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Posted: 12/01/2015 at 07:43

Morning all. Shocker of a nights sleep - my brain was most insistent that I wanted to do a risk assessment for a scouts camp at 03:00  

Today's task is to source gluten free haggis and give my garlic a prod. They went in early December after starting them in pots in October and not one has come up. Surely by now I should be seeing something? I'll have a dig around the end that my darling oh has stood on. Might need to visit a garden centre to get some more going.

How to repot an Aloe Vera

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 09:00

Cheer Verdun.

I could try and find somewhere well out of the way but since German Shepherds are by their nature not tiny and more than capable of opening doors I think I'd struggle to find anywhere that'd give the plant any light I don't want to kill it off its a lovely plant (although not as lovely as my engagement aloes a member on the forum sent me). It's currently on the windowsill with a heater beneath it. Is the reason for not repotting it in winter due to it being in hibernation or some such? How does that work for a house plant; I've never thought before!

It's my birthday

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 08:54

Happy birthday! 


Posted: 11/01/2015 at 08:48

Matty - I go for the ignore them til they say something that's actually interesting route

Have a good day everyone, I've an aloe vera that is in desperate need of repotting and a garden that needs tidying up after all the weekend wind damage.

How to repot an Aloe Vera

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 08:46

Bizzie - what an odd coincidence I was planning on exactly the same thing today for a top heavy survivor of 8 years in a bachelor pad aloe that's squeezed into a tiny pot (and loving it it seems!) Mine is very unstable and with impending dog appearing will it do any harm to pot it now than risk it getting accidentally knocked if lept at?

long handled tree loppers

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 07:31

Lyn that's really useful to know; due to a spinal injury I struggle with any strength the moment I put my arms above my shoulders.


Posted: 10/01/2015 at 07:24

Have a great time Dove!

Off to work soon myself. I'm trying very hard not to look out the window as the wind  was just awful all night I'm not sure if I want to see what has been going on out there.


Posted: 09/01/2015 at 19:27
93 mph winds recorded nearby.

long handled tree loppers

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 18:37
Thank you all!

Thanks for the link Edd - can't have been terribly awake when I searched this morning.


Posted: 09/01/2015 at 16:37
Well I've not had any undue attention but just you all remember I have dirty great big steel capped boots!

Finished early today but I'm collecting his lordship so I'm sat in a certain fast food restaurant just down the road keeping warm for an hour. I can't wait to have my car back! I'd sit in his works carpark but I can imagine popping my laptop out there might look slightly dodgy!

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