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Posted: 06/06/2014 at 20:54
Somehow ended back at Homebase this evening. Came away with two healthy looking Jonkheer Van Tets redcurrant plants and four more garlic chives for ??4.50.

Someone had done their very best to hide them they were very buried amongst the roses I could only just spot them!

I don't need the garlic chives but as KEF says its our duty to save suffering plants and they just fell in my basket!

Tomorrow I'm off to fetch as much manure as my truck can carry in return for a donation to the local animal sanctuary. I'll try and avoid visiting a garden centre on my way home!


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 20:44
Lawn double cut - I even managed to miss the onions overhanging. I'm sure my partner will spot bits I've missed but it'll need cutting in a week so he can resume the duty!

Not sure how but I ended up back at Homebase and came away with a few more plants. I think someone had tried to hide them to have for themselves they were certainly well hidden! (I shall go and pop them on the bargin thread).

Pressure washed the paint off an old bench - hoping it will be dry enough sometime this forthcoming week to sand it down and paint it. Watch for the heavens opening over S25!


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 15:58

Seems to be clouding over here. Not that I can do much til 17:00 I just hope it doesn't rain until late tonight as I want to get the lawn cut! (Normally my partners job but he's away this weekend)


Ah. Just been told I might need to submit documents to a client I've never heard of before and who doesn't appear on the "idiots guide too" that the woman who normally does it has left me. Not sure why they can't wait until Monday!


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 15:54

Yesterday a trip to Homebase brought back 12 strawberry plants, two garlic chive plants, and a blackcurrant stick for £3.00 (not sure the stick will make it but thought it worth a go to nurse ready for planting out next year).I would have had more but I couldn't find a basket!


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 14:47

Not yet Percy. Counting down the hours until home time!!


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 11:50

Slugs and weeds.

Definitely slugs and weeds.

Make Sense????

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 11:48

Since she's a Northerner and the sofa will be empty. Try the back of the car seat and under the mattress and buy a new one

Help! Am I growing stinging nettles!?

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 11:46

Looks like nettles to me unfortunately.

Very healthy ones mark you!

Help! Am I growing stinging nettles!?

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 10:53

Post a picture we'll be able to tell you better!


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 10:52

I'm with Fairygirl. Its amazing how hands can forget to hold things.

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