Gardening Grandma

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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 20:33

All this industry! I've been almost completely idle today, preparatory to actually doing some work tomorrow. Did change some Tesco vouchers into meals out. I have enough to take us all out for our anniversary, son's anniversary and OH's birthday.  Can't be bad!

OH has just come back utterly drenched after attempting to take the dogs for a walk. They are shut in the conservatory to dry off and are pretty indignant. Not OH, of course - the dogs.  

Just to be foolishly competitive, I was a bit stuck for something for lunch today, but found a packet of sausages in the freezer, so I roasted them with new potatoes, onions, garlic and carrots and served them with cauliflower and peas. Absolutely none of it was from the garden but was lurking in the fridge. It was surprisingly nice! I even did home-made low-cal raspberry ice cream. For me, this is pretty impressive and shows what can be done when you haven't bothered to go shopping. 




Posted: 28/07/2013 at 14:10

Sorry about your garden, Puncdoc. horrible when the weather is so cruel to our best efforts! Hope you feel better first. I won't make any smart remarks, though I'm tempted.   


Posted: 28/07/2013 at 12:32

FG, I did put them in saucers but it has been so hot and dry that that evaporated very quickly. I expect I was asking too much of my friend, as I say.


Posted: 28/07/2013 at 12:01

FG, whether I deserve them or not, I like them! I ask too much of the friend who waters my garden, though, and am trying to get it all onto automatic watering, despite my lack of technical skill.


Posted: 28/07/2013 at 11:07

Mrs G, in my DIL's area, the bin men have been known to go through the bin and refuse to take the contents. Big brother is watching you! 


Posted: 28/07/2013 at 10:55

Welcome, Crystaltips! nice to hear from you. Have a lovely day!

FG, the Sweet Peas are flowering, though I think when we were away they were allowed to dry out (they're in two tubs) and they are now struggling. I'm cutting off the developing pods and trying to keep them coming. I see you like white bergenias. I dislike having to put up with the hideous foliage all year in exchange for the mediocre flowers - but then I've only had pink ones. I expect it is just an eccentricity of mine _ I've got plenty!

By the way, you weren't being just a little dry about the number of holidays I get, were you?

chicky wrote (see)

Lizzie - a house party - sounds like fun! Hope the adults are all the sort who are willing to muck in and help out

rained hard overnight here too, but fine now. About to go and see if I can find my hoover.  SIL is very house proud, which makes me a bit conscious about the state of my house.  She would probably like to see the place dusted as well, but I feel that might be a bridge too farl


You are a woman after my own heart, Chicky! I also have a house-proud SIL who seldom calls when I've actually cleaned!

TT, I'm lucky to have an OH who loves going to the tip. He seems to think of it much as a woman thinks about a shopping trip! Or as I used to think, anyway. Don't want to go shopping much now.





Posted: 28/07/2013 at 09:53

Morning everyone.  Actually, Kef, I think it was me on the radio!

Have a lovely time with the family, BL.

Slept for 10 hours last night - I'm getting too old to recover quickly from the kind of effort we made on Friday, I suppose. Tomorrow, we go and do bro's garden. It is small and most of it has been laid with chippings by the porevious owner, which will suit him, so all we are doing is taking out a couple of shrubs that spoil the view from the kitchen window, cutting back others and starting to clear the few raised flower beds. I told them I'd only do it if I could get rid of those horrible, overgrown bergenias! I really dislike them. Will replace them with things like cranesbills, alstroemerias, daylilies, poppies and a few bulbs, that will require little care. The garden looks out on tall trees that block light but give a glorious backdrop to their relatively little patch. Their garden is about the size of mine, but a lot more bare.

Mr GG has gone to church but I cried off. Cooking some kind of lunch when I haven't shopped is my next problem, but I think I have enough. In this weather, I don't really care, which is a bit hard on OH!

Have a great day, everyone.




Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 17:57

Evening, all!  We did absolutely nothing today except sit at a pavement cafe near the dea and drink tea and then visit SIL. Too exhausted after yesterday! It is now raining wuite heavily and garden is getting the soaking it needs.


Posted: 27/07/2013 at 17:53

Sorry to hear about the cat. PG. People will feed cats without finding out where they come from and it does make them stray.


Posted: 27/07/2013 at 07:50

Hmmm... just realised the thread hadn't been very busy - I was reading yesterday's posts!  

Have a good day, DHC.

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