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Posted: 15/07/2015 at 14:48

Busy morn.

Winter,  well are as canny as me!  Got a cheesecake yesterday for £1 50 less because wrong price listed.  Store had to honour the price.

new agastaches were here on the doorstep at lunch time.    Potted on ...into 3 litres....and watered.

i'm so tempted to post a pocture of my plants not planted yet.  They look good too. ....agastaches, dahlias, echinaceas, aeoniums, even some,shrubs.  Must resist planting most of them this summer though as garden is pretty much as I want it for now.  Have designs for them in fhe autumn. 

Sun now and very warm/humid 

When & how do blackcurrents need to be pruned

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 07:22

Sanjy, white currants for me are a big no.  Fairly tasteless so grubbed them out.

not quite sure what you mean re old fruited canes.  If you mean to propagate then I would take the new growth now and pot those up.


Posted: 15/07/2015 at 07:16

Morning folks.

Edd, you can't confuse me with logic 

damp again...soft drizzle before some nice weather today

being treated to brekiie so Im just having one weetabix right now,

love your garden was squishily sentimental.........highly enjoyable but less and less a garden prog

have jolly good day everyone 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 23:39

Women are getting too smart these days 

You may have seen parts of this before?

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 23:36

Language Edd 

look,,you had your stew and now you gotta pay for it !


Posted: 14/07/2015 at 23:32

Hee hee notice I like the barbs then Edd.  (Usually in a good mood when publishing a challenging post ) 

runner beans

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 23:29

Michael, I think Tetley is absolutely,correct.  

As long as the runner bean trench is kept reasomably moist there is no benefit to spraying. a good dremching...a soaker hose is ideal......once a week or every 10 days or so is sufficient. been picking already but in earlier years I have been picking in June. 

Slugs/snails - the trade-off

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 22:16

Invicta I would not be without my lupins and delphiniums. recently all cut down but wonderfully majestic delphs are worth the effort. and what compares to lupins in the gap before mid summer perennials?  

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 22:11


Sanjy, do you know me?  how did you get those pictures of me? were my blue student days 


Posted: 14/07/2015 at 22:06

It's great when mathematics and gardening entwine Wimter! 

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