Gardening Grandma

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Posted: 27/07/2013 at 07:43

FarmerG (I love your screen name, btw) it would be a laugh if the dryest place in Britain turned out to be Wales, eh? That would be one for the record books!  


Posted: 27/07/2013 at 07:25

Morning, all. The thread has been busy this morning! Enjoy the Gower, Dove. Lots of people have been working extremely hard and have big plans for the weekend. I'm well impressed.

I have some plants to move, but I'm afraid to do it in this dry weather, so I think I'll confine myself to cutting back the gone-over perennials and doing a bit of weeding.

With reference to the manure, thanks for your comments, those who said it hadn't finished rotting. You may well be right, though. I think perhaps it just has chicken manure in it, which is pretty stinky for quite a long time. Won't buy it again and I'm contemplating not using it at all, because Mr GG will not be able to ignore the pong and is sure to let me know. Often.  Maybe I'll just put it aside til next year, by which time it may well smell less potent.

Gardengirl,  you haven't come on the thread yet, but I hope you feel better today.


Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 20:26

Evening, everyone. Just back from Swansea, helping bro move in. Lovely older house, but needs a lot of work. I'm now shattered, but it was an enjoyable day. OH is watering the garden while I sit and supervise - can't be bad!  Next week we are going to make a start on bro's garden, while he is away, cutting down a couple of bushes, cutting back others and generally getting the borders ready for planting. If it is still as dry as this, I daren't plant anything because I know he will probably forget to water.

Potty and Busy, glad you had restful days. (With those names, you sound as though you ought to be the eighth and ninth dwarfs and join me in wearing a pointed hat and singing, 'Hi Ho, Hi Ho, as off to work we go.'  )

I'll get my coat...



Posted: 26/07/2013 at 07:30

You are right, of course, Dove, though the thought makes me feel sad. With regard to Welsh cakes, I always think that England loses out by not eating them on a regular basis. They are a delicious little treat, not too high in calories and just right for preventing a cup of tea from being too wet! That is, if they are well-made. You can't beat home-made, but if you get the chance, Swansea Market sells delicious hot ones straight from the griddle. I challenge you to stop at one!  

Swansea is a lovely city - wouldn't mind moving there one bit. Hope you have a lovely time in the Gower - a glorious place.


Posted: 26/07/2013 at 07:10

Verdun, I've just read your comment last evening about the prog about Tatton Park. Do so agree!! I listened with increasing irritation to Monty and others going on in poetic tones. It all just seemed a bit pretentious! Wished we could get back to real gardening and lots more about plants and cultivation. I like stuff about design, because I'd like to develop the abiity to do it well, but lets get down to the nitty gritty practicalities of it. Perhaps that's asking too much of a TV prog, though.


Posted: 26/07/2013 at 06:59

Morning all. Lovely day here in South Wales, too - cool and fresh at the moment. Off to Swansea to help bro move in to new house.

Have a great day!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 20:32

Thanks TT.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 20:28

Found it, TT.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 20:25

Is it on at a different time, FG?

TT, don't know if I am being thick, but where have you posted the pm?

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 20:20

Watching Tatton Park at the mo, FG.

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