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Posted: 05/08/2014 at 08:58

Morning all, sunny and warm again, boring not.

Off to buy booze for the party.


Posted: 04/08/2014 at 23:05

Now then.

Dove my breakfast order is: all of them please.

Friday must mean curry, so I will bring a selection of fine ales, lagers and cider. Babycham for the ladies?

As for sleeping in amongst the grasses, I blame Dove, getting me drunk.

I feel a bit odd typing this with all the lights turned off, nearly broke my neck walking from the lounge to the study.

Greenhouse Advice

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 17:47

Quite like the new name. I dont have a problem with the annuals getting too leggy. Corflowers I sow in Autumn, tend to be flowering by June, thenones I sow in March, start flowering in July.

Greenhouse Advice

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 17:10

Everything you have mentioned would be fine in the greenhouse. I dont heat mine and use it to over winter cuttings, early seed sowing, protecting slightly tender plants.

It is not just the higher temps. that help, but the protection from wind and rain, which is what kills many plants outside.

I start my hardy annuals in late Feb. / early March, but I also sow some in Autumn and then over winter, and some perennials get sown in winter in the greenhouse. In particular this seems to work very well for Himalayan poppies.


Posted: 04/08/2014 at 17:03

Lets not wait for Fidget to die, lets have a party anyway!

My Mum never wants to spend anything, she always says she wants to leave it to us kids. She always asks me whether it is ok. for her to go on holiday, or if i think it is too expensive.

Funny little spiders on my Dahlia

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 15:14

Blimey, you lot have got good eyes, I can only see the Dahlia.


Posted: 04/08/2014 at 15:08

Hi all. Lovely day here, even the still very active mole is not going to spoil things,

Been creating spaces in the borders, ready for autumn planting. The greenhouse is full of stuff I have grown this year that will need a home.

Fidget, well done on booking the holiday, sounds like a great place for diving.

Dove, hope you have a lovely time with your niece, I am sure she could be trained to iron and perform other household chores.

Let's Remember Them

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 10:00

I did not know either of my grandfathers as a result of WW1, so on this beautiful day I shall spend a little time thinking of them, and wondering what they were like.

Cutting down perennials for a second crop of flowers

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 08:35

Verdun, I think a lot depends on where you live. With your climate I would expect most things to bloom again, whereas up here in tnorth, I cannot get a lot to perform more than once.


Posted: 04/08/2014 at 08:21

Morning all, beautiful here, think it might be a nice day to do nothing, just relax in garden.

Just heard from sister 1, mum is happier being looked after by her. I think that might have something to do with the fact that I am the only one who will discuss the difficult issues.

Coffee and raspberries on the patio for me.

Have a lovely day everyone, hope the poorly get cured, and the workers dont get too frustrated.

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