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Posted: 18/08/2016 at 06:49

I'm not saying my hound is vain... but he spends more time looking in the mirror than we do. The bed has been spurned today so he can spend his lay in giving the mirror toys and grumbles.

Busy day at work today; vehicles to shift, new person starting, and all the joys of a public building.

Headbutted something yesterday and split my lip. Ow!

Rain is on the way... my poor garden is really needing it. I've taken to soaking pots in the dogs paddling pool and the grass is threatening to give up entirely.


Posted: 17/08/2016 at 06:54

Lucid; I was told iris often don't flower in their first year if that helps!


Posted: 17/08/2016 at 06:52

Morning all! A little tired after a later than expected night watching the cycling. If we felt stressed imagine what it was like in the crowd there!

Dew; really sorry to hear about your family member. I hope you got some sleep.

My view right now ... :/

Just seen a hedgehog in the garden!

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 06:48

It's exciting isn't it! I love seeing our hedgehogs pottering around.

Welcome to the forum.


Posted: 16/08/2016 at 11:01

Oh Hosta you've put me right off getting in the bath now! I'd love a swimming pool; no where for one to go. I used to swim every day at a pool on my way to work. Bliss at 05:30 with only three of you around. Around here they don't seem to offer the same "adult only"   swim sessions.

The hound has been walked and I've just come upstairs to change the bedsheets. Slight flaw in the plan I'm now laying on them reading this site. Oops!

Gardening on the cheap

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 10:54

I'm on the green plant swap site Wonky. Unfortunately not had any joy yet but maybe when I get the vegetable beds sorted we'll find people to take the over enthusiastic sewing issues I suffer. 

I'm also wanting to join a local gardening group that no doubt will be able to help with local knowledge and maybe even letting me take cuttings but they're like secret ninjas.

Gardening on the cheap

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 07:53

Depends on the plant I think. But yes it is possible.

I'm sure when the rest wake up they'll help you with propagation tips. With lavender I just cut into this year's growth dunk it in root gel and plonk it in soil which works but others with advise with more care and precision.


Posted: 16/08/2016 at 07:50

Oooh yes please Chicky! My plum tree I think needs some tlc it doesn't want to do fruit.


Posted: 16/08/2016 at 06:42
Dovefromabove says:

Clari, what about a week or two doing research and development in East Anglia? We've got a few famous lifeboat museums virtually on the beach - you can't get a more 'emergency vehicle' than a lifeboat !

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 I work well with the RNLI education team, I'm sure if they booked me into a meeting the boss would have to let me go! Lifeboats are awesome, the people that crew them even more so.

Are we having the hottest day of the year today?


Posted: 16/08/2016 at 06:38
Pat E says:

Clari, whatever are you talking about? Skin thingies ?? I must have missed something earlier.

morning all for later.

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 They look like skin tags or something similar. Lots of marks on my otherwise flawless beauty. I've hundreds appear! :/

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