Ruby and Tango

Ruby and Tango
Me 'n' Ruby and of course Tango

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Dabbling in the garden

The weather has been 'iffy' lately as mentioned, well to-day we had a little window of dry weather, I had some dog towels to wash, so I got them out of the way and put them on the line to dry, that was a waste of time , there was no sun nor wind, and they just hung there in the slightly chill atmosphere, oh well I put the heating on for an hour to help dry them.
I digress, this was about gardeing. I did manage to get a couple of hours just tidying up and pruning, cleared out some pots of spent flowers, I also harvested some seeds form Marigolds and Nigella, hopefully to sow next year..
The Cotoneaster has gone a bit wild and was sprouting in all directions, so I tidied that up, I also get besieged with St John's wort, that got pulled out of chopped off, but it'll come back. My sage bush 'Hot Lips' has exploded and flowered for the wecond time, I'm not sure when to prune it, I'll have to look that up' 
I noticed that my beautiful Azelea was looking a bit dry and brown, and sure as apples when I bent a branch it snapped, I think I've lost it, maybe I let it get too dry during the drought, what a shame as they're not cheap and it was a lovely orange and copper. 
I stopped at 3.30 for tea and cake and the dog's to have their biccies, intending to go back out as there is still a good bit to do, but I'm afraid I went to check my email and before I knew it it was time to take the dogs out, oh well hopefully the weather will be kind to me soon. that's it for now. 

Thank you for visiting and please come back, Arlene, Tango and Ruby


  1. You are such a busy lady. I hope you have another nice day soon.

    1. Hello Beth how kind of you to take the time to comment, and yes when there's work to be done in the garden, I'm happy to get down to it, , but the wetter, shorter days are catching up. nice to see you and thank you X

  2. Hi Arlene good to see your blogging again. Azelea,s are really beautiful when flowering , I have or had two pink one's.
    Clocks go back end of the month, not for long though 5 months. Well I tell myself that anyway.
    Have a lovely weekend enjoy your fresh walks with the Dogs bless them . Hugs Sheila x

  3. Sheila, sorry not to have replied, but I didnt realize you'd left a comment. thank you, I've also realized I had three comments waiting moderation for a previous post, I must check in here more often.


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