- early retiree from medicine, therefore lots of time to garden. Also lover of THFC, wine and wildlife
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Today at 08:29
18 degrees on way to SM this morning.
About to water the greenhouse and then relax in the garden, I don't think it is a digging sort of day.
Sorry everyone, but I have my shorts on, a rather fetching lime green pair.
Today at 08:22
Plant allowances are only a guide, not an absolute rule.
Yesterday at 21:22
YES, YES, YES !!!!!!!
Yesterday at 21:19
Not to your taste, maybe, but pretentious rubbish?
Yesterday at 18:48
Sorry to hear your news Dove.
Perfect excuse for a bottle of something chilled though.
Lot of the best side of human nature emerging after this tragedy, there is always hope.
Yesterday at 17:59
Not sure whether you have seen it, but after the 1 minute silence in Manchester, this morning, the crowd burst into a spontaneous rendition of the Oasis song, Don't Look Back in Anger.
Yesterday at 13:19
I have been accused a few times of being an artist, but I suspect it was probably a different sort of artist.
When I was a younger man, I went out with a girl who was a silversmith, since then I have always had a slightly different outlook on fashion and art, than many of my contemporaries.
Yesterday at 12:43
Speak for yourself Dove.
I am often seen in the High Street in a Vivienne Westwood number and often attract very favourable comments ! [ Can you imagine that actually being true, in Sheffield ]
Yesterday at 12:13
Obelixx, I know it is a quarterly report, but it seems a little odd, that this one was released, whilst others have been withheld, citing " Purdah ".
I may be being too cynical.
Yesterday at 10:52
Hosta please pass on my congratulations as well. I knew nothing about the type of Primula they grow and now want to find out more.
I am sure I can find a space for some, somewhere.
Yesterday at 10:48
Wow, it is hot out there. 34 in the greenhouse.
I swear the Ricin have grown 6 inches in the last 2 days.
Colocasia has just been planted out, getting too big for the living room.
Time for a cool drink I think.
Government have just released the immigration figures, convinient or what?
Yesterday at 09:40
Any thing that involves fire has got to be good and if it doesn't work, at least it will be fun.
Yesterday at 08:41
I too shall be voting for Chris Beardshaw's garden. I am not sure whether this is an appropriate thing to say, but if I was gay, he would be my ideal sort of man.
Today will largely be spent moving Cannas and Dahlias around the garden, trying to find their ideal positions.
Then I shall be sitting down to "admire" my handiwork.
Tomorrow, I will hate what I have done and move everything again.
2 days ago at 23:12
Just back from the city, after a meal in a new restaurant called Joro. Run by a group of young guys who like to forage, out in Derbyshire and the food was great.
Not seen much of Chelsea yet, but I know there were major issues, in that big sponsors did not want to commit money, just after the BREXIT vote.
There is obviously a trend away from "garden" gardens and towards landscape pastiches. Surely there should be room for both.
I heard Chris Beardshaw being very damning about the judges on last night's programme. I have always found him intelligent, thoughtful and with bucket loads of horticultural knowledge.
No doubt he will win the peoples choice best garden.
2 days ago at 11:12
Thank you for your kind wishes.
OH has taken the day off and is helping move the Cannas out of the living room. [ She is fed up of the slug trails ]
I hope that all of us posters realise that the atrocities are nothing to do with religion, but acts of terrorism.
I noticed that many of the kind acts after the bomb, were performed by Muslims.
I do not have a faith, but am aware that faith is what will help many people to get through this.
3 days ago at 23:52
I have started eating cake a little bit early, it may be a long night.
3 days ago at 21:17
They are Thalictrum. they will cope with shade, but prefer a moist soil.
3 days ago at 17:54
Such a sad day.
Could not get motivated in the garden, so sat and listened to the radio and tried to think about some of the acts of kindness that were shown after the barbarity.
I have to believe, that in the end, goodness will prevail, although at the moment it is hard to do.
3 days ago at 15:49
A lovely wildflower to me, but a weed to others.
3 days ago at 15:12
They are the seed heads of Cyclamen.