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Posted: 09/08/2015 at 16:01

Just checked the temp - it's falling now but it got to 30.7C in the shade a little while ago - no wonder I'm dripping ...


Posted: 09/08/2015 at 16:00

Hello Dd, good to see you   Get a man in to do the hedges, saves falling out with the OH 'cos of nagging, and anyway, it's what he goes out to work for, isn't it?

Loathe soft play places with a passion - they weren't about when Wonky was small, and I first came across them when working for Children's Services - a good place to get to know parents and observe their parenting - but I hate the places - all that noise and no fresh air

Yew Trees

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 15:56

How far apart were they planted?

When were they planted and how tall are they?

Gooseberry Bush Seems To Be Dying

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 15:55

Yes, something's been eating it - probably sawfly as you say WO


Posted: 09/08/2015 at 14:59

Not real glass but clear Perspex. 


Posted: 09/08/2015 at 14:43

We have a similar one (it's really useful) although I think the timber part of ours is slightly weightier.  It's fine in our sheltered garden in Norfolk, but if your garden is exposed to strong gusty winds I'd find a way to fix it - maybe metal brackets securing it to the wall or fence - or maybe fix a 'floor' across the bottom and lay some concrete blocks or similar on it perhaps?

This is ours


Posted: 09/08/2015 at 14:34

Looking forward to trying to  help with your lawn


Posted: 09/08/2015 at 14:31

Oh, no it doesn't work for iPhones - can you upload the pics to a photo-hosting site and post the link?  Or have you access to a tablet or laptop or ............... almost anything but an iPhone?

The site is undergoing some changes and they're going to make it much more compatible with phones etc, but that doesn't help you and your lawn today ... sorry


Posted: 09/08/2015 at 14:28
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

make sure BM doesn't come along and berate you for cruelty to cabbage whites.

Not being cruel to them Hosta - there's three straggly plants left over still in the modules in a corner of the garden where such things get put and then overlooked - they're welcome to them if they like


Posted: 09/08/2015 at 14:27

Shall we send a magic carpet for Topbird - do you think she's ready to rub her magic knickers yet?


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Anyone interested? 
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Wishing us all a peaceful and healthy new year 
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Don't miss it! 
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... everything explained 
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What would you reeeeeeeeeeeally like? 
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The plant I won't have in my garden  
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