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Posted: 16/08/2016 at 07:51

Very sad Daisy - heard it on the news when it happened too. A reminder of that fragile thread we all hang by.

BL -  I hope they retire Valegro now. It would be a shame to watch him deteriorate, although I doubt Carl would ever allow that. It would be a great high to go out on. The freedom and movement he has through his shoulders and front, especially in that extended trot, is sheer class.

I was going to say head and 'shoulders' above the others ... 


Posted: 15/08/2016 at 20:39

Hard not to be hooked isn't it SViolet ? 

I did cry Lantana...

Zebra wrangling at it's finest 

Hebe Margret all dried up

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 19:36

If it was at the back of the garden and you forgot about it - it maybe that it's been shaded out by something else too. Plants will dry out very quickly in pots.

It should be looking something  like this


Posted: 15/08/2016 at 18:59

BL -  and she just said yes to her boyfriend  

I've put something on the Olympics thread for anyone who wants a laugh- no need to be 'sporty' to understand it either  

Hebe Margret all dried up

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 18:34

Are the roots teased out wakeshine? Have you kept it well watered during the hot spells?  It's important to keep them watered well enough in a pot. A soil based compost is based for anything that's in a pot long term - ordinary compost will dry out very quickly. 

They're pretty trouble free plants usually. 

Just seen the pic - 

Alternatively - have you been overwatering? They need good drainage in pots - are the holes blocked?

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Posted: 15/08/2016 at 18:29

I think Bee twatting and Stabbing people for points are my favourites!  


Posted: 15/08/2016 at 18:28

Think you could be right about that match Yvie - the breaks of serve were incredible! Like a gladiatorial contest from the ancient Olympics - how fitting! 

I managed to stay awake at work - not sure what'll happen if I lie down after dinner....

Good to see you're hanging in there B'man - hugs from me and the little fairylets too 

Steve - fantastic!  Does Mo have to start getting worried.... 

It's such a good feeling when you achieve something you set out to do - especially if it's a bit outside your comfort zone. I used to run a bit when the girls were little  and initially couldn't get to the end of the road without needing oxygen, but like you say, very quickly you find you're doing half an hour fairly easily.  It's hard on the knees though. Hillwalking suits me better, even if I need two knee braces to do it! Challenging ourselves is what life is about. 


Posted: 15/08/2016 at 18:13

Superb Joyce wasn't she? More history made.... 

KT - you're right. We're just a little place by comparison - but all our athletes have huge hearts  

I understood what you meant re the Brazilian lad - it was just so delightful - like all his Christmases had come at once!  So easy to be cynical about high level competition, but his face was a reminder of what they all do it for. Personal achievement yes, but also the pride in doing it for their country. Andy is a perfect example of that - a proud Brit. 

My daughter showed me this last night and we had such a good laugh,  so I hope it entertains you all too  

Lovely pic BL  

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Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 08:14

Flyfifer - if I had to pick only one plant, I think it would be that clematis. It never fails to perform and please. Mine is currently outgrowing the fence it's on - I can't get it all in one photo now! 

This was from about a month ago-it continues for another six feet to the left of this. 



Posted: 15/08/2016 at 08:08

I thought the Brazilian's reaction  was one of the moments of the Games KT. His face said it all about what it means didn't it? 

Felt the same as you about Louis Smith. He's done so much for his sport. How many people can say they've done that? 

Can anyone deny Usain his triple triple? I really hope not  

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