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At the risk of becoming an enemy, PG, but this is what happens when cats are not speyed/castrated.
Cooler today. Fresher. Had some rain. Sunny too. Plants look that much "cleaner" too
Listening to local radio and there's a gardening question and answer but the "expert" is awful. He doesn't know and blusters about irrelevant stuff. Not a patch on you guys on the forum! ( can I have some cake now?)
Whatever you're doing folks have a happy day
Morning all. Rained hard in the night, but couldn't have been for very long as it's not very wet.
My 4 children, 3 spouses (one is working) and 6 grandchildren will all be arriving from Wednesday, so won't have much time to post on here. Big food shop on Tuesday.
Verd, that was me on the radio. But you can have cake...for brekkie??
Kef, you can have cake at any time, one of life's pleasures.
Morning all by the way. Bucketed down here last night, it was running down the pavement. Looks as though there is more to come. Cooler though which is good for me.
not much I. The way of plans today except supermarket shopping. Worked hard in the garden yesterday redoing the front of my top bed. Might pop up later to see if I am still happy with it.
enjoy your day everyone.
Morning all. Been on some other threads first. Chucking it down here and has been for hours!
No painting for me today KEF right enough! New fence is all done apart from a bit on the inside but I've been working at all the existing bits which need umpteen coats to cover the horrible orange
Had a good day yesterday - lots of pottering and potting!
May have to resort to ironing this morning though ....
Morning Lizzie, we crossed, you will certainly be BusyLizzie this week.
Morning PP have a well earned rest today.
Morning everyone. Actually, Kef, I think it was me on the radio!
Have a lovely time with the family, BL.
Slept for 10 hours last night - I'm getting too old to recover quickly from the kind of effort we made on Friday, I suppose. Tomorrow, we go and do bro's garden. It is small and most of it has been laid with chippings by the porevious owner, which will suit him, so all we are doing is taking out a couple of shrubs that spoil the view from the kitchen window, cutting back others and starting to clear the few raised flower beds. I told them I'd only do it if I could get rid of those horrible, overgrown bergenias! I really dislike them. Will replace them with things like cranesbills, alstroemerias, daylilies, poppies and a few bulbs, that will require little care. The garden looks out on tall trees that block light but give a glorious backdrop to their relatively little patch. Their garden is about the size of mine, but a lot more bare.
Mr GG has gone to church but I cried off. Cooking some kind of lunch when I haven't shopped is my next problem, but I think I have enough. In this weather, I don't really care, which is a bit hard on OH!
Have a great day, everyone.
GG you're way too good! You need a break- how about a holiday??
I posted yesterday ( I think it was yesterday...the days are merging together!) to see if you had any joy with your sweet peas. Are they flowering yet?
I'll have the Bergenias - but only if they're white....fussy ain't I?
Lizzie - a house party - sounds like fun! Hope the adults are all the sort who are willing to muck in and help out
rained hard overnight here too, but fine now. About to go and see if I can find my hoover. SIL is very house proud, which makes me a bit conscious about the state of my house. She would probably like to see the place dusted as well, but I feel that might be a bridge too farl
Morning everyone. Loads and loads of rain but still a very humid night. Now have a lovely fresh breeze. Normally, I would say it's very windy, but after the last few weeks, I am rewording, whatever! At least we now know where the guttering is leaking! Did repairs before the dry spell but weren't able to test them. At least I am exhonerated on one count as it's next door who has the problem. That's what comes of employing cowboys.
Need to borrow neighbour's bin as mine's now full, so I can get rid of all the cutting down yesterday. As he never gardens, I'm sure he won't need it.
Hope you all have a relaxing Sunday.
Good morning to you all enjoy your day whatever the weather.
Tina - wish we had a garden bin, our garden rubbish has to go to the tip, be burnt or composted.
Do most of you have your garden waste disposed of by the council?
Mrs G - we have our own compost heap - the council will collect fortnightly but you have to pay about £50 a year for the privilege.
still can't find that Hoover .....
MrsG we have a weekly garden waste collection here and now all year round (included in council tax) but where I lived before which was semi rural there was no collection - it stopped a few hundred yards away on the main road! We had our own compost area though. It would have been impossible to take it to the council tip - we'd have needed a lorry! I suppose it depends where you live and what the individual council policy is.
Chicky - if she's that bothered tell her to bring her hoover with her
MrsG, I suppose I am lucky in the garden refuse aspect as it's covered by Council Tax, for now! Have a large brown bin, wish it was the same size as the normal green rubbish bin, which gets collected weekly. All household waste goes in there too, not that I have that much. Normal rubbish is fortnightly. I have to say, having the refuse collection is great for me as I would hate to have to get it to the local tip on the bus. Did think yesterday about burning all the cuttings, but then it started pouring with rain. It is the quickest way really.
Managed to find my Hoover yesterday Chicky. Had to as carpet was thick with dead flying ants. Well, actually, they weren't all dead, but they are now.
Welcome, Crystaltips! nice to hear from you. Have a lovely day!
FG, the Sweet Peas are flowering, though I think when we were away they were allowed to dry out (they're in two tubs) and they are now struggling. I'm cutting off the developing pods and trying to keep them coming. I see you like white bergenias. I dislike having to put up with the hideous foliage all year in exchange for the mediocre flowers - but then I've only had pink ones. I expect it is just an eccentricity of mine _ I've got plenty!
By the way, you weren't being just a little dry about the number of holidays I get, were you?
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Lizzie - a house party - sounds like fun! Hope the adults are all the sort who are willing to muck in and help out rained hard overnight here too, but fine now. About to go and see if I can find my hoover. SIL is very house proud, which makes me a bit conscious about the state of my house. She would probably like to see the place dusted as well, but I feel that might be a bridge too farl
You are a woman after my own heart, Chicky! I also have a house-proud SIL who seldom calls when I've actually cleaned!
TT, I'm lucky to have an OH who loves going to the tip. He seems to think of it much as a woman thinks about a shopping trip! Or as I used to think, anyway. Don't want to go shopping much now.
Last year (or maybe it was the year before) our garden waste was collected but now they don't collect. The large bits of conifer, buddleia, trees etc end up piled behind the shed waiting for bonfire night or anyone to be bothered with a fire before, we also have a shredder but its seldom used. There's always ways to get rid of it but often its time consuming, weather dependant and needs planning. I didn't say this but the easiest way is to bag it up and hide it in the household waste.
Mrs G, in my DIL's area, the bin men have been known to go through the bin and refuse to take the contents. Big brother is watching you!
MrsG, I won't tell. My lips are sealed. Makes a change. I would hate the men to go through my normal rubbish bin as I put all sorts of things in which shouldn't be there. I make sure it's hidden! Trying to get rid of old bricks so put just a couple in a fortnight so it's not too heavy. Pile getting smaller. When I'm paying £1800 a year for this one service I don't feel guilty.
Holidays, GG? Is FG insinuating you have lots of them? As if.