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Multi-bum stawberries

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 13:05

I'll get the ice cream!


Posted: 01/06/2015 at 13:05

My father has had fish in his pond for twenty years and if there ever was a filter in there its not been touched! The water is always crystal clear due (I assume) to the plants in there (a mix of oxygenating and shade providing) and a seasonal maintenance (i.e not letting falling leaves fill the pond come autumn).


Posted: 01/06/2015 at 09:04

Lesley - its through not having the choice! Other half woke me early on Sunday morning (I didn't need to be awake until 10:00) because when he's awake everyone else has to be. He woke up first this morning too and prodded me to inform me that I make tea in bed during the week! After tea was dully produced for his lordship he dropped the comment (I mentioned having a lazy day) that there was no point me having a day off if I was too tired to do anything.

Isn't that what days off are all about? 

Don't you worry though: I'm going to ramp up the requests about getting the greenhouses sorted (take one down, lay new slabs, install drainage and electricity, put two up) which he ought have no trouble doing when I wake him up an hour earlier each day by sending the dog in.

If he resists the efforts in the garden I have option two: my company "vehicle" needs some tlc he'd be able to do if it sits on the driveway. He does not enjoy it being on tte driveway!

Right: there's a mountain of washing and dusting to do and I don't think he's left his wallet around to hire a cleaner. See you all when the kettle gets put on!



Posted: 31/05/2015 at 21:11

Three hours sleep since 07:00 on Saturday morning and amazingly I'm still awake and working (editing images for Volunteers week next week). Tomorrow please tell me it will be sunny so I can get out in the garden and nap amongst the weeds!

Off to see what I've missed...

supermarket plants

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 20:03

I think my entire garden is from the sticky label section!


Posted: 29/05/2015 at 20:01

Evening all. 

Well we got the funding bid submitted one minute before the deadline and today involved attending a drug driving presentation (emotionally hard hitting for someone who was the victim of a drink driver). My brain is now absolutely shattered! Glass of cider with my sandwiches (too lazy to cook as I'm home alone) to go with my rock and roll lifestyle and then its to bed for an early night! Working around 25 hours this weekend so I hope you all have a fantastic weekend and if anyone could nip and attend to my weeds I'd be very grateful.


Anyone seen any ladybirds?

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 19:58

We've barely seen any this year


Posted: 28/05/2015 at 07:32

Morning all. Still writing...


Sendmore tea!


Posted: 27/05/2015 at 20:19

Dove: when you get the chance to apply for funding that would mean all the difference for the education team but the boss hangs on to the email for a few weeks until 16 hours before the deadline.


Evening in bits. Now sat on the laptop trying not to go blind in the meantime. 

Words are not flowing today. I'm almost tempted to get drunk and hope for the best.

No gardening for me. Again.

Sweet dreams Pauline: we'll try and keep the noise down!


Posted: 27/05/2015 at 18:35



That is all!

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