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Miss Marples reporting. FG, I liked Bev as Bev. I have a picture of Bev. I have a sad picture of The Lone Gardener. All on her own, no friends, no-one to talk to. The Dowager reminds me of Maggie Smith in Downton Abbey. That's not how I imagine Bev.
Just checked as a poster has said spell check now not working and it's not. Blooming nuisance.
No sun now but still warm. Think grandchildren will be here in a mo but, there again they might not. Not in the mood for kids today. Miserable whatsit.
Progress report - patio half cleared, 3 bags of JI no 3 bought. Potting and planting to continue until it is time to visit my friend and do a bit in her garden (she's disabled and newly widowed). Then a cup of tea and a really good gas.( From, of course, the body orifice situated just under the nose... )
Wrong time of day soz..but I think Lone Gardener sounds sad & think Bev should be Pot Princess..maybe not ..dun't want Drug Squad around..I'll keep thinking or get my coat..
Good morning all well it's back to work for me but only till 30th July then off for 2 weeks before kids go back to school on the 14th Aug. FG never got to that nursery but will be going soon looked it up on the net really big and looks nice that will be a day out for me and the Mrs. Just going out to water the garden but it's a little bit cooler this morning than it's been lately in the mornings have a good day all.
Good morning all A bit overcast here too Andy, but apparently it's going to brighten up for the weekend
Heading to the office early this morning to meet Ofsted ................
Hi all, sorry not been around for a while...real life tends to get in the way of planting, pruning ... and posting. Life calmer and happier now, long may it last.
Got loads of pics to post too but techno bits are proving a bit beyond me but will get there by October.
Loads of questions too, pruning salvia hot lips, pruning phylladelphus, what to grow together...
Hi puncdoc and other sheffields n Yorkshire folk ... I'll be going to Wentworth Woodhouse plant show on Sunday
Sounds great. anyone else going?
ps- yup its a pain without spell check.
Have a good day all,
Morning Dove, Mrs Garden and all.
Enjoy meeting with ofsted Dove
It will be good to see pics Mrs Garden- I now use photobucket.
Last night couldn't get on internet
Have good day all
Photobucket WAY beyond me Bev...usually post from iPad but recent photos on laptop n it just wasn't working out!
Tina...... have just noticed your post yesterday,about my problem of seeing my own posts,as still have no notifications,Had already tried the usual click on avatar but could,nt get in that way either,but thanks for suggestion,hope it is sorted out soon,
Just tried avatar click this morning that appears ok now,still no notifications though.
Very warm this morning,but sky dark grey,hope that does,nt mean thunderstorms.
Picked first courgettes last night,with carrots and new potatoes went well with lamb chops........Food again,but at least it is not cake Fairygirl,vegetables always sound healthy.
I am right are,nt I .Beetroot and Chocolate cake is healthy is,nt it?,any calories are ignored if there are vegetables are,nt they?
Notifications and avater click now working.
Good morning all, off to Mottisfont to see roses today, always a treat at this time of year. Visited a garden of a friend of a friend last night, once an NGS garden but no more. Stiil as beautiful and the owner has created a most amazing wild flower garden by a drainage pond on some land "loaned" by the local farmer. Wild wilderness in the extreme, masses of wildlife and naturalness.
Preparations for annual Village flower show start tonight.
Morning all- Bev and Dove already gone no doubt- good luck anyway Dove
Yes Gilly - at least it's not cake- too early to be mentioning it though! Nice to be picking and eating the stuff we grow.
Mrs G - I use photobucket as well and it's fairly simple once you get going- I did have to get daughter to help initially! You upload your photos from your computer to it and then transfer them- copy and paste. Someone did put it in a very simple way on a thread recently but not sure which one. If you get stuck I'll try and explain it...or get daughter to do it!
Andy - make sure you sew all pockets before you go to that nursery- in fact sew up ends of sleeves as well just to be sure
To be sunny later so more to do outside hopefully. A fence to take down now instead of putting one up!
Morning. Sounds fun, Woodie. Have a great time!
Gilly, that is the principple on which I have always worked - vegentables cancel out a;ll other calories. Can't understand why those excess pounds have settled on my naturally slender frame....
Dove, obvously your office is in some way connected with education?
Packing caravan today, doing ironing, finishing garden, extending automatic watering system, moving furniture ready for painter to come in while we're away. Should be a nice weekend, anyway.
Have a good day, all.
Good luck Dove.
All have good day even if at work. In a rush this morning, got watering to do and need to nip out for a couple of hours.
Morning folks. Very warm but we have some cloud too. Supposed to be cooler but still 24 . Tomorrow temps going towards very hot again.
Foodbank soon so glad it is bit cooler.
Last evening we all enjoyed garden.......frisby playing on front lawn whilst I picked blackcurrants, goosegogs, peas, carrots etc. it's sort of summer I remember in my younger days.
My stipa gigantea loves this hot dry air....wonderful focal point that I highly recommend. Full, light m airy golden flower heads constantly move even in the slightest breeze.
Wishing everyone great day today
Thanks fairygirl, think ill try again, OH said I was impatient , which sounds about right.otherwise it will be time to man up and try new things...not only a gardeners forum but also an IT training project!
Morning Verdun. Have a good foodbank day.
Rather worried about leaving all the new borders I have planted, in this heat. So many young plants to get dried up. Friend will water, but is a bit frugal with water. I feel like a mother with her babes!
Morning GG. I know what you mean....very protective.....but I'm sure they will be fine
Morning all, just looked out the window to see 15 bright red poppys yesterday evening there was just 1
There are literally 100's of poppys growing in that bed which initially looks like a mass of green, had a feeling that this week it was going to get colourful.
did something a little rash yesterday and transfered €30 into a strangers bank account. In payment for a slide duplicator they are selling in Dublin. I think they are trustworthy they emailed me yesterday evening that it is going into the post today.
It was the only sensible way to do it really as travelling up to dublin and back would probably cost more and i would still have to pay for it and thats if they showed up.
Luckily I was able to see feedback from other people who had met and bought from him or her, the feedback used both genders and also another positive was some stuff they had advertised in the past was for free. It also was apparent that they share a passion for photography and film.
I kind of had an alternative option to buy from a fella called hussain in the Uk a negative holder for another piece of kit i already have. Ok he has a website but I have lots of websites and to him i would have needed to call and give him my card number and cvs code and trust he would only take the amount we agreed upon and send me the item... That actually seems a bigger risk, although I think in that case I would use a prepaid credit card rather than my visa debit card limiting access to my money. It also would give me protection if something did go wrong as Visa could do a charge back on my credit card but i don't think i would have the same protection with a debit card.
Trusting random people on the internet hmm probably not the best idea. I guess when it comes down to it there is an element of gambling to it so don't bet what you can't afford to lose.
If i look at the balance of what I have bought already such as leads for my car stereo which are €20 in halfords and have cost me less than the petrol I would have burnt driving to halfords I have already saved more than i'm risking. So even if I was to get burned I am still doing fine.
Anyway looks like today the only way I will get burned is by sunburn.
Morning all. Cooler at the moment. Might get round to getting the 3 ground plants in today.
Am 'edgy' today as eldest son is having an op. I have been with him for all his previous ones, but he has a wife now and I take back seat. Not complaining at all, but will have to wait for phone calls, etc.
John, I do all shopping of all sorts on the internet, but have never used e-bay or the equivalent. I'm sure everything will be fine. My three use it all the time, both to buy and sell.
Gilly, if folk don't notify Daniel about the problems, then he doesn't know! I have mentioned the spell check and notifications, but as I don't use the notifications facility, I'm not sure what's missing.
Been typing this for the past 20 mins. Lots of interruptions.
Enjoy your day all.