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A Senior Moment.

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 19:29

Just come in from a session in the garden. Took off my gardening clothes, folded them up on the bed ready to go away, brushed my hair, put my gardening clothes back on again......


Posted: 17/08/2014 at 17:13

Rozanne is brill - flowers from early summer till first frosts - mine (planted last year) are both about 2' tall by 3' spread and absolutely smothered in flowers (& you don't have to dead head it). Also looks good with Ann Folkard scrambling though it.


Posted: 17/08/2014 at 17:02

Don't think you should eat heucheras Yvie....... How about geraniums Rozanne and Patricia for your bed?

Has Panda woken up yet? If so, - that's  a nice tree Panda 


Posted: 17/08/2014 at 09:57

Morning everybody - bit chilly & breezy here too. Lawns could do with a trim after all the rain so that's my job for this morning. 

Enjoy BBQ's, trips and picnics - hope the sun shines for you 

East Anglia Forkers Outings

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 09:39

Iceni Gardeners is quite classy Dove - I rather like that one 

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 09:30


Moon on the horizon

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 18:56

I think the gin fumes kept the midges away Lesley .... It was a good holiday ...

Moon on the horizon

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 18:33

Beautiful pics Steve & Peat. I love, love, love Scotland. Spent a very happy night in Loch Ranza on a boat a couple of years ago - so beautiful & peaceful - we were the only ones there.

Praise where praise is due

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 13:05

At our previous house we had a really rubbish lawn - some areas were just mud and weeds with the odd bit of grass. I used one of the lawn maintenance companies in the area. They came in once a quarter and sprayed / spread whatever was the most appropriate product for the season / problems at the time. Within 6 months we had a lawn to be proud of - I was very impressed. 

The best bit though was that it was actually cheaper to pay them to come in and do it than to buy the products myself from the GC - and they always turned up when they were supposed to - I would have bought 'spring feed' and maybe not got round to using till August! 

Still had to mow it though....


Praise where praise is due

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 12:45

It's always nice to receive a compliment Lesley - sets you up for the rest of the day!

Go for it ......if you're sure it's not astro-turf 

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