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Posted: 13/06/2016 at 22:20

Oh Hazel - your poor Mum Always difficult, no matter what age.

Lizzie - hope your flight goes smoothly tomorrow, and by the evening you will be safely tucked up in your Norfolk cottage.  Think you might be bringing the french rain with you☔️☔️☔️

Night night all, my early morning start has caught up with me 💤💤💤


Posted: 13/06/2016 at 17:42

Evening all

Back on train again 🚂🚂🚂 but heading home this time.  People-watching was rubbish on the way up - regular commuters comparing car insurance prices💤💤💤.  Hoping for better on the way home - and this time I have a window seat- so conducive to garden spotting😀😀😀

New seedlings eaten in greenhouse

Posted: 13/06/2016 at 08:16

Plastic picnic bowls from Waitose - 1.50 for 3

New seedlings eaten in greenhouse

Posted: 13/06/2016 at 07:49

Like Krissy, we can't keep the mice out of ours - try balancing the seed trays on upturned pots, so that there is a bit of an overhang - think "saddle stones" - mice can climb up verticals, but can't manage upside down.

or you can go all Heath Robinson and create a mouse baffler 


Posted: 13/06/2016 at 07:31

Morning all - on my train🚂

Relying on you guys to keep me entertained for the next hour or so keep posting.

Sorry to hear Mr Chestikov is still bothering you 

And do tell Clari - whats the posh frock for this weekend ?💃💃💃?


Posted: 12/06/2016 at 22:54

So pleased it all went well DD - looking forward to the pics.  I still think it s an incredibly brave thing to do .....but I love wandering round other people's gardens, so I am so glad there are some brave people out there.  Now its time to relax ( if)

Turning in now - need to be in London for 8.30, so might catch you all on the train tomorrow morning🚂🚂🚂


Posted: 12/06/2016 at 17:26

Obelixx - those patchworks are exquisite - what an eye for colour and patterns you have.  And you can certainly get your points to meet now

Waved goodbye to Dad, and now having a quiet afternoon.  Should be potting stuff on, but I just can't be @@@ed.  Not often I just slump

Glad to hear DD had lots of visitors, and looking forward to our virtual tour

Have a safe journey to Cheshire Lesley.


Posted: 12/06/2016 at 10:09

Prick them out and pot them on several times, without going for a too big pot too soon.  That normaly sees things grow like the clappers.

What are you trying to grow?  And inside, in a GH or outside?


Posted: 12/06/2016 at 10:05

Rain here too - but welcome. At least its not wild weather, just the gentle soaking stuff at the moment.

My sister is coming today to take Dad to hers.....for the next week of recovery.  After that I think he'll be ready to go home, although he'll have to rely on friends and taxis for lifts, as I don't think his foot will be ready for driving this side of August.

Might get some potting on done later - I can work in the GH if the rain is still here.

Have a good day folks


Posted: 11/06/2016 at 23:05

Hope all goes well tomorrow DD - I'm sure it will.  We want a virtual tour, so we can feel like we were there too  Happy to provide my own cake

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