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Helping Our Solitary Bees

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 11:04

You know I'm sure I read an article about robotic bees being designed...


Posted: 27/06/2014 at 10:55

Ciders cooling down for later...


Posted: 27/06/2014 at 10:53

Last year I put some garlic in the ground, others in pots (since ground space was rather limited). Both grew really well and I think with them drying away at the moment you really can't tell the difference in size. Perhaps had we had a dryer year it might be different!

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Posted: 27/06/2014 at 09:48

"I enjoy "adapting" things for example my pond is an old poster for hustle!"


Oh I love this!


Posted: 27/06/2014 at 09:45

Well done Phillippa - that's quite the gift you have there! I think I'm going to refer to them as my engagement aloes from now on!

Fairygirl - in less than a minute of telling my mother she had changed the subject onto how worried she was that my brother didn't have a girlfriend (or boyfriend for that matter). I think we can all guess whose the favourite child!

Still, at least no one has asked if I'm pregnant.


Have a lovely weekend OL!



Posted: 27/06/2014 at 09:03

We wont be setting YEAR let alone date for a while yet. A friend is getting married in August so we wont be doing anything until they've had their moment in the glory as it just feels rude to take attention off who is currently a very stressed out bride.

Neither of us have ever really discussed weddings before so I've no idea what kind of plans - if any - Steve has about the day. It'll be interesting to find out!

As for shouting it out at the roof tops - I'm knackered just having to field questions from family and close friends (do people's brains just loose all common sense?) I think a press release is the way to go when we announce babies and such like this is too much melodrama! Very weird having to contact family members who we've not seen / really heard from in over 10 years to tell them. Almost a - well would they really care if they heard about it on Facebook?


Posted: 27/06/2014 at 07:46

(Thank goodness it rained last night!!)


Posted: 27/06/2014 at 07:45

Morning all.  No celebrations last night as he went to his parents for a dental appointment in the morning so I went to the museum to ready vehicles for the weekend. I've only actually seen him for fifteen minutes since the question was popped!

Slowly telling all the family (I think posting it on Facebook is a little crude) and close friends. Feels a little surreal. 

Got home very late to find my lavenders - oh my gosh the smell when I opened the box was incredible! I can't wait to pot them all up and label them properly. 

I also got my little aloe babies from Phillippa which I'm so excited about!

Also - found a little hedgehog on the drive last night : I couldn't see him when I reversed up thank goodness I missed them! He looked very healthy free from ticks so I watched him wander off down the road. First job this weekend is to make the gardens more hog friendly! 

Partner left me some roses by the bed when I got in too. Only as I often do I didn't bother turning on lights in the house so almost missed them! 


What a day! I hope today is quieter!


Posted: 26/06/2014 at 16:55

Dove you'd be amazed at plant pot tetras going on in that pot! I can never "just" get one pot out its a right challenge (and the lid doesn't exactly go on).


Maximum yield of spuds

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 16:53

You know Edd I saw you posting in this and I was half expecting you to have come up with an ingenious way of growing potatoes in the compost bins - sorts crop rotation problems and space in one easy go!


Those beloved bargain bins are wonderful aren't they!!

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loved gardening quotes

what are your favourites?  
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How is everyone else getting on? 
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