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Yes, I've spent the last 13 years either at a desk, in a car or on a service user's sofa Coupled with a manager who bought chocolate cake for us all at the first sign of a stressful day - and I enjoy cooking!!! It's so good that I met OH who enjoys eating even more than I do! The metabolism of an Irish jockey!
Panda ((hugs)) good to see you - treat yourself kindly. It's only now that I've stopped that I've discovered how tired I was - give yourself plenty of time - it's the only way to get better
Just popped in for a coffee. I've been lifting pots into the conservatory including this Bird of Paradise plant. It's got about seven flower spikes on but they never seem to open before about April. It's really pot bound and neglected but maybe that's why it flowers every year.
Sorry, meant to say 'hello', Panda. Look after yourself as Dove says.
Hello again - that's one heck of a BoP plant Pam - bet it looks amazing when it's out!
I'm back from Sainsbugs and farmshop - just having a coffee before I unpack the shopping and start making banana chutney.
Hi Pottie ( and everyone else too) I am no expert when it comes to indoor plants and exotics, but plants often flower well if they think they are under some threat or other. So, your BoP may think it is not being pampered enough, or perhaps it thinks it may have upset you, so it gets on and flowers before you take it to the tip? Seriously it is a truly lovely specimen and whatever your care regime might be is working wonders. I have a rubber plant that I have had for more than 40 years, the only indoor plant that has ever deigned to live with me. It is in fact a cutting of the original which got too big. This one is now taller than me and about 6 ft across. I have a lovely spacious and sunny landing, and it sits in front of my favourite painting. However perhaps I need to do another cutting? My guess is that the first cutting was taken when I had had it for about 22/23 years, and this one is another 18/19 years on from that. She is called "Gwendoline"
Back from SM, our shop & M's...how can one elderly lady eat so much? Least I don't need to worry she's no appetite.
Pottie, that's such an amazing specimen.
Sir Woodgreen, you seem to have a way with Rubber plants ( I didn't, all ariel roots and those moss sticks or was that a Swiss cheese? )..What will you call daughter of Gwendoline?
Sun has gone and temperature has plummeted. More pots to wrap tomorrow and some plants to mulch. Some plastic buckets to clean and store. Have nipped out and covered crown of Gunnera, thinking maybe a bad frost tonight. Outside tap now wrapped up.
Sorry, hello all
7lbs of banana chutney cooling in jars.
Slices of Kabocha squash roasting. A big bulb of Florence fennel quartered and braising in some buttery stock. Two big fat pork chops waiting to be introduced to the hot pan for a sizzle
Hefty Hedgehog is hibernating cosily in his little wooden house.
Knitting is nearly sewn up - OH is home from work - it's been a lovely day here - hope you've all had a lovely day too
Beautiful day today. Sat on the dunes overlooking the beach amd it was WARM Took photo of the beach .....may post on camera corner if good quality.
Finished my bonfire ......smoke drifted a little despite lack of wind so I apologised to my neighbour. She had her washing out.......oops! But it's ok because I had taken my own in (will have to wash my clothes tho as they stink of smoke. Hope my neighbour doesn't have a fire tomorrow!!).
Will get cold tonight But....sunny again tomorrow
have popped in and lurked occassionally, but not posted
Things a bit tricky here at moment with Forums and OH
Have finally stripped down the settee, purchased the necessary to re build it and am full of anticipation. Love the cutting out and constructing -, bit like what I have done to houses and gardens as well
very pleased to see I have finally the seasonal smilies
Hope everyone is OK, Panda, just take it easy and don't push yourself, difficult time of year for that though.
Today has been alovely sunny autumn day, that slight chill, but nothing more - could have done with going into garden but had alist of other things to do that also needed a sunny dry day.
Perhaps tomorrow, but haven't seen the forecast
H Matty Good to see you -
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Evening everyone Beautiful day today. Sat on the dunes overlooking the beach amd it was WARM ...............
Beautiful day today. Sat on the dunes overlooking the beach amd it was WARM ...............
What's that? I turned the heating on around 3.30!!!
great day here. cold and sunny . grandkids on the way from wales , for the weekend walked past two houses with christmass trees up . did the victor meldew bit in the street
KEf, yours was a Swiss Cheese… I never found that they tasted particularly nice.. so I made do with bouncing my Rubber Plant up and down stairs. As to a name, I will leave that until the new babe is born.
Hi Verdun. Which part of Cornwall are you? We've had more holidays in Cornwall than I care to remember. We were down there last August and visited Poppy Cottage in Roseland and Bonython Gardens on the Lizard. They are both lovely gardens with plenty of summer colour. I've found that a lot of the bigger gardens in Cornwall have mainly colourful in the spring, so they were a great find.
Archie, busty time for you, Grandad.
Dove, heating on here...brrrrr
Matty don't understand your prob', but Hi.
Archie, busty time might be nice, but meant busy.
KEF wrote (see)
Archie, busty time might be nice, but meant busy.