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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Yesterday at 22:12

Well hello friends! 

Just about ready for an early start tomorrow - getting the train at 7.30.  (Yes, I know some of you have started work by then, but I'm usually still in bed with a book and a cup of tea until 8.)    I get to Oban too late for the last ferry so I'm staying the night in the backpackers hostel, which should be an experience!

Off to make my sandwiches.  Be good while I'm away - see you in 3 weeks...

TTFN

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Posted: 28/06/2015 at 14:39

Mmmm... Peter Nyssen!  I definitely need more alliums. 

Lily Pilly, our cottage is on the Isle of Lismore, in Loch Linnhe.  I'm taking the sexy midge hood, described here yesterday... 

Rain this morning but it looks like good gardening weather now... 

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Posted: 28/06/2015 at 10:39

Morning all! 

Hard luck re camera, Fairy.    Your day sounds amazing though!

Not a lot of ladybirds here, though one tried to get in through the upstairs bedroom window yesterday.  Hope we'll see more butterflies too, if the warm weather continues as forecast.  Plenty of bees about though, enjoying my Rosa moyesii and then visiting the raspberry flowers nearby; there are community beehives in my town and the inhabitants seem to have discovered my garden. 

SGL, I'm currently knitting a jumper for my younger granddaughter which is a size too big, in the hope it'll be finished by Christmas... 

Damp this morning so I'm taking time off from the garden to pack for my trip to our cottage in Scotland.  (More decorating required, more brambles to remove, and we have a two-and-a-half week gap in our bookings.)  Though it's entirely the wrong time of year to leave the garden here, I will be entrusting it (with trepidation) to the tender care of my non-green-fingered OH.    However, he does love strawberries, raspberries, salad veg and sugar peas, which are the things most likely to need attention while I'm away, and I'll take him by the hand and show him the way to the water butt before I leave on Tuesday...

It's my birthday

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 18:49

Happy Un-Birthday, Fishy! 

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Posted: 26/06/2015 at 19:09

Lesley, I only survived the midges because I was covered in DEET.    Planted about 2 dozen wild flowers before the heavens opened (just after I'd watered them in, obviously!).  Now feeling more human after a shower and some slow-roast pork. 

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Posted: 26/06/2015 at 10:41

Morning all! 

I'm hoping for better luck posting on here this morning.  For some reason my 2 attempts yesterday disappeared - trouble with our internet connection I think.

Verdun, it's great news your cousin is walking and talking.  Hopefully the confusion and memory loss will gradually improve with time.  Brains have amazing powers of healing. 

Hope you hear good news, Wonky! 

On Wednesday afternoon our U3A gardeners had a lovely time in Halifax at Dove Cottage nurseries.  (They grow a lot of the herbaceous perennials and grasses sold at NT properties in the north.)  Their "prairie style" garden, on a windswept N-facing slope, was lovely, with whispering grasses and bees humming in the salvias.  I managed to restrict myself to only 2 plants - a viola and a Sanguisorba albiflora - and have squeezed them in...  I really MUST NOT BUY ANY MORE PLANTS. 

Today I'm going to be planting wild flowers on the bank behind the house.  In the drizzle, accompanied by midges... 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 09:54

Morning all 

Best wishes to DIL and the family, LilyP.  Exciting times!

Spent all yesterday afternoon not on HWK but wrestling with my new phone upgrade.  I'm just too old for all this stuff...  It turned out the operating system on my 3-year-old Samsung handset was incompatible with the system on the new one (also Samsung), and I ended up having to allow a nice lady in India (employed by 3) to have remote access to my computer in order to transfer all the contacts etc across from old to new.    I've so far managed to take a photo with it, and send a text message, but it's scarily shiny and complicated...  However, my expected delivery came while I was in the middle of sorting things so at least I don't have to stay in this morning too. 

Ah well.  Against all the odds, the fine weather has persisted until this morning, so I might get something done outside.  And this afternoon I'm off with the U3A gardening group to visit Dove Cottage (no, not the Lake District one - this one's near Halifax) where there's a N-facing garden of mainly North American perennials, a bit prairie style I think.  Wonder if it'll look out of place in WYorks?  I'll report back.    I believe there's a nursery selling plants... 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 19:50

Pippin looks a poppet, Matty!  Hope she settles quickly. 

Lesley, today I just did a pencil drawing of a seal pup.  But yes, I love doing watercolours of landscapes & flowers.  Not liked any of them enough to frame them & hang them on the wall though! 

On my way home through the park today I noticed that the Liriodendron has a few flower buds.  Don't think I've seen it flowering here before.  Will post a photo if I'm around when the flowers open. 

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Posted: 23/06/2015 at 14:20

Afternoon all! 

Been to art class this morning - don't think I'll be exhibiting any time soon, but it's very relaxing... and because I'm retired, I CAN! 

Weather's bright and warmish, and I'd intended to do some work on the bank behind the house, but there's a parcel being delivered this afternoon & I won't hear the doorbell.  Might have to cut my losses & do some h....w..k instead

Ah well...

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Posted: 22/06/2015 at 16:13

Hi Clarice - sorry you've been so unwell!  Look after yourself and take things slowly until you're back on your feet.    The garden will still be there when you're feeling better.

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