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Posted: 07/05/2015 at 19:11

Breezy today but sunny all day

Been in the garden tying in some vines that got loose in the high winds then got the courage to check all my large flowered clematis for signs of wilt. I think Josephine is definitely going the way of wilt, she has definite black patches, trouble is that my storage area for all clematis was very close so some others are looking suspicious. But then I have some varieties with blackened leaves in bloom when wilt is supposed to occur at the moment of flowering, so although I think I'm hoping for a miracle, I'm also a little confused. 

Been tired all week,  OH tells me it's because I don't stop, I'm always doing something.  Trouble is I can't stop or reality bites and I feel desperately lost.


Posted: 07/05/2015 at 09:38

Well done Shadow!  



Posted: 07/05/2015 at 08:56

After mooching through the garden I have a worry about clematis wilt, Josephine is looking tarnished on her westerly side but then we've just had two days of gusty winds so I guess it could just be windburn? 

Any advice welcome 


Posted: 07/05/2015 at 07:29

Morning gang 

Sunny and no wind woop woop 

diy concrete projectile

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 22:46

Very sorry but the typo in the title did give me the giggles 

does anybody know of a good 3D garden design app

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 22:45

The other app is called sketchbook for the Galaxy which is my tablet 

does anybody know of a good 3D garden design app

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 22:43

I used to use pencils and paper until I got a tablet 

What I do now is to take a photo of the area I want to redesign then use the tablet pen, I find a picture of a plant via Google, cut out the image using the pen and copy/paste to photo stored on the tablet's inbuilt apps, in my case I have Gallery and another but I forgot it's name but you get the idea? I can move and manipulate the image before saving it to see what something might look like 

how shall I treat my little camellia?

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 18:11

Don't forget to mention aspect someone?  Novice gardener might need good advice


Posted: 06/05/2015 at 18:01

Congrats Matty, so lovely to have something go your way 

Welcome back Fairygirl,  gorgeous photos to go with my imagination since I've never climbed a mountain before 

I built two storage units today for the bathroom, all on my own and then dismantled the old stuff and moved it out for the man with his truck, before laying some new floor tiles to help out OH a bit. I actually did a really good job but left him two problematic bits that need bits cut out the tiles 

It's made a big difference to the bathroom but still need to finish the hallway 


Posted: 06/05/2015 at 08:48

Been outside for a mooch in my dressing gown after watching the dawn chorus programme, was very informative. 

It's still gusty out but nothing broken, just a couple of flappy bits.  Birds were waiting for their breakfast, the starlings formed a queue in the tree canopy waiting with their beady eyes on me and started advertising the free food to their mates as soon as I was done. Some happy baby birds this morning 

Checked known plants for slug damage, took about 7 from one iris last night and this morning, newly planted Liatris are also struggling whilst the older clump is untouched  must be all that leafy growth they put on early. Also more clematis buds popping, one Miss Bateman cutting that I took last year is already a decent sized plant, guess I should be pruning it really, also got my prize Rebecca just about to show me what all the fuss is about 

Have a great day   

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