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Posted: 20/11/2013 at 06:36

Did anyone remember to take the cat out?


Posted: 19/11/2013 at 15:38

Ours is a damn fine tent KEF! Its got a porch and you can even stand up in it (so long as you're not very tall).

How big is your garden Verdun? Are you ready for some visitors to enjoy your tropical winter climate? I've packed away my baking equipment so can't provide a cake but I can cook a chicken with my camping kitchen if we spot one on the way down.

Mrs.Garden - today was the first day I've had to get the kettle out to defrost the bird bath, the cheeky devils just sat in the hedge with their heads poking out watching me and quilted me into giving them some of my toast!


Posted: 19/11/2013 at 13:32
MrsGarden wrote (see)

Are you moving far Clari ? And are you taking any of your plants with you? 

Just into the next village Mrs.Garden (sunny South Yorkshire).

Fortunately I've been really strict with not buying many plants while we were renting (though I did um and ar about getting an apple tree for the best part of a week by which time the garden centre had sold out) so the few I still have (mainly grasses, strawberries and herbs) are all in pots now ready to leave. We were expecting snow today so I'm relieve it hasn't appeared just yet!

Verdun - I'd love to live in Cornwall but the prices are well above my budget and I fear the commute to work wouldn't be favourable! Never mind I'll keep hoping for that rich mysterious benefactor sending a substantial amount of money my way.

Is 6 - 7 degrees cold down there? I was thinking it looked rather warm!


Posted: 19/11/2013 at 10:49

Morning all.

Thick frost here this morning with a delightful -2'C when I got up and Facebook rapidly filling with people posting links of how it'll be the worst winter EVER. I am tempted to go out and buy two huskies and a sledge to get to work on. I mean my partner wouldn't mind the appearance of two hyperactive dogs that much would he?

Still no signs of when we'll be moving house and I can finally get my hands on the nice big garden (the garden appeals to me more than the winter of decorating we have ahead of us!) The little garden we have here has been well and truly put to bed for winter and I daren't go out too much as the grass is sodden. Unfortunately moving in date could be next week, could be February!


Posted: 18/11/2013 at 12:48

A link to the BBC article on "Grow, Make, Eat: The Great Allotment Challenge" (the gardening programme I mentioned earlier today).




Posted: 18/11/2013 at 07:48

Has anyone heard about the new BBC gardening programme Grow Make Eat? Chris Evans just made it on the radio.


Posted: 18/11/2013 at 07:36

have a good day everyone!


Posted: 18/11/2013 at 07:36
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

I'll get Nurofen heat patches - my daughter suffers from sciatica as well - is going for xrays shortly.  I'll get some for her too.  

FB - think you deserve an early night ((hugs)) - my Pa spent his 90th birthday in a coma - wrongly prescribed mix of medication


Dove, when you get the patches make sure you then don't wear huge heavy jumpers, they need a slight air flow to activate and aren't that effective if you're all bundled up.

Also - find a modern pilates course, its not going to leave you pouring with sweat and feeling like you're about to keel over but its really good for building up the muscles and weight bearing / strengthening. it also adapts itself to work whichever part of your body needs it the most.


Finally (I do ramble so - been dealing with bad backs & broken bits for 9 yrs now) if she doesn't already get your daughter to try a TENS machine. you don't need the ones that cost 100s of pounds I found my best one (I have 4) is one that cost under £15 from Boots. once you know where to put the pads I find it can kill the pain of a siactic flare instantly.... sooo much better than morphine!



Posted: 17/11/2013 at 07:12

Morning all. The weather man tells us to expect a very foggy day. I hope someone out there gets a bit of sun it was wonderful yesterday!

Worm compost

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 13:40

Can someone explain to me how worm compost differs from normal rotten in a darlek compost?

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