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Finally got out of my pit, so morning to all the early birds and anyone else around. I do wake up early but, unlike most of you, go back to bed and listen to the radio.
Re new babes name, my daughter did suggest Kong. As I am a peabrain, I thought it funny. I could suggest a few more, but would be too controversial and would be given my coat.
Slightly cooler this morning, but early yet. Ni plans to do anything. Story of my life at the moment.
GG, we think you're wonderful too.
Theres a nice picture on daily mail online, of a frog using a leaf as an umbrella.
It made me think Fairygirl had sorted Verdun
Rivet, rivet, rivet......
Sure fire way of detering cats: go to local zoo and get some lion dung and spread it around the garden - particularly around the perimeter! Cats will be too scared to come into the garden (in-built self preservation instincts!)
Fidget - Heh heh....
It was me - definitely me wot dun it to Verd....
Off outside in the sun to repaint my planks....d'oh!
GG we all love you...and Verdi too!
Soreeeeeeeeeee Fairygirl. Rivet, rivet......won't.....do...it...again
Get back under your stone Verd until you learn to behave.
Have you e-mail Daniel at all about the continuing glitches. I know we manage without them, but I would like the spell check and the smileys to work.
Is there no end to this heat. Just a little cooler so I can semi-function. Son cut grass but his labour doesn't include the edges, so I will have to go out tonight and do them.
John, don't think I could stand the smell this weather!!
Sorry but have to say this re royal baby name..... George Alexander Louis. Well I must have had excellent choice when I named my oldest son Alexander George John Pounsett-Smart. He has always been known as Ally P-S just a touch shorter
In the words of Meatloaf...two out of three ain't bad
Dove has a day off, so I might well be talking to myself this morning - the lone member of the early shift.
Finally had some rain here overnight. Probably connected to the fact that I filled up all my water butts with a hose yesterday evening (they are the only source of water for GH, since it is quite a way from the house). Still, it looks like it was only a light shower, so wouldn't have added much to the butts anyhow.
Morning Chicky. We also had light rain last night, the first for goodness knows how long. I'm really wanting to get out in garden today to finish off the rearrange of the garden, well move a few pots around.
Have a great day everyone
Morning Bev ! Off to work now, but just caught you. Hope your rearranging goes well - remember the photos when you are finished !
Also looking forward to Verdun's - he has promised photos of his agastaches on another thread - so I am eagerly awaiting.
I love garden pics
We had some more rain last night, but only light.
I have to report a casualty. I found a baby hedgehog with his head bitten off and the skull stripped to the bone, a few feet away from the main body which had the lower jaw and tongue still attached.
Would this have been a fox or a cat.? I wondered whether it had died in the storms and then been attacked afterwards. By the time I found it it must have been there all day. Wasps seem to have been feeding on the eyes. I've double bagged it for the bin but as it doesn't get emptied for two weeks I think we will be inundated with flies. I might find a dog waste bin to chuck it in. they seem to get emptied more often.
I'm off to work now. It looks like another hot day.
Morning Fidgerbones-how horrid
Didn't Verdun say he read this eating his brekkie? Hope it doesn't put him off.
Been busy bumping trying to get kitchen spam further down lists
Morni g folks
Had some heavy rain last night. Sunny now and quiet. Air feels "cleaner" and fresher.
Another day at foodbank today.......well, until lunchtime
Stay healthy everyone
Morning all. Precipitating down here- everything looking very lush - we were badly needing a good spell of rain to freshen up plants.
Have a good morning Verd.
Bev I thought that's what you were doing- you've been busy! PMd Daniel about it. Perhaps if quite a lot of us do they'll get on it a bit quicker. It's a pain when you come on and have to scroll through all these ads before you find anything garden related.
Fidget how horrible- could also have been a dog ? It's ok - I'd had my brekkie before I read it
They're at the Kit Kat factory on the news just now....mmmmm
TinaTurner wrote (see)
You can buy Lion Dung cat repellent on t'internet & other places and you can't smell it even though the cats can. Just Google 'Silent Roar' or 'Lion Dung cat repellent' and a load of suppliers will pop up.
Had rain overnight so fresh this morning, garden loved it. Hope everyone is well and has a good day. Night shift tonight then 2 weeks off, going out to the garden now for a few hours take care all
No rain here. 34° forecast. Leeks need weeding badly before they disappear all together, but they are in the sun. I got up late as catching up on the very bad night before, slept like a log, but late as OH didn't go to bed until nearly 1am.
Not been here for a few days. Felt grumpy, tired etc - heat and lack of sleep. Feel a bit brighter today though so now I'm wondering what I have missed??
Water butts finally filled up last night so won't have to worry about GH, but will still need to use domestic supply for other stuff just in case rain doesn't fill them up too quick
Verdun I cut eremurus flower stalk off - it was taller than me - mind you that doesn't mean much!!
Fianlly have tomatoes beginning to turn. Biggest catastrophe was yesterday when a patio chair fell and broke off flowering stem of a big begonia - still time for it to come again though
Off to supermarket now - oh joy
Morning folks - sitting here softening the cuticles on my tootsies - I know how to live
I think the hedgehog casualty was probably a combination of badger/fox and magpies
I've considered using various cat repellers/repellants but am loathe to risk upsetting our hedgehogs - I think the wire will work fine