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Posted: 10/11/2014 at 17:20

Evening all, been grey and damp all day here.

Lots to do outside, but struggling to get motivated. The downside of having several mature Beech trees in the garden, is the amount of leaves that need to be raked up. Lots of lovely leaf mould though.

Stir fried salmon for dinner, if I can pull my finger out.

Have a lovely evening all. 

What's left for us to grow?

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 12:21

As Joe Jackson once sang "Everything gives you cancer, there's no cure, there's no answer."

We can get far too worried about every day life.

Canna Lily

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 11:23

It is interesting Verdun, because I keep mine slightly damp, and in a cold, but not freezing porch. I then bring them into the house in February to start growing. OH hates it, because I keep them behind a sofa, next to a window for 3 months.


Posted: 10/11/2014 at 10:38

Morning all, just back from hospital having my eyes tested, to hopefully prevent my Glaucoma getting as bad as my Mums.

It's funny I hate going into the hospital now in case I bump into former colleagues.

Have a good day.


Posted: 09/11/2014 at 18:10

Evening all. Re Cannas, they do not need to be kept dry. I pot mine up, chop all the foliage off, but keep compost slightly damp. It works fine and I followed the advice of Christo, who thought that they did better if kept slightly damp.

Been for a lovely walk on the moors above our house today, now tucking into a nice St. Emilion, which we were having with dinner, but got thirsty before dinner was ready.

Shrub ID please

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 14:35

It is Callicarpa, aka the beauty berry.


Posted: 08/11/2014 at 18:08

Sex on the Beach anyone?


Posted: 08/11/2014 at 12:27

Hi all. It has been raining solidly for 2 days now, I think I had better build an ark.

Mooching around, can't decide what I want to do. At least there is plenty of rugby to watch.

Have fun.

Canna Lily

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 11:07

Mine were still flowering when I cut them down this week. I would keep it in the pot, let it dry out, and put it somewhere dry and cool.


Posted: 07/11/2014 at 13:26

Wet and dreary here, and the weathers not very good either!

Been trying to sort out the greenhouse, door fell off yesterday, shattering all the glass. The whole thing is to put it mildly, tatty, more bits of plastic and wood, where the glass ought to be. Dream of a new one, but I am told that it is not a priority!

Apparently not having had the house decorated for 15 years, and a rather naf orange pine kitchen, are more urgent. She is not a gardener.

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