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Posted: 29/12/2015 at 19:24

Hosta, he seemed to be the only male in the cast who hadn't packed his dressing gown

Summer house discussion

Posted: 29/12/2015 at 19:17

 I'd rather go for something multi-functional - something you can sit out in, like a summerhouse, and hang some tools on the back wall and store the garden furniture in over the winter like a shed, and with a big window or two to let lots of light in so that you can put some plants in there over winter, do some potting on and pricking out in, and maybe ripen some tomatoes and chillies in there too ........ there are all sorts of buildings available ..... keep looking

Plant ID

Posted: 29/12/2015 at 17:07

If you have an interest in autism

Posted: 29/12/2015 at 17:01

Hope this doesn't sound odd/patronising, but I find autism a fascinating condition - I have met so many people who live their lives on various parts of that spectrum and whose abilities and life experiences are incredibly varied.

After I'd been with Children's Services for a while, I worked mainly with children and young people at the most severe end of the spectrum, usually non-verbal, with severe LD and possibly at least one other condition. I also volunteered at a youth club for youngsters with severe learning and physical disabilities which was run by this organisation

Absolutely inspirational as well as being great fun!


Posted: 29/12/2015 at 16:52

Hazel ... he is Irish - born and grew up in Dublin  ... that was his own accent


Don't talk to me about families .... eh Wonkie?  If I told them about our lot ...

We just ignore it all don't we Wonkie ....what we don't think about can't hurt us


Hosta, glad you've got your oil ordered

Plant ID

Posted: 29/12/2015 at 16:10

The smaller flower does have 5 petals - the bigger one has 6

Can anyone help identify these shrubs/bushes?

Posted: 29/12/2015 at 16:03

Those shrubs have been there a long time - probably 10+ years and they're perfectly normal garden shrubs - exactly the sort of thing many of us would plant in a similar space.

No need to worry about them

I hope neighbourly relations improve - it's worth going the other mile to keep the peace, especially as our parents get older  

Can anyone help identify these shrubs/bushes?

Posted: 29/12/2015 at 13:44

There appears to be a yellow HT rose in front of the window to the left - again not a problem to a building's structure.


Posted: 29/12/2015 at 13:27

Fg -Fry's chocolate crème ........


Posted: 29/12/2015 at 13:21

Glad you're on the mend DD - as for families, what can't be fixed must be ignored ... sometimes these things fix themselves, given enough time and changing situations.

Pdoc - I so envy you your dipper   We don't get them around here - wrong sort of rivers  Do you keep a record of the birds you see?  I keep meaning to start one ....  Now put your feet up - mine are up in front of a recorded Miss Marple (the real one ) and I have my knitting on the go.  I'll get OH to make us a cuppa in a little while ..... he's fixing up some new shelving in the studio ..but he's assembling it in the sitting room and the way to the studio is via the kitchen, so unless I sit on the sofa I'm in danger of being clonked with a piece of angle-iron ... well, that's my excuse anyway

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Plant ID please 
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ID please

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Hosta! Where's Hosta?

Look at the canna you gave us! 
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A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things ... everyone welcome  
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