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Posted: 04/03/2015 at 18:44

PPS whoops forgot to mention GC trip in car, which I actually did yesterday after puppy playdate since my dad couldn't make today. So I only needed two terracotta pots which are extremely heavy. I did manage to get discount on one since it has a small chip. Verdon,  what do you say to 20% off £16? Did I do okay? 


Posted: 04/03/2015 at 18:39

PS thanks for kind words re bike. I feel better now


Posted: 04/03/2015 at 18:38

Evening all

Hoping lots of you had a nice productive day in your gardens or GCs 

Such a beautiful spring day here today truly. OH noticed quite the nippy wind but then he wasn't the one shovelling dirt from two raised beds but a deal was a deal, need the space to drop off a delivery of pallets arriving tomorrow, since OH was very sweet and ordered garden supplies, later the whole area will be landscaped for greenhouse

So I do ache a fair bit even after my bath, Flynn is busy madly chewing him toy which he always has to do on my legs!

Bought a lovely leg of lamb today for mid week roast tomorrow, it's quite a whopper if anyone is in the area we normally eat around 3 and I always do a mountain of roast potatoes because cold roasties are soooooooooooo good

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 04/03/2015 at 18:25

Hi everyone 

Today I managed to dismantle and clear two raised beds and removed all the soil to flat ground again  part of my landscaping endeavours


Posted: 04/03/2015 at 11:24

Hello everyone!

Thanks for getting us back online Daniel

I couldn't say morning this morning as many others I went off to the gym as usual on my bicycle and I always use the cycle lanes where possible. Now I know this might be a contentious issue but there is a small patch, perhaps 300 yards without cycle lane and I use the path because the cars park either side of the road and I don't pay tax/insurance and don't much fancy arguing with a car half way along. I don't think its unreasonable of me...I mean I can't count the amount of people that walk obliviously in the cycle lanes clearly painted RED, but I just accommodate.

So, some grumpy old man ruined my day when his dog attacked my bike and he had a go at me, shouting his head of really badly I was very upset about it tbh. I wasn't doing anything dangerous whereas his poor dog was untrained and nearly got under my wheel

So, I took my anger out at the gym and now I'm home having a coffee before the garden calls. So much to do still, aiming to clear bottom area to make room for deliveries over next few weeks. Hopefully the garden will restore my humours.

Congratulations to Dove parents for their amazing commitment to each other

I've only got 41yrs to catch up

BL, your horse is  a beautiful lass.

What's flowering in your garden today?

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 20:46

You did predict it


Posted: 03/03/2015 at 19:32

Evening all...

I agree on Dove's answer to DavidK's question, 

Hope everyone had a great day, welldone to Verdun for his amazing deals, does he want another niece for free?

Good going Hostafan1  but take care of that delicate knee and chin up punkdoc, spring is coming one way or another

Puppy playdate was exhausting but good for Flynn who is now relaxed at the end of the bed. We have both taken to our bed, thats OH and myself, he is currently watching gummybears on youtube and I will surf plant porn so alls well that ends well

who/what has been eating my Red Robin leaves?

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 17:19

Looks like Weevil damage to me. It's not likely to be frost, wind or fungal damage, the marks are definitely eaten. Snails can do this damage but they can also eat holes at the centre of leaves as well as the edges whilst weevils only go from the edges. Since it's this time of year, I would hazard one of these culprits or both


Posted: 03/03/2015 at 14:17

Clari, If Reggie wasn't growing then he's likely put on weight but since he's busy doing that, I expect all that food is being used to grow, a bit like teenagers with hollow legs

I think that makes sense although I'm  this afternoon so it could be complete nonsense

What's flowering in your garden today?

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 09:40

Can't fail pansies in a pot

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