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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 20:48

Gorgeous colour roses DD - the neglect obviously suits them

Verdun - I have kniphofia envy.  All mine flower in June, and I am looking for some August ones - do you know what sort they search may well be over

All my gages have gone!

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 18:37

I just hang them from one of the tree branches Liri (they are small trees, about 5 years old - I am hoping that as they get bigger and more prolific there'll be enough for us and the squirrels to share).  I use smelly soap at the moment, and have not noticed that the fruit tastes of it - i guess there's a lot of fresh air out there for it to diffuse to


Posted: 18/08/2015 at 06:49

Morning all

Panda, this ones for you:

 Hope all goes well

All my gages have gone!

Posted: 17/08/2015 at 22:24

Thanks Dove - not sure why I didn't think of that.  Some camphor "scented" ones on order, and when the smell runs outI can soak them in turps


Posted: 17/08/2015 at 20:03

No other meaning Lily - the road is called the Trollstigen, or the Troll's Way - so he thought it a fitting trophy

pleased to hear Wonky had a good first day - they're always the worst. Hope Runny Jnr had similar 


Posted: 17/08/2015 at 18:41

Dove -DON'T PEDAL BACKWARDS !!!!! You'll end up on the floor !

At a wild guess your right handlebar will have about 7 gears that you can move up and down gently, with only a slight difference between them, whereas the left handlebar will have 3 settings which make the 7 all high, all medium or all low.  You will manage perfectly with the lefthand set on medium all the time until you get more adventurous.  To change gear you have to keep pedalling


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

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