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Posted: 18/06/2015 at 20:53

We were supposed to get rain last night.  It threw it down about half a mile up the road, we got zilch.


Posted: 18/06/2015 at 20:50

Evening all,  Feeling sorry for myself as somehow I have caught a cold, don't know anyone that has one.  It's been a lovely day here and I have spent the day in the garden trying to ignore my shivers, sore throat and sneezes.  Cut back a load of pansies and fed them so that I will get another show (can't be bothered to deadhead them all individually).  Deadheaded roses and generally tidied up the borders.  Planted a new clematis that arrived from Raymond Evison (ok but not a patch on the plants I get from Taylors) and potted up some salvias 'Love and Wishes' again not great plants but hopefully they will survive, got them from Parkers.

Have a great time at Dove's Wonky.

Pooch looks like a winner Matty

Fairygirl, Ive taped Jorskiwatsit, the scandanavian series have been great lately.  They do murder/thriller like we do constume drama.

Hostafan, put your feet up and chillax.

Tonight I will be mainly lying on the sofa watching TV and eating ice cream.

What a difference a year makes

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 19:40

I think they spent too many hours watching 'Grand Designs'.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 16:29

Great pictures everyone thanks for sharing.  Here are a few of my garden taken today.



Posted: 17/06/2015 at 16:13

Afternoon all,  Everyone has been very busy. 

Loved the idea of Dove starring in 'Oops there goes my Pyjamas'.   When firstborn was living in London she had an audition for Silent Witness.  Unfortunately as she went to go in the bathroom to get ready the door handle came off in her hand.  She had to have a quick wash in the sink, scrape her greasy hair up on her head and wee in a bucket.  She actually got the part as an overworked, stressed NHS nurse. Method acting at its finest.

That looks like a job and a half  Lesley, never mind perhaps your builders will be all hunky to distract you from the mess.

Hope poorly pooches and cats get better.

Can't remember anything else and if I go back I'll lose my post. 

I've had a busy day myself today.  Had to do some shopping this morning and went to see mum.  Sorted all her clothes out as I have to label them all so the home can do her washing when I'm on holiday.  Doesn't seem five minutes since she was sewing labels into my school clothes.

Put another coat of paint on the trellis and did a bit of tidying in the garden and mowed the lawns.  

Tonight I'll be mainly sewing labels.


What a difference a year makes

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 15:45

When our next door neighbour build an extension onto their property we were really dismayed to see how much it imposed on our garden.  After chatting to a few people on here we made a few changes


 Hopefully this time next year the clematis will have clothed the trellis.  We have plans to extend the trellis across to the conservatory to block out the building behind a little (neighbours bathroom).


Allium 'Purple Sensation'

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 22:47

I think they are Shubertii.  I had one out of three flower this year.  I also have purple sensation and they are nothing like the image posted.


Posted: 16/06/2015 at 19:13

Evening all, back from Nanna Duty, had a quick wizz round the garden and done a bit of deadheading and tidying.

Popped to Webbs today and picked up some plant supports, trying to keep roses Munstead Wood and Paul's Noel in order.  Amazing how everything is shooting up at the moment.

Hope everyone is OK.


Posted: 15/06/2015 at 19:01

Just popped in to say Hi, on Nanna Duty for a couple of days so no gardening, think I might have to check out some plant supports rose Munstead Wood is needing a bit of help.

Finland looked Fab loved the photo of the lake, Norway is on my list of places to visit.  I love the excitement and bustle of NY and New Yorkers are so friendly and helpful when you get chatting to them. 

Good Luck with garden DD I'm sure It'll be alright on the Night as they say. 

Glad Reggie is on the mend.



Posted: 13/06/2015 at 20:37

I admit to removing Aconitum from my garden.  My grandchildren are taught not to eat any of the plants in the garden unless they ask me first and I'm usually with them when they are outside.  I grow lots of plants that are considered poisonous but for some reason I have been nervous about the Aconitum. The final straw was having a dream that the youngest one ate some of it.  It was obviously playing on my mind so I removed it. 


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