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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. 

Happy New Year Everyone

Posted: 31/12/2015 at 16:57

 It's been a testing year in the garden and now the weather is making life grim for many.  Some have also had personal difficulties to cope with.

Let's look forward to 2016 - may it be a peaceful and happy one for all of us   and best wishes especially to the website team who are working on the upgrade - hope all goes according to plan 



Posted: 31/12/2015 at 16:48

Fish pie made, veggies prepped, heating on, wine in fridge, Miss Marple on the tv and knitting at hand ....... now just waiting for OH to come home



Posted: 31/12/2015 at 15:40

Topbird ((hugs))

Hosta and OH - have a fab holiday

Turning chilly here now - I think I'll put the heating on now that I'm sitting down.  I've made the fish pie filling, just got to cook and mash the tatties ...

Pauline - think you deserve a gold star

Plants think it's Spring

Posted: 31/12/2015 at 15:35

It's not just the plants - we have a pair of totally smitten wood pigeons trying to do unprintable things together whilst balancing on the trellis on top of our fence  

Every time I do the washing up there they are .............. again

Roses advice

Posted: 31/12/2015 at 15:32

Percy Thrower used to say prune hybrid tea roses in early March.  That's roughly when I do it - give or take a week or so either way.

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