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Morning anyone? Very quiet this morning. Need more retirees. Like you Gilly, on my last day, having worried about the financial side of things, I heaved a huge sigh of relief as I walked out of work for the last time. Been wonderful to have all day doing just what I want and as for the money bit, I get by. Especially good on those cold, wet, windy mornings!
Woody, I would love to see pics of your alpines as I have never had much luck in keeping them alive or even faring well.
Have to pop down the road to the little Tescos today to pick up two pressies for Granddaughter's 11th birthday tomorrow. Might pop in to see baby granddaughter if they are there. If not, will carry on clearing up outside, weather permitting. Sunshine at moment so hopefully it continues.
Must get moving.
Afternoon all. Dont you just love a bargain? Went up to the garden centre to buy some large plastic pots that I use to overwinter cannas in and what should I see but all the past their best dahlias for sale £1 each. Well you have to dont you?
Busy day yesterday. Started dividing some perennials and making spaces for next years ideas and the plants that arrived from Crocus last week.
Enjoy the rest of your day everyone and Tina you are right retirement is great even if you dont have as much money as you did.
Lovely warm sunny day.
Been busy tryinng to cold weather proof things. Have to clean and sort GH but can't until the garden waste bin has been emptied - should have been done by now but I think bin men have their own rules.
Just planted up a hanging basket with violas and some tete a tete bulbs - not sure if it will work but the fences always look so bald in winter.
WW that Picton Garden is beginning to specialise in alpines as well and had a GH full of them for sale
The old gatehouse next door is being renovated. The workmen are burning lots, but the stink is awful. So no outside work today. I'm making chutney instead with plums, apples, amd onions. I think its going to be pretty sweet/sour so I added a bit of chilli to give it a kick. Its just got to boil down now, I've done all the chopping/weighing. Jars are sterilising.
Moning to all! Yes I know its very early, I have been to bed but just can't sleep for some reason. But at least when you all get up at a reasonable hour you won't have far to look for this thread!!
Good morning all Thanks Stargaze lily - that's certainly made life easier this morning Hope you got some sleep eventually! Or put the time to good use - rubbish tv and ironing ???
Morning all star I thought I would be first this morning but lost connection so couldnt post!!!! I miss my garden I could hardly get my head off the bed what with lurgy and lack of sleep.... Been at work since 5 another fun day at the office!!!! Laters people enjoy your gardens today
I was woken by a dawn raid-------those dustbin men make a hell of a racket with the wheelybins. Suppose I better get up then.
Morning all- especially those who've had lousy sleeps- I had a good one for a change!
Damp here so glad I got a few things done yesterday. I believe it's to get very cold in the next few days, snow to come up here on hills on Wednesday night. Will have to cut last of the sweet peas I think.
Work for me. Hope all who have lurgies/snotty noses and all, are feeling a bit more perky today
Radio 4 just said we'll need to get our coats out tonight!!! What a shame, I was hoping summer would last well into November
Take care folks! see you later
Morning again! Yes dove went back to bed just after 5 after watching rubbish tv. Got a few hours sleep, just glad i'm at home today. Where do you liv fairy for to perhaps get snow weds eve? Think i'll have my brekkie and a cuppa. See you later
Morning all! Just about to leave for work but have taken propogator out the summerhouse and put it in cold frame to get some more light. Promises to be sunny with highs of 19° so should be ok. Will put back in summerhouse tonight to keep warmer. Only droped to 14° in there last night.
If you are lucky enought to be in gardens, have a great day. I am off to shuffle bits of paper, such fun!!!
H,mm. Don't like the sound of northerly winds. Not ready for summer to end
Its looking and feeling good,out there right now so I think the weather guys have got it wrong. Think heatwave .....relatively...will continue until December.
Good morning folks.
(this STiHL ad is so annoying. It pops up across my messages to post. Come on gardeners world tech guys get this sorted)
All my "tender" plants have their cuttings/divisions etc all growing away now. Maybe come the spring we can all compare what plants we might have to swap.?
Busy morn....lots ro sort....and foodbank later.
Keep healthy everyone
(oh, would,like to know what plants you received from crocus punkdoc. And woody, which alpines did you get ? Will they go,in a special house ?)
According to statistics on today's news, we are spending 1 minute in 12 of our lives online.
How worrying is that????
David, that's almost as worrying as the amount of time spent in front of a TV
Crikey, some people must spend a lot more than that on line to allow for the ones that spend less, then there is sleep, and meals.
My new long handled bulb planter arrived this morning. Hope it works, got a blister last week.
When the farrier arrived at 9am (French time) it was only 3°. It poured end of last week. Sunny but only up to 16° at it's hottest yesterday. Cloudy now. Think we better move to Norfolk.
Morning Verdun, glad its not just me, that STiHL is getting on my nerves too, takes ages to do a thread. When you click on the clear x it comes on not goes away!!!! Maybe i'll go on the something up with the forum. Must clear the veg patch today and pot the chillies and try to keep them over winter. My first year of trying these. See you later
Morning all. Had alarm set for 8 as it is granddaughter's birthday and I always phone and sing HB to her - and everyone else. I bet they sit rolling their eyes and grimacing.
Don't like the sound of that weather forecast. Best make the most of today then. Birthday party later with cakes and all that jazz.
Think I must spend more time than that David but am I bovered? No. More interested in who funded the statistic gatherers.
Nut, I am a couch potato for about 6 months of the year and don't find it worrying at all. Feel I deserve to do what I like and not feel guilty about not doing anything. It''s 'being good to yourself'.
\Verdun and Lily, meant to add that I'm not getting that ad, fortunately.
Lucky you TT, its driving me nuts, just can't get rid of it. Have a lovely time with your granddaughter, don't forget your goodie bag!