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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 16:43

Ivy is buzzing with insects here too.  Here are a couple of piccied taken this morning.

 Canna Durban looking georgeous in the sunlight,  first time I have grown Canna.

 Lemon Queen


Posted: Yesterday at 16:31

Hi everyone, a lovely day here.  I've been out planting bulbs this morning. Secondborn popped in for a coffee and we sat outside enjoying the sunshine. 

Clari, I'm glad you are thinking of moving on, they have been taking the mickey for a long time now. 

Hosta I've walked that hill at Port Isaac many a time, it's a killer (usually after lunch at the Mote Restaurant).  Couldn't do it at the moment though.

Sorry you are still having problems with the neighbours Pdoc, it's a really miserable situation to be in.

Wonky, hope you manage to find 5 mins to put your feet up this weekend, all work and no play .......

Maintenance only anyone?

Posted: Yesterday at 15:52

My garden will never be finished. Every year I see new seeds, bulbs, plants that I must have and so some that aren't performing well or I have becom bored of just have to make way.  Also the lawn is becoming gradually smaller

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: Yesterday at 15:41

Beautiful day here, have planted out Curlew and Cragford Daffs and underplanted with blue Forget me not.  Hopefully should be a good show in the spring.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 16:22

Tidying and deadheading mainly but also put in some border supports for cosmos and dahlias.  Then had to water as everything is so dry.


Posted: 03/10/2015 at 10:16

Hi Jo,  I'm fine, just a bit weary.  The last few weeks have been a bit stressful with mum and hubby being ill and looking after grandchildren.  Hopefully the worst is over now and we can get back to normal.

Sorry you are feeling down P'doc, unfortunately neighbours can be a real pain.


Posted: 03/10/2015 at 09:50

Morning all, It's a bit dull here today but it does look like it will burn off later.  I have been neglecting the garden lately due to other pressures but hopefully I will be able to get back out their today. 

I have to put up the insulation in the greenhouse as I think the weather is due to change soon and I will be potting up seedlings soon to overwinter in there.

Hope everyone has a good weekend.


Posted: 02/10/2015 at 20:57

I'm the same Jo 4 tog all year round, window open or fan on and don't do jimmy jams.  Hubby dithers most of the time


Posted: 02/10/2015 at 19:10

Evening all, just back from a hectic day of nanna duty.  Mabel woke us up at 5 this morning and proceeded to stand on my specs. After a morning in Worcester getting them mended. I got home to a  phone call from Meredith's school to say she was feeling ill and could I fetch her.  I'm not going into details re the joys of my afternoon you really wouldn't want to know.

Might have a go at planting some bulbs tomorrow.

Cake and pie look delicious Dove.

I only sleep with a 4 tog quilt whatever the weather and it fits into the washer so gets laundered regularly.




Posted: 01/10/2015 at 10:27

Morning all,  Just back from hospital, consultant is pleased with his handiwork. Just got 7 days of sitting upright to get through now. 

It's very hazy here but I think the sun will eventually put it's hat on.  Have watered the pots and Canna Duban is looking as though it will be lovely there is a second flower spike can't wait till they open.  This late sunshine has certainly brought out the best in the garden.

On nanna duty tonight and tomorrow, if I can manage to stay awake, far too many early mornings this week for my liking.


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