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Posted: 08/08/2016 at 07:01

Well you've all heard my rants about work withholding wages, or letting them bounce skill high, so I'll not add to the list as we'll all be in danger of reaching for the whiskey bottle and it's only 07:00.

But as I wobble into work this morning I'll be thinking of you all.


Posted: 08/08/2016 at 06:56
GWRS says:

Clari , didn't known chard could grow that big  Wonder just how big it would have got , particularly as they are hardy ?

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 Neither did we! It was starting to fall over but it put sunflowers to shame.


Posted: 07/08/2016 at 20:57
just read back lots happening , Clari chard must be a monster , just put some chard  seeds in allotment 
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 GWRS; it was over 7ft tall. I originally thought the plant dead and I threw it on the heap. Ever since I've been too guilty to harvest it.

Seed and Plant swap 2016

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 17:19

Thanks to Topbird for finding this thread for me!

Plants available from Sheffield / Worksop area;

Aloe vera 

Iris Pseudacorus (about 3 - 4" inch high)

Fabrgesia cabrida (I think: dwarf bamboo)

Unknown sea holly in pots that are far too small for it so they're not looking too happy


Posted: 07/08/2016 at 15:07

LillyP; perhaps not seeing the vet is the best. Poor thing doesn't need more stress! If he's happy and alert than I hope it's just a tummy bug. Dogs do seem to be highly effective at clearing themselves out.

Just "harvested" my Swiss chard. I think it was getting out of hand!! That photo is one stalk.


Posted: 07/08/2016 at 11:35

Can anyone tell me where the plant / seed swap thread is? I have these Tesco sea hollies (exact type unknown) that have far outgrown their pots and are now struggling but I've no where to put them. Wanted to offer them up to any passing gardener before I compost them. 


Posted: 07/08/2016 at 11:27

Oh LP it's heartbreaking when a hound is ill isn't it. Have you seen the vets yet? I hope it's just a one off event and nothing that a little chicken and rice won't solve. As someone whose dog has irritable bowel syndrome I feel for you.

We've just gotten back from a walk to the park; dogs everywhere it was brilliant to see so many playing together. Everyone was nice and friendly and relaxed. I sometimes think dog walkers have their own social community.

Now I need to clear up his lordships efforts at helping cut the hedges. He NEVER clears away the cuttings! 

Garden path recovery

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 22:02

If it's anything like my lawn give it a few weeks and it'll be back to natural!


Posted: 06/08/2016 at 19:01

Panda those photographs are beautiful! Such vibrant colour.

Home from work and starting the washing mountain. If some one could explain WHY I like to save it for one day I'd be grateful! 

Pizza and salad tonight; nice and simple.


Posted: 06/08/2016 at 18:55

Like Dove ours sing their hearts out around 05:15 when it's light but the world hasn't really woken up yet.

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