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Posted: 12/12/2014 at 07:07


Got a cancellation, so boiler repair man should be here this morning.  Kept house warm with the log burners yesterday - it took a lot of logs.  Rain and wind here, but not too bad - hope others are safe and well.


Posted: 11/12/2014 at 07:29

Morning all  Hope everyone is safe in the wild weather.  We have not had much excitement yet, although I can hear the wind building, and today is forecast to be bad, although not a patch on what Scotland and the Northwest are getting.

Went to the Garden group's Christmas supper last night. Jim Buttress was the speaker - very entertaining anecdotes of his gardening life.  And the allotment challenge will be back on our screens 2nd January - some gardening tv to get us through the bleak days of midwinter....thankyou bbc

what a night

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 07:12

Hate wind pansyface, so you have my sympathies.  Hope the "crash" sounded worse than it actually was .... Fingers crossed for you


Posted: 10/12/2014 at 06:42

Morning Lesley, Morning Beau

hope the Scottish Forkers stay safe in the fall out from the weatherbomb

Yesterday our brand new ( well 18 months, and serviced 6 months ago to boot) boiler packed up.  Plumber can't touch it as it will invalidate our guarantee, manufacturer (a well known one) will come out and see us next Tues.  So having forked out big time last year, we are now without heating and hot water for nearly a week. Grumble grumble.  We have log burners that will go into use, but you have to be here to get them going, and are not much help in the morning. 

Rant over

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 22:49

Oh Fidget, how very very sad.  My heart goes out to you and your family. Will be thinking of you all in the coming days and months.


Posted: 08/12/2014 at 06:44

Morning MrsG 

Actually got out into the garden for a few hours yesterday - some of the more straggly perennials are now cut back, but plenty more to go.  Think the rest will be waiting til January now.  OH also planted the trees Santa bought - two crab apples called "gorgeous" - one from each of the chicks.  I'm promised they will have bows on Christmas morning.

house all decorated, cards all written ..... Can feel the excitement mounting .... Now all we need are Christmas smilies 


Posted: 07/12/2014 at 10:56


Just been to have a pootle round my GH for the first time for ages - all is looking well Pulled all the yellow leaves off the agapanthus and discarded a couple of lavender cuttings that had succumbed to the dreaded grey furry stuff, but plenty left still looking healthy.

also discovered that deer eat Hebes.  Not sure it'll recover from its rather drastic haircut, but have moved it to a safe place to wait and see.

Favourite Christmas Song and Carol?

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 23:09

Little drummer boy always gives me goosebumps

Johnny Mathis too

and in the bleak midwinter is my favouritest carol ... Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone .....

What are good quality tools for beginners

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 19:52

I swear by Sneerboer - v expensive, but family have bought them one by one for Christmas and birthdays.  I remember when and where every one came from - some are now very special


Posted: 06/12/2014 at 19:47

((Hugs)) Verdun.

Feeling virtuous now - started on the Christmas cards  Will finish tomorrow.  Tree is up, but not decorated yet (chicklet is out, so waiting til tomorrow so she can join in) - but house smells of pine tree ....lovely

Settling down with a book until Jungle is on

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