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Posted: 24/08/2015 at 07:07

Morning Jo and Chicky.  P'doc Botswana does sound exciting, wonder if you will bump into Mma Ramotswe. Once went on Safari in Kenya, it was wonderful seeing the wildlife up close.

Hope all salt miners have a good day.


Posted: 24/08/2015 at 06:21

Morning all,  First one to post.  That doesn't happen very often.  As you have probably guessed I didn't sleep last night.  Mainly due to lots and lots of gnat bites (note to self, get some insect repellant). 

Will be spending today at the hospital with Hubby, I'm hoping we wont be there as long as last time.

Hope everyone has a good day.


Posted: 23/08/2015 at 20:51

Thanks for the link Kathy, it does work.  I'll take a look at this as I was going to buy some this week but they were so expensive.  I'll get Hubby to ben them instead of going to the gymn.

flowers through the decades

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 22:41

Oh and don't forget all that pampas grass in the 70's

flowers through the decades

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 22:39

RB it was white alyssum not allium. Know what you mean though, everyone's garden looked the same.  My Dad also grew a lot of nemesia and stocks.


Posted: 22/08/2015 at 22:04

Evening all,

Sorry to hear about your shingles RB hope you recover soon.

Hope OH is feeling better Pat.

Glad you are all safe Chicky.

It's been very hot and sticky today and we have had a couple of spectacular storms with heavy rain (just after I had watered the garden).  Luckily I had managed to do a fair bit of deadheading and tidying before the storms.




hyperlinks in editor

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 21:56

Wow it works, never knew how to do this before. Thanks Dove.

hyperlinks in editor

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 21:55 

Just testing this.


Posted: 21/08/2015 at 18:03

Afternoon all, I always went for dark hair too.  Montoyer in High Chapperal, Starsky not Hutch and Pete Duel. 

We got stopped on holiday once by a woman who said Hubby was the spit of Harrison Ford, in his Indianna Jones days, couldn't see it myself though.

Have spent 5 hour today at the Midland Eye Hospital with Hubby.  They have said they will send for him for his op in a week or so.  When we got home he had a text message to say he needs to go back on Monday for more tests.  Also realised I had missed my dental appt so had to call up a grovel only to be told that he has no appointments now until 21st September.

Needless to say no gardening done today.  It's cloudy and grey today, not sure what the weather has in store for us tomorrow but hopefully I'll get out there.


Getting desperate after 8 years.... WISTERIA, help please

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 17:26

Steph, I'm having the same problem. I bought the wisteria from Ashwoods so I know that it's a good plant.  I have spoken to a local plantsman and he told me to prune the second or third week in August.  He says it varies across the country and that July is too early for the West Midlands.  He then said to wait until the flower buds begin to swell in early spring and cut back to 4 buds.

He also said to feed with Potash in June and August and to feed with Fish, Blood and Bone in Feb/March.

I'm following his advice this year and this time if it doesn't flower the bl**dy thing will be removed.

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