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Posted: 15/07/2015 at 11:23

Morning all, was awake at 6.00 this morning couldn't sleep as my back was playing up so I went into the garden and had a really good deadhead session.

Everything is looking really sad and droopy but the sun is coming out now so hopefully it will dry up a bit.

Dentist for me tomorrow, yuk.  Haven't decided what to do about implants (teeth) yet. Will leave it until after the hols.  Four days to go.


Things you do that annoy yourself...

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 11:15

I can relate to most of the above, but the thing that annoys me most is when I'm wrapping presents and lose the scissors or sellotape and I've just got the paper in the right place.  It's a nightmare trying to find them with one finger on the present.

Also, I get annoyed when I'm doing cross stitch and lose the needle.

Anyone seen any ladybirds?

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 21:33

Still only seen one ladybird but the blackfly population has certainly increased over the last week or so. No greenfly though.

plant ID.

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 18:38

They are a nightmare! Get rid as fast as you can.


Posted: 14/07/2015 at 17:52

I go away for a couple of days and the conversation turns to booze and kilts. (Welcome Bushman)

Nanna duty finished until September, Oh except for the 3 weeks holiday with them.  Not liking the weather at all at the moment  warm and humid, yuk, don't mind warm when it's sunny but not when it's damp.

I have the rest of the week to get the garden sorted, wash and pack and sort out the house.  Can't leave it in the usual state as my friend is staying for 3 weeks to look after the garden.

Verdun, those Cannas have really shot up in the last couple of days, the picture was deceiving as the pots are bigger than they look.  I have a feeling that they will flower and fade while I am on hols and I wont see the flowers at all.

Glad to hear your cousin is coming home Verdun, I'm sure he will pick up once he gets there. 

Hugs Clari.

Glad you are enjoying you hols Busy.

Off for a quick look round.




Posted: 12/07/2015 at 17:44

Hi Folks, especially those who have Canna's

Here are a couple of photos of my two Canna Durban and Shanendoah.  They have lots of leaves and I wondered when they normally flower.  Do I still have a chance of seeing a flower this year?


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 17:37

Great pics as always, here are a few taken yesterday.

 Delphinium Dusky Maiden (fractionally more pink than this photo)

 Dahlia Sugar Diamond

 Rose 'For your eyes only'

 Foxglove Mertonensis Pink

 Fuschia Bella Rosella

 Perennial viola Roscastle Black


Posted: 12/07/2015 at 16:59

Afternoon all, Lovely and sunny here, we had quite a bit of rain in the night so the garden has had a good watering.  Friend popped round today so that I could show her all the eccentricities in the house as she is going to stay here while we go on hols.

Have been holiday washing all day, watching wimbledon at the mo, hope Roger wins. No posts from Clari today hope she is OK.

Off for a look round, be back later.



Posted: 11/07/2015 at 21:00

I'm with WS don't stand for it and definitely don't wait on in laws tomorrow, go out and enjoy yourself without him. Oh and don't tell him that's what you intend to do until they are knocking on the door.


Posted: 11/07/2015 at 11:21

Well done WW you deserve your moment of glory.  It's always nice when hard work pays off.

Be careful out there P'doc, did you watch Fortitude?

Feeling quite sleepy today.  Must get moving though as going to Nephew's 21st this afternoon. 

Apart from watering this evening I wont be doing any gardening today.

Good to hear from you OL

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend.

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