daydaisy


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What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 23/12/2016 at 12:46

Hasn't reached us yet in Cheshire but forcast to reach us by midday. That means it's late coming. Looking very grey and threatening though. Hope it's not too bad for you up in Scotland Joyce. My sister is named Barbara and I don't think she is very pleased about this hurricane bearing her name!

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 22/12/2016 at 16:14

That is a  beautiful scene Pansy and makes me think how lovely it would be to walk along that track. As Joyce says the old stone wall is wonderful. 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 22/12/2016 at 12:21

Bright and sunny here in Cheshire. Barbara yet to arrive! But I'm sure she will. Oh well all my shopping done. The shops all crowded  and stressy. So glad my daughter is doing Christmas and her boiler is fixed. Hurray! 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 21/12/2016 at 13:06

Wet and dreary here in Cheshire but not too cold. The roaring log fire sounds good Clarice. I am going to my daughter's this afternoon and she has just informef me on the phone that her boiler has broken.


Do hope she gets it fixed for Christmas otherwise all the goodies and family will have to decamp to my house! 

what is eating my Christmas cards?

Posted: 20/12/2016 at 10:14

The mystery of the Christmas card eater is solved!


Today I found a tiny snail in the soil where I have my Christmas tree planted. I left some lethal slug pellets there and they have done the trick and solved the mystery. I normally only use them in the greenhouse but they do have their uses .

what is eating my Christmas cards?

Posted: 19/12/2016 at 14:37

Well Hazel that is a good idea, although maybe I shouldn't encourage them with tasty Christmas card snacks!


I might just give it a go though

what is eating my Christmas cards?

Posted: 19/12/2016 at 14:34

Oh Aym I have just seen your last post. That snake makes an odd decoration on a Christmas tree. My daughter would be horrified as the mere sight of a snake gives her nightmares. Yes, I shall count myself lucky just to have a few creatures visiting me at night.

what is eating my Christmas cards?

Posted: 19/12/2016 at 14:25

Aym your Korean Fir seeds sowing sounds fun and decorating a tree in the garden sounds good, a lot better I'd say than bringing it indoors! Good luck with your seeds and a pic would be nice if you can get them to germinate.


I too have had a terrible time with slugs eating everything I try to produce. I try to be 'green' and not use chemicals which will harm wild life but sometimes I despair. Anyway slugs are not causing my Christmas card dilemma as I did put slug pellets in the pot of my tree but nothing has appeared. Oh dear the mystery goes on. I've brought all the Christmas goodies inside and the damage hasn't yet got any worse. Never mind it will give everyone a laugh on The Day!

what is eating my Christmas cards?

Posted: 19/12/2016 at 07:21

Aym my tree has been in its pot since last year so whatever is in the pot has come from my garden. I am wondering if there are mites somewhere around. I don't think I will bother with it next year as it is proving to be a menace. I certainly think twice about bringing that one In! 

what is eating my Christmas cards?

Posted: 18/12/2016 at 15:52

I've removed all chocolate gifts so what will go for next? I would have thought mice would go for cushions etc to make a nice nest. Unless theyv'e made a hole somewhere it's definitely not mice. If I ever discover who the culprits are I'll let all you kind folk know! I have left some slug pellets in the bucket as suggested by Nut. Watch this space! 

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