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Posted: 08/05/2014 at 08:05

Morning all, rain forecast all day, but does not matter as I have various medical appointments, hoping possibly that I will allowed to start reducing my medication.

After that looks like time in grenhouse and shed.

Hope all have a good day.


Posted: 07/05/2014 at 16:34

Feels like whisky, not white wine weather. Raining on and off all day here, so have been choosing next years seeds, and working out where to put all the remaining greenhouse plants, and the cannas which are in the living room and causing the OH great annoyance.

All this talk of pants and vests, thought I might be on the wrong website.


Posted: 07/05/2014 at 08:11

Morning all.

That was some dream KEF, have you been taking hallucinogenic drugs.

Weather does not sound good for rest of the week, At least it means I can put off my least favourite job, staking. Each year I try so hard to make it look natural, but the plants still look like trussed chickens.

I fancy a bit of window shopping, so I think I may visit a couple of GCs. Of course I shall only be looking.

Have a good day everyone.


Posted: 06/05/2014 at 20:49

Evening all.

Dinner eaten, not bad, but as usual I added too many ingredients, trying to be too cheffy.

Slugs and snails are really bad this year, I have to admit that I resorted to a few pellets yesterday, to supplement the beer traps. I may resort to nematodes again.

I am afraid of snakes, which is why it took me 20 years to go on safari last year, even though it was something I had always wanted to do.

Enjoy your evenings.


Posted: 06/05/2014 at 17:37

Evening all.

Had a lovely walk in the woods; a lovely carpet of bluebells, with patches of wild garlic and ferns just starting to unfurl their fronds.

Managed to plant remaining Dahlia tubers outside, hopefully they will come through after the last frosts.

Right, better start cooking the tea for OHs return from work. Salmon wrapped in Palma ham, with Spinach and Puy lentils. Sounds nice, but wonder what it will taste like.

See you later.


Posted: 06/05/2014 at 08:13

Morning all. Heavy rain overnight, which should have been good for newly placed plants.

Lovely and sunny now, need to get my butt into gear and go for a walk, as my weight continues to rise alarmingly. Its a puzzle really, as I only eat rabbit food.....NOT!

Hoping to plant remaining dahlia tubers directly into the ground later, the majority are in pots in the greenhouse, to be planted out later in May.

Have a lovely day everyone, especially the workers.


Posted: 05/05/2014 at 21:00

Yes, I will have a bun please.

Lovely day again today, plants actually seem to be growing whilst you look at them. Starting to move more seedlings from inside to greenhouse, as I plant stuff out.

It was great to have OHs help today, although she did give up at lunchtime, which was a shame, as I had hoped she would dig up all the Beech seedlings in the woodland.

Have a lovely evening everyone, I am about to open a bottle of nice Chianti, shame I dont have any liver to go with it!


Posted: 05/05/2014 at 12:58

Hi all.

Glad to see you back Stacey.

An amazing thing has happened this morning, the OH loves the garden, but does not do anything in it, she says there is no need as she has her own personal head gardener! Today however, she said she wanted to help, so we have got lots done.

Osteospermum Cuttings?

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 06:42

Remove the buds with your finger and thumb, and take the cutting as normal.


Posted: 05/05/2014 at 06:26

Morning all, seem to have started waking up at going to work time again. Has my coffee outside, and made a list of jobs to do today. I think it is going to be warm and sunny, so should be a good one.

It is strange bank holidays still feel special, even though I am no longer working.

Have a lovely day everyone.

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