September Gardening

The hectic days of summer are over September is a relaxed time in the garden as the fight to keep plants watered and deadheaded has eased.  September is the best time of year for planting. The soil will be warm allowing good root systems to grow. Good root’s help the plant gain as much nutrients and water from the soil as possible, which on our sandy soil is a ‘life-saver’ especially after the prolonged hot weather we’ve had this summer.

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What does the Doctor think in September?

As I write this, I am watching our ten month old grandchild scratching his forehead with his left big toe and marvelling at his flexibility. Also, today (August 6th, 2014) son Duncan and his wife Clare produced our 18th grandchild, a boy called James Ian Nisbet. My Dad was James and I am Ian so we are delighted and flattered by their choice of names. All went well in a birthing pool at home in Liverpool. Apparently, it is all on Facebook but Deannie and I are not really into all this social media stuff so we shall just have to imagine the scene – much better that way. In all my career, I have never seen a “pretty” delivery – they usually involve blood, tears and a variety of other bodily fluids and waste. Needless to say, the baby is perfect.

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