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Resurrected Eleven

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 12:47

Enjoy Sussexsun  ......... I'll not be wanting one ... don't like chocolate ice cream ... odd I know but there it is.  

I've given all the climbers and shrubs a pail full of water each, as well as watering the hostas in the ground and those in pots, the fig and vine and the newly sown chard, the amelanchier we planted last year,  the fruit bushes and almost everything really - the ground is very dry and if they've got to produce flowers and fruit they'll need moisture from somewhere ......... 

A deciduous looking evergreen tree?

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 12:38

How tall is 'small'  .............. if you really want something about six feet tall you could have a standard  lollipop bay tree in a pot 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 12:26

Can't see the pic Beaus Mum, but OH is hoping it's either a pint of beer or a Mr Whippy ice cream 

Non-gardening - plastic bags!

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 11:47

Ones for shopping are in the boot of the car plus one folded small with a rubber band around it and kept in my handbag.

Ones for lining the rubbish bin are in the cupboard under the sink. 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 11:36
Clarington says:

......  I'm at a loss what to do now! I can't exactly be planning summer holiday activities and such like when I might not be here!

 Oh I would .. I'd plan lots of things that only you know how to do ... then if you're not there they'll jolly well miss you! 

OH has been a complete star and cleaned the insides of the sitting room windows - that's a job that really hurts my shoulder.  They're absolutely gleaming ... the outsides were done last week so still look good. 

Germinating seeds on a windowsill

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 10:54

Just thinking of those heated hostess trolleys .......... you could use  one as a heated propagator and find some clear plastic lids for the dishes ............. but they probably get just a bit too warm 

Wasps Nest in an unfortunate place

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 10:49
Sheps says:
...  Do I have any other options?

 Don't think so ... I'd get rid of it ... she'll find somewhere else to build.  

Resurrected Eleven

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 10:44

Thingummie's Contracture - isn't that what Mrs Thatcher had?

BL enjoy the car - love my Megane   KEF and I stayed in touch for quite a while, but it seems to have tailed off and I don't want to appear to be hassling her ... she was fine,  I hope she still is ... 

Resurrected Eleven

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 08:21

Joyce - I remember sitting on the seafront 35 years ago with Ma listening to passers by ... We could tell Mid Suffolk accents from those from North Suffolk.  Not sure if there'd be that much difference now ... 

Resurrected Eleven

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 08:17

Soils bone dry here MU - I sowed some chard at the weekend - am having to water the seeds every day!   A bit concerning - reminds me of 1976 

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