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Posted: 09/01/2015 at 19:27
93 mph winds recorded nearby.

long handled tree loppers

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 18:37
Thank you all!

Thanks for the link Edd - can't have been terribly awake when I searched this morning.


Posted: 09/01/2015 at 16:37
Well I've not had any undue attention but just you all remember I have dirty great big steel capped boots!

Finished early today but I'm collecting his lordship so I'm sat in a certain fast food restaurant just down the road keeping warm for an hour. I can't wait to have my car back! I'd sit in his works carpark but I can imagine popping my laptop out there might look slightly dodgy!


Posted: 09/01/2015 at 10:51

I kept tell you all I was only 29! Unlike Dove I actually meant it. Yes I'm the one looking confused and bemused by the engines and also playing with my fire hose The article in the newspaper itself it much better: I'm going to try and scan it in later.

Looked out the window just before I left for work and noticed my other half has been dragging his electrical extension lead across the garlic. With that and his big feet its no wonder they weren't coming up! I'm going to give it another week and get some more in pots. Best option is they all come up: you can't have too much garlic!


Posted: 09/01/2015 at 07:34

If anyone needs a giggle - guess which one I am!

long handled tree loppers

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 07:32

Can anyone recommend some long handled tree loppers? It's not ideal for me to be climbing a ladder to prune the pear tree but it really needs doing.


Thank you! 


Posted: 09/01/2015 at 07:23

Wakey wakey Lizzie! Can't have you in your night attire for the plumber!


Very windy here. Looks like Sunday will be spent clearing neighbours rubbish from my garden.


Posted: 08/01/2015 at 14:24

Oh Busy that's awful! I hope the pumber answers the phone soon.

Feeling much more awake today: thank goodness! Unfortunately that may be due to my blood pressure at near bursting point. Aside from work being... fun (and I mean that in a very positive way), I've logged twice onto Facebook to see a 6 week puppy abandoned and a 12 week puppy dumped at a rescue as it was too much hard work. One day I will get that farm I want so there's enough space for all the abandoned animals. Certainly my heart is big enough: not sure about my car though! I genuinely could cry for some of the animals and I'm not naturally a softie.


Right. Brain break over: I just need to see how long garlic takes to pop its head above the sheets. It was planted on 8th December (I had it in pots on 31st October to get some roots going in the greenhouse) and there's no sign of anything. I know my partner has walked across the bed at least twice (after all its very easy to rake over it and not tell me) so I'm hoping he's not squashed them all! 


Posted: 08/01/2015 at 07:14

I planted over 160 in the grass year... I can't see any of them yet. Unfortunately 100 of those are now where the chicken run is going so I'm hoping to rescue a few before I consider buying more.


Posted: 08/01/2015 at 07:11

Morning all. Very mild this morning and it's an early start at work where I'm hoping that the paint brushes will be out to tidy my classroom up.

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