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Posted: 15/12/2015 at 07:13

Ooob that's a little odd Dove. I wonder who left... do have fun!


Today we will be tour guiding for a university group, getting my fire marshall certificate renewed (yawwn), and if time allows re writing the lesson plans. I get the feeling however that any of my plans will be abandoned when I find that despite all the people in last week not one will have thought to cover for the clean er who was sacked last week. 


Posted: 14/12/2015 at 16:51

We were meant to move in... in August. Got the keys 1st December. 

Daffodils are sprouting too early!

Posted: 14/12/2015 at 16:35
So... its 14th December and I appear to have found some kind of blue bell little plant outside.


Posted: 14/12/2015 at 16:32
Oh my lord Yviestevie I'd have been pitching a tent on the sellers lawn telling them that thanks to their messing around you were homeless for Christmas (no seriously; I very nearly did this in our house purchase).
Thank goodness you could "find room at the inn" so to speak. At least a conservatory is better than a barn.

I don't seem to have achieved much today. In fact if anything my attempts to clean the house have gone backwards.

The Secret History Of The British Garden

Posted: 14/12/2015 at 16:13
How funny you mention this, I've just been watching recordings of this and have been finding it rather fun. It has a nicely leisurely pace without being slow and does flow so nicely.
Merry Christmas John!

Pruning and Protecting 'Super Hot' Chilli Pepper Plants for Winter

Posted: 14/12/2015 at 11:31

ooh mine live in much larger pots than yours but it has given me the idea that plastic drinks bottles might also prove useful.


Posted: 14/12/2015 at 11:30

Hi Punkdocs other half. How sweet of him to think of us in this troubling time. Do please let him know that we're all thinking of him too and will be keeping everything crossed that things start to improve soon for everyone concerned. If he ever needs a chat or friendly face we'll be here x


Posted: 14/12/2015 at 09:46

Fidget: ignore the email, the amount of hacking attempts and nasties pretending to be facebook / paypal / amazon / ebay is rediculous. What happened to those African princes that used to send you emails just wanting your bank account. At least they were laughable.

Dove: aww did I miss out on another fun person to "play with"?

I've finally found a recipe for gluten free stollen. Unfortunately it means getting dressed to get the ingredients from the supermarket.... I'll think about it!

Pruning and Protecting 'Super Hot' Chilli Pepper Plants for Winter

Posted: 14/12/2015 at 09:42

What conditions do you keep your chillies in while over wintering them? Are they under glass outside or in the house? (Thinking heating, lighting).

I had a poor chilli season this year but that was mostly through to work taking over rather more than any of us were expecting so don't have any to over winter this year but the grand redesigns happening next year I think will mess up my plans for an early start so it would be nice to think over wintering might be a possibility.


Posted: 14/12/2015 at 09:33

Hello Bella. I started like you not knowing much about gardening. These people are absolutely wonderful with advice (so much better than google).

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