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Posted: Today at 10:05

Morning all. 

Light rain and mist today, heavier rain overnight.  Beech trees suddenly wearing green today!    Glad I got the grass cut yesterday; today will be meeting-a-friend-for-coffee morning, then visiting Halifax to buy part of OH's birthday present.  (He's been addicted to Thornton's treacle toffee "since he were a lad" but the nearest shop is a train ride away. 

Sounds as if your plantings will go into nice damp soil, Beaus Mum.  Hope for more photos soon...

Clari, do you always draw the short straw at work?  All day in a "smoke"-filled building doesn't sound like fun 

LilyP, I hope you hear good news soon!

Matty & Lizzie, have a great time 

Off for that coffee date... 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: Yesterday at 21:08

Lovely afternoon.  Cut grass, removed much too vigorous cotoneaster ('Queen of Carpets' I think) from bank, weeded celandine from the part of the garden where it doesn't look right, tidied the bark path again (thanks, blackbirds!).


Posted: Yesterday at 15:26

Hello all - just back from a sunny walk with OH. 

LilyP, I'm sure your family will be fine in Moscow.  My OH has been going to Russia for years, to teach English as a foreign language (mostly in Ekatarinburg), and has had no real difficulties in that time.  He's had the odd problem with bureaucracy, but none at all with the Russian people.  And Moscow is a very cosmopolitan city these days. 

Yvie, hard luck with the IBS.  Get well soon!

Any room in that caravan, Dove?  Haven't been to Cornwall for years... 

Off out to cut the grass.

Acer tree help - drooping

Posted: Yesterday at 14:58

Check there are no nasties in the compost eating the roots.  Fingers crossed... 

Acer tree help - drooping

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 21:41

I think it's ok too - though the pot looks quite small for the size of plant.  I'd consider repotting it into a slightly larger pot; then it would almost certainly put on some more growth and produce more leaves.

Buddleia dying

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 21:33

Just an alternative suggestion...  Some of the new growth on my buddleia has been killed by frost in the past fortnight.  It's grown quickly because of the recent warmth, and the soft growth is very susceptible to frost. 

But certainly, slap-happy use of herbicides by next door's contractors sounds likely. 


Posted: 03/05/2015 at 21:26

Some people are allergic to cleavers - may be useful to wear rubber gloves if you have a tendency to eczema etc. 

Plant ID

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 20:59

Hi Baz n Hels

It's a blue primula - a cultivated primrose.  They come in lots of colours. 


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Posted: 03/05/2015 at 17:00

Cor, Mrs G - what a fab idea!  Must remember that for next time I'm baking - drop the first attempt, then hide the evidence

Just discovered there are going to be 5 series of Poldark in all... 

Warm and sunny now.  Just time to thin those veg before I have to make dinner. 

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