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Posted: 09/03/2015 at 21:54

Wintersong - I've just rehomed 36 of the darling little black slimy devils in the time it took Reggie to do his garden patrol. Considering the harsh frost this morning I rather hoped a few would have succumbed to the elements. 

Reggie is proving awful company tonight: think we walked too far He's well asleep.

I'm trying to absorb everything there is to know about asparagus growing and narrowing down which grape vine I'd like to try and grow in the greenhouse... not sure how well it'll work in Yorkshire but it will be fune to give it a try!


Posted: 09/03/2015 at 20:38

I hope you all sleep well tonight Bekkie!


Posted: 09/03/2015 at 19:56

Well the Reggie assessor hasn't been able to come today as she's unwell: Reggie must think its his birthday he's had grilled fish and rice for supper as what was meant to be a treat for having strangers in the house. At least we're a laid back household!

I'm sat here having grilled chicken and salad thinking he got the better deal! 

Wintersong: I'm sure you'll get the hang of gardening design soon. I'm loosing count of the number of times I've changed my mind on how HALF of the garden is going to be (the other half I daren't even think about!)

Runnybeak: I get to drive the ambulances too, and the police cars! I used to drive modern ambulances for St John but only when they were breaking down and needed a little TLC to get them too / from an event. It was a long standing joke that my first aid kit contained more car parts than bandages.

Mrs G: I'll see what I can do about the cleaning bomb. I'm rapidly loosing motivation with cleaning this house as its all in a state of "one day we will decorate this room but in the mean time His Lordship will rip out a part of it and wander off". I'm wondering about just hacking the plaster off one day when he's at work. What's the worst that can happen? (Seriously - what is the worst before I do it!!)

Just look at this seed head

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 16:26
Oh wow!

Vermicomposting for begginers

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 16:23
Well I wasn't expecting to learn about how worms reproduce today. Thanks Edd!!

Vermicomposting for begginers

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 14:39

 Here we go Edd. Soil from the bottom layer of my wormery.

 And from layer two (there are only three layers). The white mass I'm hoping comes out in the photograph was a huge ball of what I'm hoping was babies worms!


Posted: 09/03/2015 at 14:29

Hurrah! One photo of Reggie complete with the neighbours dog that free roams the street. Fortunately she's quite friendly


Posted: 09/03/2015 at 14:28

Runnybeak: the fire engine that we use the most is just over 10 metres long x 2.5 metres wide x 3.3 metres tall and weighs about 14 tonnes. Not the biggest of the fleet as you can imagine but still makes her size known when you're squeezing passed parked cars.

Matty: His original owners were moving back to their home country and presumably having Reggie (and his friend) put down must have seemed the easiest option. Thank goodness the nurse at the vets knew better than to let it happen!

Glad to hear things are looking up for you Matty. Here's hoping we get to see many more positive hospital / garden centre trips

Edd: Thanks! I think it worked! (Well I'll find out when I click submit...)



Posted: 09/03/2015 at 13:30

I've not actually watched it yet Verdun! Nor have I recorded it so thank goodness for that joys of Iplayer. I am (like most television programmes) usually late to the party so will no doubt catch up later. (This is where I made the joke about how I'm only early to a party when I'm driving the fire engine and that's because I get nervous I'll have to parallel park it so always try to bag the best space!)

Waiting for the kettle to boil. Does anyone want a hot drink?

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 12:29

Glad you're improving

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