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Posted: 01/11/2015 at 23:02

What a fantastic programme D. Attenborough was, brought all the memories of trip to S. Africa back and made me look forward to next years trip to Botswana even more [ sorry I know I am bragging ]

Hosta, if you still can't sit or move tomorrow, I think I would have it checked out. Once us chaps get past 50, things do start to go wrong, or is that just me!


Posted: 01/11/2015 at 17:06

Lovely smell of roast chicken coming from the kitchen, to be accompanied with a bottle of Pinot Noir. Weekends are great  because OH cooks. I used to love cooking, but doing it every day makes it a bit of a chore.

New Attenborough series starts tonight, usually watch Homeland, so one will be recorded.


Posted: 01/11/2015 at 14:46

Perfect gardening gear Jo. A trip to N. Wales me thinks. { Sorry if that sounds creepy ]

Lovely walk in the Botanical gardens, still lots in flower and some beautiful leaf colours.

16 degrees in the car driving home.

Pruning lavender now?

Posted: 01/11/2015 at 14:40

I would not do this now. Either after flowering, or in Spring.

My acer is a little crispy...

Posted: 01/11/2015 at 14:38

Agree with Nut, but also it would be losing its leaves anyway now.

As for planting, sheltered spot, they do not like wind and prefer some shade. Some would use ericaceous compost, but neutral is fine.


Posted: 01/11/2015 at 10:26

Morning all.

Bright yellow object in the sky.

Off for a walk around the Botanical gardens, then maybe pot up some bulbs, that have been waiting for several weeks.

Have a lovely day.


Posted: 31/10/2015 at 12:25

Afternoon all, and yes I admit I have only just emerged from my pit. OH was up hours ago and has disappeared somewhere. I need more coffee.

Typical, the weather looks good for first time in ages and I spend the morning in bed.

Glad the news on all the poorly people sounds good.

Need to check I have beer in for the rugby.

See you later.

caring for salvia uligonosa during winter

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 12:20

It is not hardy here in darkest Yorkshire, so I dig mine up.


Posted: 30/10/2015 at 08:23

Morning all.

It's grim up North again, heavy rain and fog, got soaked just walking from car to SM.

Another day of not very much at all, too wet to even walk to greenhouse.

Have a good day everyone.


Posted: 29/10/2015 at 10:51

Like a bit of scotch myself Bushman, Bowmore darkest being my choice.

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