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Gardening Problems - Quick Survey

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 16:40

Hi Sean - Can I ask a few questions please?

What age group is this targetted at?  I retired yesterday but I would not regard myself as elderly (you might) - my parents are elderly.

If I answer the questions will it be of any value to you as I am not 'elderly'?

Also It is difficult to answer the first question as I 'maintain' my garden much more often than once a fortnight - I do something in my garden on most days of the week. 

Please let me know if you want me to try to complete the survey. 

Oh, and a tip, sheers are curtains - these are shears



Runner Bean White Lady

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 16:29

Can you move the pot into the shed so that they ripen 'on the vine'?  Get some help so you don't put your back out!!!


Posted: 06/11/2013 at 16:22

Oh Chicky -poor you ((hug))  here you are - share it with stargazelily



 That'll keep you going until you get home!!!  Chocolate for gardeners 


Posted: 06/11/2013 at 15:04

Absolutely agree with the above !  

Oh my goodness, look what the techies have been up to!!! Tee hee!!!  

Fraid the shopping spree didn't happen - I've been pottering and have even had a few minutes shut-eye - I'm really tired!!!  Think it's all been a bit draining the past few weeks.

Will do shopping another day - just now I need to dash to the corner shop (Waitrose in the village) and get something in for supper  - see you in a bit - can I get anything for anyone? 



Posted: 06/11/2013 at 13:53

Aw, we've got a class of little ones from the school up the road having a road safety lesson outside our house 

Autumn colour

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 13:49

I love the way my big hostas look when they're changing colour in the autumn



Posted: 06/11/2013 at 13:37

Not sure if it justifies a Confession Little-ann - perhaps we should have a Deserved Indulgencies thread too!!! 

Bonfire night memories or traditions.

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 13:31

I think it's more likely that modern sensibilties quail at the sight of what appears to be a human figure being burned on a fire.  We're all more exposed to the horrors of video news reports nowadays and I think we're just a bit more sensitive about it.


Posted: 06/11/2013 at 11:53

Oh dear - it does sound that some of your colleagues don't know how to say No.  

I do have some sympathy for youngsters today - it is much harder getting started than it was when I got my foot on the housing ladder, and what with Uni fees/loans etc, and also the fact that it does need two incomes to pay a mortgage etc - I couldn't have borne to send my little ones to a childminder,  I was able to be a stay at home mum until they were almost grown up, but of course that did have an negative impact on my career and salary when I returned to work.  However, I have been able to give my two a helping hand and so has their father - but now they've had that start they're determined to be self-reliant and also keep insisting that they'll look after me when I'm a cantakerous old bat (but I tell them that's what I've got a younger OH for, and they're suitably appreciative and make a fuss of him too)

Wild life...

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 11:13

Will try to remember Nut 

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