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Posted: 26/06/2015 at 22:47

Evening all,

Been cuddling grandaughter all day so haven't managed to do any gardening. Tomorrow I'm going to a fundraising fun day for the Nepalese in the afternoon and my new nextdoor neighbours are having a housewarming party tomorrow night so will probably be popping in for a drink with them.

Such a lot has been going on here that it's hard to keep up.  Verdun I hope your cousin improves and gets his memory back soon, it must be so frustrating for him.

Fingers crossed for you Wonky.  Sounds like you had some bargains today.

Glad Pippin is settling in Matty.

Hostafan, no more Fridays at the coalface hurrah!!

RB I remember Nearest and Dearest and I'm not 27 yet

Sorry if I've missed anyone out.  I'm off to bed now so Night Night.

What's your worst nemesis, your most dreaded weed or plant?

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 21:49

I'm with WillDB, Jap Anemones, beautiful thugs, I'm sick of them.  Have lots of Ivy but i love it.

Plant database for computer

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 21:26

I have mine on an Excel spreadsheet, its a template called Plant Inventory and works really well.  I'm assuming you mean you might not have Access not a computer as you talk about Shoot.  I also looked at Shoot but if you use it you are tied into it as long as you want to keep the inventory.

Is it a 'good' year for aphids, greenfly & blackfly?

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 20:34

Have seen hardly any aphids and haven't had to spray at all. I'm in the West Midlands.


Posted: 24/06/2015 at 20:31

Glad you had a good day Lily even if you are shattered.

Verdun I have just bought 4 plug plants of 'Love and Wishes'  they have already trebled in size and are romping away.  I am planting them in pots so I can overwinter them in the greenhouse if I need to but I think they are supposed to be hardy.



Posted: 24/06/2015 at 16:47

Lovely day here spent in the garden, deadheading and tidying up.  Everying is so georgeous at the moment.  Hubby is outside at the moment trying to mend our garden table and chairs.  Time was I would have just bought a new one but early retirement does have it's disadvantages. 

Always called them goosgogs here too,  had a couple of bushes in the garden when I was growing up and used to love gooseberry crumble and custard.  Better go and see if Hubby wants a cuppa otherwise he'll go on strike.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 21:07

Amazing photos Joybell and Lily,  your gardens look wonderful, so much work but what a reward.

Ivy covering a very old wall. Should I remove it?

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 20:58

I love Ivy and so does wildlife.  I'd leave it and just trim it back when the nesting season is over. 


Posted: 23/06/2015 at 20:55

Sorry to hear of your news Verdun.  I hope he is OK.

Matty Pippin looks a real cutie.

Congrats Hosta, enjoy your evening and raise a glass.

Fidget you made me laugh re someone else's house.  My friend came home to find her neighbour had put up two brackets and hung his ladders on the side of her house.  I just can't believe the cheek of some people.  He seemed really put out when she told him to take them down.

Had a nice day today with Mabel, have been out and watered the garden, will get out there tomorrow hopefully and get some deadheading done, need to feed the clematis and roses too.


Posted: 22/06/2015 at 16:37

Hello everyone,  Haven't caught up with everything yet but just popped in to say Hi.

Congrats on the new baby Busy, let us know what his name is as soon as you know.

Feel a bit better today, tried some gardening but too tired so gave up and retired to sofa.  Looking after grandaughter tomorrow so must get some enery back.  Did go out this morning to GC and bought two Salvia Caradonnas one to highlight some orange planting and the other to add to some pink plants. 


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