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Posted: 01/01/2016 at 09:21

'Cos then she'd just walk round and round in circles Little-ann

Carrots - what's the secret?!

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 08:31

For those of us not gardening in Verdun's balmy southwest, to get an early sowing in you can put cloches over the seedbed for a couple of weeks to warm the soil before sowing


Posted: 01/01/2016 at 08:25

Good morning all and Happy New Year   I slept in   has my body clock finally got the message that I don't have to get up at  5am every day any more?  Or is it just that we were woken by a firework party that went on, and on, and on ......... the new people down the road certainly go in for NYE fireworks in a big way ... very noisy ones too

We've had our first frost of the winter - the temp in the back garden dropped to 0.8C  - now the eastern sky is pink and the wood pigeons are cooing in the ash tree.

Glad you all had a good time last night ............ did Edd intend that picture to illustrate his vermiculture thread


Posted: 31/12/2015 at 21:29

'Fraid I'm going to be a bit of a lightweight   Happy New Year ........ what's the betting it'll just be me and Pat here in the morning

New Year's Day 2016 Flower Count

Posted: 31/12/2015 at 21:02

We haven't had a frost yet this winter, and I doubt if we'll have one tonight ... too sheltered and close to the city.

New Year's Day 2016 Flower Count

Posted: 31/12/2015 at 21:01

No way I'll be awake at midnight - and I used to enjoy a bit of a party must've grown out of them I suppose 


Posted: 31/12/2015 at 19:09

I've got lots of Miss Marples recorded if anyone wants to join us on the sofa

The fish pie was marvellous, even if I do say so myself

However, as it took it out of the oven I managed to plonk the ball of my right thumb hard onto the baking tray that the pie dish was on ............. OUCH!!!!!!     

I was going to wash up, but OH is doing it ....... poorly  me 


Posted: 31/12/2015 at 17:45

The best detox I know is just to cut out carbs and drink lots of water - I feel great when I do that and lose weight too.  The problem is that OH hasn't got any weight to lose so I have to feed him carbs .... it's just not fair

Hi everyone

Posted: 31/12/2015 at 17:39

Hello Clarice - good to see you again - so sorry to hear about your stepson - you and your family have my sincere condolences.

We're doing our annual New Year's Day flower count of everything that's blooming in our gardens - it would be lovely if you could join in

Happy New Year

Killing weeds - coal ash?

Posted: 31/12/2015 at 17:09

Hello Mrs Bogs and Happy New Year to you too

Your spot sounds idyllic - isn't it a shame that conditions that are ideal for garden plants are also favourable for weeds

In years gone by garden paths were frequently topped up with sieved cinders from coke fired stoves.  However, I think that ash would, as you say, become a watery gunge. 

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