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Movie quotes

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 09:27

That's what I meant Edd - when they're trapped inside and think there's only a few people outside. Brilliant film. In fact - another great quote from it is when they're on top of the cliff and have to jump. Robert Redford admits he can't swim and Paul Newman laughs and says 'the fall will probably kill you!' before they just run and jump. Terrific 


Posted: 06/12/2014 at 09:21

It's what we call horticultural grit here Debra. It's just very fine gravel, around 4 - 5 mm size. You could use vermiculite to do the same job  but it's a different material - if that makes sense! Someone will correct me if you can't use vermiculite for that though.  It helps to prevent moss and algae forming on the surface if they get a bit over watered , which causes the seeds to rot, and also stops them drying out too quickly if conditions are warm. 


Posted: 06/12/2014 at 09:12

Morning all. Sorry to hear your news Yvie. A big hug to you and your family.

Chilly and some very black clouds overhead so perhaps more snowy showers today. I think I may be doing indoor stuff and just taking it easy today. I get very bored as soon as Christmas day is over so if the weather isn't great I'll get on with decorating jobs too. Would you like a hand Dove? I'll get my pasting table out of the shed  

Have a nice day out lily 

Movie quotes

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 09:06

Alan - It's at the end of Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid I think. When they're surrounded

To deck or not to deck.....!

Posted: 05/12/2014 at 18:12

I'd agree with Will - paving set into gravel works really well whether done informally or in a more structured way. You're right  to leave decking if the area's not in full sun for most of the day and you can plant directly into the gravelled areas using different heights to create screens for privacy as well. You could break up some of the concrete on your paved areas at the back of the house to make beds, which will give you more scope for planting than pots alone. It helps to break up a big area of paving especially if you use repeat planting to unite it all. 

Grass still growing

Posted: 05/12/2014 at 17:56

Mine has grown quite a bit since it's last cut in late Oct/early November but the ground's too wet for cutting. I didn't want to cut it too short either but I'm almost wishing I had 


Posted: 05/12/2014 at 17:54

I use bark and would apply just now - in fact I need to get some myself.  It 'dresses' the remaining plants and in bare areas is a better deterrent to cats than compost which they just use as their personal toilet. I feed with B,F and B in spring. I do try to have as few empty spaces as possible though. 


Posted: 05/12/2014 at 17:40

Evening all. Bloomin cold here today - we had a couple of snowy showers this morning - I can see them on the camera    Car was frozen over when I went out to take the car to the garage. Two trips - I had to go back with it in the afternoon once they had the part.  Hope the girls don't mind getting nothing for Christmas...



Off for a look round here before I make dinner. Hot chocolate with marshmallows later 


Posted: 04/12/2014 at 18:29

Those are lovely DD.   What did you make the reindeer antlers with?

I'll have one just now thanks - got a cuppa in my hand!

KEF - everything you need in case you're snowed in...  perhaps I should have got some supplies too - we're supposed to get some snow tonight 

Alternatives to Log Roll?

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 18:26

How very kind of you DD. It's starting to take shape now 

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