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Posted: 06/07/2016 at 21:00

What a fantastic afternoon of tennis!

 Can't remember when I've enjoyed the quarter finals so much. The Querry match looked good too but I only saw bits of it.

Nice day tomorrow to calm down & prepare for Friday's semis.

Might have a quick look at the footie now - do we all have a little bit of Welsh dragon blood in us today?


Posted: 06/07/2016 at 19:46

Will the Murray match end before the football starts? 

When can I get my dinner? 

Chelsea chop question

Posted: 06/07/2016 at 19:38

My Centaurea flower in May. I regularly deadhead them back to a side flower shoot which prolongs the flowering season but eventually theyvget straggly and floppy. I then cut them to the ground, they reshoot and produce a 2nd burst of flowers in August. 

I guess you could Chelsea chop them in April but the idea of the CC is to get sturdier, bushier plants and I dont think it would necessarily have that affect on Centaura. I grow mine through flower supports which helps keeps them upright.

I don't grow Achillea so can't advise on those,


Posted: 06/07/2016 at 17:00

Worn out after watching Federer v Cilic... . Hope Andy doesn't put us through more of the same - I will have no nails left...

Just had time for a quick shower, phone brother (it's his birthday) and text friend who's poorly before holding down the sofa again. Glad I prepared tonight's dinner last night...

Shifted a compost bin full this morning - beds look better for mulching but my back is complaining now.


gardens in west scotland/ cornwall /devon

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 08:41

Arduaine Garden - OH remembered.

While looking found this site with 20 gardens listed for Argyle & Bute

On the way up would also recommend Larch Cottage Nursery in Melkinthorpe nr Penrith.  Ver quirky gardens, lovely plants to buy and an excellent Italian restaurant for lunch. Went for an hours whizz round - stayed all day!

gardens in west scotland/ cornwall /devon

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 08:28

I've been to Inverewe ~ it's beautiful 

There's also a garden which I think is not too far from Loch Melfort near Oban. Can't remember the name at the moment - will come back to you on that one.

gardens in west scotland/ cornwall /devon

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 19:32

Depending on which way / how you are travelling I strongly recommend Margery Fish's gardn at East Cranbroke Manor in Somerset - small(ish) but perfectly formed. Ideal for an hour's stop over.

Congratulations BTW 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 18:38

Remind me to wish you a "Good Moaning" tomorrow Wonky  - but listen very carefully - for I shall zees only once 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 17:15

Well I'm glad you like 'Chateau de Gateau' - although if you say it with an Estuary twang it does sound like the sort of thing Del Boy might say to Rodders don't you think? 

Was trying to think of a classier alternative and came up with 'Le Millefeuille' or "Maison du Millefeuille' because:

Millefeuille is my favourite pastry 

Both Brits and French know it's a pastry

The english translation of millefeuille is 'a thousand leaves' - so a subtle reference to DD's love of gardening. 

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Posted: 04/07/2016 at 14:07

Oooh - budge up Dove - managed to get away early and do the SM sweep so now it's time for some serious sofa-holding-down. Seems a shame on such a lovely day but someone has to do it. 

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