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Posted: 25/02/2015 at 17:09

And if you need one temporarily you can put an old window on some blocks


Posted: 25/02/2015 at 17:06

We have one of these in the kitchen

 I changed the batteries today - now it seems to be selecting which bird's song to play quite randomly, as if it's on shuffle   So now we'll know it's "o'clock" but we won't know which LOL

daffodil bulbs

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 16:33

Pentillie - yes I saw the feature on Pentillie Duke and am so excited - when I was a child on the farm we had a patch of Narcissus pseudonarcissus on the edge of the spinney next to the veg garden, and amonst them was a clump very similar to the Pentillie Duke - the farm was sold 30+ years ago and I've been trying to find a daffodil like it for ages  -  there's even a thread on here somewhere!  


Posted: 25/02/2015 at 15:32

Lesley, I should think we have the equivalent of 6 floor to ceiling book cases of books - we've got rid of some.  Many are art books, also critical theory, philosophy etc, poetry and plays, fiction, cookery, craft and of course, gardening  - we have three and a half floor to ceiling bookcases in the living room, some in the studio and some in the bedrooms.

I never got into Broadchurch - sounds as if it was just as well

Sadly, a lesson not learned!

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 15:20

You have to get rid of that rodent!  Mice have been known to eat through electrical wires - it could do serious damage to your car - expensive damage!  Have you any idea how much it costs to have the electrical loom replaced - even part of it !!!

Replanting Green Onions/spring onions.

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 13:48


Prunus autumnalis they were supposed to flower from November onwards.

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 13:24

It's a small world - my parents are from Bedfordshire and I was born there - on a farm near Flitwick which was a small village back then

Bedfordshire is certainly milder than Derbyshire in my experience at least


Posted: 25/02/2015 at 13:14

I've been for a brief walk to the post box, hung some washing out, sorted out a bookcase, ordered some anniversary flowers for Pa to give to Ma next week and eaten lunch - now I'm absolutely bushed!!!  Shall have to sit on the sofa for a bit before I cook a curry for supper

Prunus autumnalis they were supposed to flower from November onwards.

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 13:06

It may well be concentrating on getting it's roots down in its first year so I think patience is needed.   They flower from Autumn onwards in mild spells - I used to have one outside my office window so I know that the amount and time that they flower varies from year to year, but they are an elegant and beautiful tree - one of my favourites - I bought one for my parents' garden many years ago

YAY Spring has Finally reached my garden!

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 11:21

Hurrah! Lucy - I share your joy - this morning I've spotted some little blue crocus in the front garden and some cream ones in a pot on the terrace, and a little pale yellow  primula in a sheltered spot under a clematis is almost open

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