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Latest posts by Wintersong


Posted: 01/07/2015 at 22:02

Night temps are 31 here 

My poor OH. He is recovering from CFS and runs hotter than me anyway but with that condition he has great difficulty with this heat, it makes him really unwell, right now all the windows are open and there are two fans in the bedroom at full blast. 

I did lots of watering tonight, ground is so dry and I moved so many things this year 

Clematis Rebecca died suddenly after planting

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 19:26

I agree with thirsty

Clematis are pretty hardcore in the garden when established but young'uns need TLC or slugs eat them and the soil dries out and the sun is too hot and they get forgotten about once the summer is over 

Don't worry about the loss now, just save what you can and don't forget them next spring 



Posted: 01/07/2015 at 15:21

Back from dentist, hubby couldn't take the heat in the waiting room, luckily his procedures are not causing pain and he's reappointed 

I, on the other hand have two hours of driving tonight  hope the car's air con is working  should be,  it's only three weeks old 


Posted: 01/07/2015 at 12:35

Had second thoughts about spin class and decided to do some gardening instead, OH has a client visiting the home office tomorrow so I've been sprucing a little in the Borders. Planted my Rudbeckia to fill a gap lovely, also removed most of the grass tufts growing in my patio. I told OH they make a better lawn than he ever had before 

Feet up now on one of the loungers in the sun, I can take it, I'm a lizard and soak up the heat 


Posted: 01/07/2015 at 09:09

Morning all, 33 here today from nine o'clock, better get my spin class done early then 

OH has dentist later and they better have the air con on. They didn't have it last time 

How did this happen?

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 17:06

Exactly the same thing happened to my bunch that started as medium stalk salmon pink and suddenly there were also strong tall stalk baby pink and smaller thin stalk lady bird red 

The whole process took a few years and I can only assume some kind of reversion between the parents of my original salmon pink 

Confessions of the plantaholics

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 16:56

Well I saw clematis reduced today, Lupins for 4 quid in 2Lt pots, pink Salvias and orange Cannas but I resisted them all because I really am down to that nitty gritty job of finding things to match and merge and bring all the LOOK AT ME plants I have together. perhaps I'm not a plantaholic after all


Posted: 30/06/2015 at 16:11

We have a Polish community here and a very strong Nepalese 

The former are very strict the latter's off spring might are like UK, some have manners some not 


Posted: 30/06/2015 at 14:18

That's lovely WW, but it really does depend on parenting style. 

LesleyK, I don't think I could imagine long sleeves in summer  and a bikini is that thing that hubby doesn't care how much they cost or how many you buy but you have to promise to wear them a lot 

It's 27 here, not a cloud in the sky and I feel like I'm on holiday, where's the pool? 


Posted: 30/06/2015 at 11:25

Back of the house SGL and fully fenced 

Hosta, I agree. The thing that gets me the most is that the parents constantly have to tell their kids off and punish them all the time but it doesn't seem to work. The two boys are the worst offenders at home and school and yet as parents ourselves, I never let my three boys make noise and rarely had to discipline. They were never naughty at school either   

Took a short trip to B&Q for batteries but didn't find any sticky labels. They had white Lupins and pink Salvia and Veronica but all a little bit too pink for me. I need to fill gaps with the subtle stuff so might take a trip next week to GO

Sunbathing now

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