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Posted: 21/08/2015 at 10:03
Hostafan1 wrote (see)


You can also pay £80 and take the lift , but you're expected to raise a lot in sponsorship to do that .

not much point in that though is there? 

I always feel totally pathetic when these b****y fell runners pass me on hills    

I don't know how their knees stand up to it either.


Posted: 21/08/2015 at 09:53

Blimey Hosta! I have a good head for heights and exposure, but anything involving ropes is a no no for me. 

Hope all goes well for her 

or is it all internal?


Posted: 21/08/2015 at 09:51

You're 'cruising for a bruising' Hosta  

'Onion's 89p per lb' is my personal bugbear 

Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 09:48

is there still time to plant new plants

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 09:48

Quite so Hosta 

It's why I've stayed away from the nursery this year!

But I may have a little visit  soon - to reward myself for all my efforts you understand 

I'll wait till September though - they have 10% off then. I'm not daft - just canny 


Posted: 21/08/2015 at 09:46

I just looked at that swimming pool. Just one word...AAAGGHHHH  

is there still time to plant new plants

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 09:42


Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 09:37

chicky - you could always move a few hundred miles north - everything takes till August to flower.....

is there still time to plant new plants

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 09:36

Sorry Verd  

Try and get a an idea of what you eventually want the garden to  look like Bandita. We can all get seduced by a lovely specimen now and again, but if it doesn't suit the 'look' required, it's not a bargain. I speak from experience! You can also grow lots of perennials from seed so worth thinking about that, and of course, we have a seed ad plant swap here on the forum where you'll get loads of offers 


Posted: 21/08/2015 at 09:28
Dovefromabove wrote (see)


Now put your feet up - we'll get the Devon Pixies to mow the lawn while you're away

You've rumbled me Dove....

Thanks for all the congrats. Not bad for an old timer I suppose   

Hosta - the four steps from the back door to take the bins out this morning were enough for me today! I have to wear a knee brace or I could go up hills but wouldn't get back down!

If it had been a nice clear day chicky - I would have done something better in advance but I knew it wasn't going to be good at the summit. The wind was pretty strong too and it was just clag all round-  no visibility. Lower down was fine of course.  If I'd gone last weekend it would have been beautiful - but that's life 

WW - lovely to have weekends off isn't it? I spent twenty years working weekends so I appreciate very much! Glad the job's going well 

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