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Posted: 27/03/2015 at 16:35

Somel ovely photos

I'm going to grow them as part of my cutting garden but have never had much success in the past, some will go in containers as well.

Based on what you say I need to get my containers sorted out

I have some tall ones but most seeds are small including one which is supposed to be pollen free so ideal for in the house.

Well I'll have a go anyway


Posted: 27/03/2015 at 16:28


Not sure if I was herre yesterday or not but had a lovely day

Met up in a pub half way between Sons Partners parents and here, so met Grandchildren and had a lovely meal with nearly everyone - 2 people missing - Son and daughter who had a job interview

Making mango chutney now, takes hours (literally) so at a bit of a loose end, can't really go and get mucky, can't do other stuff either

When my problems began way back October/November garden went on a back burner (obviously) as a result my perennial foxgloves were not protected and are decidedly dead  It is a shame as they were lovely last year - still does release 2 nice pots to put something else in 



Posted: 25/03/2015 at 15:07


Thought I'd bring along some good news

I have healed - it means I can have a bath or a shower, and soon will be able to drive again - YAY

Stiill have lurgy but even that is better today, I can breathe!!

Also found my cucumber seeds 

Apart from that having another take it easy day

Reggie is going to be a very large GSD, thought Oscar was big and he was roundabout 25Kg. Good that Shadow is putting on weight as well

Lizzie take it easy

Anyone else  be careful out there

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 13:29

Dove - I have just caught your news - I am so sorry - He always seemed as if he was such a big part of you. It must help though to know that he slipped away so peacefully with company and enjoyed his last day.

I hope your Ma is OK and understands wht has happened - a hard thing for you to have to do

hugs Bjayx


Posted: 24/03/2015 at 22:27

I can remember that - again same area as David really, Said oh my god its an earthquake as the house shook and some pictures went lopsided

Something still puzzles us though - how on earth did I know it was an earthquake!!!!!!!

Nothing planned till Thursday, Runny. Then meeting GC's again (not garden centre)


Posted: 24/03/2015 at 18:03


Wrapped up the babies in GH this afternoon as supposed to be a really cold night.

Feel dreadful and back to not sleeping, still antibiotics should be kicking in tomorrow. Had a sleep this afternoon, don't really feel better though

Have taken some cuttings off 2 plants whose names escape me 

Hope all have had good days.


Border or digging spade

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 15:54

Sorry - OH broke my border spade, not border fork


Posted: 23/03/2015 at 15:29

Personally I keep a tube of aloe vera jell in fridge just in case of such an emergency, If I had a plant and took a knife to it administering first aid I'd probably cut myself as well!!

OH is now cleaning our side entry AND putting things in skip so that he can put protection on the new oak beams, without having had it suggested (amazing)

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 15:22

Third picture - wouldn't let me post it

Cosmos Rubenza sown 7 March and bishops children sown 21 Feb

I planted some acidenthra yesterday direct into soil, will see how long they take to come (if at al)


Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 15:15

These  are the seedlings in my GH - what I have is a plastic GH inside my 'real' one. Means I can move them out of the house quicker. - well that's the theory

Ammi and a grass called Panicum Frosted explosion - sown 15th Feb

Antirhinum Royal Bride sown 12 feb and mix cosmos sown 25th feb






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