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"Show us ya baubles!"

Posted: 13/12/2015 at 16:28

Well, as MIL visited at short notice and we've just had roast beef and all the trimmings followed by apple pie and cream, we are sitting on the sofa, totally stuffed.  Tree and decorations have been postponed until tomorrow


Posted: 13/12/2015 at 10:15

Hello to those of you have arrived since I got up earlier

Well, there I was yesterday, surrounded by unwrapped presents, wrapping paper, sticky tape etc, and with not a decoration put up yet, and MIL phoned to say can she pop over for the day?

Well, of course she can ... it'll be lovely to see her ... good job I bought a small piece of rolled beef rib yesterday - as I've been trying to empty the freezer there were no apple pies in there, so OH brought one of the locally 'home made' ones back from work with him (MIL does like an apple pie) and a big pot of cream. I told her to bring her nightie and toothbrush and stay the night but she says she'll go home about 4ish, however, I'll run the hoover round the spare bedroom and give the bathroom a wipe over, just in case.

Strange things going on in the garden last night - the wind got up and blew some plastic pots around - so far ok- but this morning the large piece of terracotta pot that I keep in the birdbath for the smaller birds so the water's not so deep was not in the birdbath but laying as if carefully placed at it's base next to the 'pillar' and a big plastic trug with water in was the right way up next to the birdbath - it was not there when I was in the garden late yesterday afternoon - it was over by the compost bins, and had roughly the same amount of water in it as is there this morning!!! 

Most peculiar!  Did you lot have a party in my garden last night, and if so why didn't you invite me???????


Posted: 13/12/2015 at 08:15

Good morning all G'day Pat

I try to read all the posts on Hello Forkers, but I can't always comment on everyone's goings on - as DD says, it doesn't mean we don't care - just that we're not superhuman - although Wonky does a good job of remembering everything - maybe it's 'cos she has youth on her side

Anyway, good to see you back Wsong - have you got the opportunity to have a bit of a rest before Christmas?  Do you have lots of baking/work to do?

Plant ID Please

Posted: 13/12/2015 at 07:23

Not a plant I know - thanks for sharing it with us

Daffodils are sprouting too early!

Posted: 13/12/2015 at 07:10

Yes, it's because the weather has been mild - they're hardy and they'll slow down when the weather cools.

When/where to sow

Posted: 13/12/2015 at 07:08

Hello Pompey

Tetley brings up a very good point - when the seedlings have germinated and begun to grow they will need pricking out - they will take up a lot of space when they are all in pots. 

I would have a look here

As you'll see they'll take up a lot of space once they're in pots - and if you start really early they may need to be potted on into even bigger pots before the weather is kind enough for them to be outside.

The trick is to time your seed sowing so that you have enough room to grow your plants on in a protected space.


Posted: 12/12/2015 at 18:29

It's as if we were meant to have one


Posted: 12/12/2015 at 18:24

Then enjoy Christmas and enjoy your retirement even more - it's great


Posted: 12/12/2015 at 18:00
derbyduck wrote (see)

thanks KEF job sorted .

Dove I wouldn't ignore you and thank you for the replies also  I is a he not a she .lol


Whoops!     Whadda mistake a to make a    !!!

I know what it's like it affects your whole self image doesn't it?   There have been times when I've been called Dave


Posted: 12/12/2015 at 16:55

Thank KEF - hope that does the trick

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