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  1. GottaGo

    Propagating lilacs

    Sorry for response delay, life has run me over like a freight train. I will prune back the dead bramble underneath and try to crawl in to see if they are root shoots or independents. Thank you for the info!
  2. GottaGo

    Propagating lilacs

    I fell waaaaay behind on pruning after flowering when corporate life had me working 6 days a week. The competition with the lelands makes me wonder if they are worth salvaging. Thus, propagation. Multiple cuttings and rooting hormone, check!
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    Propagating lilacs

    My lilac shrubs are old, scraggly and in competition with leylands of 23 years (before I knew better) plus Cedar trees. They are currently blooming and the scent is magical to me. I've seen some growth at the base, but because of the dead bramble below, it's difficult to reach for me (I...
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    Your Weather, 2024

    Had a tornado watch until 2am, just got heavy rains, thankfully. The problem for me is the close to freezing temps the next couple of mornings. Going to have to pack up plants and herbs from the stand into the car and bring them home, I guess. Limited produce covered with sheets and tarps...
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    Hi from Staffordshire, England

    Welcome, from East Tennessee USA. Would love to see pictures of your village!
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    Hey Yall!

    East Tennessee says 'Hey!'
  7. GottaGo

    Coffee

    Morning! One cup coffee, one each chamomile and peppermint tea. Hopefully a productive day ahead. We've got the crush-and-run stone down on one side under the Pavillion, need to move the stock tables so we can do the other side. Then the plant shelves go up. Then off to the super secret...
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    Coffee

    Finished my coffee, on my first cup of chamomile tea. 12 hours no temperature. I'll consider my quarantine done. DH made a good chicken, smashed potatoes and steamed carrots dinner. I know the chicken is what cured the issue. 😀 Good weed pulling day, ground just moist enough from...
  9. GottaGo

    Coffee

    We are picky as to what we will carry... a number of people have asked why we didn't open sooner, and your answer covers it. The quality of what's out there right now is not what we want to offer. Stuff that has been in storage, or picked early and gassed, much has been on the road for weeks...
  10. GottaGo

    Coffee

    Quietly sipping my coffee while I contemplate the day. Rain this morning but clearing out this afternoon. And still running a temperature. I know there are always cruds running aound, especially come Spring or Fall, but it's been a week or so and I'm tired of it. If we get some warm sun...
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    Your Weather, 2024

    We've had 70 degree days, and 40 degree nights*. I spend a lot of time opening and closing protective covers for the annuals and herbs, but so far so good. *anything below 40 gets an extra layer of old sheets or quilts. 11 days to opening the produce stand. What I've got is herbs and...
  12. GottaGo

    Coffee

    Happy Friday! Did all sorts of transplanting of seedlings into salable pots yesterday while Hussie the cat kept me company. And today, I'm back running a 99 degree temp, which for me is a temp. My standard is 97.5. DH's magic elixir is the beverage choice fir the day.
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    Adventures in Soil Blocking

    Well, I've been spoiled it seems. I started some flower seeds last week in the standard 6 pack plastic packs. Yesterday I need to transplant into small pots (for resale) and while they had nice little root structures, they we a mighty pain to get out of the cells. Not like soil blocked...
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    Coffee

    Morning! Definitely feeling better, not 100% but better. Mother Nature is playing games and a frosty freezing 28 degrees this morning. I covered what I could last night, brought in a number of things that I couldn't. Hussie the cat is liking this jungle effect..... Hope everyone makes it...
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    Hello 👋

    Welcome! Foothills of the Smoky Mountains here. (TN) Friendly and knowledge people here!
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    Your Weather, 2024

    Frost and hard freeze warnings for the next few days. Used empty plant pots to cover what I could, old sheets and quilts for the mini deck greenhouses.
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    Coffee

    My SIL caught a bug on her return flight from vacation, so she's been hiding. Seems I've caught something myself, but I don't think she shared since no contact. I felt wiped out yesterday, took a mid day nap. Toodled down to the work flop house (I'm in office on Mondays), but by the time I...
  18. GottaGo

    Coffee

    G'morning all. 1 cup low acid coffee and two cups herbal tea, and I feel like half my day is gone already. Rain today, which is actually a good thing. It allows an excuse to not be fiddling in my stripped out flower garden, which is actually quite depressing when I recall how much it had...
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    Your Weather, 2024

    Are you on or near a body of water? We DO have mountains here, and it sometimes causes a 'parting of the seas' when it comes to storms. We quite literally see the storm split above and below us, usually when we are in desperate need of a good soaking. We are also on a lake, and (as it was...
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    Your Weather, 2024

    I've started my clean up of what is left of my (flower) garden after the woodchuck demolished it last year. We've had beautiful weather the past few days 70s! But the rain returns tonight. DH is regrading the 'parking lot' of the produce stand, and new stone is on order. If we can get one...
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