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Posted: 29/03/2014 at 07:44

Expect it come mid afternoon at this rate!


Hmm, apparently I'm a moron! Bit harsh for a Saturday morning! Always used to think myself a little more well rounded than that. 

Bernie Bungs BBC Bosses

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 07:41

I'm watching the F1 right now, thing is the F1 one is BIG BUSINESS,  as in seriously huge, and plenty of people - us morons if you will, who want nothing more than to watch it (you'll be pleased to know the engines are much quieter this year).

Gardening?  There's no money in it, no one interested in doing huge programmes at great expense, the BBC had to expand their deadline looking for people wanting to participate in their Kitchen Garden challenge (I think it'll be similar to Great British Bakers) so low appeared to be the interest, hell their messages on Twitter were turning borderline desperate. 

Why not pass your rant directly on to the BBC. If enough people contact them and show interest they might actually do something about it.  Til then they'll just go with what they know works For the majority of the masses. (Just in case you want to put your rant to good use rather than just moaning on here like a grumpy old git).


Your friendly moron x


Posted: 29/03/2014 at 07:20

Morning all!  F1 Playing in the background and Clarington impatiently waiting for that cup of hot squash oh offered ages ago. 

Haven't lookrd outside yet but hoping we all get some nice weather to keep up with spring.


Posted: 28/03/2014 at 16:31

Its looking very grey and depressing outside but I am determined that I will get the (three) new compost bins installed (if not the old ones emptied and dismantled) this weekend so even if it snows I'll be out there!

Haven't been paid yet so any trip to buy pond plants may have to wait until next weekend now BUT my partner has just been promoted so perhaps I can start planning what I want in the garden for my birthday (not til the end of May!!)


Posted: 28/03/2014 at 11:26

On the subject of Lavenders. How far back can you cut them and expect them to regrow? I've a "bush" along the path that is all old wood so presumably very established but I'd like to gain back a little of the path without killing the plant!

A little showing off and a big thank you

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 11:22

Tracey that looks beautiful!


Posted: 28/03/2014 at 07:10

Morning all! 

It was meant to be pay day today but my bank account remains empty. Don't they know I have plants and truck parts to buy?!

Time to get busy!

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 12:01

Fantastic!! I wish you many many happy hours pottering


Posted: 27/03/2014 at 11:38

In my uneducated opinion Management sound like a giant asshat.

Daft thoughts

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 10:39

I've also got a bit of a cold. But that doesn't excuse my deciding not to plant some more cherry bombs in the propagator last night because it was gone 19:00 and dark outside - something in my brain decided the seedlings would not like the dark. Daft moo I was stood in the kitchen under a strip light about to put them in soil!

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