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Also aphids. I can haz lots and lots of aphids.

Being on leave I set my alarm this morning to cat o'clock. This turned out to be 8:40am today, so I showered and fed the cat and put some laundry on and trimmed a couple of branches of the neighbour's roses that were impinging on my dining room window (and going screech! screech! in heavy wind) and used them to kindasorta prop up my two-year-old grape vine, which really needs something better.

I think it was sometime during that where I missed a 4.4. Gardening is good for you! (This may have been when the cat disappeared again, leaving only half her breakfast eaten.)

Then I checked internet stuff, and then I hung the laundry out, and then I noticed there was grass growing up through my thyme, and then I weeded and accidentally pulled out one of the scragglier thyme plants (it looked dead until I discovered there was live stuff attached) so I replanted that in another spot. And I trimmed the rosemary where it was getting too tangled with a rose bush. I'm pretty sure there's no such thing as a rosemary bush that isn't trying to take over the world.

Also in the department of trying to take over the world:

A short guide to growing parsley for people who don't like parsley
Step 1: Be given parsley as a housewarming gift.
Step 2: Plant parsley in the hope that, like most other things you plant, it will die.
Step 3: Watch in horror.

Fortunately my sister's rabbits adore parsley.

Then it was getting warm and I'm a fan of not getting sunburnt so I came inside and put through the payment for my new roof. (I have a new roof! It is green! And they put in a venting thingammy so my bathroom fan no longer vents into the roofspace!)

Also today seems a good day to make a new gardening icon for my DreamWidth account, so I did that too.

Date: 2010-10-18 08:19 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] irinarempt.pip.verisignlabs.com
Back when we had a front garden, we had an ongoing battle for world supremacy between a lavender bush and a rosemary bush. Very amusing to watch, though it didn't amuse the neighbours (who thought we were crazy anyway). The people who live there now haven't uprooted them yet; perhaps they haven't the nerve.

Date: 2010-10-19 11:39 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
At my old house, the poppies ate the lavender. When I moved, the poppies and the iris were still going at each other.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

Date: 2010-10-19 11:40 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
(And in this climate, rosemary has to be confined to pots, so it can come indoors and survive the coldest part of winter.)

Mary Anne in Kentucky


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