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10/10/2012 at 19:33

Geoff! Don't!

We was all Tasked to do a twenty minute presentation on a subject of our choice!

One guy who had been in the Knackers yard profession before, choose how to cull a pig!

Although interesting! Not good! 

10/10/2012 at 19:38

Dean you will put me off my dinner.

Geoff  I believe that the pig that got into my brothers veg garden learnt to fly.

10/10/2012 at 19:46

Just seen an item on BBC News saying that Sarah Brightman (the former Hot Gossip dancer) is definitely going to visit the International Space Station.


She will be returning in a capsule, and not simply jumping out (though I can't see why she shouldn't). The techniques developed by the Red Bull balloon man might be useful if the Space Station should ever need to be abandoned.

Some interesting foodie programs on at 8pm. Strawberries and watercress on BBC2, or Food Hospital on C4. I'll be watching Food Hospital, slightly more techy, telling us about onions and blueberries.

10/10/2012 at 19:51

Kate! From an helpfull hand of an efty boot I presume! 


10/10/2012 at 19:56

Dean I believe the pig was quite tasty though

Gary do you not get hungry watching all these food programmes?

10/10/2012 at 20:02

A charming little cottage close to where I live:


Don't blame me if your mind plays tricks!

10/10/2012 at 20:05

Right Guy's! I shall retire! Back to normality tomoz! 

One of the Hydrangeas is looking a tad sickly! Repotted a few day's back, pruned n give a seaweed feed tonight! About best I could do! See how we go!

 Goodnight all!!

10/10/2012 at 20:06


Anybody peckish?


10/10/2012 at 20:07

Kate! Sorry! Before I do one! Never thought of that! Lol!! 

10/10/2012 at 20:47



10/10/2012 at 20:53

I have just been extremely brave and have awarded myself a medal for bravery

10/10/2012 at 21:12
kate1123 wrote (see)



Or should that have been




Sorry, Kate.....a view from a slightly different angle:


11/10/2012 at 07:57

It was nice yesterday, and was able to take these snaps. This is a red Helianthus that is still in flower...

There are just a few rose blooms still flowering. This is Graham Thomas...

Rain forecast today. Might do some tidying in the greenhouse. Or have an easy day.

11/10/2012 at 08:32

Very grey clouds here, housework I think

Geoff what did you do????????????

Gary they lovely do you know the variety of the helenium?

11/10/2012 at 08:38

Morning all, Not a nice day here very dark but no rain yet but we are in for a drenching later.

Gary. your garden is lovely. always something going on. I've gained a wealth of knowledge since joining this site and will put it to good use next year so I can have some more Autumn colour. I will have another go at Dahlias as well.

Had an interesting chat with a ''gardener '' yesterday. The people who live opposite at the front of the house hired one to sort out their front garden He has completely wrecked it with the help of a hedgecutter and strimmer. The people who lived there before had planted lavender all along the side of their driveway. that has been chopped to little brown stumps . The conifers have been decimated to odd shapes and the shrubs cut nearly to the ground. And he's NOT a gardener !

The reason I know this without stating the obvious ? He ran out of fuel and spotted me tidying our front and asked if I could run him to the garage which I did. He then went on to say its a sideline and he doesn't know much about gardening. He charged £180 for that pleasure and then offered to do mine for free in exchange for the lift. !!!!

I declined his kind offer. Such a shame. the other people had that garden looking lovely,

11/10/2012 at 08:48

It has started paining-that is set in for the day

Jean-I have seen that before-my mother paid someone and they did the same-oddly enough most things quickly grew back-money for old rope

Kate-my act of bravery was to get a spider-eek- out of the toilet on my own-and dispose of it outside-glass held at a sensible distance

11/10/2012 at 08:52

Jean £180 really, I have seen this too when one of my neighbours moved out 

Geoff really 

11/10/2012 at 08:54

The Helenium is called Ruby Tuesday. I have some others, but they are well over. I don't know what's keeping that one going. As with most heleniums the flowers are all quite small, only about 1 inch diamter, not as big as rudbeckias.

Re cowboy gardeners. I'm not surprised. I suppose that 'landscape gardening' is one of those areas that lends itself to people with no experience setting themselves up in 'business'. Some of us can remember TV shows which have featured 'nurseries' which have been run along very unprofessional lines.

I can't understand the mentality of people who want to hire someone to 'sort out' their garden. They can't be very interested.

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11/10/2012 at 09:02