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Posted: 01/08/2012 at 08:47

HI Jean, Where did you get the shorts. I don't think they would be big enough for me!!! and I haven't got the legs might have been OK 50 years ago, but I love the sequins. They look very snazzy, just right for our team.

Your last post beat me to it, so I now know where the picture was taken.

What is your kind of garden?

Posted: 01/08/2012 at 07:24

I grow all types of plants in my garden, shrubs to give height and structure, climbing roses, clematis, jasmine, both golden and the usual form. I love the cottage garden plants, and infill with annuals as I don't like to see bare soil. The more plants the better. I also like to plant in colour drifts. At the moment I have a mauve through to pink part of the border that I think works very well and on the other side white Shasta daisies, with lime green tobacco plants and a few cosmos peeping through. A garden is a very personal thing and there are no rights or wrongs, everyone should plant whatever gives them pleasure, they are all beautiful in their own way. I also have various pots, about 70 at the last count, I just see a different plant and can't resist. The only trouble is what to do when you go away for a few days. I rely on a very good neighbour to water for me..

My OH is the cuttings man, I just ask him to do them and he has a good success rate, so much so that he takes far too many so we always have a few to give away. its nice to be able to share.

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Posted: 31/07/2012 at 22:19

I would have to be on the sidelines I'm afraid- too long in the tooth for all that running about, it wears me out just watching. I'd be alright in an advisory roll, like how many oranges we would need for half time, having the crutches ready in case of injury and having the G & Ts ready for the team talk at the end.

Viburnum Bodnantense. " Dawn".

Posted: 31/07/2012 at 22:11

I had a look at some of my hellebores and yes there are some in flower, just hope that these plants come into flower when they are supposed to i.e. winter/spring. With temperatures going up and down like a yo-yo. I suppose they aren't sure what season we are in. As for summer clothes, mine have hardly been worn, just trousers, tops and cardies. As the song says Things can only get better, we hope

Thanks for all you responses.

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Posted: 31/07/2012 at 22:00

My OH has just watched the GB ladies football and he agrees with David K, says they put the men to shame, no messing about, no rolling on the floor in agony and a great result!! Keep it up ladies.  We are all behind you. Lets hear it for the girls Yeah.!!!!!!

Wyevale...

Posted: 31/07/2012 at 12:56

David K. I think it was definitely a case of the green-eyed monster  Those ladies had probably had it all their own way for so long they could not cope with losing. If they can't stand to lose then they should not enter the competition, there is always someone out there who can do better. In this case YOU.

I see from your cake posting that you grow raspberries and make jam. I have a couple of nice recipes for raspberries if you or anyone else is interested. Easy Bakewell cake and Raspberry Vinegar, a recipe that has been made by my family for over 100 years,( not me personally I hasten to add!) something a bit different

Carry on baking.

Wyevale...

Posted: 31/07/2012 at 10:09

We visited Wyevale at Louth last Saturday and bought 2 packets of seed. 1 broad beans and 1 radishes, both reduced to half price. As I had a rewards voucher for 50p!! I got both packets for 40p. Now that's what I call a bargain. Will be back this weekend for more when we have sorted through the seed box to see what we need. I won the princely sum of £2.80 on the Euro lottery, so taking into account the stake, I will have the remaining 80p to spend on seeds you have to get your bargains where you can!!!!

@DavidK--- like the look of those cakes, a man of many talents

Viburnum Bodnantense. " Dawn".

Posted: 31/07/2012 at 09:32

We have a Viburnum Bodnantense in our front garden that has come into flower. It had a few flowers over last winter, but nothing to shout about..

It has grown by about 2ft this year, looks really healthy, new branches, and has quite a few flowers.

I am interested to see if anyone has other plants that are flowering out of their season.

weed

Posted: 30/07/2012 at 22:34

We finally got rid of it by covering it with black plastic and putting gravel on top of that.It took about 2 years to get rid of it. but this might not be an option for you. It was confined to a border in our front garden, so it didn't matter about planting it up as we could stand pots on the top of the gravel while it disappeared. We tried hand weeding and weed killer which held it back but didn't solve the problem. Best of luck, it is a pain to get rid of.

Talkback: Big Butterfly Count

Posted: 29/07/2012 at 21:40

I have seen very few butterflies this year, but today I did spot 3 brown ringlets and had a quick glimpse of a orange stripey one as it went over the hedge into the next garden. I don't know what it was, it was gone in a flash and didn't get a good look at it.The only others I have seen have been a couple of cabbage whites heading for my veg patch

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