lasagne sheets in oven. Bed sheets in washer. 

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