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not grown

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 07:15

By planted do you mean seeds or plants?

Was the soil well draining over winter and spring? Some plants can rot if the soil stays too wet.


Posted: 04/07/2016 at 07:12

Morning all. 

Feeling very stiff and sore this morning as we are complete softies so as our darling little puppy (2year old 30kg German Shepherd) was being a completely needy cuddle monster because I'd been at work all weekend we let him stay on the bed. In our defence we thought he'd get too hot and go and lay on the floor.

Turns out he had decided he was staying as close to me as he could ALL night. I ended up curled up in a small ball trying to hug my pillow so I didn't fall off the bed.

Hopefully the sun will shine through and ease my joints. Thank goodness I have today off! 

Happy birthday to the birthday girls and boys. 


Posted: 03/07/2016 at 22:02

Fairy; I never recovered from breaking my back in five places so I profess the cider more for that than my nerves! (I keep 1kg of haribo available for staff at all times for nervous energy to help us keep up with scouts especially beavers).

Lesley; fear not my mobility us as awful as always! I can't drink beer or wine and alcohol pops are... well awful. But a good glass of cider does wonders!

*wwaves to Wonky*


Posted: 03/07/2016 at 21:34

Lily; if I plan to rest six jobs appear! I haven't gotten the hang of relaxing yet.

Fairy; I can confirm cider is a much better pain killer than anything over the counter. Relaxes ALL your muscles thus preventing you from tensing up in fear it will hurt (because of course it will if you tense!) and let's your brain stop worrying.

Brilliant stuff! They did after all say an apple a day keeps the doctor away!


Posted: 03/07/2016 at 20:34

Evening all. Did I post here already? I can't remember. Shattered from the scouts camp and medicating with cider.

But I'm rather sad by the fact that I haven't another camp til September!!

Still; maybe I'll get some time off to sort the garden out.

Labrador rescues

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 07:28

Beautiful animals.

We rescued a German Shepherd last year. The forum collective know all about him.

Best thing we did!!


Posted: 02/07/2016 at 07:24

Gosh sunshine!!

Have a great day everyone. Keep safe!

Just a Lily, woo hoo !

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 07:24

Beautiful. I have some bright orange Lillies in a pot. A present from granddad that don't at all fit into the garden but are so bright you can't ignore them!


Posted: 01/07/2016 at 21:52

Fairy; I'm doing a first aid session with the scouts on Sunday so really hope it'll settle else the CPR demonstration might lack the normal enthusiasm.

Runny; enjoy the new car smell!

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