Tuesday 7 June 2022

Another Ditsy Day

Sharon - I've had a slow leak in the past, but they could patch the tyre so it wasn't too bad. I'll have to keep an eye on it.

Bless - I think a good prune may be in order. I don't want to use chemicals if I can help it as there are so many birds coming now. I've given the mechanics chocolates before now - my car has a very touchy set of sensors! Thank you for the compliments on the plants. The fuchsia is a thug, but the yellow rose is a miracle! I bought it for pennies from a garden centre when it was marked down because it was nearly dead. It's far older than bear, has survived aphids and the encroaching fuchsia and smells absolutely amazing. I think I accidentally got it right. Here is a pic of the rose.

Eileen - I've always left the berries for the birds. The sparrows are definitely in charge of that bush! 

I wasn't meaning to buy a frying pan, but I have a new one. I popped into Morrisons first thing for some salad, and I saw a Tefal frying pan 32cm for £18. My frying pan, which has had some meals cooked in it, is starting to show a small amount of wear. As it is non-stick, I want to get rid of it as soon as it starts flaking. I've been looking around a little half heartedly, so when I saw a decent price, I got it. It's a decent depth as well, which is useful. I use the frying pan for chilis, pasta sauces, curries and mince. I practically never just fry something. 

The little honeysuckle is looking very sad in the corner. I had a quick look at the big honeysuckle near the gate

And that has some poorly looking leaves as well. Even the white rose that father planted is covered in black spot. 

This is quite frustrating because we arranged the garden around that dratted plant. We had honeysuckle in the tyres near the wall between us and next door but I wanted to get rid of them because they were becoming a rat run. I managed to get rid of the tyres, but I could not uproot the little honeysuckle for love nor money and when it started sprouting all over, I thought it ought to live and so we ended up getting the trellis. I was also planning to get rid of the big honeysuckle, but that also started flourishing. I think I'm going to have to spray them with something. The apple tree looks half dead as well. Really I should just dig everything out and start again, but I don't really want to. I love these plants. 

Hugs and good health to all. 


  1. Beautiful rose. I love the colour of it. I'm terrible in the garden. At least you have some plants. I keep meaning to plant something or get some pots but time always seems to get away from me.

  2. Honeysuckle can be prone to powdery mildew - something to do with being too dry and too much sun I think. I remember M, my gardener, telling me but have no idea how to treat it so can't really help you much.