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Posted: 20/11/2015 at 07:24

Morning all. 

Our weather station broke just in time for the weather to get interesting. Neither of my vehicles has a temp gauge in and its possibly a bit excessive to sit in my partners car just to see how cold it is.

I feel strangely lost without it!


Posted: 18/11/2015 at 07:47

Morning all. I hope you all had a settled night with minimal damage, I'm surprised we've any leafs left!


Posted: 15/11/2015 at 20:19

Panda: I find Red Bull copes well with migraines: caffeine is meant to help kill a migraine (funny since it often sets them off in the first place!) And if nothing else you're so full of sugar bouncing off the walls that you wont care...

Someone has been setting off fire works and the dog has had a complete melt down. It doesn't help that something has freaked him out so that he's now scared of the windowsill in the hallway (he's been fine with it until this weekend!) So can't settle.

Over 200 children visiting the museum this week: I've got my vitamins and disinfectant at the ready! Did I tell you I asked my boss about my holiday allowance (expiring at the end of December) ? Turns out if I'm on holiday from 1st December (I've a school in that day so wont happen!) I'd be off until the 11th January ??? Guess I really have been working hard

boring gardening jobs

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 20:01

Do those journalists stood outside when they could be in a nice warm studio wear jeans and trainers "off camera" ?


Posted: 15/11/2015 at 16:58

Fairy: if your ironing pile was any where near as big as mine (did it yesterday evening) you deserve the whole whipped cream and sprinkles!


Posted: 15/11/2015 at 16:17

I'm afraid if anyone phoned me whilst I was in the bath I'd start blowing bubbles to put them off! Our bathroom does echo so nicely.


Very wet and windy here, so half watching the F1 while a smelly dog / swamp monster snoozes next to us. I took the chance to finish tidying the strawberries this morning: rescued last year from the sin bin at Homebase all abused and heavily reduced. I think there were about 8 by the time I composted the definitely dead ones. We're now up (pending them surviving the winter) to 26! Shows you that reduced bin comes in useful to those of us who have the patience and tight wallets.

Has anyone else noticed their strawberries are still flowering? I've been cutting the flowers off mine since the end of September but they're still trying! The poor garden is so confused (and full of weeds). As much as I hate to say it: we really need a proper frost!

Right, best carry on doing my homework. I've got to write my observations on watching people talk (formal / informal situations to base communication problems on). For some reason I've got the gardeners world website open and The Range (looking for ideas to make the caravan more comfortable: best get the sewing machine out!)


Posted: 15/11/2015 at 08:17

Morning all. Bad dreams have left me feeling... meh.

Haven't been to see what damage has been caused yet, hopefully nothing too troublesome.


Posted: 14/11/2015 at 21:53

How are the northerners fairing this evening? We're feeling terribly exposed here with what I assume is the edges of the storm. Must be awful higher up!


Keep safe everyone,  be it from terrorists, bad weather, or overindulgence xx

Slugs and snails getting smaller

Posted: 14/11/2015 at 07:46

My garden is home to a healthy amount of frogs and a hedgehog.

It is also home to the biggest slugs you can find! I think once they get to a certain size they get left alone.

I hope you're winning Flower. 


Posted: 14/11/2015 at 07:40

Morning all. The school behind me is evidence of the strong winds last night: the goal posts have been moved rather dramatically. 

I'll see what state the garden is when I'm more suitably dressed.


Keep safe everyone.

Discussions started by Clarington

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long handled tree loppers

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Incorporating Pet Friendly Ideas

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Front "garden" needs some inspiration!

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When is it ready to harvest? 
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Spring tulips and daffodils in my strawberry beds?

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loved gardening quotes

what are your favourites?  
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Dig For Victory

Museum Event - support needed 
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KEF & her juicy bits

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Stacey & her chilli bits

How is everyone else getting on? 
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