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Resurrected Fifteen

Posted: 13/06/2017 at 21:29

PS - about 5 posts just popped up when I refreshed the screen after my last posting. They weren't there before!

Debs - hope you can find the right work / life balance to make things work for you and OH - not easy and a little scary to take the plunge - but I'm sure you'll get there

Joyce - glad to hear OH seems to be responding to the transfusions. Hope you can bring him home soon

Resurrected Fifteen

Posted: 13/06/2017 at 21:14

Still warm here (21C) so I'm wafting around in a kaftan / beach cover up type thingy. Had to have an ice lolly in the shade this afternoon because I got very hot and bothered doing the box hedge - but it looks much better now.

Was a very good girl and sharpened and oiled all the tools before putting them back in the shed. Think I deserve something nice as a reward. Oh! - is that a cream slice in the fridge? - I think that has 'reward' written all over it

I'm forever retrieving stuff from the floor and serving it up. OH doesn't know so he tucks in with relish

Resurrected Fifteen

Posted: 13/06/2017 at 09:38

Morning ladies

Nice day out there - might get a bit hot & sticky later on.

Think I'll attack the rest of the box hedge today. Really should start cutting back the spring stuff and tidying up after last week's stormy weather. Only trouble is - I suspect all those spent geraniums and aquelegias are holding up a lot of the other stuff at themoment. Could all be a messy collapse-fest.

Hope all goes well with OH's transfusion Joyce 

Hot milk Ovaltine

Have a good day everyone

Resurrected Fifteen

Posted: 12/06/2017 at 09:18

Morning - quick pop in - off to office this morning - chimney sweep coming this afternoon (so it must be summer - no more fires till autumn now).

Safe journey LB!

Glad The Rossettes enjoyed themselves last night.

We watched The Loch and enjoyed it - but we did end up with the subbies on for one bit. We watch so many Scandi-noir and other foreign stuff with subtitles that having them on is not really a big deal for us - shouldn't need to do it though.

Breezy again....

Last edited: 12 June 2017 09:19:40

A bit of a drainage problem

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 13:07

Sounds like a plan 

Agree your priorities should be cleaning up plants which are just budding followed by anything expensive or particularly precious.

I would also check to make sure no plants (especially shrubs) have had their roots exposed by running water. Any that have - make sure they are secure in the soil so they don't get rocked around by the wind (re heel them in if necessary) and re-cover the roots with soil, compost - whatever is to hand.

Once you're a bit more sorted you can slowly make your way around the rest of the garden cleaning up as you go.

Hardy geraniums - pruning

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 12:16

Geranium phaeum and some of the other early geraniums are the best repeat flowerers. 

I'm not sure which varieties you're trying to describe B3 - the 'rooty' ones? - maybe macrorrhizum or cantabrigiense? I don't get repeat flowering with those.

If you're not sure what you've got I'd cut any soft stem ones back after flowering - at the least you'll get some nice fresh growth. The others often look better for just a little tidy up after flowering.

Resurrected Fifteen

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 10:37

Morning ladies - some of yesterday's posts moved me deeply.

Karen & Paul - keep on keeping on and walking in your garden

M-U, so pleased to hear scabby-eared Boo is back safe and sound.

The tales of you sleeping with your furry friends both alive and not - been there, done that - can't bear to think of them being alone and frightened.

As for listening to pets breathing.. Harry has always been a bit of a heavy breather (he's a bit asthmatic) and he snores good and loud. For the last few weeks he's been allowed to sleep on the bed competing for decibel ratings with OH. Snore, snore, snore, snore, SNORE - SILENCE. Both the same. Cue me - instantly awake - bolt upright - checking for chests rising and falling. Is it any wonder I'm kn**kered at the moment?

(H is still doing ok BTW)

On a happier note.. I've just had to reset the SKY box thingy. Three things I want to record / watch at 9pm tonight - BBC 1 - Poldark (not a Rossette - but I enjoy it), C4 -The Handmaiden's Tale (not started watching it yet  but I've been told it's a 'must see') , ITV - The Loch - murder, police, Scottish scenery - what's not to like? 

Great TV - might have to crack open a box of Maltesers..

I didn't join the gin fest yesterday because I was swigging real ale at a local Blues Festival. Sunny day, great beer, excellent food, 8 hours of good music - superb day.

I'm on the fence regarding Fever Tree. I really like it as a tonic water and it's my favourite 'adult' soft drink. But I find the flavour too strong in a G&T - like to taste the gin - tonic is only there to make it last longer really Slimline Sscch... for me.

As Trevor is on his best behaviour I too will be cutting the grass.

Last edited: 11 June 2017 10:39:39

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 18:53

Hello Fairy - good to see you

Was said party trying to organise a drinking spree in a brewery?

Topsoil Requirements

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 17:51

That's coming along really well Enchantica

I assume the tree belongs to a neighbour? Have you spoken to them about raising the canopy / reshaping it? Perhaps if you offered to help (or even fully) pay for the work.

We bit the bullet and paid for work to be done on a tree on a neighbour's land. Made a big difference to us - and she would never ever, in a month of Sundays, have paid for it herself 

order query

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 17:43

Bold, Italic, Underline - Duh - 'course it is 

Gold star and a pint of Adnams Dove

Back to the original poster's query now...

Joyce is right Diane - you need to get in touch by phone with the company concerned to check whether or not they've actually received your order.

Some companies do automated order confirmation - others seem to rely on a human to sit and type it out.

If you don't mind me asking, which company have you ordered from? We might be able to reassure you whether they're a good company but just a bit slow to respond.

Also - have you checked the Junk / Spam box in your emails? First communications from companies sometimes get filtered out and filed in there.

Last edited: 08 June 2017 17:45:29

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