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Posted: 13/12/2013 at 15:56

KEF - Wikipedia has been supplying me with information all afternoon. Now if only I had a brain to absorb it all. Trouble with not having any work to do means that I've plenty of time to "add" to my to do list at home. At this rate I wont have time to come to work! Oh if only I had that not insignificant lottery win meaning I could retire and devote more time to the ironing / washing / dusting / trips to the tip /garden centre / sweeping up the leafs.

A battery operated lawn edger? That sounds more effort than the normal lawn edge type cutters! It sounds like one of those delightfully "useful" gifts people buy. Do you have to get it out every so often and pretend how you love it?


Posted: 13/12/2013 at 15:13

1 & 3/4 hour til the weekend starts. I hope you've all wonderful times planned!

Bad service, bad plants beware!

Posted: 13/12/2013 at 15:07

Lucy you might find the link below of use as it is where we "promote" the good guys who have given members good service and produce.


Posted: 13/12/2013 at 09:48
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

If the forum stops working 'cos it's Friday 13th we'll all do our decorations, wrapping and baking and be ready for Christmas on time LOL

It had better not stop working! I've run out of work to do in the office today and its a long time til 17:00 ! (Though it would prevent me from coming up with even grander plans for the garden).


Posted: 13/12/2013 at 09:45
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

KEF, I go to those check ups every 3 years, was every 2 but French NHS is cutting back. One time I was told off by the young lady doctor for being 9 stone. She said I should be 8 stone. I'm 5'3" with size 7 feet, big boned. Haven't seen her since, thank goodness, I'm well over that now.


My doctor (sporting middle age spread and the kind of face that made you wonder just how much alcohol he drank) once told me to loose weight to "cure" my back pain (several blown discs, two crushed vertebra, several nerve damage, spinal cord kinked and scarred... you get the idea). At the time I was 5ft 9" / size eight feet / huge child bearing hips that make all my midwife friends swoon and tell me I'd "only have to sneeze to pop one out", and eight an a bit stone (dressed). I asked him politely just where this weight was meant to come from as I was rather fondly attached to my legs. The same doctor then told my mother that she was a bit of a fatty (which while true wasn't perhaps the best way of putting it) who would do well to stay away from the biscuit tin.

I'm still amazed mother didn't place her podgy little knee to his jugular.

Sometimes I think GPs are sent a memo around saying "this month is obesity month - you must get XXX amount of patients to loose weight" and "next month is STD awareness month, make sure you insist all 13 year old coming in with their mum because they'd got an inner ear infection have the test regardless of how they protest".

You'll all be terribly excited to hear that I'm wearing my festive socks and have brought in my office desk decorations to fill this engineering office with merriment. So far I've been risk assessed and checked for conformity of colouring.


Posted: 13/12/2013 at 09:01

I think the layout is really nice. Its clear and simple to navigate. I do like your words / photographs ratio. Some blogs I've read are so wood heavy I fear I tend to get distracted and wander off while some are so picture heavy you never get to work out what is going on!

What you need to do is work out how to get people to your site. I don't know how Weebly works but is there an area in your profile where you can select "search words" i.e. a list of words that reflect your site ("garden" "gardening" "gardener" "blog" "novice" "UK" "compost" "flower" "patio" etc....) which will push it higher up the Google search page when people search for these words.

It's a really good site - just needs that push to help people find it.

Compost Bins

Posted: 13/12/2013 at 08:47

Thanks all I've just found out our council offers by one get one half price on the Daleks so we're still undecided as to what to have. We might go for Daleks now for cheapness and replace them in a few years time.

Who knew even the simple things in gardening could be so hard to choose!!


Posted: 13/12/2013 at 08:43

Morning all! Hoping Friday the *cough* 13th is proving a good one for you.

I went out to scatter the bird food (robin, wren and blackbird seem to enjoy it being served on a silver plate than in a feeder) and the sweet little blackbird (it has distinctive white markings on its tail like its been dipped in a paint pot) followed me around each feeder. Not sure if it was "tame" or just cocky looking for the best bits!

Measuring up the garden tomorrow so we can start working out kinks in the design / budget. I just hope we have some good weather as I'd love to get some clothes on the line too even just to air them - having to dry everything on radiators gets boring very quickly!


Posted: 12/12/2013 at 15:34
CluelessGardener wrote (see)


No it was a company photo shoot for a magazine advert and they donated £200.00  to the charity little princess trust 

we take to much stuff when we go camping and pull a large trailer when we go

full size fridge and a microwave plus a gazebo and round table and chairs patio heater and gas BBQ

My wife also has a pop up kitchen sink LOL



Sounds like you'd be better off with a caravan! (Or maybe I'm jealous because having so much as a light is a luxury for us when we camp).


I think I'd like an imaginary dog. I'd bring it to work and let it pee on the shoes of those who annoy me.

Compost Bins

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 15:26

Ah now I understand. So where I'm thinking of them going might be best after all as there should be reasonable shelter rather than full sun all day.

The open front design is sounding very appealing - especially since I have a badly damaged back that doesn't appreciate lifting / moving / breathing which would make emptying a bin a bit of a faff.

Do people prefer their bins to have lids? Or is open topped the way to go?

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