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A Senior Moment.

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 09:08

Sterelitza - I've got your you have mine? That's a bit of  a design problem with your car 

Lesley - at least your niece had something she could eat for her lunch   

I often dream that I'm late for something and it leads to all sorts of ridiculous scenarios as dreams often do. Usually when I have somewhere important to go the next day. Not often work then...

My youngest daughter once said to me when we returned to the house  'Mum, where's the car?'  Yes - we were returning in the car...... 

She's only 16...must get it from her father...


Posted: 16/08/2014 at 08:41

Good morning.....oh maybe I should sing that!  Had a great time last night at Singin  in the Rain. Fairy family all enjoyed it thoroughly. What a soaking the people in the front row get during the title dance, and at the end as well! Terrific fun  

No milk? That's a criminal offence here 

Always good to see pix of gardens - have you posted any of yours bekkie? We have a seed swap thread, and some of us already swap plants amongst ourselves.

Off to see what you've been up to last night 


Posted: 15/08/2014 at 13:53

I think you may be right BL! I don't have a drier just now and it's been such good drying weather lately that it's a bit of a shock not being able get it outside every time.  I hate having it lying around the house on a rail thingy or over radiators. 


Posted: 15/08/2014 at 13:49

I'd agree with Berghill - just pot them up for now. They do quite well in pots anyway if you give them the right attention. Just watch the level they're planted at for the reason already stated. 

Music in the Garden

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 13:46

They just played the Stones 'Satisfaction' on the radio doc - made me think of you 

Mott the Hoople were quite underrated I think. 



Posted: 15/08/2014 at 13:41

I've got two loads of washing out Dove - please keep that rain's looking very black and ominous here...

Verd - you're right about getting taken in - I thought you were a sensible, decent ,upright citizen, but you really just wanted to steal my plants and eat all my cakes....

Having a small lunch break before more 'stuff' outside. I'll have to stop at half four to clean myself up for going for dinner and theatre. Anyone got any black nail varnish? 


Tools keep breaking

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 12:01

I use a border spade Victoria because I'm small and it's a better size for me than a standard spade.It has a narrower blade so it's good for getting into awkward places, and I have plenty of those! I believe AlanT uses a 'ladies' spade for the same reason. I think it's more or less the same thing. I have dodgy wrists so I've found that spade has been perfect - not too heavy but very sturdy. I've also dug post holes with it  for fences etc and I've just been digging a small pond out so I was down into sticky blue/grey/yellow clay and it's done the job well.

I've also used a pickaxe to remove rocks and and big stones when creating borders in solid ground, but I'm getting to the stage when my body complains too much about it! 

Tools keep breaking

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 11:12

I've used mine for all sorts of things - from mixing concrete to creating borders where there's only been grass.  I hate to think how much turf and clay I've lifted out of the ground in various gardens in the last twenty years!

And of course - I've done the occasional bit of hole digging for planting... 

Christmas tree

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 11:07

I think I'd take a look at some of the online tree/hedging nurseries Jacki. They'd be the likeliest place to try first . 

Tools keep breaking

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 10:29

I've used Spear and Jackson spades and forks which suit me well as I can get smaller sizes, and I've only recently broken the border spade which I've had for over twenty years and which has suffered a fair bit of abuse with the amount of work it's done in that time. I noticed many GCs and other outlets have been pushing these Joseph Bentley ones Victoria, but I didn't like the feel of them. Mine are the never bend range and have steel blades, wooden shafts and comfortable plastic 'D' handles but I had difficulty finding the same ones when I looked online.  Instead I  bought a new spade locally but have resorted to gaffer taping the handle of the old one because I like it so much! Don't like my new one 

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