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Posted: 10/07/2014 at 08:26

Morning KEF 

Excited yesterday...expecting some plants via eBay ....plugs actually despite my resistance to them but sounded good;  will grow on for next year.  However, the 2 parcels were for my niece so disappointed.  ( ha ha )




Posted: 10/07/2014 at 08:17

Gosh, sorry about that dove.    Rain AND wind....oh dear  

Dry here, looking good  But I'll have to water again today 

Picking beans today....hope it's not too hot 

Morninf everybody 


Posted: 10/07/2014 at 08:08

Stacey, I think we have all gone through similar situations with our pets.  There is a lot of emotional blackmail.....and associated'(unnecessary) costs.....from vets at these times.  

Vets often advise treatments that are clearly unpleasant for animals but must know they are ineffective.   A cousin went through horrendous ops on his old dog when it would have been much kinder to both my cousin and his dog if not done. 

I have a massively loved dog, almost 11, slower, more stiff but happy.  When the time comes he is in pain, struggling with life, and poorly I will think only of ending his suffering.  

Stacey, you need to be rational and practical.  Domt feel blackmailed or guilty.  I dread the day I have to make that decision so it's hugely emotional .

Thoughts with you


Posted: 09/07/2014 at 23:40

Well, another lovely day.  

Visited my mum in hospital.  MRI revealed no damage due to stroke but she has got infection and gout...gout?  

She complained that supper was just for the men.....???  Show me, I said.  "supper menu"! It said not supper men.   Got to laugh.

Watchingmthe world cup...looks like adios holland 



Posted: 09/07/2014 at 14:09

Baby talk?????  

Serious stuff now.   My red onions are ready to be baked...pulled up and laid out in the sun, another row of lettuce planted, peas removed, stocks planted, panicum shenadoa  planted out......all in an hour.  All time I had but all satisfying.  Oh, finished picking and freezing blackcurrants.  Lots and large.  Prune at the same time.  Will feed later.  

Now, truthfully, isnt this better than nappies? 

Right issues to sort.....after a lager. 


Pruning Buddleia

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 14:01

Hello grateful deadhead

Buddleia prunimg is not really crucial.  Anytime from after flowering to spring is fine.  Do it now and you will lose flowers usually but if you leave a few branches shortened.....the healthiesf of will prob have flowers late summer.


However, I would prefer to cut if hard back now.......we gardeners do things make a nice, tidy bush.  I would give it a granular feed too and a little watering.  Dont hack it right back, although you wouldnt kill it.  

Then in autumn or spring cut it back again.  Buddleias look better pruned anyway, flower better and are sturdier. 

Dream of your wish list

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 08:51

Oh, Minch is similar to monch.  

Dream of your wish list

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 08:48

Just ordered frikartii Minch from the last one 

About frikartii monch Dove, I find it will thrive in dappled shade too.  One of my favourites too.  

Not sure I have a dream plant.....prob growing Acer aureum would be tops but soil and situation prohibit this.  Too near coast.  

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 08:41

Nice eryngiums Pete.  Why aren't they planted more often?   Check out jade frost.....lovely variegated foliage and satiny blue flowers


Posted: 09/07/2014 at 08:30

Morning folks.....looking good here. Prob more than my fair share of sunshine   So sorry for those of you who have forgotten what sunshine feels like 

Got few tasks in the veg patch this morn....pull up spent peas and lettuce gone over (intended to give some to day care centre but forgot.  Waste really.  Lettuce to plant out, stocks to plant in spare veg area, blueberries and blackcurrants to pick (lots of fruit.....pruning at the same time by cutting fruiting stems)

Nice to see grasses used in last night's love your garden. Hopefully those of you asking about them recently will enjoy them as much as do.

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