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Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 08:37

"I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else."

Winston Churchill


Posted: 16/02/2014 at 08:29

Mmmmmmmmmmmmm Stacey - but I got a similar lot of 24 plugs from T&M last year and despite tlc they're still struggling - I might end up with a quarter of them if I'm lucky by the time the spring comes.   I'd rather have bought a few slightly bigger ones from the little local nursery where they raise them themselves and take the losses for me. They've taken up space in my cold frame that I could have used for some other plants. 

* this post is in response to your post on the perennials offer - the others might be better. 


Posted: 16/02/2014 at 08:10

Good morning Stacey  Have a safe journey home ((hugs))


Posted: 16/02/2014 at 08:09

Think there's an Old Testament saying about 'sleeping the sleep of the righteous' KEF - We must've earned a good night's sleep somehow 

Cousin and his wife live just up the road from Ma's slightly younger sister - she's lovely, loves her garden and her chickens - they moved back from Ireland to be near her a few years ago after my uncle passed away and she was struggling a bit coping on her own.  Her mobility's not good, but she's got a high-powered buggy as she calls it, and whizzes around the village on that - they have to take the key away from her when the weather's bad - last winter she slid down into the village in the snow and had to be towed back up!  When I was much younger she had a motorbike and red leathers and wrote poetry to raise money for the NSPCC!   She thinks I'm more like her than Ma   When the fox started visiting her chickens she moved them into the bungalow with her until the coop was reinforced 


Posted: 16/02/2014 at 07:48

Good morning all   We've got that yellow thing too KEF.  

I was so tired last night I went to bed just after 9 - I've had 10 hours solid sleep!  I could never relax that much when I was working!  I can remember saying something to OH when he came to bed but I've no idea what it was I said and as he's still sound asleep I haven't asked him   As apparently sleep also helps ward off dementia, there's hope for me yet!!!!!!!

Hope all those who are struggling with the weather are ok.

I've just had an email from cousins in South Wales (Gower Peninsula so pretty exposed) - they're ok and feel they've escaped lightly so far compared with some, but said that the weather has been 'pretty bad' - usual laconic South Walean understatement!


Posted: 15/02/2014 at 19:20

Traditional round here to plant at Easter - but given that Easter moves about I think most sensible people are guided by the weather as well 


Posted: 15/02/2014 at 19:17

.... and leaves? 


Posted: 15/02/2014 at 19:12

Re snowdrop thefts - has anyone read Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach?   Really enjoyable read

Camera Corner

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 19:00

Lovely to see that area again - we drove through it with the children quite a few summers ago now on our way to Tuscany - Switzerland looked just like the pictures on the chocolate boxes 


Posted: 15/02/2014 at 17:59
Verdun wrote (see)

Thanks chicky...lovely.  

Dove, when you said "simply gorgeous" did you mean me?  


Who else could I possibly have meant Verdun - who else looks so handsome in that clear Cornish sunshine?

Glad you've had a lovely day - you and all the Cornishmen and women down there deserve some respite from the elements ((hugs)).

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