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Posted: 26/05/2014 at 19:48

Lavenders ordered but I can't see anywhere that says when they'll be delivered! 


Posted: 26/05/2014 at 19:41

Oooh! That looks interesting! 


Posted: 26/05/2014 at 08:20

Morning all. Done my 40 minutes of jiggling on the Wii fit. Now returned to bed with a cup of tea. That's how exercise works right?


Posted: 25/05/2014 at 22:16

Lovely pictures Bill!

Mrs. G you should have sent them out to forage at the Food Festival!  I'm hoping to go if my stomach settles down (adding either strawberries or kiwi to the banned list - not keen on trying either to find out which any time soon though!) And I get enough jobs done. (Though tomorrow is the last day so will have to hope people don't try and close early & leave empty stalls).

First job will involve sitting at the gates of the pond centre when they open to get some more oxygenating plants - the fish have decided these are the tastiest things *ever* and destroyed the current ones in the past three days the daft fools! Why don't they chew on the mint roots?! You can see why it spreads so quickly it's not long been in the pond / oversized pot and I'm already having to whip it out every few days to trim the roots back that are pushing through the plastic pot!

Second job will involve picking up the railway sleepers to finish the pond edging off on my way back. I think I need eight. Trouble is mathes is a weak link so I might get my partner to check! 


Rabbits (again, sorry) what to do about gates ?

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 07:53
You need wire like this: rigid St. Stl weld wire (link to image found on web search- not my own)


Posted: 25/05/2014 at 07:49
Morning all!
Went to the chicken farm yesterday Mrs G - can't thank you enough for recommending it! Despite it raining the lad there went through all our options and showed us what he thought would be our best bets. Really looked after us.
We've revised our plans and are now going for a recycled plastic coop that they sell - its hard wearing and you can dismantle it like Lego so it can be properly cleaned and kept mite free. Bit more saving to go!


Posted: 24/05/2014 at 08:21

Mike - strange how the world has changed isn't it. My grandmother once admitted she hadn't seen a chap in the all together until my father was born! While my friends and I all grew up running around the garden in our all together. 

Glad you've been disconnected!


Posted: 24/05/2014 at 08:15

Morning all! 

Some nasty blighter got in the greenhouse & destroyed one of my tomato plants. No evidence of where he's hiding but the entire greenhouse will be overhauled while I search for him. The birds around here seem to pay the slugs and snails no attention whatsoever!

Right. Best get out if bed and see what being 29 is all about.

Chilli plants

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 14:28

I've two plants that are well over 12 inches in height and are close to flowering. The rest of my chilli plants however are less than 4 inches in height and seem to show no sign of getting any bigger!


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 13:39

Oh I am the champion of over thinking! It always amazes me I'm not grey already. Its a shame I'm not organised in any way because I think everything through yet forget to do so much! (Am I the only person to carry blister plasters and plaster spray in her bag ALL THE TIME even though I'm sat at my desk in comfy shoes? There's Kendel Mint Cake in my bag when we go out for the day even if its just to the garden centre!!)

But what is worse is that my GP (Queen of over thinking) even has a pregnancy / birth plan written for me despite

a) having no intention of getting pregnant

b) having a long term birth control solution in place

c) being under strict instructions to inform her a year before we even consider starting practising  at making a family

She just sat down with me one day when I went in for a medication review and we went through ever potential "big thing" that might happen to me. There's what to do in the case of kidney failure, sudden collapse, and all sorts of random things in that file! Really did not have a good nights sleep that week!


I'm going to start looking for some metal food bins and a suitable metal box to use as a chicken first aid box this evening. Hopefully we can get some strong entirely mouse proof ones as I already know we've had mice in my shed I'd rather not them helping themselves to the buffet!

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