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Posted: 23/05/2014 at 10:20

That's really clever Dove! I'd never be brave enough to attempt anything like that.

Bad nights sleep. Couldn't settle so got up at midnight to clean the kitchen (partner has a cooking style known best as explosive) only for partner to wake up and declare he was going to be ill (that'll teach him to eat a gluten laden meal in front of me!)

Now sat at work waiting impatiently for 17:00 to come so that I can scuttle home and enjoy my birthday (purchased some lovely looking steak to have for dinner!) Don't buy all the lavender I hope to order some tonight!


Posted: 22/05/2014 at 15:56

Hmm just spotted the lavenders offer.

Might have to try and crowbar my wallet open and take a punt on these I do so love Lavenders and would really like to line the path up the garden (eventually) as our lavender seems to survive the bashing from big feet and dogs.

Does anyone think it a good deal or should I save my money for another day?


Posted: 22/05/2014 at 15:49

Good lord that's a lot of rain! I hope it doesn't do too much damage. It still seems very dry here despite the earlier rain. Its a shame it doesn't spread itself out around the country a little better!!

Whose been mentioned Panda? I don't get GW until several months have past and at least three other people have read it - can't justify spending money on a magazine when I could be buying plants (and if I was to buy the electronic copy how would I get the freebie seeds and such like?!)

Can you Overpower stinging nettles with wild plants???

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 14:30

Unfortunately I don't think you can!

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 14:11

All these bumps I'm rather confused as to what is actually happening. Could someone please write a press release type post to update us all? It's lovely to keep seeing these threads coming back to the top but disappointing to to see its just a bump not some exciting news.


Posted: 22/05/2014 at 13:08

I'm hoping ours will be when we get home Dove. I put "Water Soldiers" in which are meant to float on the surface to act as coverage but they all sank and haven't been seen since My lilly is tiny and growing slowly and the  oxygenating weed doesn't provide much cover yet. It is such as a large area evaporation is going to be a big problem.


Doesn't seem to be raining much / at all now. Can't the weather get it over and done with before the weekend?!


Posted: 22/05/2014 at 10:19

Morning OL!


Posted: 22/05/2014 at 10:18

Busy bee makes a good point regarding your muscles needing to get back used to the idea of your bladder filling fully before it is emptied. When the catheter is removed try no to plan any trips out for a couple of days. If you're anything like I was you'll immediately notice that you have to plan your whole day around being close to a loo as your bladder "forgets" how to hold as much fluid and it'll take a few weeks to recover.

BUT and I mean this in my sternest voice don't see this frequent peeing as a reason not to drink as much (WATER! Dash it Mike put down that whiskey bottle you know we mean water!! :P ) It's very important that you keep your fluid levels up and your bladder is flushed through so no germs can take hold.

(23 hours 10 minutes).

what paint can I use outside - cheap and cheerful

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 09:21

Oh that's good to know! I was looking at the Cuprinol website last night for ideas on colours for a few projects. Will nip to our local tonight and see if the offer still applies!

Thank you ever so for sharing.

Greenhouse Shading

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 09:20

Funny you should post about that David. I was only thinking last night about getting some old blinds to afix within DIY runner jobbies to the inside of the greenhouse when we rebuild it to open and close as the worst of the summer hits.

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