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Posted: 27/11/2015 at 18:48

Oooh lovely idea Yvie


Posted: 27/11/2015 at 18:44

Phew!!!  Andy always puts us through it doesn't he


Posted: 27/11/2015 at 18:22
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

That all sounds lovely.

It was a very pretty Suffolk cottage, with pargetting and porch with stained glass arched windows and ornately carved bargeboards etc - near that very good pub.


Posted: 27/11/2015 at 17:52
Fairygirl wrote (see)

You'll need a ring though - to put on the laces. It's that time of year too Dove....

Got one Fairy -  fairtrade platinum and two ethically sourced diamonds - had it a few years now 


Edd - Apparently Black Friday is so called because in the US the Friday after Thanksgiving, being a public holiday and the start of the Christmas shopping season, is the when the big shops' finances begin to show a profit (move into the black).   I heard that on R4 the other day.

Wonky has been shopping with her father - she said she got some bargains - a bag of Bramley apples, a cabbage and some fluffy socks.  I taught her how to shop


Posted: 27/11/2015 at 17:43

At a previous house I used to have antique chimney pots either side of the front door - a inexpensive winter planting which worked well was small-leaved trailing variegated ivies under-planted with several layers of sky-blue grape hyacinths. 

The ivy looked elegant throughout the winter (at Christmas I'd hang little red glass balls etc among the ivy) and then, in early spring the grape hyacinths burst up like an amazing blue powder puff - these lasted for several years with minimum care.  After the flowers were over I'd take the pots and put them in a quiet corner and give them a few feeds of tomato fertiliser then when the leaves died down I'd give the pots a small dose of Fish Blood and Bone and move them to a shady area where the ivies looked good with the ferns etc.  I'd just make sure that the compost didn't dry out. They'd stay there until November when I'd tidy up the ivy with a pair of scissors and put the pots back in the chimneys.

In the summer there I'd chop and change the style of plantings - the usual pink pelargoniums and trailing lobelias some years, and other years an eruption of trailing nasturtiums tumbling down and falling in a flowery foam at the foot of the chimneys (that sounds like an attack of the Nigellissimas ).


Posted: 27/11/2015 at 17:01

Don't ..... you're making me hungry


Posted: 27/11/2015 at 17:00

Maybe  I should get some ...... instead of my pair of well-worn Dunlop Green Flash


Posted: 27/11/2015 at 16:38

Verdun!  You simply don't know your own strength ... must cut down on that spinach


Posted: 27/11/2015 at 16:34

Those weren't my legs!!!

Like Andy's new boots

Hedgehog spotted

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 16:32

I find that chopped peanuts, sunflower hearts, dried mealworms, a few raisins and some broken up banana chips keep quite a while in the winter - they love the banana chips - lots of energy

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