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Posted: 21/11/2014 at 06:54

Most of the ash leaves are down and the grass is getting very soggy so I really ought to rake them up - there are a few leaves left (a Nick Drake reference for any fans) but most of them look as if they'll fall next door


Posted: 21/11/2014 at 06:49

Good morning Chicky  

Hopefully it'll be dry enough for me to rake the leaves at some time over the weekend


Posted: 21/11/2014 at 06:43
Steve the Gardening Vet wrote (see)

Something has been in the house and the food was eaten!

Hopefully at least one happy hog

Can you leave a shallow bowl of fresh water out for them too - we find that although we have a pond in the garden, the hedgehogs always visit their water bowl after they've eaten


Posted: 21/11/2014 at 06:40

Good morning Mrs G - yes, you're first!   I was wandering around the garden in my dressing gown and crocs with a torch!   The neighbours must think I'm bonkers - well, if any of them were awake they would

Fidget, MIL has a narcissus blooming happily in her front garden in Lincs!


Posted: 20/11/2014 at 19:22

Wow!  So they are!    When did that happen?  I'm sure they weren't there a moment ago


Posted: 20/11/2014 at 19:08

M&S often sell out of my size too Matty - apparently they don't stock more because 'there's no demand'

Probably explains why the Sale racks are full of Size 6 and 8s

Hang out the washing

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 15:08
GWRS wrote (see)

Verdun , I hope you colour coordinate your pegs?

I don't know if Verdun does, but if I'm using the plastic pegs I do

But I like the wooden pegs the best

Growing plants in sterile medium

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 12:54

Hospital wards now don't allow patients to have vases of fresh flowers by their beds because the water in the vase can harbour bacteria, and I imagine that it's the danger of infection while her immune system is damaged due to chemo etc that the doctors are worried about. 

While I understand that you want to cheer her up and help her get back to a normal life, as she's been so very poorly I'd really take the doctors' advice on board. 

Maybe there's other ways of helping her enjoy plants etc. while she's getting her strength and immune system back - planning new planting schemes, looking at specialist seed catalogues, making a list of gardens to visit in the spring?

Hang out the washing

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 12:48

GWRS   - we have two and recommended them earlier - see my post of 26/04/14 - really useful.


Posted: 20/11/2014 at 11:31

BitKnit - we get quite competitive about being up and about early in the morning!  It's often me but I had a lie-in this morning

More power to Mr Panda's elbow - good on him

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