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Posted: 29/05/2014 at 09:16
Orchid Lady wrote (see)

We aren't strangers, we just haven't met you in person but I'm sure I can speak for others in saying that we feel that know you, as we feel that we know other friends on here ((hugs)) xx

Oh I don't know OL. Some of us are very strange!

Now I'm a little more awake Mike - if we could have pushed a thousand roses through your door we would have done. But we're not sure you'd have enjoyed finding petals for the next five years every time you moved something! You're not just "some bod on the internet" you're an amazing person to have had the chance to meet - if only virtually - and I for one am very grateful for that.


Posted: 29/05/2014 at 09:12

Oh Panda! Get yourself a hot water bottle and keep moving GENTLY!! That means no climbing ladders or moving the wheelbarrow around or any other silly ideas you get til it settles properly (trust me I've done them all - it doesn't help matters!)

I've been a bit of a grump recently but have decided, one way or another to do something about it. First on the list is a trip to a toy shop for some Lego. It gets (much) more expensive from there on!

Hoping the rain might hold off on Saturday as I've two dead patches of earth on the lawn from where the ton sandbags sat for months while the shed was being prepared. I'm going to transplant the lush green grass from where the chickens run is going to be (I'm going to sink a sand pit in for them so loosing the grass wont matter). I'd best start another thread really and ask for advice - I've never done a grass transplant before!

Also as well as my snow drops I've realised that all the rhubarb is within the chicken coop construction zone which I assume will be promptly destroyed by curious chucks. *agh*. When is the earliest I can dig this up to move it to a well prepared area (read - plenty of horse poo dug in). I've not been harvesting from it as I knew I was going to move it - but had intended that to be this autumn!

Amazing how quickly a "neglected" area of the garden suddenly is full of stuff when you come to use it.

Any apples yet?

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 07:23

Nothing on ours (South Yorkshire) but my pear tree is very loaded.


Posted: 29/05/2014 at 07:21

Oh wow that's a monster!!!


Supernoodle - what is the rhyme? I must confess I don't actually know it!!


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Posted: 28/05/2014 at 12:14

I'm just sitting watching flowers in the rain.

Kind of.

If I look really hard I can see the tree tops from my office window and the jobs adverts on my computer screen. Deciding that its time I find a career I WANT to do rather than a job I'm not that bad at but leaves my mind numb.

Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 08:37

I like neat. I like straight lines, sharp edges, right angles, things in threes or fours to create triangles and squares, and a general nice uniformity that would pass an ISO 9001 inspection with the paperwork twice signed and neatly clipped in a folder.

I wonder if this is why I prefer vegetable plants to pretty flowers? They lend themselves so much more naturally to lines.

(I'm the kind of person who irons socks so they look more neat in the drawer).


Posted: 27/05/2014 at 08:11

All my tomatoes are outside and the greenhouse will be getting dismantled very soon (supposedly). Looks like I might nip over to Aldi to see if they still have any of those plastic frames to put things in with impending chilly weather. Mine is designated for my chilli collection. 

Feeling very sorry for myself this morning & starting to wonder about finding a job I can work from job if needed. Anyone need a pillow tester? I have very high standards. 

How Safe is Your Garden?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 07:16

Mike you've not failed anything. You found a need for this information and then found that if we actually look its there. Job done.

Now if you need a job to do start practicing your signature to sign OLs copy of your gardening manual when you get that published!  

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