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Posted: 11/02/2015 at 08:03

Chicky - hope today goes well (but I'm still rooting for the UEA )



Posted: 11/02/2015 at 07:56

Good morning all

BL, I didn't go to bed that early - but I did have a 10 minute doze on the sofa before getting the knitting out and watching some tv.  I've still not found a way to noodle on the forum and knit at the same time  

Not sure what I'm going to do today - the decorating of the ceiling and walls of the main living space will be taking place - can't even play in the garden as the doorway in and out of the house to the garden is in the dining room - I might hide in the bedroom with the laptop and Radio 3/4

I indulged myself...

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 19:57

Yes, we can sing the praises of companies who give us good service etc - they just can't do it themselves

Raspberry Advice please

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 19:55

I'm going with Bob's advice - I think those look like summer fruiting raspberries and I think that if you look closely you'll see which are the new canes.  Cut all the old ones out, tie the new ones into the wires and give them a feed with fish, blood and bone and a mulch of compost or well rotted manure. 


Posted: 10/02/2015 at 19:51

Lovely plants Panda

I am absolutely

Think I'd better snooze now - see you in the morning folks!  If I'm not under a dust sheet

Sweet dreams everyone


Posted: 10/02/2015 at 09:50

That looks gorgeous Dd - damp and overcast here in Norfolk, but the blackbirds don't mind - they're pulling up worms from the lawn

Pea soup about to be made, then a spicy carrot-cake traybake

Pampas grass

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 09:47

If you're doing anything to it at this time of year keep an eye open for hibernating hedgehogs - pampas grass is a favourite location to spend the winter


Posted: 10/02/2015 at 09:24

Good morning all - I'm late on parade today - we both slept in and only woke half an hour before the builder arrived!  Morning ablutions carried out at breakneck speed!!! Embarassment averted ... just!!!

Edd - sorry that life seems so difficult at the moment - try to remember that life's a journey not a destination - it's not about getting there it's about what you do along the way, and take it from me, life's easier when you're a team - sometimes holding hands is enough.  Try not to meet the problems head on - go around them - all clichés I know, but things become clichés because they're true.  Everything I say seems trite when you're faced with one of life's immovable objects, but you seem to relate to a 'stream of consciousness' style of writing so I hope this is ok with you.  Good luck my friend


Posted: 09/02/2015 at 17:42

You'll probably need to phone ahead and book in July BL, as you can imagine it gets busy in the summer.   You need to park in one of the carparks at the harbour mouth and walk upriver, not much more than 5 mins walk. 

Spinach and Lettuce

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 17:39

As has been said above , plus chickweed is good for chickens (hence it's name) and it grows very readily on tilled soil so make full use of it when you're weeding, as well as dandelions. 

Also grow calendula for them, apart from the hens enjoying the greenery, they enjoy eating the petals and the colouring from them will make the yolks an even richer colour

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