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spare ribs anyone?


By mookins


well these past few days I have trimmed and cut and tidied and weeded the garden within an inch of its life.So its now looking really nice apart from the many bags and tubs of grass cuttings and daed flowers etc that are sitting stinking in the sun.

I emailed about my composter and I am very please to say that it should be here tomorrowWOHOO AM VERY EXCITED. I know its only a composter but to me as a newbie its brilliant.

Just been out to have a wander and take some snaps and it is decidedly chilly now. After being told we would have rain all week (im not moaning) it has been sunshine everyday so I think its now changing.

Veg patch before:

Beginning of oirental area:

I put a wanted on my local freecycle about a week ago for some plants, why not someone may have a clear out and I hate waste.A lady emailed me to say she had some bamboo i was welcome to dig up (now in the green pots at the rear)
Yes definatly I said brilliant thanks very much…..OH GOOD GOD! it was everywhere. That lady has her work cut out there. It took me almost an hour to dig a small patch and my ribs feel like Ive been beaten. It hurts to breathe deeply, hugs hurt too which is awful as Im a cuddle lover. If anybody reading this is thinking of planting bamboo in their garden
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE take my advice keep it in pots. I have been warned about this and after digging it up thats where mine will be in pots.

Bob the budha is now in his spot. as is my Chaenmoles (scuse the spelling)

My Alcea Rosea which I recently found is part of the Holyhock family so am chuffed to learn something else.

These are now taller than my greenhouse.

Sidalcea are romping

Sunflowers are all open.

new growth on the Clematis, potted on in the greenhouse after some advice :o)

Dahlias nearly all finished

The first of my many chillis growing wohoo

Right Im off to lay on the sofa have been a lazy worm today but I really cant do much else… shame hehe

love to all and happy days

x x x

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Sounds like you have earned a lazy day on the sofa Mookins......After all when you composter arrives tomorrow, your going to be a busy boy opening all those stinky bays and putting it all in.....Lovely......Have a nice laze and thanks for sharing you garden....

6 Aug, 2009


Happy days to you too Mookins :) Your garden is coming on a treat xx

6 Aug, 2009


Pull the spent heads off of your dahlias and you will get more.
Lots of work going on there, enjoy your composter.

6 Aug, 2009


Nice one mookins, you've worked hard and deserve the rest, but I'm still not happy with you for digging up your veggie bed. Lol :~((
(Only kidding)

6 Aug, 2009


Wel done Mookins .. you have deffinately earnt your rest , ... I hope your ribs soon feel better :o)

6 Aug, 2009


Great job, Mookins!
You take it easy! Thanks for the advice, I was going for some bamboo on freecycle too, but missed it. Just as well, I'd have put it in the ground!!!

6 Aug, 2009


Great job Mookins. It is looking great. Glad you put your bamboo in pots. I learned about bamboo when I was a kid and there was some growing in the garden of the house we were living in. I'm sure it would eventually have started growing up through the house floor one day!!

6 Aug, 2009


Or, as we say in Scotland, " Sare ribs"???

6 Aug, 2009


You've been busy. Enjoy your rest on the sofa. Have a nice cuppa while you're there :o)

7 Aug, 2009


great blog again M!!

7 Aug, 2009


Garden's coming on a treat Mooks...good work! Take a break!

7 Aug, 2009

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