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Posted: 18/10/2013 at 07:48

Yes, that's one of the things I'm really looking forward to - prepping C******** dinner at my leisure.  Instead of making things ahead of time I'm going to be able to make more perishable things closer to theh Big Day, no 'fruit cake' but a chocolate roulade 'log' is one plan 

Right, off to work, driving cross country to Kings Lynn this morning - see you later - have a good day folks 


Posted: 18/10/2013 at 06:52

5 working days next week, 3 the week after, then it's the Monday and I leave on the Tuesday 


Posted: 18/10/2013 at 06:46

Good morning chicky  back to work today so heading for the shower - see you later- have a good day 

Ideas for 2 spare old railyway sleepers

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 06:45

Afraid that they won't be any good for raised beds etc as the tar/creosote they're soak in will kill plants that come into contact with or are planted close to them.

Lost,stolen or strayed?

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 06:43

This is going to be fun - lots to look forward to next summer 


Posted: 18/10/2013 at 06:25



Posted: 18/10/2013 at 06:23


Ivy out of control

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 06:13

This house used to have ivy growing just as you describe - a previous owner had become old and infirm and the garden had just got away from her.  Do exactly as Nutcutlet has advised.  Cut through all the stems as near the base as possible and treat with Roundup stump killer.  

The Ivy will then turn brown and the leaves will fall off.  You can pull off the fresh growth quite easily, where the adventitious roots have not taken hold, but older stuff you need to leave until it dies and then get someone to attack it gently with a scraper, taking care not to damage the brickwork.  

At the same time whoever does that should note whether the ivy has damaged the mortar between the bricks, if so it will need repointing before frost gets in and makes it worse. 

It would be a good idea to get a local builder or property maintenance chap to check out your chimney and soffits to make sure the ivy hasn't done damage which will be made worse by winter weather. 

Good luckk 


Posted: 18/10/2013 at 06:04

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Posted: 18/10/2013 at 06:03

Good morning all  

The full moon is setting in the west and the robin is beginning to sing  and TGIF!!!!

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