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Posted: 17/08/2012 at 12:34

Geoff- those instructions between you & Becks! Double Dutch to me!

Wont have any dahlias to store this winter. Slugs have really taken their toll. Ok a couple, in the pots, are sort of retrying, but dont hold out much hope for flowers. Doubt that the tubers will have enough 'energy' to survive & regrow next year. Is it worth trying? Have kept the names/varieties of the ones I'll want for next year. New beginnings & all that. J.

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Posted: 17/08/2012 at 12:12

At least you HAVE Dahlias Geoff.

That's a smasher- name? J.

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Posted: 17/08/2012 at 12:11

Drr, can that be spelt out v e  r  y  s l  o  w  l  y for us duffers out here?

Seriously, have read that through a couple of times &, big pause, absolutely no chance of comprehension. bad brain day here!

The sun has come out now, but wind still strong. Hoovering going very slowly too, but is getting done! J.

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Posted: 17/08/2012 at 11:19

Our rain has stopped, only for a while I suspect. No movement on chores yet....

Kate- no chance of any moss on your roof is there? Seem to remember you're in a newish build, so probably unlikely. Birds round here hammer away at ours, above my head, sometimes at very early hours in the morning in high summer. J.


Posted: 17/08/2012 at 11:14

Hebes. Some can get quite big, but you can prune them back to a better size. However, better to plant one of the smaller varieties in the first place. They will flower all summer long & can be smothered in bees. Their foliage is evergeen. They wont appreciate a frost pocket in the North of UK, but otherwise trouble free. J.



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Posted: 17/08/2012 at 10:06

Dont panic Jean, easily done. How many genuine garden worthy plants have we got that are also 'thugs'?

Right, hoovering & oops, my ear drops....... J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 17/08/2012 at 10:02

It was dry very early on this morning, but it has started raining. Not too heavy so far, but wasnt planning anything outside today should it get worse. J.

I.D. needed please.

Posted: 17/08/2012 at 09:57

OH also thought it was orchid related! Non gardener. Does look really good in pics though. On our walk last w/end it was EVERYWHERE in various shades of white through to rich pink & growing well in both sun & shade. If you didnt know about its' thug tendencies you could understand the plant hunters who first brought it here. J.

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Posted: 17/08/2012 at 09:51

Morning all.

Touch of OCD around here too Dan, sympathies..... Any tips for short term memory loss? My usual stategies not working recently.

Rain again here, not too heavy at the mo. Inside tasks were on the cards for today anyway. Hoover reassembled so can now use it. Waiting on call from local mechanic to finalise when he can do my cars' MOT & service, but have a back up plan should things not work out.

Jean- am on 2cnd coffee & just realised forgot to order more when did Tesco. Drat! Still have plenty, I hope, but none in reserve. J.

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Posted: 16/08/2012 at 20:33

Hi all.

Have had a 'busy' day doing nothing much! Turned out rather pleasant after all, not hot, just warm enough to sit outside with lunch, then a bulb catalogue & pad & pen! Have to actually order them, but have been quite restrained really. Use them for 'choice' items & pop into local Parkers GC for the basics if need more. Did also do some deadheading & made more notes 'to do' as the year progresses. Didnt get much done last year, nor the previous, when was living at Dads', so much moving & splitting of plants needed this.

Discovered that am missing Southport Flower Show yet again! Started today, oops, forecast c**p for tomorrow & am off out Saturday & Sunday! One year I'll make it again.....

Had courgette & tomato garlicy pasta with lots of Wenslydale cheese & basil scattered on top. Yummy. No room for a pud!

Ok some ironing awaits. J.

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