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I met some lovely Kerrys in my teaching experience It's amazing how you can be turned onto / off names when you have worked with certain 'little dears' for a whole year day in day out! I taught a most delightful Geoff, lots of Rebeccas, Becks and Bexes - all nice girls, lots of Garys - only one I didn't warm to, lots of Chris's - all boys and a very mixed bunch, no Dereks or Glyns, though.
Brummie Ben, Sue has carpel tunnel, I had tendonitis from milking, years ago. I now have osteoarthritis in thumbs. Hope the Doc does something successful with Sue's.
That sounds painful. Hope you both get sorted out with Docs.
Back from shops. Nothing too exciting but did manage to get 6 Martguerita daisies plug plants from Aldi - £1 99 Also went to H/bargains to investigate the seed disk situation and they have the hanging basket ones back in .
This is it.
Right - off to sow the coleus. Thanks for all the comments about growing them. Feel a little more confident about them now.
Ok, here's my stupid question of the day...
Jess is getting into recycling, and when we opened our seed potato bags today, she wants to re-use them as pots to plant stuff in.
I've just filled one, and it holds a fair bit of compost, 6 inches deep, but as it's covered in holes, anything that grows in it, the roots are just going to come out the holes. Do you think she'd get away with 3 or 4 carrots in each? Or a lettuce??
I don't want to dissapoint her. Any suggestions?
I'm interested Jean
Daughter works in Cheleltenum and has not been there when the festival is on before - she says there's a mobile burger stand selling horse burgers, mobile betting shops and police stations, people wearing kilts, playing bagpipes and some dressed as horses!
She manages a dress shop and she sold out of the smart clothes lines at the end of last week, she has a delivery today
Much more herself now thank goodness
This morning I have started on th front garden. That climbing hydrangea plant I am goin to put up the blank wall, I will shape bed to take in drain and use it for pots and, if I ever get on top of the couch grass will then plant a selection of shrubs and a few perennials using a colour scheme of red/orangs with odd bits of blue. There is a Queen Elizabeth rose(pink) but can't move that as the neighbours gave it me as a thank you for organising the street party. That is the wall side
Whoops picture downloaded in wrong place
Any way suggestions please for 'red' shrubs
Already on list is berberis Nana
Finished with mountaineering for today-got one more section to do,then take down the damaged section of ceiling,replace plasterboard,skim paint-easy
Yes Becks that should work-the roots may appear at the sides-not much of a problem
Red shrubs -Bjay-Russian Vine
Flo -does that mean that Geoff's are delightful?
Bunny -yes but not for 24 hrs -but do not sow yet- it is too early-seriously
bloody gas fella came and found he needed another part, no heating tonight either! Had a clear up of my greenhouse, washed out all my propagator stuff, located the seed compost, sorted my seeds. I plan to sow this weekend, whether it happens or not is anyone's guess. Started cutting my scaffold boards, got a fair bit done today, just wish the heating was working
Injuries from milking aren't something I 've ever come across, been a nurse for nearly 14 years.
I never soak morning glory and they germinate well, but not growing them this year, first time for ages. Going to try black-eyed Susan from plug plants.
Loropetalum, but needs winter protection. Photinia, but may grow too big. Nandina domestica. Berberis atropurpurea nana.
Don't think people milk by hand anymore! We had a house cow, Jersey. When we came to France no where sold Fresh milk or cream. It was all sterilised so we grew our own! I had kept Jerseys before, though, in England.
I soaked my Morning Gloey seeds and they have now germinated Bunny, then was told off by Jo in no uncertain terms as it ismuch too early she said. I have more if these go funny
Fininshed digging and wrestling with couch grass on that half of front. Planted hydrangea thing,
Been next door for a chat
That's the berberis I have already booked a space for, couldn't remember its full name though - thanks Liz
No more gardening today - shoulders aching - really playing up just lately
Hi everybody, I've found some lovely cartoons, sorry just coudn't resist!
This one is for Geoff and Dean
Here is a picture of an I,C,R 22000class rail-car taken from the Internet . I am retired from Irish rail where I was employed as a maintenance fitter for 39.5 years don't miss it. just back from Dublin where I go once a month to get my prescription filled .Did I miss anything interesting ,.
My post just gone into the ether coz I hit the ctrl button instead of shift. My fingers not behaving very well today, I couldnt get the token back out of the trolly at Aldi this morning.
Have just phoned the hospital as have received a different appointment date to that which I had previously been given over the phone. Secretary confused too......
Wont be eating much for tea, as have had another pub lunch with 'the girls'. Does us all good to get together & it was someone's birthday so a good idea today. It was snowing a bit outside the pub but brilliant sunshine t'other side of carpark- weird.
All being well shall start off more seeds tomorrow. Nothing else planned, but that could change- I hope not. J.