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Posted: 06/07/2014 at 12:50

Hello all, me not slept well either 

Here is the alpine plant pot Woody from InExcess 8ltr pot £12.99 looks really good

Iris Pallida variegata like this one £6.50


So here is the steam train going through Sholing it was going quite fast so did not get many pics there, hope they enjoyed going past our garden,  few people came to take pics and see the train

Botley station later in evening, this is the fire truck that had to fill the train with water following it around all day to fill with water

and the hose use

Train coming into the station

As the train had to fill with water it stopped here for 10 mins - so I got a better pic

The water filling up from the fire truck was really loud and the steam coming out so really loud altogether bad on ears - found a few pennies at both stations so 5p up

I have harvested a few spuds, broad beans, lettuce only eat from garden try and hide it in my sandwiches and peas which were yummy - which made me think where is poddington pea gone they not been on for a bit

Chicky your sweet peas look lovely

mine in pot flowering a bit, ones in ground still not there yet to any signs of flowers sowed all at same time but bit late this year and not doing that great


Posted: 04/07/2014 at 22:32

Night night all.  Must go to bed early as up early for the steam train to go past.


Posted: 04/07/2014 at 21:00

Quick Dove nudge you


Posted: 04/07/2014 at 20:51

Woody I spotted a planted container just for you all alpines looked good took a pic will post tomorrow, we went to the café had Victoria sponge cake - I like there compost too and cheaper bird food   

all I can think of when watching tennis is Monty saying it would be good if they had a squeaky ball like Nigel, that would be amusing to watch 

Raining here so watering the garden done


Posted: 04/07/2014 at 19:20

Hello all,  not caught up with what you lot been up to today yet

On Wednesday managed to plant up part of my white border the bit that needed doing, after digging out lot of agapanthus roots - never plant agapanthus in a raised bed with other plants best separated as other plants don't get much room to grow well as the roots take over - all planted with flower now including the buddleia some plants put back and some of the ones waiting around planted

Yesterday I cut the grass in all the area of the garden, was a hot day bit windy and used the new-ish long handled lawn sheers and spotted a comma butterfly in the garden first time I have seen one of them in the garden

finally my one sweet pea flowered

Been on a trip to Ringwood - InExcess garden centre today got lots of wood to make a raised bed and a few plants Monarda pink lace, Petunia mochaccino, Dahlietta -dahlia Lucy

I am Knackered now time for tea and rest

Steam train watching tomorrow going past Sholing station on the Portsmouth line  


Posted: 01/07/2014 at 19:11

Thanks all so much have to wait a while yet to see if we get short listed for the awards

added pics of pallets on other thread

Just a reminder that Mr Alan T  on at 7.30 tonight Love your garden


Posted: 01/07/2014 at 19:00

Just Vegin that looks amazing

Here is a pic of the pallets I got from the skip

Not had one like this before really thick wood planks going sideways


Here is the one that looks like a table not sure how I will use it


Posted: 01/07/2014 at 15:12

Hello all

I was rather green and icky yesterday and my poor left leg got cramp really bad

Hello Woody glad you are back - your broad beans are lovely had one lot will get more soon

Been with main man for the station today looking at the baskets that we done for Woolston station and then getting them watered and getting money back

Been entered for an award for outstanding volunteers contribution

On the way home past a skip with pallets in stopped and asked the woman she let us have them more pallet projects one looks like a table already

will add a few pics later


Posted: 01/07/2014 at 14:47

Edd that looks so impressive great going

I have just been skip rummaging as the woman let us and got a pallet and another pallet which is like a table


Posted: 29/06/2014 at 15:06
Hello all
Back now having a cuppa tea been out volunteering at Sholing valley study centre this morning litter picking nice dry day here -- got to see the Mayor of Southampton today as she is a volunteer of Sholing valley study centre.

There was a small dog that we gained at one point until the owner came out from the trees with more dogs at least it was a small dog

Fairygirl so cute great bird bath - I have the same alliums just starting to show some colour in the front and some blue alliums flowering in the back garden

going to go into garden soon

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