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Morning all. probably missed the early bunch and the later ones aren't up yet! Lovely bright day at the mo. Fat Club this a.m. for the ritual humiliation then will have to put away lots of china because OH is moving furniture this a.m. while I'm out!! Can't quite believe I got out of it! He doesn't know it but it is partly so there will be more room in the conservatory for my plants!!
I see there is going to be a Weetabix shortage. Can you grow them in the garden?
Technically yes, it is wheat. if you ever visit corby its likely you will recognise a familiar smell of weetabix in the air. Strange town the local accent is quite scottish sounding, I wrote software for Golden Wonder who also had/have a factory there, I think they got bought by walkers/pepsi for the wotsits. Weather here doesn't look too bad barely a breeze which is just as well as my poly tunnel/ cloche got the plastic on yesterday evening, i think a stiff breeze may shred it.
I have surprises waiting for me in Cork for yesterdays birthday, i'm an uncle again too, got a new niece to see as well she was born on wednesday.
so not much gardening planned for the day but plenty to do anyway.
Well thanks for sending me into panic mode first thing in the morning. Shortage of weetabix!!! Best double up on my Tesco order and hope not a lot of people know that.
Just been outside and there is a very chilly wind. Early yet so, hopefully, it will warm up a bit later.
Hope all goes well at the hospital Andy. Do you know how much longer the treatment will go on for. You are always so chirpy and on the go.
Congrats Blackest. Another pressie!!
I saw my 4th grandchild for the first time yesterday. It was a 22 week scan. Ahh. Only had hands and trumpet thingys in my day. The older ladies will know what I am talking about.
Good morning all. GG said later ones aren't up yet! I'm always a later one, but I've always fed horses, dog, cat and checked geenhouse and cold frames before reporting in. But I'm not an early riser either.
Raining today. Supermarket and GC, need more compost and bark chippings. Got to keep the weeding down somehow. Then housework
Did you say 94 Verbascum, Andy?. A few pages ago. They will look stunning en masse.
Morning all- if anyone is still around.
Good luck Andy.
It's toast for me today, son has lost tin opener!!!! Can't imagine how. I usually have tinned rice pudding for brekky. No worries about weetabix.
My 48 Geranium have arrived this morning so will pot those up first. Also theSweet Peas I put on wet kitchen paper (as explained on sweet pea thread) so those will be planted out.
Seeing consultant this afternoon so hope I can get him to reduce the meds which I'm sure make me sleep so much.
Busy Lizzie please keep the housework to yourself!
Been to WW, and lost gain Don't really try that hard. The Shampoo and Fairy liquid joke went down really well
Been out and watered the Dierama. If there is a May drought hope my butts can hold out.
So many of us seem to be Dr and hospital visitng. Hope all goes well for everyone.
My weight loss has helped me and BP is now normal, but it wasn't easy.
Hope all those with problems get sorted out
I know we are not supposed to swear, but I have hoovered all the bedrooms, put washing out and defrosted my freezer. Record time One of these days I am going to break it as I use the toffee hammer, hairdryer and metal spatula to get it done quickly.
Bev, have you tried Muller Rice. I love it and you don't need a tin opener! Always have it in frig.
Weight is a pain isn't it Matty. I feel I have been on a diet most of my life and am over a stone heavier than when I started many, many years ago. Never been slim. Often wonder if, had I not started dieting, I would have just stayed the weight I was. Hope that makes sense.
Not doing anything else today.
Tina- that was a book a while back wasn't it.'Dieting makes you fat'. I think it probably is true. Girl at work has yo yo dieted since she was 15- so over 40 yrs.
If the weetabix runs out you can always shred the box- it'll taste the same..
And did you have Louis Armstrong in with you when you gave birth??
Congrats blackest! Corby is full of Scots-I can't remember the reason but i've heard why that's the case. Are you saying our accents are strange....you can go right off a person you know...
Had my lunch so off out in the SUNSHINE !!!!
Well FG, it does make you wonder whether things are better left alone.
Ha, ha, Funnygirl. Ear trumpets were probably before your time. They have machines for all that sort of thing now.
Shopping this afternoon for me, spent a bomb on plants for hanging baskets again, I hope that will be the last lot for now, otherwise OH will kill me! Sky is still grey and foggy, apparently will stay for the rest of the week, p***s me off!
I'm going to vote for the RHS plant of the centenary. Not sure whether to go for Geranium Rozanne, Erysimum Bowels Mauve or Heuchera Palace Purple. Anyone got any ideas?
I can't even manage plant of the week Sir Tid. I need plant of the morning. Then Plant of the afternoon
Until about 7 yrs ago I didn't have a weight problem, then for various reasons eating and therefore weight escalated. I used to be very thin, after children went up a little and maintained that un til current problem - B***** hard though.
Of those I think Erysinum as it is so easy to replicate when it becomes past its best., but it isn't that amazing; H Palace Purple I find goes very messy and there are better ones, so really non of those. - sorry.
Nut- I have to agree-how can you vote for one plant- impossible. Easier to vote for your favourite child...
Right now, plant of the centenary for me would be my (favourite) Iris 'Night Owl'.
Might be different next week though!
My children think I'm going deaf Tina so maybe I could do with one of those trumpets...
Got lots done this afternoon- as well as just sitting in the lovely sun for a while.
FG, two of mine swear that the middle son is my favourite so I just go along with it now and agree.
Look like I'm going to get to the GC tomorrow. Yippee. Son off work so I have just asked him. Then on to B&Q to get some shed roofing and other bits and bobs as mine is leaking. Was wondering whether the Government will try and take away 10% OAP day. All these perks.
Oh, no. Not more football. It's a wonder they haven't been asked to prop the country up.
Would that be a rant coming on Tina? Thank God I don't have to watch it
Now Tina- aren't you one of these wealthy pensioners that can give back your heating allowance...I mean you can always put an extra jumper on or go without a meal or two to save money...heaven forbid pensioners should get anything back after working and paying tax all their lives...
Better move to Evening Forkers now....
Fairygirl it is strange to hear a scots accent in such numbers so far from Scotland. It would almost be as strange as french accents in Sheffield.
clear skys sun coming up looks like a nice morning .working till 1-15 then in the garden .
Morning all - yes archipem, clear sky here too, and sunshine a slight frost on the car roofs but nothing on the ground so my bean flowers are safe
'Fraid it's work all day for me
Morning all thank you all for wishing me well yesterday for my hospital app consultant says i need at least another 10 treatments of chemo and gave me anti sickness tablets to take before and after treatment as i have been sick the last 2 times. Cold this morning but like yesterday going to be a great day am off to work now got a football tournament with the boys from school this afternoon got a decent wee team so should do well. Busy-Lizzie yes 94 Verbascum but i give alot away to staff at my school and kids garden plus give some to the garden club i go to for selling for funds to help with our outings.Tonight it's re-potting some tomato plants and singling out 2 tray of asters have a good day in your gardens.