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Posted: 17/08/2015 at 18:34

However, in my yoof, I cycled up here

 Still have the same bike!

Mr Chicky bought me one of these as a reward

 He still sits on my desk at work ....but not many people know why


Posted: 17/08/2015 at 18:26

Means Bridget Jones Diary will be unintelligible to the next generation

home early for once - time to fill up the bird feeders and pick some sweetpeas before Pilates.  Love my bike at the moment - used my top gears for the first time this weekend (after Mr Chicky haranguing me) - amazed me the speed you can go with very little effort. As for the low gears, I use them at the slightest hint of an incline, coz I am a wuss

All my gages have gone!

Posted: 17/08/2015 at 06:56

Squirrels are a pain here - they take small apples and this year our plums have been disappearing too.  I hang little bags of soap on the trees - sometimes works.  Used soap as I couldn't source mothballs - anyone know where to get hold of them?


Posted: 17/08/2015 at 06:47

Morning Wonky - we crossed. Happy Hour will be my House Martins song of the day


Posted: 17/08/2015 at 06:44

Morning all

 Ouch Wonky  hope they are not too painful.  Good luck at work to day - you'll be brill (and the same to Runny's son).

Back to work for me too - but only for a couple of days this week - i have weds and thurs off for holiday things and more exam results.

Did a tour of GCs yesterday and came home with a white mophead hydrangea - i have blue, pink and red ones that are doing well, and the deer are giving them a wide berth, so decided to extend the pallet.  They are in different beds - one with imported topsoil, hence the pink - we are pretty acid here.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 17/08/2015 at 06:34

Great colour Wonky - your spot is looking beautiful now

stunning Fairy - what a transformation

no time to look at Berghill's slideshow now - something to look forward t this evening

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 10:10

Oh, and KEF - what is the double blue flower in pic 4 .......I want one badly 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 10:07

Love your pictures Joybell - your shelving arrangements are beautiful (the unicorn made me smile ).

love rudbeckias verdun - mine are just coming into flower here (from seed this spring, which always makes them a bit later).  Love the way you put plants together - stunning effect


Posted: 16/08/2015 at 09:57

Day in the garden for me today - a few weedy patches need attention, the lavender needs trimming back and some cuttings need taking.  And the foxgloves I have been talking about potting on for weeks are about to jump out of the seed tray of their own accord if they don't get their promised attention soon

Dragged Mr Chicky on a garden visit yesterday afternoon to West Green (national trust gardened by Marilyn Abbott).  Lovely walled garden, but very little else.  The water features are all waterless, which is a shame, and the tearoom courtyard, and inside, have the greatest number of wasps I have seen for years.  Luckily we had our GW 2 for 1 card - at £8 per head its not cheap


Posted: 16/08/2015 at 09:36

Woops - still not got the hang of this "quoting" lark

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