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Posted: 13/06/2015 at 06:49

Good morning all

Well, the garden had a wash overnight and the ground is soaking up the water - the lawn's still a browny-yellow colour but hopefully it'll green up a bit soon. 

Heard last night that a friend of ours had died    Bit shellshocked here - he'd had a longstanding medical condition that landed him in hospital from time to time, but was at home with his parents recovering from an op when his heart just gave up - only in his mid 40s. OH had an email from him just that morning ..............


Posted: 12/06/2015 at 20:36

OH hasn't taken the ice cream out of the freezer yet, so I've been forced to make myself a white wine spritzer to watch Monty with - see you in the morning folks

weather warning

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 20:13

Sounds good Zoomer - we're willing to try most ice creams, in the spirit of research

but I'm not keen on chocolate or mint ice creams,  but any others ..........

Tree for the garden

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 19:39

Good luck with them Landlubber - it'll be great to get them sorted

What is this weed??

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 19:33

Try again and this time ignore the error message - just wait and see if it uploads - there's a bit of a blip on the forum re pics at the moment but most of the time it works - if you just carry on.


Posted: 12/06/2015 at 19:30
Hostafan1 wrote (see)
....  Shame, because I love a good thunderstorm.

Oh so do I - fantastic

I was right, OH is back with the coconut and lime ice-cream - apparently we're going to have it in about an hour

Tree for the garden

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 19:23

I agree with Will.  Lilac is gorgeous when it's in flower - there's one in the garden opposite here and for about three weeks each year it's a picture - then for the rest of the summer it's a green blob and in the winter it's a rather unattractive twiggy bundle.

A multi-stem birch would be lovely there, but they're a bit pricey. 

A rowan would be lovely, flowers in the spring, leaves in the summer, berries and leaf colour in the autumn and a handsome outline in the winter - and it would be great for birds.


Posted: 12/06/2015 at 19:10

Was the power surge due to a storm?  There was some bad weather forecast for your area today .

OH has just popped down to Waitrose on his bike for ice cream - he says we need it - with any luck he'll come back with the coconut and lime one - have you tried that?  It's wonderful

weather warning

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 19:04

It's been warm and sticky here Nut - nearly 27C this afternoon, nearly 22C at the moment - OH has just gone down to Waitrose on his bike to get us some ice cream

Hoping for some rain later on tonight ...


Posted: 12/06/2015 at 18:56

Oh dear Hosta - that sounds an absolutely terrible day ((hugs)) Enjoy your Old Speckled Hen -  is there a second?  Think you deserve two.   My OH likes an Old Speckled Hen from time to time  but this evening he's having Badger's Golden Champion


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