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Posted: 22/10/2015 at 10:38

You cruel woman Dove! 

 I'm playing with fruits I want in the garden. I wish you could hunt sites by region! I'm trying very hard to get things that will be happy in Yorkshire. 


Posted: 22/10/2015 at 10:07

Thanks Flowers. The trouble is parents seem insistent to send poorly children on school trips so that they don't miss out and we all know how covered in germs they are at the best of times! It doesn't help that I have a naturally delicate stomach anyway that seems to find any excuse to act up. 

Still: its gloriously sunny out, the dog has calmed down, I've managed to get the washing machine on as so not to entirely waste the day, and if I keep up this drinking lark I'll be too busy peeing to notice I'm unwell. 


Posted: 22/10/2015 at 08:58

Morning all. I've been up most of the night with some kind of stomach bllluuuuuggggghhhhhhhhhh. Not sure if my school group or girl guide ghost hunters brought it but its meant that I've not been able to visit a school today which I'm so upset about. Taking the museum into the classroom is such fun!

I've had to retreat back to bed and already I'm bored

How to control earthworms?

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 08:51

Lulian: the worms will self regulate themselves. Your problem is the condition of your lawn not the amount of worms you have. Get the lawn better aerated so that it isn't water logged and your worms will disappear. 


Posted: 19/10/2015 at 22:49

Cysts have an amazing ability to go in all directions. 

The wisteria is not going to be salvageable unfortunately the building work will mean its going to have to be cut back to the floor. Such a shame its over twenty years old and flowers so beautifully. Still I'm sure we can think of an alternative to grow when the work is finished.


Posted: 19/10/2015 at 13:27

Oh Runny what a fright!

I've tried to hack back the wisteria to see if it can be saved from the planned building work. Unfortunately I think it is going to have to be completely removed  



Posted: 19/10/2015 at 09:42

Dove. The trouble is that the current boss is more concerned about pleasing the few people that he sees as important that he is completely blinded as to what is healthy and necessary to make the place move on. There's no future here at the moment we're effectively in a choke hold. 

Still at least I can see it so I'm not being lied to repeatedly and some how expecting that one day those lies will come true.


Posted: 19/10/2015 at 08:31

Morning all!  Unexpected day off as my visiting school today have chicken pox so I am trying to decide whether to nurse my cold under a big blanket, crack on with my studying (stupidly now doing FOUR online courses) or get the garden sorted. Plans for the garden have been changed again as priority is now to demolish the garage and have a much larger one built eating into the garden. I can see the rest of the garden becoming quite the workers yard while this is being done! Oh well: gives me longer to decide what I want to get and change my designs a few more times.

Good news on the job front though: partner has announced he's now earning enough to support the household if I want to change my job and go self employed: this will give me greater flexibility to not have to worry about the current job going down the pan (no funding, no long term security, no contract currently, no boss that has any idea how to run a business or care for his staff...) so when my head is less full of snot I shall be investigating the training I require to get myself working as a first aid instructor with the museum education as a side line rather than a current dark cloud of full time doom.


Posted: 15/10/2015 at 07:36

Keep the caffeine coming...

Starting a flower or gardening business online

Posted: 13/10/2015 at 08:48

There's a website whose name I have misplaced that allows both companies and individuals to sell their plants through this main hub: you can sell as little or much as your garden can spare and I am sure includes seeds, produce, and no doubt the possibility for cut flowers too. Are you aiming at just professionals or people like us too?

Extra sales mean extra work: why aren't you asking the florists themselves rather than us if they are interested in your idea? Is the effort to enter into your system worth the money they could be getting? Are you offering a monthly subscription (I assume, naturally that you will charge for your services but it is commonly expected to get your first month free) so if they are not happy they can leave without penalty? Or will you charge a percentage per order received? What quality control do you offer? If your name is tarnished by a company that let customers down I will not be happy if people think I'm associated with them so expect to see you managing effectively who can sign up. Will they be contracted to accept x y z amount of orders or offer your website discounts that will make their extra sales actually not worth it? Will payment be made to you and then passed onto the florist? If so what aer your payment terms? Do I get the money straight away or do you pay me monthly? Do you charge admin on top of this? How will you handle creditcard payments (especially if they bounce)? What security have you in place to protect my bank account and the details of my customers? 

Have you a catchy name that will really stick in their customers name above the already well known moonpig / interflora / etc.

Your best bet would be getting your website designed now so that people can see for themselves your idea and try it out before deciding if they want to learn more. I rarely ever give time to projects that can't produce a flashy website (password locked of course to stop the public walking in uninvited) to tempt my attention span.

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