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Posted: 22/05/2015 at 11:38

Oh sorry, morning all, have been out and about this morning, have decided that there are a couple of small areas of the garden that I'm not happy with (there's a shocker).  So when I come back from Cornwall I might just have to do a little bit of rearranging.

Verdun, did you say grey and rain.  That better change, you know you promised me tropical conditions.

P'doc, I'll be 27 around this time next year, hope you have a good day.  I'm planning to celebrate my birthday next year by going to Chelsea.  I'm really enjoying most of the coverage, but like everyone else I'd love to see more detail re the plants, rather than the general visit to the stands and chats about gold medals.

Going back out there to do a bit more so will catch up again later.


Posted: 22/05/2015 at 11:30

What's a sholley?


Posted: 21/05/2015 at 21:31

Evening all, Had a really busy couple of days in the garden.  Today I've finished the last of the pots and weeded all the borders.  Popped to Ashwoods and treated myself to tea, cake and an Arenaria Montana which should help divide the orange/yellow bed from the pink bed.

Have been watching lots of Chelsea this afternoon.

Off to have a look round.




Posted: 21/05/2015 at 09:23

I'd just settle for them leaving the eggs at the backdoor instead of burying them Wonky.


Posted: 21/05/2015 at 08:48

Morning all, you've been chatty again this morning.  Bright and sunny here for the moment and long may it last.  I want to get a load more plants in today. 

Sounds like you are getting a lot done Wonky, can't wait to see the photos.

Hope holiday plans go OK, glad to see your GD is 'good to go' RB.

Hope all salt miners have a good day.

What a bargain Dove

Hope the garden visit goes well BL.

Enjoy Chelsea Chicky, I'm well jell.

Some little sw**e has been digging up my newly planted pots  It's weird but I keep finding whole eggs buried in them.  Chicken egg size.  I've found 4 now and I think the excavator is looking for them.  Suspect its squirrels but the eggs are rather large for them to carry in their mouths and I've yet to see a squirrel tuck it's swag under it's arm and run with it.  Haven't seen any 'evidence' of cats or foxes.


cutting down conifers

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 09:55

I'd leave it even if you haven't.  I'm suprised that a tree surgeon would consider removing them at this time of the year.  I get any tree work done in February.

Lily Beetle

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 09:53

Haven't seen one this year.  I had a bit of damage early on but I think that was due to slugs.  I did give them a spray early on in the season just as they were showing through so whether that helped I don't really know.


Posted: 20/05/2015 at 09:44

Morning all, Weather very mixed here today blowy, cloudy and then the sun comes out.  These last couple of days has seen a tremendous change in the garden, plants seem to have shot up.  I now have roses, yipee and not much soil to be seen as the plants fill the gaps. 

Busy morning, need to shop for mom and pop round to see her at the care home.  She's doing well at the moment. I am then planning to sort out the front garden, it's got a lot of weeds at the moment and I want to take the pansies out of the pots and replace them with summer bedding before I go to Cornwall next week.  Verdun has personally guaranteed tropical conditions for my visit.  If it rains I will seek him out by visiting all the local cake shops, they should know where he lives.

Off for a cuppa and browse round the site, might just watch a bit of Chelsea before I pop out.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 21:54

Mine are about 3ft tall but no flowers yet.  They are really strong though and I cant wait for the first flower.  At the moment I am tying them in regularly and removing the tendrils.

Glyphosate based weed killers (i.e. Roundup et al)

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 21:48

Don't forget eggs Lynne, apparently they were going to give us all heart attacks but miraculously they are fine now

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