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Posted: 26/02/2015 at 21:00

KEF - Seen your PM but it wont let me reply. I thought I had posted them! Oh gods I hope great aunt Mavis didn't get them I've no idea where they've gone! 

If anyone could build me a new brain I'd be very grateful. This one is starting to get worse I'm sure.


Reggie not pleased with my daffodil replanting managed to dig a hole two foot deep in seconds. I kid you not on the depth I kept quite nervous leaning into it to fill it back up! Now to train him to dig over where the vegetable plot will be and leave the rest to me. Bless he looked so pleased with himself!



Posted: 26/02/2015 at 17:02

Afternoon all! Trying to spur up some inspiration to spend the evening writing invoices. I left work early with the intention of cracking straight on to them (why sit in a cold building when I can come home and write in the warm?) But I took Reggie out in the garden to play, he dug up some daffodils for me (well they did need dividing) and we've now replanted them amongst the washing line. I just hope he doesn't dig them back up!

It was glorious outside! Cooling down now already and I get the sensation it'll be a cold night.


Bekkie: pork stir fry here tonight! (I'm working til 02:30 tomorrow so wanted a meal I would reheat and take with me tomorrow). I'm hoping parent will be cooking as I am more than happy to curl up on the sofa this evening! 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 16:51

Well after a game of tennis with Reggie he decided that those daffodils I've been trying to ignore REALLY needed to be dug up and divided NOW rather than my intended "maybe tomorrow" route that is not helping my to do list at all.

 So they've been carefully split up and replanted around the washing line to cheer up the lawn (which really needs cutting) area. I'm not really sure whether this was the right time so hopefully they'll not have a frost for a few days to let them settle back down.


Posted: 25/02/2015 at 21:56

Had an evening game of tennis with Reggie before it got dark: lots of spring bulbs are starting to appear! Hurrah! Some even where I remember planting them! 

What to do this time of year

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 07:25

Perhaps more importantly: what does your CUSTOMER want? Yes we could be suggesting you pop a top coat of well rotted horse manure on the flower beds (I really need to do mine) but if there's nothing your customer wants (i.e. no plants she wants in summer that need sinking in now) why not save them the expense of your visit?


Posted: 25/02/2015 at 07:22

Morning all! Today sees the first education tour since we opened up the new floor and changed the way things work (letting the groups explore some areas at their own pace rather than being marched around by me all day: I mean I have a wonderful voice but it MUST get boring listening to it ALLLLL day). I finally stopped playing around with the Explorers Pack that guides them along at 21:00 last night. Now my only (big) worry is that it'll print okay! (I'll be changing it again soon: more pictures are needed!)

As you would expect I am now nursing ANOTHER cold. One of those real snot fountains that make you seriously consider installing a drip tray. Yay! My classroom is being repainted next week: do you think the decorators would mind also popping a sheep dip type affair in? I know I was wondering about a calming plant or fish tank but a dip tray filled with disinfectant really might be the way forward.


Posted: 24/02/2015 at 20:46

Dove: I'm looking forward to finding out what they are when they flower. Whatever they are they're shooting up! I'd be so proud of myself.... had I remembered I had planted them! 


Verdun. I had my overnight bag all ready to go! 16 boxes of jaffa cakes, a bottle of rum, and a clean pair of pants. What am I going to do now!?


Posted: 24/02/2015 at 17:33

Bekkie: I took them all piping hot coffee (proper coffee too: freshly ground beans!) It wasn't their fault some muppet broke the light but it was trying to snow and generally awful! Truth be told I was only out there for three minutes and was very grateful to be back inside (even though there was no heating on). Every time we get workers outside and the weather is bad (either too cold or too hot) I always try to nip out and offer them a drink (or even just chance to use the loo). After all I'd be grateful if someone did it for me!


Welcome to the start of.... I have no record of planting anything other than camomile in this pot (I've no idea what they are). I have a feeling that this wont be the first bulbs I discover I planted without writing down. So much for my attempts at being organised!


Unknown growth

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 17:25

A photo would be really useful. How damp is your soil?


Posted: 24/02/2015 at 16:34
RunnyB - I've been on them for almost a week now and taking vitamin C for a month. Here's hoping they kick in soon!

Wintersong I hope you don't ache too much!

Glad to hear Matty. As Dove said - feet up! I'm sure I've some biscuits around here somewhere.

Came home to find my bay tree rolling down the drive waiting for darling partner to get home to distract Reggie while I pot it back up.

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