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East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Posted: 16/02/2016 at 10:35
Topbird wrote (see)

Sleet forecast for here 

Never mind eh? Quick stomp and a mug / bowl of something hot sounds just the ticket 

One good thing - if the forecast is bad there probably won't be too many munchkins running about everywhere ...

My thoughts exactly ... every cloud has a silver lining 

Inspiration needed.

Posted: 16/02/2016 at 09:52
Tetley wrote (see)

Wow!   WHAT a story .......I`ll bet that bat is worth a small fortune now - my late husband would have been so jealous 

And if he hadn't fallen into a ditch of stinging nettles it would never have happened 

Inspiration needed.

Posted: 16/02/2016 at 09:07

Tetley - the mist is over here in Norfolk now 

Our family has a story about stinging nettles ...

Many many years ago when my grandfather was a small boy in short trousers, Dr WG Grace, the famous cricketer, came to the family farm to go shooting with my Gt Grandfather.  

My grandfather, in his excitement, fell into a ditch of stinging nettles and his legs were covered with a rash!  Dr Grace hauled him out of the ditch, patted him on the head and said, 'There there my boy!'  (or something like that)  'If you're a brave boy and don't cry, I'll send you a cricket bat when I get home.'

Grandpa was a brave boy and didn't cry and sure enough, Dr Grace was as good as his word and sent him a lovely cricket bat, signed by him, and with a silver plaque engraved 'Presented to Herbert W*** by Dr W. G. Grace'.

It was inherited by my father and when I was a child it was my job to oil it every summer.

It's now been passed on to my brother. 


East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Posted: 16/02/2016 at 08:42

Skis Nut, or even better   -  you'll see there's a technical drawing with all the details your OH needs - but he'll have to get a move on to make it by Thursday morning 

Inspiration needed.

Posted: 16/02/2016 at 08:38

Good morning Kc   So glad to hear you're feeling a bit more positive - enjoy your garden ((hugs)) 

Filling two rose beds

Posted: 16/02/2016 at 08:32

I'm a bit confused - are you planting between rose bushes or replacing the roses with the alchemilla and geraniums?


Posted: 16/02/2016 at 08:24

Good morning Pdoc   Fresh air and exercise!   but keep warm! 

Colts foot

Posted: 16/02/2016 at 08:22

  I love Colt's foot - one of the first wildflowers of early spring - so cheery!  

Thanks for sharing Logan 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 16/02/2016 at 07:58

Always after a percentage, eh Hosta ? 

My favorate photo

Posted: 16/02/2016 at 07:49
Lou12 wrote (see)

Love monkshood and your lawn is lovely.


Ditto on both counts.

I spotted the fly - I spotted the spider's web too 

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