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Posted: 05/10/2014 at 16:53

Under gardeners do usually rise to action when needs must I find!!

Small path ideas?

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 16:51

Just realised it is just as easy to take a fresh photo, looking a bit tatty (sorry) but it gives an idea.

As you can see work in progress, because there is still work to be done behind where I was standing - one day

 I like the triangular pockets - one day it will be brilliant!!!!!!!


I had the idea from a garden I visited called York Gate near Leeds


Posted: 05/10/2014 at 16:41

Hi there

Have done a quick scan -

Stacey - keep fighting - all the best

Liz is stoned

Kef is cold and Fidget sounds warm

Sure there is more

Oh yes DD still can't find photo but then again have been outside most of the day.

Transplanted rose 'Kew Gardens' (fingers crossed), planted Euphorbias (that was the fun bit. Have spent rest of day throwing away tomato plants, sorting out GH, working out which pots need a wash and which can wait.

Feel much better but now feel as if I have done a bit much - off to bath now as very grubby and stiff


Compost Heap

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 16:32

I also add shredded paper, keeps a bit more air in it. Also pour beer/cider on it -  -learnt that on this forum- sometimes son comes in and falls asleep before he's finished his 


There is a tool for dalek type bins

I have one as I'm not very tall and it saves me falling in!!

Small path ideas?

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 21:15

This year I have started sitting - surprising what you see/don't see and what ideas form just from sitting in the garden 

Small path ideas?

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 19:10

I had a small path to make and used bricks to mark out a diamond pattern and then filled inside the bricks with gravel. It has given small pockets at the side to put pretty low plants to grow over, looks stepping stone ish and am really pleased with the effect. Somewhere on this forum is apicture of it/ somewhere on my discs is a photo as well - will search but won'tbe until tomorrow now


Posted: 04/10/2014 at 17:37

Hi Jo

Lovely cake GG - well done 


planted some Thalia and Jeanne d'Arc crocus today - quite pleased head stood up to the bending. Tulips to do another day and an order for them still waiting to be delivered.

Just made a Tarte Tatin using my own apples - first year of a decent crop - so today we are eating Lord Lambourne 


Posted: 04/10/2014 at 14:21

I had a bad fall while on hols and bashed my head on a stone terrace (wasn't knocked out). Result large bump - still there, badly bruised face - still there, broken specs -fixed now, x-rays etc - bit of concussion will eventually go away, Doc said can take a couple of months

But  particularly bad this week.

Good news Daughter and partner found a lovely house they could actually just about afford, made an offer and it was accepted. Needs work so now fingers crossed they will get a mortgage


Trying to do order for plants and garlice- what though - still have a new bit of white border to plant up. Lost all the bookmarked nurseries  when new lap top was sorted out. There were some of Verduns but can't rmember nay of them (goes with the 'bump on the head)!!!!!  Well it's a good excuse


Posted: 04/10/2014 at 12:22

Good day

Haven't been here for a while as not been too good, and flashing of lap top screen made things worse, very bad pain in the head

Not too bad today as yet, but have just had to take a pill. Trying not to though so I can have a glass of wine with a special dinner tonight.

Rained today - at last - may even manage the bending to plant some bulbs later, and maybe start the big GH clear out

Hope all are OK - trying not to read too much so not going to catch up

Back later (hopefully)


Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 12:16

Good L problems iucj Verdun and well done with your persistants.

When I was returning from France phoned up for an appointment as we drove off the ferry - just said I am really not very well and had an appointment for when we returned to our area. Was very pleased. I have still got the problem and do not have a problem with them, had to have another appointment this week and again saw a doc almost straight away.

No quibbles about our surgery

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Beautiful flower but .... 
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