Gardening Grandma

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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 22:14

Evenin' forkers. Fat Club this a.m. - lost one and a half of the two and a half pounds I put on last week!! Aim to have lost twelve pounds by the time we go to the Isle of Wight in late August with the family so I won't waddle quite so much when walking alongside my gorgeous, size 10 DIL. Couldn't you just kill her? Or is that just me??? Anyway, went to |M and S this afternoon to buy 2 pairs of trousers in a smaller size - now have about 20 pairs that are too big. What a shame!

Dove, glad your eye condition is likely to right itself to an extent and should not be too serious. You must be relieved, on the whole.

WW, if I understood you correctly while reading fast, the open day is now over. Hope you made lots of money!

Once again, I have missed the cakes!! Is this a conspiracy??





A Cautionary Tale .....

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 19:28

The worst thing I ever bought was a packet of seeds of mixed cottage garden perennials. At the time, I did not realise that cottage garden plants are usually rampant spreaders, since this is why they could be shared freely with all the other cottagers. My garden is now infested with dead nettle, which spreads by underground runners and is almost as bad as bindweed to get rid of.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 19:22

Evening all! It seems to be my job to trawl through the lists, find this thread and bring it to the first page!

Hasn't rained yet and I didn't water plants today. If it doesn't rain soon, I'll have to get out there and water the pots.






MOB rants

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 19:18

Or tuck behind their windscreen wiper an official-looking printed (on the computer) notice warning that the disabiity advisory officer has noted their beach of the parking protocol. No action will be taken on this accasion but their number has been noted and any repeat of the offence may lead to a prosecution.


Posted: 10/06/2013 at 07:43

Morning, everyone. Last day of lovely weather here, according to the forecast, with rain tomorrow. The gardens need it, but I'm not sure I do!

Will have to shop today. Funny - I used to love it, now find it an interruption to other, more interesting things.

Have a good day, everyone, especially those who have to go to work.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 21:51

FG, the dry weather must have helped, but there are also lots more buds than usual and the plants are just bursting with health. I think it is mainly the mulching with rotted manure.

Off to bed now. I've done nothing much all day and I'm exhausted! Goodnight, all.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 19:00

Evening, everyone.Another lovely day in this area, though apparently it won't last much longer.

FG You'll have to have a scientific experiment - plain flour at one door and self-raising at the other.

Had a lazy day, gardening wise, just doing a bit of watering and tidying. Very pleased with the roses - they are better than in any other year, so the mulching and spraying must have paid off. Unusually for Wales, only one has signs of black spot, although I sprayed them with a systemic fungicide.



MOB rants

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 18:14

Sympathy, Fred! Its really annoying when restrictions are completely ignored.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 22:32

Nice to see you on this thread, Matty. It is great to have plants with personal associations. I tried to get a plant to commemorate my BIL when he died, but there aren't many plants called Brynmor!

We collect plants on holiday and many of our plants originated in other parts of Britain and have happy associations for us.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 22:16

Must have posted at the same time as you, BL. Congratulations!

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