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Posted: 11/06/2014 at 15:26

I really enjoy mowing the lawn! I guess because it only take 25 minutes rather than the three hours it used to take to mow my parents lawns with the same sized mower!! I always wished I had enough money to buy a little ride on mower for them but now fear hearing about my father disappearing off to the next village on it!


Posted: 11/06/2014 at 12:25

Oh it gets better! Following my face to face appointment with the doctor he's booked a secondary hearing test (Monday) and promises to CALL ME the moment he gets the results!

Two hearing tests in two weeks. This growing old is hard work!



Posted: 11/06/2014 at 10:51
Mrs G - the CV was just for a.n.other job not a dream job alas.

Hope your son gets sorted out Dove.

Partner called me this morning on his way to work to say a dog had been left caged at the gates of the local animal sanctuary which wasn't yet open. Some people are so disgusting with their behaviour they didn't even leave it with any water. It was not a young dog it must have been a loving pet for someone. I managed to get through on a number I'd found to someone on another part of the charity who assured me the team would be starting work soon but I still scuttled over with water and a blanket to make some shade just in case I got there first. Can't stop thinking about the poor thing! I've been back with a huge bag of dog treats - I think more for my sanity!

Need a cheer up? Who thought it'd be a good idea to have a telephone appointment with your gp regarding your hearing? "So you're having problems with?" "Sorry what?"


Posted: 11/06/2014 at 07:18

Morning all. Garden inspected,  weeds poked at, CV sent, hot ribena consumed...


Posted: 10/06/2014 at 19:03

Lovely and sunny outside but I'm back in an office (my own at least) trying to work out how to "correctly" answer those generic "why do you want to work for us" questions.


As you can tell its not going well!!

Mini greenhouse basics

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 12:07

L Bennett There are a few of us growing chillies for the first time and quite a few threads on the forum and one member sent me the following information:

  1.  Don't water them once they're established until they start to wilt. You need to treat them with a little neglect to get the best chillies.
  2. Don't feed them until they flower ( chilli focus is the best feed)
  3. They grow best in square pots (don't know why!)

Hope it helps!


Posted: 10/06/2014 at 11:56

Thanks Dove. I didn't realise you could plant in modules - that would have been ideal for the very wet winter we had (though it doesn't seem to have affected them too much despite their spending 2 - 3 weeks completely submerged!)

I shall try to resist planning this autumns clove of choice from the list just yet!


Posted: 10/06/2014 at 11:28

Dove - we've had a huge amount of fledgings recently - they seem to be completely ignorant of our coming and goings and they bounce around the pond practicing their crash landings.

Our garden now with railway sleepers, really pleased

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 11:27

That really looks good! I love it!


Posted: 10/06/2014 at 11:27

Can someone tell me what the difference between soft and hard neck is? I planted Marco last year which I think is soft neck?

I've hung mine underneath the wisteria to give them some protection from the sun while they dry. Hopefully they don't get sun burnt there!

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Lost its ID tag in the move - can you identify it? 
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