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Penstemon cuttings

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 11:52

Depends who the visitor is - not all of them appreciate my gardening!!!!


Posted: 08/10/2014 at 11:50

Morning All

When I had the tumble I was in France. We went to a hospital and the difference was that here you get wash your hands with gel because of MRSA etc, in France the first thing we saw in the A&E was a big filing cabinet full of face masks and gloves and the warning that if you were attending and had been in Africa use them on entry!!

That was beginning of september (a month ago)


Thought we were going shopping - still waiting


Penstemon cuttings

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 11:41

So \i need to give my penstmon cuttings a bit of warmth now - they are looking very sorry for themselves so will go and rescue them. Spare room here they come (just hope we don't have visitors!


Posted: 07/10/2014 at 22:43

He he Beaus Mum - just what I thought - baddy if she doesn't get it, baddy if she does and its a money pit - why is it Mum's can't win??

The more I think about it the more I think NO. Thursday the decision will be made I think. Tomorrow I'm going shopping and will try not to think about it.


Night all

Begonia tuber storage

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 13:20

I overwinter my begonias ; first I let the compost pots dry out as much as possible then I lift then and clean off as much compost as possible. Wrap the corm in newspaper and in put in a single layer in a cardboard box, usually with a layer of newspaper underneath and one on top. Then put in frost free garage.

I do check a couple of times to make sure they are still healthy


Posted: 07/10/2014 at 13:07

Good Day

Arrrrgh  - daughter and partner are attempting to buy their first house. Have had an offer accepted, have a mortgage but there are problems with it. We are going this afternoon witha builder to see but have a feeling it is going to be a money pit.

Lovely and sunny here but a definite chill in the air. I don't have a jacket that fits me  but hopeful only will buy one tomorrow - everything is dependent on what visit we have to make for house

Have put fuchsias in GH, wondering where to put the acidenthra (dark garage?)

Yep autumn is definitely here

Overwintering begonias

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 12:56

I usually let mine dry off in the compost they have been growing(easier to clean the corms) then follow the above

It is an idea.a to check them for squashiness and bugs round about December time.



Posted: 06/10/2014 at 17:34


Cooler today - OH moaned so we have put heating on for a short time each day

Can recommend Mary Berry Tarte Tatin as well - very easy to make and delicious.

No gardening today so decided to attemp to get my head (now it's clearer) around the new lap top stuff. Seems a lot of my photos are missing but usually they are put on disc as well. trying to remember what was on the lap top though

Guess its time to get out the knitting!

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 14:45

I forgot this thread was here:

A few photos of a garden i visited this year -

Giverny September 2014






Small path ideas?

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 14:33

I've been saying it for 4 years - getting there - bit of a block about what to do behind where I was standing for the photo though. Several ideas but none seem quite right yet!!

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