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Resurrected Eleven

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 11:28

We were supposed to be going to the plant fair this morning but events intervened.   I took Cosmos to the vet because he woke up not purring and favouring that hip.  Nothing obviously broken or dislocated so he's had a huge jab of anti inflammatories and more to take orally plus rest for 15 days.  Oh yeah!  He gets the chop on Tuesday which will help with resting for one day and they can have another look to see if he's improved.  No wrangling with the dogs for a while.

Plant fair this pm then.

Possum will kitten-sit as she doesn't do plants.

No sailor's bums or shirts here today.  Uniform grey.   Got home to find farmer neighbour's wife here.  She's asked for some lilac to make an Easter bouquet so we went out and cut some plus some purple and white aquilegias and some viburnum whose balls of white flowers are just opening.  Typically, she hasn't a clue about aquilegias or viburnums or anything not edible for humans or feedable to heir beef cows.  Admired the new hosta bed but doesn't know what they are either.

Doesn't grow her own garden snails for the pot then.

Last edited: 15 April 2017 11:28:25

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 11:19

I'm so sorry Pat.  She will leave big hole in your life but one filled with love and happy memories once you get past the initial sadness.   Having pets is such a joy so let's hope that soon outweighs your understandable melancholy.

Resurrected Eleven

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 09:13

It is cool and grey today but no sign of rain.   I shall be going, suitably clad in jeans and tops, to a plant fair.

Behave yourselves.

Love an estate Busy.  So practical.  Don't see the point of a boot - no good for transporting dogs or clematis.


Posted: 15/04/2017 at 09:09

I wouldn't go to IKEA either but other than that, Dove is right about shortening the branches and making pom poms.  Not a good look.

Willow tree and sceptic tank

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 09:06

Move it now as far away as possible - more than 10metres if poss.  If not, find it a new home.

Willow roots are notorious for seeking out water and will penetrate sewer pipes, water mains and septic tanks in their search.  As Pansy says, it could be very expensive and very unpleasant.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 09:03

No, I've only ever fanned them so thanks.  I like that.

Slept well last night till woken by a snugglepuss.   Hosta have you tried the melatonin?   Other than that I suggest you get up and go and watch some TV or read a book or plan a new project in teh garden or a holiday instead of getting stressed about not sleeping.

It is grey and cool here so a good job I did a jeans wash.  Plant fair beckons.

LG - so pleased you had a satisfying day in the garden.  May there be many more.

Have a great day everyone whatever you're doing.

Gardeners World

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 08:55

If you do buy some, the bulb is large with a hollow area at tha top.  Plant th ebulb on its side so this hollow does not collect water and rot.,  

Gardeners World

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 23:15

Crown fritillaria

Resurrected Eleven

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 21:44

Oh no.  No nudity here except in bed.  Just imagine gardening among the nettles and thistles and thorny stuff with no protective layers or an east wind up your nether regions.   Clothes every time.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 21:41

Ooh Fidget.  Haven't been to Criccieth since I was a lass - several (many?) decades ago.   However I do live not that far from beaches now so how much do I need to wash fresh seaweed before putting it on the garden or compost heap.

My favourite wine is also NZ Nobilo/Orca Bay but I can't get it here - so far - so OH brought me a dozen from Belgium.  

Enjoyed GW tonight.   OH liked the segment on lawn care and thought that NIck was a lovely chap.  i'm just hoping he's learned something.   Love Adam - such a nice man too - and guess what.  Found some bindweed in one of my pots form the Belgian garden today.  Humph!  Quarantine for that one.  Carol Klein is good on influential gardeners but so much better on plants and their propagation.

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