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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well it is not as if we couldn't figure out what you were trying to say.
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I got up this morning early and thought I'd whiz through the taped Chelsea. I'm just glad I taped it so I could whiz through the so called stars. How that Quarry of Malta got best in the show. It looked like a weed infested cemetery
I think the Chris Evans garden was superb and that should have won
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 2:04 pm    Post subject: Another good day/evening Reply with quote

Put down another batch of carrots,
Planted out some peas.
Spuds are doing well.
Put in some pumpkin seeds on Friday and they are up already. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spent a couple of hours planting 40 African Marigolds. Then picked these for the house


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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooh Margo how lovely!

I bought some Mosi-guard bug repellent yesterday and put it to good use today. Dave fixed the back bridge and I cleared the ditch of all the brash that fell in it when the trees came down. It was extremely warm and still. The midges were out in force, but I am delighted to say I didn't get a single bite! We are good to go with the stone now.

I have just put the tea on and could barely bend down to put it in the over - OWOWOWWW, the pain. I'm going for a long soaky bath.

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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Midges don't like the taste of Heineken.
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't know. I can't stand the stuff. More a Guinness girl - or a nice drop of shiraz. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And you with the Heineken house? It's not the blood they suck out of you but the lager!!!
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have completely missed Chelsea - but I haven't missed it at all! I went, once, about 15 years ago and that was enough - the crowds were just too much for a country boy like me. I used to avidly follow gardening shows on TV but now I don't bother so much. I record GW and batch-watch a few episodes when I've nothing better to do. I will go to Bloom, though. It's a good day out and I always see some interesting plant combinations. And there is nothing like the hoo-haa associated with Chelsea.

I've had a busy couple of weeks. C was in hospital for a few days, in Roscommon and all went very well. I took the opportunity to visit the Famine Museum in Strokestown - well worthwhile, though it was a bit too early for the gardens there. I got some nice alpines in a Roscommon garden centre and planted them yesterday and today I planted a prostrate phlox to trail over a wall. I also put in a lovely white lychnis that I got down there. I bought two some years ago from Boyne Valley Plants at the Antrim show, a pink one and a white but the white disappeared during the renovations two years ago. I'm glad to have replaced it.

Finally today, I used up the remains of last year's comfrey tea fertiliser on various containers and beds. I had about ten litres of concentrate left, so it went a long way. Tomorrow I will attack the very bushy comfrey and start some more.
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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The garden at Strokestown is well worth seeing. Glad to hear C is OK.
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Ow, ow ow owowowww! Just finished shifting 3 loads of stone and about 4 tonne of topsoil. Dave was on the digger and I was raking and shovelling. We took out the remains of the sheep fence that ran between us and next door and put a timber edge on the lawn.

Not a bad days work for a pair of crumbly old farts! Will post piccies when I have the strength. Dave has gone to get fish and chips for tea. I'm dreading getting out of this chair.

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Another job done - I planted up the hedge with three different sorbus, dogwood hazel, a poplar cutting and some Portugese laurel. Can't believe the difference this has made.

Now I just have to tidy up the lawn edge with a bit of seed and rig up a temporary fence incase neighbour's brother's cows go walk-about. It happened once and they ate all that year's raspberries and the grass looked like the landing side of Beecher's Brook! Shocked



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this the land that you have 'inherited ' to the rear?
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Nope! The old boundary ran around the back of those trees. Our 'inherited' bit of land is to the side. We don't want it - we have enough to contend with. But as neighbour has completely annexed it with hedge and fences, we have had to leave a gap to get in to strim the grass and cut our hedge.
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I spent 2 1/2 hours giving my tomato plants a severe haircut this evening. Long overdue and was quite surprised at how many tomato trusses were actually hidden away. Way more fruit than I thought I had. At least now the sun can get at them to ripen them up. One extra bonus was that for the first time I have successfully grown beefsteak tomatoes. Always failed before.
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