Gardening Grandma

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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 20:18

Hi, FG. Just been staying with grandkids. Lovely! But, oh, how lovely to be back at home and doing things my way, at my pace, in peace and quiet! For once, I've worked as hard as you seem to do all the time! I'm aching from my heels to btm.


Posted: 29/06/2013 at 19:48

Hi, Keen 1. Welcome.  I am myself 27 - the others are just jealous!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 19:43

Evening all! I seem to have lost my place as the person who opens the thread in the evening! The longer days and dry weather mean we are all in the garden later, perhaps. Spent the day pruning, weeding, planting, watering, a lovely, peaceful, exhausting day. I've had to give up - too tired to do any more!

WW, you must have had a wonderful day! You've reminded me to check the yellow book for what's on tomorrow - pity to miss these gardens at their peak.

On second thoughts, I suppose lots of people are engrossed in Wimbledon. I'm enjoying the peace and quiet with the TV switched off, but then I just don't get the appeal of sport - there's a gap in my make-up where appreciation of sport should be.  The only thing I really like exercising is my mouth!


Posted: 29/06/2013 at 11:50

Mrs G, verbascums are either biennial or perennial. Biennial ones don't come back after flowering, obviously, just make sure you get a perennial. More modern cultivars are longer lived, I'm told. I've grown perennial ones this year from seed but maybe they'll be the short-lived kind - I'll have to wait and see.


Posted: 29/06/2013 at 11:35

Morning all - nearly afternoon now. Have been half-heartedly putting things away and doing washing this morning and trying to avoid thinking about taking the dogs for a walk. Garden is crying out for attention, too, BL. How do plants get so enormous in two weeks? Loads big enough to plant now, triffid rose taking over, paeony has flowered and is more-or-less over!! Should be unloading caravan but I'm getting out there to enjoy myself pruning and planting instead. OH can do the donkey work when he gets up (he worked last night after driving all day, but I'm merciless).  There's an incredible amount of deadheading to do, too.  I want to photograph them too - I'm obsessed with it. They are so fleeting, I want to hold on to them.

Fat Club next Tues - if I don't eat until then, maybe I'll have paid for all the cakes I ate while away! 

Is it me?

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 22:35

And me.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 22:20

Thank you, KEF and FG. I see both of you have been working like navvies!

MOB rants

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 21:42

I've enjoyed reading over these really interesting and intelligent entries, catching up after being away for a couple of weeks. FG, I so agree about asking questions on class. I always told my pupils that asking questions was a sign of intelligence and that there were no stupid questions. Stupidity was not asking questions. I was brought up to be atheist and am now a Christian, because I asked questions and looked for answers. I taught religion and gave two sides of every argument, always encouraging pupils to argue, think and debate until they found answers that satisfied them. Anything else is indoctrination and is completely counter-productive and worthless, as well as disrespectful.

I loved reading Sara's comments about all educational topics being interrelated, too. Wisdom is seeing the connections between things. I read somewhere that, as people get older, the way their minds work changes. They no longer collect facts and information and find these things harder to remember because their minds are now examining the relationships between things and developing a philosophy of life, which is real wisdom. So age really does bring wisdom, as traditional cultures have always taught.


Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 21:04

Evening all. Just got home from 'holiday' looking after grandkids. Garden has developed astonishingly since we went away and nothing died, as far as I can see. Saw the last five minutes of the Andy Murray match - even I, mystified as I am when it comes to sport, was excited about it!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

I dont' believe it!!

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 20:45

Me too - when I'm not chopping them in han't be much funu being a slug - maybe this one got its own back!!

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