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Posted: 23/06/2016 at 07:53

Morning all/afties Pat. Have you recovered from the birthday celebrations?  

Glorious day already here - shame we couldn't have had the southern thunderstorms and torrential rain here today  for the visit of that delightful, reasonable, articulate man with his candy floss hair at Turnberry. I could always drum up a plague of frogs. Those giant chicken frogs that are being protected at Chester zoo would be good! Had to laugh at the news that people are flying Mexican flags in the area 

Are you sending your drone over  with a flag Joyce? 

I can understand your feelings chicky. I still don't know what to do 

We need photos Hosta....

Did you sleep any better last night though? Hit and miss isn't it?

Lesley - men eh? 

Plant to fill a bed and keep dogs off?

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 20:08

Potentillas are tough as old boots, various colours, grows quickly, flowers for months. Easy to maintain and very forgiving. 


Posted: 22/06/2016 at 20:00

T'bird - if you're around - I didn't realise there was a programme you might enjoy on BBC2 - but it's nearly finished. It's called Colin Prior - Mountain Man. He's a famous photographer who does beautiful landscapes of the hills, and not just in Britain. If you can download, you'll be able to catch it. I've seen it before, and it's terrific, but I think it was before you asked me to let you know when these progs were on. 


Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 19:34

Just delightful Yvie  

Everything looks so lush and healthy. Lovely time of year isn't it? Plants all getting into their stride.

Lesley - I wondered about that mutation, as I've heard of it before, but Joybell's bird just didn't look totally 'blackbirdy' somehow. That's a real word, by the way  


Posted: 22/06/2016 at 18:15

What a busy day you've had Dove, followed by some nice 'R&R'  

Bit at a time Dewdrops. I know how `tough it is digging out turf. It's frustrating when you want it all done quickly though!

My hedge could do with a little tidy up now too. It's grown well. Some of the primuals and polyanthus have produced little babies so I might stick them in pots as they're mainly in the bark under the little gate by the front door! 

Hope the new medicine works for you obelixx.   My coughs usually just develop into a cold , so it must have been a different thing altogether. Very wearing isn't it? 

Been to the SM after work so we have a well stocked fridge and freezer, and dinner's on. Hope to get outside and do a couple of bits and bobs as the weather's ok. 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 12:49

DD - believe me - you are NOT stupid. Don't ever think that you HAVE been. You're strong and tough, and , more importantly, you're kind and decent and have tried very hard to make your new life work. I have so much admiration for you.

Your financial situation is a bit like mine was, for reasons I can't go into, but it's better to be away even if you  have nothing financially. Sounds like your solicitor is very able  and will get a positive result for you. Mine did.

Hang on in there xxx

Feeding tomato plants .

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 12:40

Yes  - I use tomato food for lots of other flowering plants, especially sweet peas,  as well as tomatoes. In fact, I hardly use any for tomatoes, as they only get a couple of feeds, and I only have a handful of them.  


Posted: 22/06/2016 at 12:37

Nice looking soil though Dewdrops. Mine looks like this when I remove the turf 

Hope your horrid cough/cold goes quicker than mine did obelixx. 

Lesley - glad you got back to sleep. I think Dove will know when the kiwis reach puberty - they'll keep saying 'I hate you' and 'it's soooo unfair'...

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 08:09

DD - I know only too well what it feels like to live with a bully, but for me, it was worth every penny to leave for the sake of my health and sanity, and for my two girls. Your head will take over from your heart as time goes on, and the reality of all  the practical stuff will kick in. I wish you all the luck and love in the world.

As obelixx said earlier, get the best advice you can as French law will be different - just as Scottish law is different from English. Having Charlie should make it easier for you to get help more quickly. xxx


Posted: 22/06/2016 at 08:02

Happy Birthday Pat - 21 again  

Have a smashing day  

Brilliant cake Lesley!

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