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Posted: 23/05/2014 at 16:43

Glad your friend is improving Verdun sadly sound like it will be a long stay. Googled and yes a lovely H. Looked even better when I typed Blackberry & not raspberry

Dove haircut & lunch me thinks you deserved it after last night

Time to make some pasta sauce  gotta keep the undergardener /GH builder happy.

Too early for beans?

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 16:15

My runners & climbing french beans went into garden on Monday in S. Yorks been well watered in, it has hardly stopped raining. Pigeons had a scrag at one runner but main stem okay. I haven't netted as yet, don't usually have to, have spares in case of total chomp.  

Unusual Foxglove?

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 15:46

Hello Eva  That is so lovely.  


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 15:44

Wow what chatter as gone on whilst we've check all part of GH. Only 3 bolts missing and on their way 1st class post.

Clari happy birthday enjoy your steak  Glad it's not chicken kiev on menu.

Pdoc happy birthday for tomoz' I can be boss    cos I'm 3 months older than you, if my maths correct  I'll come and hold a brolly over meconopsis. Mine growing well but alas no flowers and they are 2nd year plants, even given them some FYM as per Fidget, who has some in bud.( she nearly lost them but MrsGarden didn't distract her for long enough ) 

OL I think lady in a bath is cute name, but I'd need a bigger bath

Overthinking  Now that is my speciality I would get a gold medal for that.

Catch you all later.   


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 08:16

Dove, hugs for you & Ma, pleased nothing broken, you must be tired out. When my Dad was in LTC my heart was in my mouth everytime the phone rang, as Mum had told them to ring me if any problems, not her, as she didn't drive. Nights in A&E are such fun aren't they  

MrsGarden glad you are feeling better, yes I have raincoat but the area where GH is going is a mini pond and not playing with glass in the rain.  


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 07:51

Hi Verdun, I'm sure you'll make your friend feel a bit better with your company and jokes. Hope it goes ok.


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 07:47

Good morning.

Rained most of yesterday and same forecast for today. Car is well washed and GH safe and dry in the garage.  Can't see anything happening with it until weather improves.

Lovely pics of plants on here

Glad chicklet finished exams and a  for those who have more to come.

Verdun any chance your Mum could take mine to the fun place with her  

Enjoy bank holiday, guess Fairy won't get one up there.

Help needed

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 17:19

I used to refer to it as "stinky root weed" until I knew it's name. When you pull it up or have to dig it out it smells horrid. It took me 3 years to get rid of it in a border.

It does look attractive and you get many different shades of flowers and as Nut says bees love it, but I don't give it a home and provide bees & butterflies with other plants.

Red Spider Mite

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 20:16

Thanks Berghill  Blood spiders explains what happens when you remove them.

 I posted about these last year and no one ID them.  Just wish they would appear on plants and not inside the house. Must admit I haven't had my glasses on to count their legs. Thanks again

Any ideas why they like conservatory & indoors and not my patio plants etc. ?

Red Spider Mite

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 11:47

lydiaann, we have them all over the brick work of the conservatory and they are coming inside, great with white blinds  we mist the brick work with the hose and wash windowsills down, they don't like being wet. Dab any that get inside with wet kitchen roll because if they wipe them they make a right red mess.

We get them every year, usually June, OH thinks they were in the sand used to build extension, we never had them before. Any consolation they only last about 2 weeks.

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