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Posted: 03/06/2014 at 12:17

All this talk of ladies and their shoes - I live in steel capped boots and trainers! In fact my OH has more shoes than me but that's because he has four pairs of trainers in comparison to my mere three.

Impatiently waiting for lunch time and wishing I'd brought more food with me today. Miss swallowed one of my peppermint oil tablets and every time I breathe in its like I'm inhaling ice! Hoping to drown it with food as drowning it in drink makes things worse.

Hope the weather is nice this weekend - will be mostly home alone and have big plans with a pot of paint!


Posted: 03/06/2014 at 12:07

Oh dear Mike we'll have to get you stood near a magnet or some such! Have some big *hugs* from me.

Are you still drinking plenty of water? Especially with it being so warm of late (although currently very muggy). Sometimes it's so easy to forget to drink as much as your bladder really needs a constant flow to keep things squeaky clean and bug free.

Has anyone suggested you drink cranberry juice to help keep any bladder infections at bay while things recover? I know that it's often suggested for ladies and certainly I can't see it doing any harm.

I'm not sure how cranberry juice works with whiskey. Perhaps its more a gin and tonic summer cocktail ingredient?


Posted: 02/06/2014 at 20:16

OH was helping a friend move some kitchen tops straight after work.

Its now 20:15 and I'm not sure whether to keep his dinner warm or scoff it all myself.


Found my chilli willies have lots of ants in their soil. Should I be pulling them out and repotting or will they by okay? 


Posted: 02/06/2014 at 16:31

You know I'm sure I said I'd be organised and keep records of when and where I planted things this year. I've just had to look through my phone pictures to try and work out when I planted my potatoes - apparently I took a picture of the potatoes just cracking the surface eight weeks ago!

Where is this year going?!

Levelling garden

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 15:50

Costings - are you meaning if you did it yourself or if you got professionals in?

experiences with free offers of plants

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 15:49

I, along with several others here, have ordered the "free" lavender plants this year. It is going to be interesting to see what size / condition they're in when they arrive.

Certainly I do not expect them to be of any size that would withstand being outside this year / winter.

ladybirds mating?

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 14:23

8 hours?! See that's what happens when you don't have television.


Posted: 02/06/2014 at 14:21

P.S. I will also confess, if only for the giggles it will course, that on the advice of a friend I started a pound for lb jar in which for every lb I lost £10 went in the jar for a special treat...


... We spent it on a Chinese takeaway


Posted: 02/06/2014 at 14:19

Funny weight should be the topic today. I met up with my brother and sister yesterday and were discussing how my sisters partner was on about buying specialist equipment to lighten her bike by half a lb for increased performance.

Fortunately she had already pointed out that maybe it would be cheaper for her to loose that half lb (and the rest of the half stone that's been bugging her) to which he didn't disagree!

I've got 16lb to loose. I've been trying to loose it for a year, even when I was on the uber strict diet of bland I didn't loose much at all and I had rather hoped it would be gone by a friends wedding in August as the dress I have erm... well it hides the belly by drawing attention to the monster boobs.

Why does food taste so good??

Birdfeeder in flowerbed?

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 09:51
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

The No-Mess feed mixes are good, birds tend to waste less of it and as it's been husked it doesn't germinate if spilled. 

Unfortunately I tried this (feeders hang off the apple tree above the soon to be herb garden) thinking it a good idea to keep the stray weeds down and found it still germinated (I put some in a pot in some damp cotton wool to see as I wasn't sure whether I was just suffering a LOT of weeds). Maybe mine was a bad patch!

Discussions started by Clarington

KEF & her juicy bits

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How is everyone else getting on? 
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June transplant to cover the bald spots! 
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A collection of unknown plants requiring identifying.

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When do you decant the seedlings? 
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Lost its ID tag in the move - can you identify it? 
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Native Pond Plants

Looking for ideas to add height and colour 
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Enjoy a Free Day Out At 4 RHS Gardens

Not spam - honest!! :D 
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Water Butts

Recommended Suppliers? 
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How LATE can you plant blackcurrents / raspberries?

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Yellowing Basil plant leafs.

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