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I may have to resort to it FG, if he doesn't hurry up and do something about it. May have already mentioned, since he put upo his new fence, I have acquired about 18" of extra garden, full of ivy, bindweed, holly shoots and yet more rubble. Stupid man. Already told him, in a neighbourly fashion he needs to get on top of the bindweed problem which is rife in his garden but if falls on deaf ears.
You will be pleased to know that the temperature has dropped and it is cold now. You know what you can do with your wand.
I was going to try that on the woman at the council....oh- maybe that's where I've left it...
Will need to have a word with that Harry Potter bloke...
Can I borrow it to assist in my dealings with the DVLA? What a shambles they are. Incompetent, rude, thick, etc, etc. Have just complained, yet again, and managed to find and quote this:
We have held the Customer Service Excellence (CSE) standard since 2008 and Charter Mark before that since 1993.
CSE focuses on how organisations take customer needs and preferences into account when delivering services.
In order to retain the standard an organisation has to continually improve.
Oh, they're such wags!
Perhaps they took their customer service excellence exam with British Gas
Tina I think you mean another word beginning with 'W'.
GillyL-not had too many probs with BGas or indeed Sc. Power who have been very good since I moved here- still- it's early days
The young lad who came out to check my washing machine from Indesit was excellent as was their service so at least that's one lot that haven't yanked my chain recently. Mind you, First Utility and Barclaycard have done enough for the next 50 years with their c***.
Sun's come back out...will maybe get something done if I don't nod off. Was awake on and off from 2am till I got up at 7....
Perhaps we should start a ""Grumpy Old Gardeners" tv show,any takers?
There is another thread for all the complaints and grumbles called MOB rants that Gardening Grandma started. But I think some of you have been there already!
Gosh lovely day and the grumps seem to be out
Never mind it is good to get things off your chest as they say
About shrubs, friends that visited yesterday live in Queensland OZ. She has tropical rain forest in their garden. they buy shrubs in OZ and she says even there they grown double the size the labels say
Not that problem here, sometimes difficult to get things to grow.
Bright and sunny morning ,next door neighbour was out last night planting grapevines in containes in the middle of the garden,did try to telll him,but he seems to think he will be making his own vintage of wine later in the year,will watch with interest.
Morning all cold and overcast this morning hopefully get better as day goes on wife bought a new gas BBQ yesterday asked her if we are moving she said why i said cause we need sunshine to use it. Anyway built the BBQ last night then planted an azalea in my front garden i got from a friend at work who done away with a bit of her garden off to work now have a good day all.
Good morning everyone
A little less chilly here this morning - down to 5C last night again but up to 10C already this morning.
Better clear some space in your wine cellar Gilly - he'll have so much he'll need to share
Morning Gilly, Andy, Dove.
Had a trip to the GC yesterday lunchtime, and succumbed to temptation - one of the fancy aquilegias with great long spurs. The wild ones do really well here, so will see how their rarified cousins get on. Our wisteria is just beginning to show the colour of its flowers - and one of my alliums is sneaking his head out of his flower bud. Shhh! Don't tell anyone, but I think it is nearly summer .....
Just waiting to see him treading the grapes Dove.
Summer, Chicky,does,nt that sound good,note to self ,get husband to charge up camera batteries so we don,t miss it.
I can see a whole gardening day just starting with nothing else booked. Maybe get rid of some more nettles. If I can get a few things out of pots into the ground it will relieve the pressure on space. It's not just this year's plants out there, I can see one of those little lilacs just coming into flower. Had to dig it up last year to make way for a drainage pipe, It's still in the pot. It's a very large pot so will need a very large hole.
Morning all. Sunny here-not quite sure what to wear- it's been such a long time since it was warm enough to go without fleeces and jackets
Chicky-summer- we'll keep it under our hats...along with our shades...
We need to have spring first though...
B......r spring lets go straight to summer.
Beautiful sunny morn here. Hope everyone enjoys their day
Two big events today
The queen is visiting st ives
Im visiting my local supermarket
....wonder who will get most cheers.
Verd- hip hip hurray!! Can you do my shopping for me....
You could always go and try and flog her some Hellebores..
Maybe she's coming to find you to give you that Knighthood....
Hope you,ve got your best hat ready Verdun,
I think you are right fairygirl. I know I deserve a knighthood....I care so much for me that it should be more widely recognised.
Have lovely day Fairygirl......( sir Verdun! Sounds right doesn't it?)