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Posted: 07/07/2015 at 07:59

I'm thinking a flame thrower Dove in the hope that it might slow things down from popping back up the moment I look away.

Also - just want to give out a shout out to Mrs G... for pointing me in the makaton direction: I've completed levels 1 - 4 & am now very impatient to get it in use around work!


Posted: 07/07/2015 at 07:46

Morning all! 

I booked this weekend off (worked three in a row) to find his lordship is going away. Looks like I might get some gardening time after all this week after all.

By gardening I mean hacking back the weeds and trying to work out what happened to my best laid plans!


Posted: 06/07/2015 at 13:07

Morning all. Been very busy with work (its my day off today: I've just submitted several documents and am having a break before I finish off some more) so the garden, my partner, you lot, are all very neglected I'm afraid.


Posted: 24/06/2015 at 07:58

Hope dil is doing okay Lily!


Just nipping in quickly to say good morning to you all. 


Posted: 23/06/2015 at 07:35

Hope your cousin passes on some good news, or T least stable news soon. But surely you're not nearing your 60's?!

60 children visiting today and I'm expecting it to be BUSY! So of course I wake with my ibs flaring and the dog throwing up  hurry up blood tests!



Posted: 22/06/2015 at 19:28

Evening all. Still awake (just!) And alas its rained far too much to have been a constructive day outside. We did at least get the bedroom deep cleaned (wardrobes in the hallway and bed dragged out).

By we... Reggie "helped".

V.e.t.s wasn't fun: always hilarious to have a nurse judging his behaviour when you point out his hates the v.e.t.s. and w.o.m.e.n. of course he's not going to be an angel!! 

help with garlic

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 19:24

What fertiliser have you been using on the soil BLT? Also are you planting in the same area each time? (Just wondering about any nasties or diseases that might be causing you to suffer so).

Water Retaining Crystals

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 08:52

I have strawberries in hanging baskets and am finding plastic bottles filled with water and upturned in the soil are doing a great job at keeping my plants happy. Cheap and cheerful!


Posted: 22/06/2015 at 08:50

Congratulations Busy! I'll assume with less than 12 hours involved it wasn't their first! I hope they're all napping happily and you'll be visiting soon.


Dove - no chance of a sleep in I'm afraid. Puppy is being quite insistent I pay him attention despite the fact that I could happily sleep the day away.


Posted: 22/06/2015 at 07:44

Morning all. Worked HARD 04:30 - 21:00 yesterday and Reggie had me up several times last night so consider me completely knackered today.

Day off today though - really need to do the house w#ork

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loved gardening quotes

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