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Posted: 13/10/2014 at 08:20

Morning all. Not at work today - was suddenly struck with a horrible tummy bug yesterday and spent the rest of the day running back and know where 

No idea where that came from. Feel a bit better but I'll have to content myself with sitting here and resting. Well, someone has to do it. 

The poppy pix are beautiful lily. They'll be dismantled after Remembrance Day as you said. You can buy them - can't remember the website name but if you just google Tower poppies or similar it'll come up. Not sure how many will be left - I bought one after it was discussed it on Jeremy Vine's show on R2 a while ago. There's a little video on the site showing them being made. There's one for every life lost and they should all be in place by 11th November. Incredibly moving.

Off for a little catch up as I've not really been around since yesterday morning...

Flowering currant hedge

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 11:25

And Norman made one too Yvie -  ' - currantly I'm thinking that '  

Good idea with the sign though!   

If you stuck a couple of canes or something in, you could tie in some longer branches to encourage them across.

Now why didn't I think of that.... 


Posted: 12/10/2014 at 11:24


Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 11:14

Really lovely pix. I love the reflections too - water's stunning when it's clear and glassy like that.  I must admit the 'stepping stones' are my favourite, but I may have been tempted to just gently nudge nut on that one...

Why am I so special,to,the forum?

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 10:48

Well - it's my superior jokes Verd. They're much better than yours. Makes me indispensable.

and my modesty of course...


Posted: 12/10/2014 at 10:44

Yvie....senior moment... 

I have those too - even though I'm only 27. 

You could stick the violas on the seed swap thread 


Posted: 12/10/2014 at 10:33

Panda - we think KEF's been on the ouzo gravy already 

You're  a very good uncle Verd. I don't even like having to pick daughter up from work at night  -and that's usually just after nine! 

Bake off again

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 10:04

Ahh - but you're a man Alan. Us wimmin have been ogling Mr H for ages 


Posted: 12/10/2014 at 09:56

Very funny Lesley... I bet there's none in the bit where the extension will go! 

I think KEF's already had the gravy - that's why she's not on here yet 

Dove - that must have been nearly a whole cake between two! 

I may even put washing out as it's getting sunny. Not sure I can manage any more slab shifting/digging etc though. Might be plant moving and other jobs which are getting sidelined just now.

More tea first though 


Posted: 12/10/2014 at 09:43

Morning OL - lovely to see you again. We wouldn't think you were a fraud. 

Glad you're busy and hope all is going well  

chicky - it might have been easier to just create another bed and re gravel the rest but I wanted some grass.  Re the whirly - it was one of those fittings that just gets pushed into the ground. The previous owner had done that. Looked fine till you put washing on it...

Sun is trying to come out now 

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