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Posted: 13/06/2014 at 18:16

Supper here is jacket tatties and spare ribs  - the tatties are in the oven and OH is having a nap while they cook .


Posted: 13/06/2014 at 18:14

Hello folks!   I'm home and the garden's been inspected - chillies needed watering but everything appears to have survived another day of sunshine - even me

Pa had been a bit poorly - think the heat might be a bit tough on him - they've got the windows in his room wide open and that's fine, but when everyone went through to the dining room I think he felt the heat - but he looked a lot better at the end of the afternoon   Ma was fine and chatty - had I seen her mother lately? 

The auction went well - I was bidding on son's behalf and he was very pleased with the result   

I've had a read back but wasn't taking notes so if I send everyone ((hugs)),  ,  and  can you help yourselves to whichever is appropriate? 


Posted: 13/06/2014 at 08:16

Verdun, I will, but sorry - I'm taking the convertible and leaving you with the wheelbarrow 

Straw for mulching

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 08:12

If you can't find any from an animal feed supplier, try Petsathome or Petsrus or whatever they're called - it'll be an expensive way to buy it, but ............ 

You could try a local stables, but many of them use shredded paper and other things for bedding nowadays, and most farms tend to use the Big Bales, which would be totally impractical.


Unknown tree

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 08:09

I love pickled walnuts too   If I were you I think I'd have la go at moving it in the winter - taking a good sized rootball.

Good luck 


Posted: 13/06/2014 at 08:07

Good morning Verdun - it's a lovely day here too - warm and sunny 

Hope you have a good time with your mum - I'm off to see mine today as well. 

Sourcing pond plants

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 08:04

Hi Chrissie - I've found these people to be brilliant 

They're incredibly helpful. 

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 08:00

I just remembered this - couldn't find Flanders & Swann singing it, but it'll always make me smile 


Posted: 13/06/2014 at 07:59

Good morning all   Another bright and sunny morning here in East Anglia 

Birdsong and hedgehog poo all over the garden  

I'd just like to say  to you all.  I really don't want to inflame the situation so hopefully  is self explanatory.

I'm meeting up with son at an auction in a bit, then visiting the Aged Ps, so will be out for a bit.  OH will be back and forth but can I leave you all in charge of the garden please?  I've done the watering but the runner beans and Morning Glories might need some help twining their way up the canes - do they both go in the same direction?  We'll have to check - wasn't there a song about that? 

Jeyes fluid uses

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 22:17

Please, if using Jeyes Fluid be aware that when it is diluted with water cats find it very palatable to drink - unfortunately it is highly toxic to them, frequently resulting in agonising death.  

Please ensure that no pools or containers of Jeyes Fluid are left about in your garden.


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Did you participate? 
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..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

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