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Posted: 06/06/2014 at 15:58

Seems to be clouding over here. Not that I can do much til 17:00 I just hope it doesn't rain until late tonight as I want to get the lawn cut! (Normally my partners job but he's away this weekend)


Ah. Just been told I might need to submit documents to a client I've never heard of before and who doesn't appear on the "idiots guide too" that the woman who normally does it has left me. Not sure why they can't wait until Monday!


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 15:54

Yesterday a trip to Homebase brought back 12 strawberry plants, two garlic chive plants, and a blackcurrant stick for £3.00 (not sure the stick will make it but thought it worth a go to nurse ready for planting out next year).I would have had more but I couldn't find a basket!


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 14:47

Not yet Percy. Counting down the hours until home time!!


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 11:50

Slugs and weeds.

Definitely slugs and weeds.

Make Sense????

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 11:48

Since she's a Northerner and the sofa will be empty. Try the back of the car seat and under the mattress and buy a new one

Help! Am I growing stinging nettles!?

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 11:46

Looks like nettles to me unfortunately.

Very healthy ones mark you!

Help! Am I growing stinging nettles!?

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 10:53

Post a picture we'll be able to tell you better!


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 10:52

I'm with Fairygirl. Its amazing how hands can forget to hold things.

The established Garden.

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 10:51

Out of curiosity I am wondering (not sure what generation I belong in being 29) whether the extending homes into gardens rather than having gardens in their own right stems partly from the fact that houses now seem *TINY*.

My parents house is huge - we phone each other up to see who is in the house, and so is the garden (I have been known to call the neighbours to see if they can spot my mother through the hedge). But we never go and eat a meal in the garden because... well there's the dining room, kitchen table, and conservatory to choose from and by the time you've traced father down the meal is going cold.

Our house is a 1960s council build and "modest". But the new houses we looked at when trying to buy a house where TINY. I felt trapped with just the two of us walking around how could I even start to imagine living in this house with teenage children, their friends, the dog... the bedrooms were so tiny that you could barely get a bed in much less wardrobes and if you wanted to entertain your teenage friends in there... well you had to be prepared to get to know them very well. So who takes over the lounge? No doubt much "huffing" and mini tantrums are had about parents being so embarrassing and children so inconsiderate when they commandeer the sofa insisting parents are pushed into the kitchen and not seen nor heard else their mates (who obviously have model parents who hide in their bedroom) tease them.

So what other space is left in the house? The garden. Suddenly its the only space you have to relax with friends of an evening and by the time all the garden sofas and entertaining tables / BBQs / whatever else IKEA convinces you that you *MUST* have... there's no room for what you would consider the more traditional flowers.


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 07:22

Water pistol. 

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