Gardening Grandma

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Posted: 01/08/2013 at 08:42

Morning, all.  

Get-together with old school colleagues today. Nice. I'm always amazed to see how much some of them have aged, though, while I remain 27.   Actually, the opposite is true - there are two who claim to be 80 but who can't possibly be more than 65, attractive, youthful, lively and travelling the world.

Still grey and cloudy here and I'm wearing my medium-weight dressing gown as I write. This may be more imformation than you care to receive while eating your breakfast, but it does prove that it is a lot cooler at the moment.

Have a nice day, everyone.


Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 31/07/2013 at 22:52

Evening. Just got in after visiting friends. Love the pond, TT. Are there any more photos of your garden?


Goodnight all!


Posted: 31/07/2013 at 12:21

Welcome Tracey, always good to see a fellow Welshwoman. Wouldn't catch me on the back of a horse, though. Well, I probably couldn't catch the horse! Or climb on its back. Don't think you are allowed to use a ladder. 

Re the leycesteria and buddleia, I doubt if  a cat wold make all that mess, it has to be something heavier - or else, the rain was so torrential it actually broke young branches.  Or the dogs have learnt to cliimb trees.


Posted: 31/07/2013 at 08:51

DHC, looking forward to the pics.


Posted: 31/07/2013 at 08:44

Morning, all!

Sorry to have shocked you Verdun.  Now you know what I'm really like.

FG, could we have fun with something like that!!! I can think of a few gardens I wouldn't mind excavating.... (A few vengeful thoughts must now be repented of).

Chicky, when you say 'we are expecting', I take it the whole family will not inhabit your garden!  I can imagine that the deer are fascinating to watch, though.

Dove, that's 53 days too many from my vantage point. I have a mental image of you, though, as super-efficient and keeping that office going single-handed before rushing off to spend your weekends cooking, gardening, socialising and generally putting the rest of us mere mortals to shame.

Pouring with rain at the moment, as per the forecast. Fancy coffee at the GC, but unfortunately my friends like Starbucks. I honestly cannot imagine why - nice coffee in a dark and shabby corridor with no fresh air.

Something strange is happening in my garden (and it has nothing to do with the strangeness of its owners!) Yesterday, a whole branch had been  broken off a large Leycesteria. We blamed the heavy rain, since we could think of no other explanation. This morning, another one is down! A branch has also been broken off a nearby buddleia, trained as a small tree. Free diving eagle? Extremely heavy blackbird? They are both near the fence and the only sensible thing I can think of is that something large is jumping down into the garden in the nights. But what? And how does it get back out? (Our garden is walled and gated and can successfully keep in a tiny escape artiste called Maisie the bichon frise).  Also, the dogs are not detecting an animal smell. Mind you, though they go berserk at the sight of a bird or a cat, they were not remotely interested in the rat that inhabited the garden for a few days. Beginning to wonder if we have a fox, though they usually leave a smell, I think. if so, our expensive pets are useless guard dogs! 

It is a shame, anyway, because the leycesterias are in full flower and there is now a large gap. More rude words could be employed, but I wouldn't want to shock Verdun further!  

Have a nice day, all.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 22:27

Was thinking the same myself, Dove. My next-door neighbour, who used to be pleasant, has now become abusive, and in his case the problem seems to be his medication.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 20:34

Quite agree, Potty. If I could afford that kind of hard landscaping, and new plants that large, I'd be a great garden designer myself. Lots of problems are solved if one can arrange the pots until it all looks great. Visualising things from scratch is a lot harder. Still like the programme, though.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 20:03

Evening! Quite right, Chicky! And quite right, Fidget!

Absolutely no gardening today! Hope to get Mr GG to water pots and under pergola later. Determined, in fact!

Lost nothing at all in Fat Club today. Could be worse!! Visited SIL, who looked as though the end was near today, but she perked up amazingly while I was there. Seems her low ebb was a build up of painkilliing drugs, since she's on lots of morphine, and she was coming out of it. We had a nice chat!



Posted: 30/07/2013 at 19:54

FG, I was hoping you had a JCB you could lend me to get that b***** wisteria out! Over to Evening Forkers!


Posted: 30/07/2013 at 17:14

Did someone mention wisteria and JCBs?

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