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Posted: 27/02/2015 at 19:06

Don't worry DD if you believe what the rest say its hard NOT to bump into a ghost in this building. Well they've set up 42 chairs (we impose a limit of 40 people including their staff), "borrowed" all our plastic spoons, had me drag a tea urns worth of water up the stairs as they decided they didn't want to use our coffee shop area as "base" (hopefully the two young children in the room they're using as base will cause some mischief when the biscuits are brought out to make up for it).

Now they're all stood around looking lost and desperately preening their jackets. Only one hour until the guests arrive. Time for a quick nap perhaps? I've two cans of coke and a red bull waiting for me but I'm already yawning!


Posted: 27/02/2015 at 16:40

Well I'm home alone in the museum until the ghost hunters get here. It is going to be a cold night!!!


Posted: 27/02/2015 at 09:35

Oneofseven don't worry you'll not hear the results from me!


To do list is getting scary!

Talkback: How to cut back ornamental grasses

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 09:32

Verdun: I gave my grasses a trim last night while repairing dog related pot holes. They're all ever greens but looked very untidy after combing them through and retrieving tennis balls.

What fertiliser would you recommend for grasses? They've had b&b before but would sometjing else be better?


Posted: 27/02/2015 at 07:54

Morning all!  Got a 02:30 finish at work to day with a ghost hunt so I'm trying to make the most of my lay in... after I got up to make tea, let the dog out, it doesn't seem to be going well.

Looks like a beautiful morning today. I'm going to write myself a to do list for the garden and leave it somewhere obvious so darling doesn't-get-up-to-make-me-tea can prepare himself for some serious hard graft. There are several BIG JOBS he's offered that I would now like to cash in! Don't worry: there will also be a to scale CAD drawing to ensure its all going to fit in: after years surveying I really struggle to draw free hand!


Posted: 26/02/2015 at 21:00

KEF - Seen your PM but it wont let me reply. I thought I had posted them! Oh gods I hope great aunt Mavis didn't get them I've no idea where they've gone! 

If anyone could build me a new brain I'd be very grateful. This one is starting to get worse I'm sure.


Reggie not pleased with my daffodil replanting managed to dig a hole two foot deep in seconds. I kid you not on the depth I kept quite nervous leaning into it to fill it back up! Now to train him to dig over where the vegetable plot will be and leave the rest to me. Bless he looked so pleased with himself!



Posted: 26/02/2015 at 17:02

Afternoon all! Trying to spur up some inspiration to spend the evening writing invoices. I left work early with the intention of cracking straight on to them (why sit in a cold building when I can come home and write in the warm?) But I took Reggie out in the garden to play, he dug up some daffodils for me (well they did need dividing) and we've now replanted them amongst the washing line. I just hope he doesn't dig them back up!

It was glorious outside! Cooling down now already and I get the sensation it'll be a cold night.


Bekkie: pork stir fry here tonight! (I'm working til 02:30 tomorrow so wanted a meal I would reheat and take with me tomorrow). I'm hoping parent will be cooking as I am more than happy to curl up on the sofa this evening! 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 16:51

Well after a game of tennis with Reggie he decided that those daffodils I've been trying to ignore REALLY needed to be dug up and divided NOW rather than my intended "maybe tomorrow" route that is not helping my to do list at all.

 So they've been carefully split up and replanted around the washing line to cheer up the lawn (which really needs cutting) area. I'm not really sure whether this was the right time so hopefully they'll not have a frost for a few days to let them settle back down.


Posted: 25/02/2015 at 21:56

Had an evening game of tennis with Reggie before it got dark: lots of spring bulbs are starting to appear! Hurrah! Some even where I remember planting them! 

What to do this time of year

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 07:25

Perhaps more importantly: what does your CUSTOMER want? Yes we could be suggesting you pop a top coat of well rotted horse manure on the flower beds (I really need to do mine) but if there's nothing your customer wants (i.e. no plants she wants in summer that need sinking in now) why not save them the expense of your visit?

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Frog Spawn count

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loved gardening quotes

what are your favourites?  
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Dig For Victory

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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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Can anyone identify these roots / bulbs?

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