Posted: 10/09/2015 at 13:45
Panda - twisted (corkscrew) willow can grow 30+ feet, are very thirsty and their roots damage foundations and drains - just saying
It's been a gorgeous morning; I've been out there weeding, cutting back, deadheading and potting up. It's really warm. Maybe the toms will be ripe before we go away.
The new doorbell is a bit of a PITA - by that I mean that it works I answered the door to a youth delivering leaflets on behalf of his family firm (???) who will 'recondition your roof tiles madam as I can see they're in urgent need of treatment'. The most urgent need I could see was a belt or braces to hold his trousers up
I thanked him for his concern and told him we have a builder in the family who does all our work, please don't waste paper by leaving me a leaflet which will go straight in the bin.
I'm sure we're getting far more of these visits now that we have a doorbell that works