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You flatter me Beaus Mum
I think I just grow so much stuff that some of it has to do well by the law of averages.
Yes Beaus Mum it was Smiths. Its still owned by the same people but in the last couple of years they've given it abit of a facelift. That's also happened to Flowerland in Iver.
I think Victoria sponge a little of that law of averages works good for me too The other day I got out the tins I keep all my plant labels in of what I have brought since I have lived here which is 7 years now and after only a short look through I could have cried as more than a third of them I have never seen again! After this summer I'm def gonna really think through where I want to go with my garden
Loving the face lift garden maiden as still pop there often as work in uxbridge and my family still live there Especially fond of the big breakfast
Thanks for all the nice comments about the house and garden I have more time than most now Im not at work so its easier to keep it neat and tidy. Although I have always been a keen gardener. At one house I had a huge garden and never enjoyed it because the majority of it always looked a mess and needed work. At this house I can leave it for a bit if I dont feel up to it and know it will still be OK.
I'm feeling that way about my cottage style garden Yviestevie it always looks a mess and needs work Think I'm going English country style after this summer but don't tell my OH
I think you must always feel up to it as your home and gardens are beautiful
Know what you mean Beaus Mum
Hoping to do a big cut down in Sept when the little fellas are back at school.
Garden maiden I made a start as first time all week it's been comfortable enough to get out there!
Knackered now though
Its been v hot apart from putting out my washing.
Its cooled down a lot here but no rain yet. Thanks for your nice comments BM but in my mind I would garden all day but some days due to arthritis in my back I cant do so much. Ive recently had my back injections so I can do a bit more at the minute, by the way you wouldnt say my house was nice if you could see the dust, you can write your name in any room you choose but its so nice I'd rather do the garden.
NGCARDS whats the name of the red rose? Looks so healthy.
Wow Yviestevie, I love your house and front garden. What pretty windows and I love the doorway with the 'roof' so pretty.
Garden maiden even hanging out the washing is too much I've just been hanging mine over the bannister, how lazy is that
Youre brave Yviestevie having those injections and hope they last a while after each time. I've never heard of arthritis in a back before, must be awful
As for dust who cares? Certainly not me I've got plenty! My latest trick is painting all dark furniture paris grey and then the dust never shows
Thing with dust is, it comes back so leave it a while.
BM I ducked out before the sun moved round and again afterwards.
leave it a long while I say or just an hour before anyone is due to visit run riot with a wet cloth!
I'll remember that
Hi all hope you all had bit cooler day today
We still haven't had rain here. Have been to my mums today who lives approx 15 miles away and they had lots of rain couple of days ago, weather is weird!
My mum is recovering after big op so been over today to help and best job was harvesting all her lavender bushes in her front garden. She is 75 and her gardens are kept so neat and lovely bless her Cant believe I didn't take a pic! Was too busy upsetting all the bees
Mum didn't want the laveneder so have come home with the lot! Car now smells wonderful
Best wishes for a speedy recovery, beaus mums mum, and hugs too. Hope she's ok beaus mum.
So kind of you star gaze, hopefully the worst of it all is over now, tomorrow is big day and we should know what's doing after then. I shall send her your hugs She knows all about my new found friends on this forum and it has been lovely to tell her all about it when we visit her
Hope your mums feeling better BM and that she has a speedy recovery.
Thanks Lilly glad you like the house, we loved it the minute we set eyes on it. Not all the windows are original but the one in the picture is. The house has a lot of original features, it even has a well in the conservatory and when we came to view the house I really liked the mosaic that was in the bottom in blue and white tiles. When we moved in I mentioned this to hubby and he had a look and said 'thats not a mosaic its a towel', we had quite a few 'discussions' about this and in the end I asked a friend who climbed for a hobby to take a look
Well he has to be right occasionally.