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Posted: 10/01/2015 at 07:18

Morning all - waiting for cab to take us to the station - jolly blustery here - just returned neighbour's wheelie bin to his garden.  Hope all of you and your gardens are ok ((hugs))  You won't see me until tomorrow


Posted: 09/01/2015 at 18:29

Thanks folks - last I heard she was still in resusc

SGLily  - OUCH!!!  poor you - rest, warm bath and radox, more rest ((hugs))

Very very windy up in the northwest - hope all are ok.


Posted: 09/01/2015 at 17:02

Thank you Fidget


Posted: 09/01/2015 at 16:58

Just heard from my son - his friend's wife has been rushed back to hospital with apulmonary embolism following emergency C Section a few days ago to deliver a baby son (my son is going to be his godfather).  Fingers crossed for her and the medics that are looking after her.

My son is looking after their 4 and 5 year old daughters as Daddy and Grandparents are with baby and mother in hospital. 

He's never had to look after a child on his own before!!!  Although thankfully the girls know him well!  Hopefully the grandparents will return and do the night shift.

It's one of those occasions when I'm quite relieved I live getting on for 50 miles away! Phew! 

Which Pest ate all my Beetroots?

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 16:49

The poster said he was growing beetroot Verdun, not doughnuts

Hedgehog Rescue

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 16:17

How lovely - we found a substantial hedgehog (now known to us as Hefty) hibernating in our garden when doing some clearing just after moving here - we put him in a safe and sheltered place and he completed his hibernation. 

That was three years ago - we've seen him and some of his friends regularly since in our garden, and I think that this winter he's hibernating in a heap of runner bean haulms  which are almost covered by the upturned wheelbarrow! 

As soon as he reappears in the spring we put fresh water and food out every evening - your description of your hedgehog falling asleep in his supper is something Hefty does most evenings on the terrace just outside our dining room door!


Posted: 09/01/2015 at 16:10

Getting blustery here again now - we're off tomorrow to meet up with foody friends in London - however it seems that quite a bit of our train journey will be by bus! 

We will be leaving here about 7.30am and don't expect to be back until after midnight so you lot will have to play without me tomorrow

Pruning Gooseberries

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 16:07

My assumption is 'of the total length' - what do others think?

Which Pest ate all my Beetroots?

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 15:56

Very hungry slugs?  Voles?  Rats? 

The weather was very dry last summer/autumn - if rodents/small mammals were thirsty I can imagine that juicy roots would have been very welcome


Posted: 09/01/2015 at 14:49

Phew!  As long as it's only the pooter that is poorly

Thanks Lyn ((hugs))

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