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Posted: 20/03/2014 at 15:42
star gaze lily wrote (see)

Very windy here now and very cold. Heating on! 

Not too chilly here, but I have warm clothes on. Oven going on low soon so will keep kitchen ( my area) warm.




Prunus Amanogawa

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 15:39

ever-hopeful, I doubt you will see the elegance /beauty of it if you prune & keep to 7'. I don't know if it will try to spread rather than retain it's column shape.



Posted: 20/03/2014 at 15:28

Thanks Lily, if she ever does it again I'll send her via parcel post.

MrsGarden, I'll have to look some of them up. Re: getting them going, in the past when planting stuff out if I haven't had my own compost I've incorporated some multi p in the digging hole ( we have clay) & some Growmore, making sure G isn't in contact with roots. This year anything new will have BFB dug in rather than Growmore. Had always been a tad worried about that regarding CJD,  but have read enough recently to feel okay with it, but will wear gloves and not use on a windy day. I know we should always wear gloves, but I'm a muck monster.

Had a few large blobs of rain (that's all) and very windy, we are quite open to winds, little Fatsia Japonica has been blown over and pot cracked, but no worries he's due to be re-located soon.  Dare I say ? parts of this garden needs some gentle rain, due to clay baking and then drying out, so cracks appearing. 

Fairy very sorry to ask for some rain, send some here via wand.

Cosmos seedling problem

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 13:02

Hi Mark, occasionally that has happened with my tomato seedlings. I just leave them alone and the true leaves appear as normal.


Posted: 20/03/2014 at 12:57

Just caught up on posts.

Hope your sister continues to well Lily & yes cream cakes, mini cheddars & choc finger bisuits were on the list. Funny they don't make her feel sickly. Thing is she has a dread of being sick. I should have cottoned on after I got her home and a cuppa & snack made her feel better, but she didn't mention sickly until last night otherwise I'd have know straight away what had been wrong with her.   

Fairy hope your garden dries out some time soon.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 12:33

My seed donation should have arrived yesterday


Posted: 20/03/2014 at 12:27

Good afternoon. Very windy here, but dry, rain due later today.

Thanks you for all kind wishes about Mum, she's a lot better today. I diagnosed the "funny turn" late last night during a chat !! 

Seems that nothing to eat since previous teatime, due to feeling a "bit" sickly and then 2hrs in SM at 2pm the following day, makes you weak, dithery and confused.   A good meal & company for the night and now fine. She's lucky she doesn't have a sore neck.



Posted: 19/03/2014 at 19:53

Soz don't have time to catch up. Hope if any ill you improve.  Any new projects best wishes.

Mum not well so might not have access to internet for a while.


Camera Corner

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 09:06

Looks like a good day out lily, lovely pics, so that is where the pheasant went

David that's a shame, as you seemed to be really enjoying your club. Do any of the other members feel the same?

Hi Ann


Posted: 19/03/2014 at 08:57

Hi again.

Forgot to say have a nice visit to AP's and evening away Dove

I like Camellias but don't have a suitable place for one. Only free space gets sun first thing in the morning. Many,many years ago before Internet I scoured GC's for one and none to be had.    Might have been because the lady whose plant I so admired told me it was a Chinese Rose.

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