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Posted: 13/08/2016 at 13:08

Coaches, of course, are paid to be critics. They'd be no good at their job otherwise  

KJT does struggle with the big occasion - that's well documented. However, praise where it's due. She certainly rose to the occasion last night. 

Of course we can criticise people we like and admire DHR. However, the criticism should always be tempered with a little bit of admiration, unless you have personal experience of the event or sport in question and have competed at a similar level. 

I think we can be rightly proud of all our sportsmen and women just now. No one goes to an Olympic games  hopping they'll 'only' get a bronze. They're aiming for gold every time.  Everyone at the highest level in their sport is capable of beating the very best if they aren't at their absolute peak, and that's what usually drives them and keeps them motivated. 

Rubbish grass

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 12:27

Ah - no problem Novice. It's fairly normal for it to be a bit hit and miss initially. Unless there's an underlying issue, it will probably benefit from a bit of feeding and tlc. I'd wait till next spring to start a good regime, although others might suggest a seaweed feed or something similar, before colder weather sets in.

Keeping it cut correctly will benefit it - don't cut too short, especially if you've had a hot, dry spell. If you only take a little off and do it regularly, that will help. Leaving it slightly longer in hot weather is also a good idea. 


Posted: 13/08/2016 at 12:20

Moving Viburnum opulus

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 12:19

It's a lovely shrub Chrissie. I was considering it for a spot in my boundary too, but I'm opting for a tinus because I need an evergreen for screening and for filtering the wind that batters through the garden.

Good luck with moving it  


Posted: 13/08/2016 at 12:15

It was the strip lights that really sold it Liri 

It was the amount of cleaning it required in order to use it that was  the main issue...

Rain went off again so I've put washingout...fingers are crossed. H****work has been getting done instead of gardening, otherwise people may leave messages in the dust...

Will get out shortly though...


Posted: 13/08/2016 at 12:11

Thoroughly agree doc. The two girls looked genuinely pleased with their efforts, and appreciative of each other   

Buying plants on-line

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 12:08

Ooops - I meant to do that Verd...

Good point about telling them you've mentioned it here. naming and shaming seems to be the only way with some companies unfortunately. Shouldn't have to resort to that but nowadays, it seems necessary in many cases.

Full refund really 


Posted: 13/08/2016 at 12:05

It was a great competition Dove, wasn't it? Both girls involved were superb  

Plant vandalism

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 12:04

My only thought was the speed of the damage Verd. Hayley had only been away a week. 

Tricky confronting people too - you know what some people can be like, even if you're very sure of the culprit....

Next thing you know, the police are at your door because they've made a complaint. Without hard evidence, it could be a minefield... and then the problem escalates. Genuine security camera is well worth it. If you repair all the damage, and these people are serious, it could happen again. 

Whatever the cause, it's despicable. 


Posted: 13/08/2016 at 11:59

I recall a similar comment made about Federer doc, pre Wimbledon.

The great man had been injured and was therefore not match fit. Doesn't matter how much experience you are, or how brilliant, no amount of training can replicate being in competition. Totally different disciplines. 

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