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Posted: 09/03/2015 at 14:28

Runnybeak: the fire engine that we use the most is just over 10 metres long x 2.5 metres wide x 3.3 metres tall and weighs about 14 tonnes. Not the biggest of the fleet as you can imagine but still makes her size known when you're squeezing passed parked cars.

Matty: His original owners were moving back to their home country and presumably having Reggie (and his friend) put down must have seemed the easiest option. Thank goodness the nurse at the vets knew better than to let it happen!

Glad to hear things are looking up for you Matty. Here's hoping we get to see many more positive hospital / garden centre trips

Edd: Thanks! I think it worked! (Well I'll find out when I click submit...)



Posted: 09/03/2015 at 13:30

I've not actually watched it yet Verdun! Nor have I recorded it so thank goodness for that joys of Iplayer. I am (like most television programmes) usually late to the party so will no doubt catch up later. (This is where I made the joke about how I'm only early to a party when I'm driving the fire engine and that's because I get nervous I'll have to parallel park it so always try to bag the best space!)

Waiting for the kettle to boil. Does anyone want a hot drink?

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 12:29

Glad you're improving


Posted: 09/03/2015 at 12:25

Oh. I thought I had commented to Verdun regarding this television programme and positively littered my post with witty comments, clever remarks, and fire engines but I can't see it.


Rain is coming down heavily now. I've rushed out and put all my greenhouse pots along the path for a free watering. I really ought be cleaning the kitchen. I'm thinking a small explosion might be the only way to get that room organised. There is half a car interior in the lounge, a gearbox in the kitchen, and a selection of tools in the hallway... no wonder his ManShed is so tidy! 



Posted: 09/03/2015 at 09:23

Verdun - I haven't watched / recorded Poldark either. Mind you I am normally late to the party*

(*Aside from a friends 18th birthday party on Saturday: but that was only because I was driving the FIRE ENGINE and had to be early as they're not exactly easy to parallel park so wanted to bag the best space! Sorry anyone in Sheffield if it was your house we parked outside or indeed delayed on your journey when we had to perform a U turn in the road when we got lost!)

Waiting for the school rush to finish before I go and get some essential shopping. I need to blitz the house today so probably shouldn't be in my pjs still! Reggie is having his adoption assessment today: to check that we're looking after him and he's settling in nicely. The woman coming is the lady who went to his rescue when he was sat at the vets waiting to be put down so its going to be interesting to see her reaction at how he's changed over the past few months and see if she can fill in any details of his history. Not that he has much of a history as:

Two months: earliest he could leave his mother

Six months: rescued by German Shepherd Rescue

Eight months: we adopted him

Nine months: currently snoring away on the sofa!

What is my mystery bulb thats growing....

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 09:12

Lucy I'm in South Yorkshire so somewhat lower down the country than you but my tulips are coming up already.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 09:10

Marion I hope you're feeling better today.

If you have trouble eating enough to keep your strength up could you ask someone to nip out and get you a box of "Complan" ? Its a nutritional drink (you add it to water or milk) that is designed to fill you full of the good stuff you need to keep you going when you can't eat as much. You can buy it (or others like it) from almost any supermarket or chemist (I get mine from Tesco). There are a range of flavours (I find strawberry suits me best but I believe there's even a chicken soup variety). I wont go into too much detail as so not to distract from your friends BEAUTIFUL photographs but just wanted to share Complan with you as it really helps me xx

troublesome felines!

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 08:48

I found the best method was just staking the area with sticks at various that would prevent them getting on the soil. We used (clean) BBQ kebab sticks.


Posted: 09/03/2015 at 07:16

Morning all!  Frost here (not expected by BBC else I'll have kept my wormery inside) but it's looking sunny now so I'm hoping for a productive day. 

Has anyone else had issues uploading photos? I can't put any up! Not of my worm soil, my plans, Reggie, or the spring flowers appearing.

Who wants a mug of tea?

Vermicomposting for begginers

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 19:59

Evening Edd.

I brought my wormery out from the shed today (as its now colder in there than outside). The forum isn't letting me load any photographs but as soon as I can I will show you the soil in layers one and two. I shall be decanting the first compost into my sowing tray soon to use your light method to hold back a few of the worms (there are so many!) and using the soil to refresh a few pots now things are popping up!

Just wanted to say thank you for your help in getting (and keeping it) going!



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