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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. 


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 07:11

It seems a shame to spend a day like this in the office (especially when my garden has a huge to do list!) Dove

I hope it at least lasts til late evening so I can potter about tomorrow before the storm hits!

Garden up Sheffield

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 07:09

Oh dear its not looking good is it. 

Does anyone know if there's parking nearby available? I don't like the idea of walking from the train station through a thunderstorm! 


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 07:02

Up early to enjoy the lovely sunshine.  It's glorious out there!

Now back in bed with a cup of tea. Just work to get over then we're done for the week. Yay!

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