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daily non doings Tues 21st Oct.


By marge


We have had another bright day, beautiful when you are indoors looking out, but the wind chill has been dreadful. What is called here a “nithering” wind. Far too cold to be out in the garden.

So I have had to have a thinking day. The geraniums have now gone well past their best, but the colour has been so vibrant, and I would like to overwinter them. I have done it in the past, but can’t remember what I did. Suggestions please..

We made a wrong choice of some herbs, the dill and corriander we planted promptly bolted, and I have got thousands of seed off them. I am reluctant to try them again next year, because they grew too tall and looked out of place, but on the other hand, their flowers were beautiful, and we like the flavours in our cooking and salads. Any suggestions or ideas?

Happy gardening, love Marge.

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You know Marge, I think you don't have to worry about trying them again next year or not, as they probably come up by themselves, lol. If you collected many seeds, many probably would also have fallen onto the ground. A pitty you have this cold wind and can't even be out in the garden, but since it is dry, can you put on a pair of overalls over your jumper and still be warm? Only suggestions, of course no idea how freezing it really is!

22 Oct, 2008


Marge ~
I like that term you use ~ nithering wind.

May I suggest you add it to the recent blog by Lori from Canada where she asks for unusual terms and words we might use in our gardens.

Nithering is a lovely word and definitely qualifies ! :o)

PS. If you can't find the blog, let me know and I'll give you a few directions !

22 Oct, 2008


Yes. Definately a word to add to Lori's blog.

I keep my geraniums in the bathroom. They go a bit straggley but you can cut them back in spring.

22 Oct, 2008


I enjoyed this blog, a good read! I'm so glad that I'm not the only gardener on here who stands and stares a lot - it's important to give real thought about what to do or not with the garden space you have.
We have fennel, the "wrong" kind in a bit of a funny place, for example, but it's still doing so well and is a joy to look at, so it can stay there. : ))
I'm sure quite a few things in our garden are sort of badly placed, but I honestly wouldn't know where they'd be better off, and I have not heard them complaining yet...
Nitheringly yours,
Weeding - who's not done any weeding for yonks.

22 Oct, 2008


Hi folks, thanks for your replies. Marge.

22 Oct, 2008

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