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Posted: 02/07/2015 at 14:30

Light showers here, just enough to cool it down a bit 

Deadheading in the garden to prolong perennials, also took some euphorbia cuttings, don't know if it's the right time but I accidentally chopped them off so...


Posted: 02/07/2015 at 13:04

Snug as a bug in a rug Matty 

The dog!  Not suggesting your house is as grubby as BL's 


Posted: 02/07/2015 at 08:20

Morning all

Thanks for the page comment chicky, it was a number ending in zero  

What a hot night??  I had a disturbed sleep also LesleyK, one of OHs fans on full is a bit like a jet engine on a stand,  blasting across me to get to OH so I got a bit wind battered and turned up the other end and then I got chilly  yes yes I did when we had kicked everything off to sleep. So I was trying to organise the duvet in the early hours 

Anyway, we all survived yes? Hopefully we'll get something torrential to cool it down here  


Posted: 01/07/2015 at 22:37

Has this thread reached its end?

Only joking although my refreshing no longer shows latest post and the arrow to go forward a page is greyed out  is this happening for anyone else? 

Talking of Salvias Verdun,  I'm after  Lycioides  but no one stocks it  even mail order seems fruitless.  I already have one plant and I want so many more 


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 

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