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Posted: 02/07/2014 at 13:12

Lesley - trust me it works! I would never suggest something I'm not prepared to first trial on myself! (I actually have bruises on my knees from the bouncy castle now - HOW CAN YOU BRUISE ON A BOUNCY CASTLE??)

Fidget - hope he gets it trimmed soon!


Posted: 02/07/2014 at 13:10

Thanks for the reminder!


Posted: 02/07/2014 at 12:19

KEF!! Had my first roma tomato yesterday! Straight from the plant it was so juicy!


(Just hope I can remember to save some seeds from the next few - alas this was was gone almost as soon as I spotted it )

Seed Exchange

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 12:17

(I must remember not to scoff the tomatoes without first saving a few seeds!!)

Herb Garden Essentials

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 12:16

I might have already asked this - as you know I have an issue with my memory and so often forget things. Predominately I've forgotten where I put the list of herbs I want to put in my herb garden area (it must be with that winning lottery ticket).

What herbs do you consider essential in your herb garden? Both for using in the kitchen but also for adding colour and exciting the senses when you're enjoying the garden.

So far I have waiting to go in:

  • Thyme (never flowered before - they're so beautiful!)
  • Rosemary (by the kitchen door but I'll also put some in the garden)
  • Mint (in a pot where its staying!)
  • Water mint in the pond (again in a pot that I can lift to trim the roots)
  • Bronze fennel (not sure what you do with this - it was saved from future MIL garden and has been sat in a pot ever since)
  • Sage (grown from seed and still quite tiny)
  • Chives (inc garlic chive)
  • Oregano (found some seeds and planted them - now to work out what I can do with the plants!)

I want:

  • Chamomile

What would you add to the collection if you could for year long interest?

Discount supermarkets

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 12:02

Lesley. I find that with Homebase. You'd not believe the amount of times I "nip in" on my way past "just in case".

Perhaps its a good job all the local independent type places are closed on my way home I'd not be back before night fall!


Discount supermarkets

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 11:45

Barely awake would be more appropriate I think Lesley; my grammar is appalling! I do prefer to support local and independent where I can but that doesn't mean they're always the best and can't be beaten.


My local Homebase is slowly filling my garden with fruit and veg from their discount sin bin. Its not perhaps the most ideal place to shop from and I'm sure my local nursery if they could clear all the tat so you can even see the plants would much rather my money but I haven't got much of it to splash around and a bargain is a bargain! Even if it needs some TLC and water.


Posted: 02/07/2014 at 11:35

You need more ice cream and rum on that throat OL. The ice cream will soothe the pain and line the stomach, the rum get rid of any nasties if its an infection.

Spent all evening yesterday cleaning a bouncy castle that belongs to the museum on the drive. Sponge brillo pads and Swargea gel to the rescue! I can assure you you really don't want to know how disgustingly dirty it was. Still more to do but we'll hopefully get that done tonight.

His family are coming over on Sunday. I really ought get the house cleaned and garden tidied up a bit more - I know grandma will be on the hunt for dust and weeds (of which we have plenty!)

Finding out on Friday about redundancies. I'm hoping to have heard about a few more jobs going by then!

Discount supermarkets

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 11:29

My local green grocer wont even give me a good morning! I'd sure like to beat a little politeness into him if we can't be anything else!


My local German supermarket store are really good with their plants - they last for ages on display. Not good for those of us hoping to grab a bargain!

Seed Exchange

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 11:26

No seeds available here yet although I shall be trying my best to contribute this year and next as I've had so much help from members setting up my first year in this garden.

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