Pennine Petal

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Posted: 15/10/2012 at 10:30

Morning all, working at home today as OH in for yet another test today, CT scan this time. Damp here, so don't think I'll risk the garden, it gets a bit slippery on the slope. Too much today anyway, but always time to pop in to say hello.

Pam, lovely knitting, I knitted a teddy bear in school when I was 7 and a Starsky & Hutch cardigan for my ex OH a long time ago. That was the end of my knitting career. Did you see the Olympic knitting that someone put on the railing of Brighton pier before the Olympics, brilliant, I will see if I can can try to find a photo.

Pam, good news on apple front.

Who is out of SCD, can't stand to watch the results show, all those long pauses. Hope it was Jerry Hall, she drives me mad!


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Posted: 14/10/2012 at 23:31
Just watched Downton ........

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Posted: 14/10/2012 at 22:09
Geoff, feed a lot of horses?

Flo, no lead or label, just wandered off!

Jo, where did you go? Quarry Bank? Arley hall? Dunham Massey?

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Posted: 14/10/2012 at 17:30
Evening, or is it still afternoon, been for a walk in the park and a visit to the garden cente. oH bought me a large viburnum, but we had to leave all the bees behind. I would have bought a smaller one, but he offered to buy it. Also got a lovely hebe with big purple flowers to replace the one I lost.

Geoff, could sell your apples at a car boot sale or to a local farm shop? Or have I got the wrong end of the stick?


Posted: 14/10/2012 at 12:55
Did anyone read the article on autumn planting in the RHS magazine? Not specifically about plug plants, I know, but my dad always taught me that you plant perennials in autumn.

Weeding - a forgotten skill? Discuss ....

Posted: 14/10/2012 at 12:52
I don't get much in the way of weeds, the odd dandelion or rose bay willow herb. Used to get buttercups and clover, but have now disappeared. The nuisance plants in my garden are the creeping potentilla, herb Robert, soapworts. All pretty plants in their own right, but just go everywhere and get tangled up through plants.

In general though I am fairly tolerant of weeds as long as there aren't too many. Everything has its place in the Eco system. I love to see a verge full of dandelions, they look so bright and cheery, such a lovely colour. The field behind us has rosebay willow herb which looks wonderful in flower, the white variety has become a garden plant nowadays. I guess it's back to the old say that a weed is just a plant in the wrong place!


Posted: 14/10/2012 at 12:35
Found my book, it is called Gardeners Latin by Bill Neale, very pretty picture on the front. It's got an inscription inside 'to Mary from Heather 1997'. I wonder who they were and if Mary enjoyed the book as much as I do! It's described as a lexicon.

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Posted: 14/10/2012 at 12:31
Morning all, agree about SCD marking and odd hairstyle, must be the fashion! Nice to see VP doing better.

Mmm, apple cake, do you put flaked almonds on top? Tasty, tasty, very very tasty!

Must get the wallflowers in today.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 14/10/2012 at 12:18
Morning all, a beautify day in Rossendale, although a few clouds coming over now.

Frank, ham is my favourite, I cook it in apple juice, probably told you that before though.
ChrIs, the 3 day week! I studied for exams by candle light and had to get up early on a Sunday morning as it was easier than studying at night. Nightmare for a teenager!

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