Gardening Grandma

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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 22:30

Me too, Gardengirl. They're a bit small and vulnerable to go in the garden, yet they may be better off there than in a pot that is vulnerable to drying out in hot weather.

MOB rants

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 22:27

JB, glad you feel better, but your post is a bit mystifying to me. Do you live in Ireland?

Pagey, I sympathise. My elderly neighbour can't look after his garden very well and it is full of dandelions. I was out there spraying my roses along the boundary and he gave me a real telling off. He pointed to a rose of his that had died (of neglect) and claimed I had killed it with the spray. Surprised, I let him rant for a while, then walked away. I'd help him if he was less hostile, but his constant accusations make it difficult to approach him. 


I broke the lupin flower off by accident

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 22:10

Hi, PDMI. If it is a young lupin, it is probably better off without its flower. It needs to develop good roots and more leaves to feed them. I've just deliberately taken the flowers off two young lupins of mine. Cut back the stem and let it develop and it may flower again later this year.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 22:07

My OH is a retired psychiatric nurse who volunteered for the Samaritans. He did not even get as far as an interview but was told over the phone that they did not want trained nurses as they 'think they know too much'. He was astonished. 

Tina, that is great news. Go for it, girl!

A difficult day, Dove. Think it calls for a small reward. A cake?

'The Audience' was really good. I'd like to see it again straight away, to pick up everything I missed the first time.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 18:04

Just saying good evening before going to cinema to see 'The Audience.' Boring day altering clothes and doing the dreaded HW. Visited my recently widowed friend yesterday evening and have felt deeply sad ever since, ironic since I'm supposed to be supporting her. I'm hoping the evening out will take my focus off myself!

Wet and windy day here, depressing weather, though I'm glad we get rain.

MOB rants

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 14:16

Frank, my parents told me very little about my antecedents and I now regret that very much, because it is good to know your heritage.


Posted: 13/06/2013 at 14:11

Lovely plants, Andy, BUT WILL YOU PLEASE STOP WORKING SO HARD? You are making me feel inferior!


Posted: 13/06/2013 at 08:38

Morning all. I'm probably talking to myself - the early birds will have gone to work. Rain again today. Did no gardening yesterday - turned out attic and  took stuff to a charity shop then went to choose bathroom fittings instead. Frighteningly expensive but fun!


Posted: 12/06/2013 at 12:22

I don't want the blessed notifications and always delete them. I'd prefer to take my chances and just look on the forum. I've opted out of them but still get a few.

MOB rants

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 12:17

Frank, you never cease to impress me. You are fully involving yourself with life and I'll bet you are a force to be reckoned with!

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