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Posted: 16/10/2013 at 19:00


Well it's been lovely least 17 degrees.  Blue skies.  Bit windy earlier but sInce miday it's been calm.  Hang on, let's get these sunglasses off 

Nice to have that personal service Brum   

Sorted stuff out for one or two people so feel big chuffed about that 

Possibly be seen in foodbank programme ....can't remember who asked that.  When they were filming I did accidentally intrude a few times.  I'm prob the one talking all the time! .   Channel 4 and ome of the BBC channels have been around a few times.  I shall ask for a fee in excess of Bruce's .....Forsythe, don't you know!......for any appearances and I would want repeat fees too, of course.  But, you know, it won't go to my head ...I shall still be me 'umble self amongst the mere mortals here.  Like Brum I may access my personal assistant 


Posted: 16/10/2013 at 10:29

Oops.  Makes GOOD sense punkdoc. ,


Posted: 16/10/2013 at 10:28

Ha ha Brum. 

Makes food sense that punkdoc 

Stacey, I only have 3 wild swans.  They are lookiNg sooooooooo good.  Sorreeeee!  I would suggest though that when you do get one you buy plants not plugs.  Also to decide beforehand where you want it to be......dappled shade is ideal but sun is ok if good soil.  Bit moisture in humous rich soil and it should look good.  Looks best "nestling", I.e. besides things like geum Totally Tamgerine with its large leaves, red,Heucheras like berry Smoothy, etc that make it look "comfy" ! 

Star gaze lily, as I said to Stacey, buy plants not plugs.  Locally burncoose nursery supplies large plants and they do mail order.  When the flowers move....breeze etc...the white flowers reveal their blue shading on their backs and this is lovely to see. Worth getting

sunny here ...lovely  But have to go soon.  Love to be in the garden

Hydranga problem

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 08:51

I thought of moisture too.  It may be a bit too dry there esp this summer.  A good watering, a feed and thick mulch should make a difference.  

Yellow leaves doesn't mean iron, etc deficiency.  Check out the symptoms online for yourself.  Out of curiosity, what colour flowers does your hydrangea produce?  

Front hedge needs cutting problem with neabor

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 08:44

Joyce. Why not let your hedge grow bit taller to match?  

Sometimes it's best not to worry too much about how you think it looks if you really can't control the situation.  Live and let live?

Poached this morning!

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 08:32

Porridge for sugar, cream and milk and cherries this morning.  Then a 10 miles run on the Towans.......oops!  Better not fib.......

Remember my old dad's wise words....breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  He always seemed to be eatIng tripe, pigs' trotters, brawn and cockles amd mussels.  

Serious! Really

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 08:24

Morning james

Reading your blog with great interest.   Impressive work there 

I have a feeling tea will be back 

Oh, yes Peter Egan, star gaze lily. Martin never stood a chance did he? Such a brilliant funny series.....every  character was funny.

Highland Jennie, white horses tune was a fav of my sister's.....still remember her singing that 

All these are so nostalgic aren't they?  bitter sweet though.........happy and sad all entwined 


Posted: 16/10/2013 at 08:12

Hello forkers

Stacey, you've got wild swan?    Second year will see loads of flowers

Try to keep as dry as poss missBeehaven but it's supposed to be drying up.   Already brightening here..can see the sun 

Brum.....Good morning.  Look,when Albert returns you put your feet up!  Was going to do your hot dip but ran out of jeyes.  Get some today or tomorrow.  

Dove ,,chicky and Swiss sue.....good morning.  the rest of you must be still in the land of nod 

The miscanthus varieties are now in full flower .  Thinking about adding one or two.

(thought England were great last night.....ok, not the most technical side but we are now playing with passion.  I think we will win the world cup winning by 7 goals to 0 against Germany who, at the final whistle, pay homage to our unbelievable talent)


No flowers on Jasminium Officinale

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 23:00


Posted: 15/10/2013 at 21:55

I WON......ER. WE WON. 

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