Gardening Grandma

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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 18:52

WW, not a single flower on my sweet peas yet. Encouraged by this forum, I planted them pretty late, having been asasured that they woul continue later and I'd get the same number of blooms. Hope that turns out to be true - first time I've ever grown them.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 18:49

It is ashame to b e indoors in this weather, TT, but I've had to do it, too. It is lovely outside at about 9 o'clock, when the light is fading a bit and it is cooler. I'll be out there watering and just enjoying the gorgeous evening.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 18:02

Evening! All in the garden again?

GardenG, Good idea! I worked hard yesterday but can still watch them on iplayer. Took it much easier today (knackered) but salesmen from TalkTalk called and took an hour. Was nearly persuaded (£20 cheaper than Sky) but then read the onlline reviews!

 Don't think I will!

Out of control clematis

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 15:56

Can you show a picture of the flowers, please?

our bitch is ruining the lawn .... any ideas?

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 15:52

I have two dogs and a similar problem. If you can watch where she wees, you can pour a bucket of water over the patch straight away to dilute the acid. There are various products said to solve the problem, but I have not found any of them to work. The problem arises when you don't see where she wets. It might be worth getting dressed and taking her up the street to wee, as soon as you get up. I ended up taking up my smalll rear lawn and planting it, since (rightly or wrongly) it seems to me that larger garden plants can withstand the punishment better than grass. (People with larger lawns might find there is less of a problem, since each area gets widdled on less often.)

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 15:45

Just want to say I appreciate the photos. I don't visit this thread too often because it makes me a bit envious of the size of the gardens! It is lovely to see what people have done, though, and illustrates exactly why we love gardens.


Posted: 09/07/2013 at 15:40

Strangely, I AM getting notifications and I have opted out!  

That's a good piece of info, TT.  Thanks.


Posted: 09/07/2013 at 07:31

Morning all. Lovely day again, here. need a rest today after sorting the front garden yesterday. Off for a few days on Friday, so I expect I'll come home with a couple of plants (or so). Garden is filled with plants from different holidays. Nice memories.

Have a good day, everyone.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 22:33

Missed A-Z and Hanpton Court, sadly. But two days' work in front garden have transformed it. OH's circular lawn is now more-or-less circular and extra borders have been dug. Lots of home-made compost have transformed the strange soil, composed of clay, sand and dust, because of the way the garden has been messed with in the past. (I'm told that at one time a lady gardener lived here who had a glorious garden, but since then it has been amateurishly paved with enormous pavement slabs. When we moved here, ten years ago, OH took the slabs up - I was impressed that he could lift them - and I started to restore the garden, very amateurishly because I had little idea of what I was doing.) Anyway, I've now planted the borders, though the plants will have to be very carefully nurtured in this heat. Then we relaxed in the garden as dusk fell and surveyed our handiwork, feeling very pleased.




Posted: 08/07/2013 at 19:12

What a shame!   We won't tell anyone, though. Of course that kind of thing has never happened to me..... Well, yes it has, and it is very disappointing!

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