Gardening Grandma

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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 19:08

Evening, Forkers. I'm the first tonight so everyone must be in the garden. I've just finished watering the garden, though OH may give it a bit of a go later. Been grieving over some of my aquilegia seedlings - dying, though I thought they were in adequate shade. Moving them into a shadier spot pronto. They're nice varieties - green shades, chocolate and various Touchwood ones, so I don't want to lose them.

Trouble with being on this forum is that I'm learning so fast that I can't keep up with myself!!! I can see everything that is wrong so much more clearly than even last year and I'm raring to put it right. I know some things will have to wait.

I'm going to out continue planting now that it has got cooler. Too hot and too many distractions this afternoon. I bought birthday presents for my two gorgeous granddaughters online, to be delivered direct - camera for one, roller boots for the other. Hope they like them!

I'm so obsessed with gardening at the moment that it is interfering with my social life!  Everything else seems a bit of a nuisance. Had a lovely visitor today and was quite glad she didn't stay too long.  

Food Bank for Verdun today?


Posted: 08/07/2013 at 14:32

Amazing how they miss that in a GC, Dove! Started in the garden, but got very irritable in the heat and came in out of mercy for OH. Will try again in a hour. Feel like dumping every that's left in a black bag and sending it to the dump!


Posted: 08/07/2013 at 08:35

Jonty, have a good day. Takes a good bit of self-control to stay in the house and work in this weather. I'm interested by your nickname, because I often call my dogs the 'doggles'. I'm sure you're not a dog, though!!


Posted: 08/07/2013 at 07:57

Morning all. Already hot here - hope it is not quite as immobilising as yesterday, but if it is, hey, what's a garden for except to be enjoyed from a garden chair?

May just be reading a book, then, but I hope to finish that planting and get the mess off the patio. I'll wait for a rainy day, to clear up the mess inside!  (Here in Wales, that'll give me plenty of scope!) Not the best of weather for planting, the sun's a bit merciless for youing plants and it means lots of watering. I've got an old sun umbrella to put over any that look as though they are really suffering.

Better shower and walk the dogs while it is still relatively cool.

Have a good day, everyone. Let us know how yesterday went, Dove.




pics of my garden at mo

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 22:46

I have just planted agastaches, Verd, grown from seed by moi.

Thought you might have opened your garden under the NGS, or even be part of an open village. You have too much sense of humour to be arrogant, cos humour goes with a sense of proportion.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 21:42

Just untangled the hose  and watered the pots and newly planted things. It's a stop/start hose, no  indiscriminate spraying. Good job OH has gone to work or I might have let him know what I thought of his neat hose coiling.

So Andy Murray lost, eh, Verd? Knew I hadn't understood the rules properly. He looked so happy about it too - he must have thought he'd get too big-headed if he won.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 18:53

Evening all! Anybody else completely flattened by the heat? (Oh, if only that were really true, rotundity suddenly flattened by heat. I'd get in the frying pan before Fat Club!!) 


Posted: 07/07/2013 at 18:00

Blackest, it is deeply impressive to have gone out and worked in this heat! The only dolution I know is a steping stone here and there, which more-or-less disappears among the foliage.

bev, I haven't achieved anything in the garden today, though it will need watering later. Its just too hot.


Posted: 07/07/2013 at 17:44

Hi, Bev. Pretty hot, eh?  


Posted: 07/07/2013 at 17:32

And Andy Murray won! 

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