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Posted: 23/06/2015 at 17:01


Lovely day here - warmth just hits you when go outside.

Meet Pippin

Been hard work this afternoon, although she seems very good. She was a bit bemused by a) size of kitchen/living room then b) size of garden but seems happier since she has had a snooze.

She chose the middle of the kitchen floor to doze on, plenty of dog friendly mats and a lovely new bed to choose from though. We'll get there. She seems happier already but need a good dirt, tlc and lots of grooming to improve her coat. They say now she is 2 years old.






Jardins Ouvert/Open Garden

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 18:08


I'm sure your garden will be fine. I don't think people come and visit and look in every 'corner'. They didn't at Liz's did they?

A garden is what it is a personal view of cultivation be it flowers, roses, veg or fruit and that is what people will come to see and go away inspired.

I think it will be a perfect day - cakes sound good 

It will all be fine just you wait and see 



Posted: 22/06/2015 at 12:27


What a busy time you have all had 

Love the colour of those bridesmaid dresses Frit.

Well done Liz - how many GC's now?

Yesterday we were invited to daughters for a BBQ, they had bought one and a chimnea, spent a lot of the time getting smoke blown at us as it was windy, still their garden is now christened. I am very pleased to say she is beginning to think ';garden'. So far wants a lavender and butterfly border, has bought some herbs to grow. She asked what she had to do to keep them alive - I suggested watering them was a good start!!!!

Anyway 2 have come home with me to be potted up into larger pots

Just think peeps only one more sleep before dog 

Have a good day 


Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 12:15

My cutting flower bed is looking messy but it is producing, along with the perennials in the rest of the garden.

 Bouquets using the annuals and the perennials

These are the flowers to be used for the buttonholes next year

 Just a pretty mix of flowers

This annual flower was new to me - very pretty - It is called Orlaya, as you can see at present the stems are very short

The sunflowers are just slug fodder so am unsure how to go with them, the gysophilia need to grow in a large pot as it is very floppy





Posted: 19/06/2015 at 17:57

Yes that is a lovely rose - does it repeat flower?

Well finished one side of front and is now well watered. Have put annual rudbeckias to grow through the grasses already there - I now - a bit late but it's done

Tried to do other side but it is so like concrete couldn't break it up at all - I have clay and it is where the builders stood, weeds seem to grow through though so gave up and sprayed weed killer on. Perhaps it will rain and then i can loosen it all.

I have the hose sprinkler out now but feel like having a nap - perhaps i should stand under it


Posted: 19/06/2015 at 14:55


Lovely day here - warm but cloudy- but lovely (hope that makes sense)

Great Cream tea - yummy!

We went doggy shopping this morning, nothing too luxurious and expensive yet as for all we know she may tear the bed OR not like it. Still she now has food bowl, shampoo, brush and those teeth cleaner chews. Did want a mattress as well but will have to wait till I visit a market somewhere

Trying to get enthusiastic about going outside and finishing the front garden borders - what is the matter with me 


Posted: 18/06/2015 at 20:38

Dog comes with name of Susie  but she will have 'our own' name whatever it is. Son suggested we wait till she is home, so we will.

Hard luck Panda - something that just suits you will come along - hope it's soon 

Everyone seems to have been busy in gardens again. 

Hope you have all had good and productive garden days


Posted: 18/06/2015 at 18:37

Just posted - grrrr - will try again


We have visited the dog again today and have spent some time with her. She is quite sweet but very nervous so have agreed to have her. Her coat isn't very good, but with love and care and a good diet and lots of things to do I think she will be fine

 We will collect her on Tuesday, the photo makes her smaller than she really is - nothing like  I had planned to have but that's the way things go!

Incidently it has been gorgeous day here all day 


Posted: 17/06/2015 at 18:22


Can't believe I haven't been here earlier,. Have discovered that if you only do half as much gardening as you used to it doesn't matter cos things still look OK - except where there is builders rubble

Have made elderflower cordial and some is now in freezer to see if it's possible to freeze- does anyone know?

Will give daughter some on Sunday

Have had a phone call from the Dog's Trust - it seems little dog was terrified of a cat (we have 2) We are going to see her again tomorrow and will be able to have her off lead in a play area so we should see how 'nervy' she is. Then we will make an informed decision about her, as I don't particularly want a stressed out/nervous animal. This household wouldn't suit one.

having first of the garden broad beans today with fish and chips 

Hope Reggie is OK, Dove can find the loo in pyjams, builders rubble is removed and evryone is fine.


Posted: 15/06/2015 at 21:56

Great result Woody

Addendum - do only put a large splash or elderflower in the Pimms - still needs topping up with something non-alcoholic as well - lemonade, sparkilng water? 


Night all

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