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in The potting shed
Still no frosts in Hampshire, not at the southern end anyway, so dahlias etc still flowering, just. Off to buy new pots for this year's tulips , bought at Malvern.
Good morning - lovely one here with bright sunshine.
Heard on the radio today that Brussels is tninking of reducing the power on vacuum cleaners to save on electricity.
Beautiful morning,sunshine and blue skies,although very cold.
OH and I both have colds,so have head feeling like cotton wool this morning.........going to make some leek and potato soup to make me feel better.
Just inside to warm up a bit. Have started weeding one of the borders but it is freezing. Am wearing washing up gloves to try and keep hands dry.
A robin has been following me around which is lovely.
No frost here when I woke up. I must ask OH if there was any at silly o' clock when he went.I slept well. Must have been the glass of wine on top of the painkillers. I find if I sit still it doesn't hurt. As soon as I put weight on my right leg I get a shooting pain through my right hip. I might just have to sit down and eat chocolates.
Hiya punkdoc, ??ou should be back down here in Cornwall. It's 17 sunny and dry. Just come in for early lunch but I am hooooot.
Yes I know what you mean about the robins following you around. ...move a piece of soil, lift a plant, and a robin is there almost on your feet. Lovely isn't it Doc?
Fidget whilst that is a nice way to spend the day what you need to do Is call the doctors!!!!
That sounds like an excellent plan Fidget very similar to mine
Nice out, will have to pop to the shops today for more baking ingredients - after Verd ate all the gingerbread I need to make more!
Sun is shining, but looks cold out
Fidget, yes. Sit down and eat those chocs. I've heard that combination is very good at relieving pain .......hope you recover soon
No stacey. By the time I get an appointment, It will be better. My GP works on the basis that most people are better before they get an appointment. That way they don't fill the surgery up with ill people.Painkillers, three days rest and recuperation, a good book, and a box of chocs. It worked last time.
You are right fidget. Most backs get better with painkillers and gentle exercise when able. Alcohol actually helps in that it is a muscle relaxant and will aid spasms. Lets face it chocolate and cake helps all conditions!
verdun i love Sheffield but today I do feel like a bit of Cornish heat. Nevermind off to South Africa soon.
Hello all. This this was beginning to sound like the weather thread! But then the weather does have a huge influence in gardening. It is influencing this afternoon for me! Lawn going "squelch, squelch". Think I'll do some more ironing.
This morning I went to a meeting about starting a bereavement support group for English people in France.
Good thing to do Lizzie, but be careful you don't find yourself being the one who supports everyone.
Fidget, sounds like my sort of cure all.
Have a good hols Punkdoc.
Got council green bin full here and up the road. Loads of leaves raked, not as many as some people's acorns. Have acquired a small self set hellibore, now potted up.
Few more bulbs to plant here, weather not looking good for tomorrow, so a little job for Wednesday. Been lovely and sunny, even if cold. One of those days when you can wrap up warm and enjoy the fresh air.
Good day all
Lot of frosty folk about today but non here, although I don't think it was far off . GH temp was 3* and its usually about 2* warmer than outside.
Have had alovely day. All washing more or less dry.
Raked more of the******acorns!
Cleared a raised bed ready for next year, pulled the cosmos, and made an arched walkway. Not much cash so 2 cheap arches and some very stout canes.
Already have a rose -'Iceberg' climbing for it
Posted the photo and it disappeared will try again
Eventually will lead to something interesting not a pile of old pallets!!
Been outside till 5 o clock! Thought I'd better come in so that the birds could get some food before it was dark - they were looking quite annoyed with me
More woodwork done and painted, raised bed that I did yesterday planted up and more bulbs in. Getting there.
Would be nice if someone offered to make the dinner but.....what's that pink thing flying overhead..
Fidget - cake is definitely the best thing for your back
FB I cannot stress how good a visit to a chiropractor has been for me in the past.
My GP works along those same sorts of lines but I think they're hoping for a few deaths to reduce numbers~:
"No appointments for two weeks or you can come this morning if it's an emergency"
If it was an emergency I would be speaking to a triage nurse rather than a doctor's receptionist!
I had to de ice the windscreen this morning. Not a lot but enough to get an old credit card out of my wallet...
Bbbbrrrrrrrr cold out peeps
Sure is stacey.
Didnt open the GH today as too frosty, no additional vents so i suppose the plants will have to take their chances.
Another awful day at work, everyone unsettled - not least because of my days being cut.
Nice archway matty.
Keep those chocolate medicines going FB
Not cold here folks
Been busy......cut lots of plants down, potted up several dahlias, salvia patens, cacalifolia, Amistad, uliginosa, etc., split a few cannas, , divided some grasses and potted them, planted more wallflowers and stocks, etc. so, what looked like a full border is now not so full but ready for hellebores and daffs to start doing their thing.
Several potted azaleas and Rhodos showing loads of buds.....spring ,is just around the corner
I have huge buds on the rhodie at the front door Verd. Alliums all sprouting and the Jap Anems 'Whirlwind' flowering their hats off! Little polyanthus I got for a few quid in spring have barely stopped flowering all year.
The poor plants are just as confused as we are
Dinner almost ready - I'm starving. All that grafting's given me an appetite