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Posted: 16/08/2015 at 13:37

I thought it must be raining in the UK today, there are so many posts since the one I wrote this morning!

OH suddenly decided at the spur of the moment to take me to the Chinese restaurant for lunch. I think I ate too much , was planning on weeding but now feel like a snooze.

Chicky, I can't do the quoting lark at all. Used to work, hasn't now for several months.

Fairygirl, I'm surprised they haven't all been eaten by now.

Lily P I have at least twice as much weight to lose as you, I have no will power. Flumpy looks so slim!

I don't think all of Carol Kline is dirty, just her fingernails. I like her enthusiasm. I'm afraid the way Monty talks lulls me to sleep, but I quite like him.


Posted: 16/08/2015 at 08:12

Pat, here is a past thread about Monty Don and other TV presenters. Thought it might interest you. There have been quite a few over the past few years. 


Posted: 16/08/2015 at 07:58

Morning all. Misty and only 7° here. I expect I'll be back in the veggie garden this afternoon.

Votes please, and a quick questions...

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 21:41

So do I, looks great.


Posted: 15/08/2015 at 16:37

Have been clearing the path up the veggie garden, tying in rampant raspberries and pulling up sow thistles. Come in for cream for stings from a particularly vicious nettle.

Highclere Castle

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 16:32

Gertie Grass, have you seen this thread?  There is one for 2014 and 2013 too.

Votes please, and a quick questions...

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 16:23

Holly, for all the reasons above.

Some pines are very big, they grow well on the poor alkali soil here, but turn into big trees. But yours looks more like the smaller furry leaved sort. Wouldn't risk it and holly is prunable and would look nice anyway.


Posted: 15/08/2015 at 11:22

That's what I thought it was. I wonder if Sealighter looked back for an answer?


Posted: 15/08/2015 at 10:22


I don't do tents or caravans either. OH always camped with his first wife (who died) and my first husband (died) and I used to rent gites or villas, which worked well with 4 children and is quite cheap in France. But now I like B & Bs. Usually cheaper than hotels, the people who run them I have found to be friendly and welcoming. The rooms are usually comfortable with nice little touches, like flowers and perhaps a chocolate (wrapped!) on the pillow. The best ones are usually run by male gay couples who really seem to have a knack for it. The one we went to in Suffolk in the Dedham Vale was just gorgeous  - I hope that doesn't count as advertising.

I was hoping to get out and do a blitz on the veg garden which has shoulder high weeds (last did it early July), but it's raining again.

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 22:07

Roses on page 2 for Lily.

Tuscany, Meg, Cecile Brunner, A Shropshire Lad, Wedding Day, The Pilgrim, A Shropshire Lad, Malvern Hills next to Phyllis Bide, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Sutter's Gold.

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