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Posted: 21/02/2015 at 16:32


Not been here for a few days - few problems and generally zonked out

Cat flaps - haven't one here, but do have 2 cats. it was the time i came home and found a wood pigeon cooing by the fridge freezer put me off having one in this house. Have no idea how cat with pigeon managed to get through flap!!

Today I have sowed some practice wedding flowers. I am recording date sown, date germinated and,  date flower if they get that far! Should then have a rough idea of the timings.

Have realised that veg sowing has been forgotten so will look at what I have. 

Must point out all done in kitchen, and safely in propagators or window sills around house, no proper gardening

What flowers to grow?

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 16:22

Can't go far wrong with cosmos I think - easy to grow, look good and can cut them as well.

I also grow French marigolds and plant them in blocks rather than the traditional line- this year have some ones called 'Red Cherry' - also easy to grow and attract beneficial insects.

Larkspur can be tricky - in fact I have just read that putting seeds in a freezer for a week can help germination - I have a packet so will give it a go.

Zinnias are supposed to be easy - also trialing them this year


Posted: 17/02/2015 at 19:45

BM- Didn't do the big ones and think the ramblers and climbers will have to do their own thing this year

Not doing anything now till weekend - I was invited to get a "quote from the person  'doggy fix'" next Wednesday (not tomorrow ) a regular dog walkers meet up so all being well am going, as long as i can find the start off place 


Doh! just realised we haven't had pancakes - not going to now either!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted: 17/02/2015 at 19:04


Popping in again. Been a miserable thing lately, now on anti-biotics as things aren't going too well 


did manage to get into garden today and did a little - pruned 5 roses, only another 20 to go

Didn't over tire or anything

like the look of that garden BM (thumbs up)

How do you all remember stuff  - got it - pen and paper!

Lovely day though

Pleased Tigger is doing OK and eating. Thank goodness don't have deer nearby

ME is dreadful and people not connected to it on't realise how awful it can be - daughter has/had it


Posted: 13/02/2015 at 19:47


Very sore again but to cheer me up persuaded OH to call at a great nursery on the way home from the hospital, Whoops didn't have any money!

OH found himself paying for a Harvington hellebore called Picotee, 

Can't plant it but felt good buying it. Will maybe pot it up first.


I'm sure Shadow will be fine. When my son' dog was 'done' they didn't have a car so they walked the dog home )about couple of miles) Dog had no after effects but a lot of synpathy

Repotting my trees.

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 23:27


Re potted my olives last year. I used JI3 mixed with extra horticultural grit as suggested by a local Olive nursery. Seem to have done OK, flowered and produced fruit 


Posted: 12/02/2015 at 18:33

I'm planning on sowing Bishops Children this year in the hope they will be better next year for wedding

Back from wedding venue, lovely 400 year old barn lit by candles, plenty of outside space as well, bit off in the wilds but just what daughter had described when she was thinking about what she wanted. So it's booked provisionally I have told her to make sure they are insured - well venues can go bust!!

I think hospital will be OK as patch seems to be better



Posted: 12/02/2015 at 14:10


I am trying to get rest with a busy few days.

Yesterday OH took me to Slimbridge to see wild water fowl as I was getting stir crazy. Enjoyed myself. For those with little ones they had a wellie play area with streams and shallow ponds and mud - looked great fun,

Today I'm waiting for daughter nad her future MIL and we are going wedding venue viewing

Tomorrow it's back to the hospital

Sorry not looked back on here at all but hope all are OK and beginning to enjoy spring gardens

One other thing - sowed seeds in new electric propagator on 8th Feb and they have germinated


Posted: 10/02/2015 at 19:48

That's it - solved - thanks Panda - he can take me next week for a Valentines pressie or 2 or 3 or 4 or..................


Posted: 10/02/2015 at 18:10

Now that's what I could do with - a smaller version of Steve the Vets construction = chance will be a fine thing though

I don't know what has happened with EDD but feel he needs to talk to someone about such deep sadness, with Oh/without OH

I fell when at a farmhouse in France last year and my glasses were extremely lopsided, had visions of having to get a french pair but a lovely optician salvaged them for me. Then saw my own optician and h just sorted them a but more - result - no new glasses. I spent some time being anonymous though.

Oh also had a bit of concussion and still have a slight discolouration on my face from it - moral is don't go to a French hospital without a french speaker!!!!!

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moving them 
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Beautiful flower but .... 
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What is this?

I understand it is a fried egg plant but what precisely is it? 
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Plant ID please

Hope some one can help! 
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Jewell garden - suggestions

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