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Posted: 07/11/2013 at 15:33

Chaos this afternoon, 3 plumbers with 2 white vans (trying to mend boiler, should have come on Tuesday), oil delivery man with big lorry (should have come this morning) and hay farmer with tractor and trailor with 20 x 200kg bales of hay. Of course hay farmer had to drive on the lawn around the turning circle at the end of the drive, now a sea of mud.

Vertical Gardening

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 11:46

Look on Google, there are various types of growing bags for that. One problem is watering, keeping it moist and it mustn't cause dampness on house walls.


Posted: 07/11/2013 at 09:43

Morning all. I haven't got Christmas smilies either and I have a laptop.


Posted: 06/11/2013 at 13:38

You sound a nice person Clarington.

Just shifted 4 barrow loads manure into the veg garden and 3 garden trailer loads (each about 4 barrow loads) of mud and manure from the front of the winter horse shelter onto a manure heap. Knackered, shoulders ache. The joys of horse owning in the country! Looking after daughter's 2 horses too as she was sent to the north of France for work.


Posted: 06/11/2013 at 11:03

Gosh, Clarington, I thought you were a young one! (only 37 years to retirement) That sounds as though you are sticking up for retired parents. I love my children dearly and they don't go on about inheritance, but I've read so much recently about parents "spending the children's inheritance".

Camera Corner

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 10:03

There are some fabulous photos on this link that David sent.

David K wrote (see)

Just thought some of you may like to visit the webpage of one of our camera club members.



Posted: 06/11/2013 at 09:59

I sometimes find that when there are a lot of photos the thread blocks, has happened on Marion's photo threads and on Garden Gallery, especially when the photos are big. Don't know whether it's my lap top or the site. Usually find that when others have posted and a new page is started it's OK again.

Clarington wrote (see)

Morning all. Only 37 years til retirement for me so I guess I ought think about getting up! Enjoy retirement Dove, but don't be like my future mother in law who upon retiring has volunteered for so much you wonder whether she ever sits down!

I'm starting to think that's what I've done!

Stacey mentioning ski ing. Spending kid's inheritance. Something I never understand is why is the money the parents have spent their lives working for and saving up (which they often use to help their children anyway) for their retirement, the children's inheritance?

Confession Times!

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 22:41

Never mind, Verdun, perhaps next time.........

Saving cash while enjoyinggardening

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 22:40

If I use large pots for annuals I don't change the soil down to the bottom, just change the top few inches of compost.


Posted: 05/11/2013 at 21:58

As it's bonfire night and firework party I was going to was cancelled because of the rain, here is a firework. Happy retirement Dove, sent a card this morning.


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