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Thanks Mrs G
Talking of paint "tan" I once put permanganate of potash in a new pool to neutralise the lime, etc before planting. As always, I am a silly billy. I stirred the water and realised it stained my hands but, thinking it was easily washed off, I applied it to be face and pretended to an assembled "audience" that I was a black and white minstrel. Great, great fun.......until,I realised it would not wash off. Face and hands turned black, purple brown and I had important stuff to do later. Took about a week before the "tan" wore off. Ah! Memories.
Sunny and warm here after some rain last night.
What a shame no pictures,or were you in hiding for a week?
Don,t think you can have black and white minstrels these days,not politically correct,but I used to love that show.
Thanks for the birthday wishes MrsG. Glorious day beginning here. Makes me feel sad I'm off to the zoo and can't spend time in the garden . . . still, have to say hello to the family! Still, at the start of a two week holiday (did I mention that before!) I will have loads of time to get out.
I've used sprayers for painting a fence, I do seem to remember getting covered in the stuff, as much as the fence.
Morning all. Lovely morning but chilly at present. Noticed last night how early it's getting dark now. Thought with my new found peace, I would sit outside for a while. Never mind. Still sat for a bit and decided where I would like some solar lights, so not all lost.
Happy Birthday Panda and enjoy your day at the Zoo.
Daughter used a sprayer which was fine, but a bit messy. She didn't like the cleaning of sprayer when finished. I think I would find a brush more theraputic even if it takes a lot longer.
Gilly, I don't remember the Black and White Minstral show.
Late, took me ages to find you all on bottom of 2nd page!
Seems to be an outbreak of spammers coming in late morning instaed of ocvernight.
OH says he'll take me to a GC haven't visited before, may be rubbish (a lot round here are) or may be Ok.
Quite looking forward to a change of scenery
Belated birthday cheers Panda- hope you're sharing cake with us all later....don't let Verd know though- he'll have the lot the little greedy guts!
Dont' recall the B &W minstrels either - I'm only 27.
Had boys help with three more trips to the tip. Then went into school to move stuff from upper school to lower school where I will be doing most of my teaching. We just dumped it- I will go in on a non sunny day to sort it out.
Hope you enjoy your day at zoo Panda
Have a good aternoon all
Yep....well I DO remember black n white minstrel show......and the song I sang with purple black face and hands was "mammy"
Since you are all 27 you will have no idea.
didn't minstrels used to be called chocolate treats?, and they had peanut treats too.
Visited GC - may visit again about 8 miles away, but then so is the other nearest decent one.
Plants seemed reasonably priced and healthy though maybe lacking some water, but not drooping.
Have not done much. I was going to plant a little tree, i rescued it from being half dead but it can wait. (Amelanchier lanarkii - and yes I do know it will grow quite large, but as iit is about 1m. tall at the moment will take time.
Feeding plants day today so may be back later.
V - the song 'mammy' reminds me of my dad, he used to wind us up singing it! Hope your rendition was better.
Had a fab day at the zoo, thanks for all your birthday wishes!
Thought I'd post a picture of my present, and as this is a gardening forum thought I'd have it near my (unknown) yellow flowers
Good morning all gorgeous golden sunrise here, robins and wrens singing away. I've just had a little wander around the garden in my jimjams as I do first thing in the morning - my aquilegia alpina seedlings are coming up
A friend on the Food Forum has sent me some A. White Swan seeds, so I'll have to sow them this weekend I wish I was retired Right Now - there's so much I have to do ....
Panda your yellow flower is one of the Golden Rods (solidago)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldenrod related to the aster family. It will selfseed everywhere given half a chance but is easily weeded out when little. Lots of it in the garden on the farm when I was little
Good morning all. Just popped in to say hello so I don't get posted on missing list Off to hospital with M today.
Belated Happy Birthday Panda.
Verd I would so have loved to have seen your cabaret.
Have a good day all.
Morning - day off, so a bit later today. Off to London to meet up with my sister and nieces - going for a spin on the eye, then a bit of noodling. No gardening at all! Hope everyone has a good day.
Morning all. Cloudy here so hope it stays dry.
Hope all goes well KEF. Not too many days to go now Dove. You'll be digging ponds and borders at your leisure then! Or planning your next project
Golde rod always reminds me of ragwort
Planning on getting the builder's lad to dig the pond - too many tree roots for me to tackle
Now Dove- I hope you're not just looking for an excuse to have a handsome, strong young boy working away in the garden every day....
Got one of those FG - he's my OH