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Forget the winter, wot you gettin?

Posted: 31/12/2015 at 06:58

The Undergardener is going to help me with some structural screening - maybe along the lines of a pergola - ish sort of thing - and then the new island bed will be constructed - I'll need lots and lots of plants

cutting lawn

Posted: 31/12/2015 at 06:50
gar meanes wrote (see)

I get it trimmed every once in while   good for the growth as well!!

I thought you only had a balcony - didn't realise you had a garden and lawn as well.  Tell us more about your garden ... we like to see what other people are doing in their gardens ... maybe some photos?


Posted: 31/12/2015 at 06:48

Somehow New Year's Eve has crept up on me Pat - can't think how, it seems to occur most years

I shall have to pop down to the shops and get something nice for supper - we've used up all the Christmas leftovers except for the cheese. 


Posted: 31/12/2015 at 06:33

Good morning all   G'day Pat  -  Happy New Year to you

Hope everyone with the sniffles and other lurgies are feeling better soon, and that all affected by the storms and flooding are ok ((hugs)).

Pauline, sit down and have another cuppa - that urge will pass

Garden shed for my LIttle balcony

Posted: 31/12/2015 at 06:24

I agree, check with the building engineers/structural surveyors for your building.  The weight of a large container of soil, plus the water it will hold, plus a person or two on your balcony sounds like a recipe for disaster to me.

What's wrong with a few pots? 

Otherwise you're just going to have to rent some garden land nearby or save up to move to a place with a garden.


Posted: 30/12/2015 at 18:51

It's ok Wonky ... I watched Calamity Jane for you ... and joined in .... " ... I'll bet her mother spun 'em!"


December issue

Posted: 30/12/2015 at 14:31

Hi Mitchsan

Send an email to the magazine team at this address

Maybe they can help you.


Posted: 30/12/2015 at 13:42

I'm very sceptical about Jeremy Vine and the things he gets all self-righteous and hot under the collar about - we need to know the dates on those parking tickets - they could have been there before the floods, couldn't they?

JV just likes winding people up, pressing their buttons and making people anxious. 

When I'm in charge he and the other Jeremy (yes Kyle, I mean you) will have to get proper jobs and stop exploiting the anxious, the unfortunate and the inadequate. 


Posted: 30/12/2015 at 13:34

Hi David

Can you show us a photo of the marks please - to upload a photo you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post and follow the instructions.  If that doesn't work give us a shout ...

If you have an interest in autism

Posted: 30/12/2015 at 13:27

One of the huge difficulties I found when supporting the parents of children with disabilities is that in order to apply for support for your child you have to emphasise all the things that your child can't do and may never be able to do - all the things that make him/her different from most other children and that is so very depressing for a parent ..........  what most parents want to do is to highlight all the positives about their child, all the things he/she can do, all the triumphs and the funny little idiosyncracies that make them so loveable and an important part of their family. 

We worked hard to include all the good stuff in a child's SEN and the Statement Reviews, and always ended on a  really positive note

One of the Special Schools I worked with would include a video of each child in their review, enjoying the playground, interacting with their peers and making a positive contribution to the world ... as a professional it wasn't really appropriate for me to well up with tears, but I frequently did. 

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