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Posted: 19/09/2014 at 07:35

Lyn - my Dad hid a lot of stuff from me and my sister too. Please don't feel guilty - you can only do what you can do, and I think you do an awful lot more than many people who care for parents. x

A horrible time for you with the news of your friend too.

PS - your daughter's right


Posted: 19/09/2014 at 07:29

Fishy - 

Enjoy every minute of it x


Posted: 19/09/2014 at 07:27

Morning all  -from a very relieved fairy today 

Not slept too well...just glad I won't need my passport if I want to visit you down there 

Ferns on the move

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 20:51

Not really - even bigger ones seem to have quite neat roots. They bounce back quickly if you water them well initially , and you should see new growth quite soon, even at this time of year. Give them a good water before digging them up and you shouldn't have too much of a problem. I cut back some of the fronds on bigger ones too, so that they're not stressed. 

Ferns on the move

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 20:40

I've moved lots of ferns without any problem - big and small. They're quite robust. Some will tolerate more sun than others so just make sure you give them the right sort of conditions when you move them and water well till established  

Inexpensive suggestions for improving garden

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 20:22

Sorry I can't view the pix, but I certainly wouldn't lay anything 'loose' on top of concrete and hope it would be ok. Very slippy. If you can't get rid of the concrete, then the only real alternative is to build a timber walkway over the path and do the same for the space where you want the dining area. If the site's shady that's no good either for the same reason as using gravel or bark, unless you cover it with chicken wire which isn't very attractive. Fine for a working area in the garden but not much else. The other way of sorting it would be to lay another skin of concrete over it , put in a nice edging and perhaps set some stones into it in a decorative pattern to make it more attractive. You could probably do a fair bit of that yourself.

Think carefully about the issues with the concrete. In the long run, it might be better to tackle removing it so that you can have something far more suitable for your needs. 

Cuttings Advice Please

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 17:11

Cuttings only need light watering over winter Yvie, especially things like pelargoniums and lavender which like drier conditions anyway. Keep them on the dry side - it's a case of keeping an eye on them and just watering when they really need it. 

Disappointed with new shed.. how far to take it.

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 16:44

I think you have to pursue things with Trading Standards now that you've had that unpleasant response from the company. I know it's easy to say reject the shed completely, but it leaves you with the hassle of someone taking it away and then having to go and find another one, wait for delivery and so on. The company obviously thought they could fob you off with the discount and tin of paint and aren't happy that you've rejected that and are requesting  something else. Dire customer service and very rude, if nothing else.

Stand your ground. If you thought you were buying a treated shed as per the display item, then that's what you should be getting, unless it states something different in the small print. You could contact Citizen's Advice as well and see if they can offer some help 

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 12:46

Hey Yvie - we could form a New England look now! 

I'd love a formal Italianate garden but with this space it would be difficult to achieve. I have to think of possible resale - it would be for a family probably - so my dream of 'a parterre or two, a vista and view' will have to wait 

That rhymed 

BM - sometimes seeing your garden in a pic gives you a totally different viewpoint of things. It's going to be lovely - plenty to look at. You won't even notice that shed in a year's time 

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Posted: 18/09/2014 at 12:38

Bumping this up for Mark in case he needs it.

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