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Posted: 25/08/2013 at 09:46

Same for me Dove- wasn't working- gremlins at work again!

Beautiful day here so I can get on with my borders now that shed's out the way. More grafting but I feel I'm making real progress now. The bees are already humming and buzzing away on the buddleia. What better sound is there- just need a blackbird singing to make it perfect! 

Those little Rudbeckias look great Stacey -what a bargain.

pg - enjoy pottering. Nice doing that- haven't done much of it recently so I'll try and do some today in between stripping turf 

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Posted: 24/08/2013 at 20:23

Good tip Dove.  Our local Asda sells ones for loaf tins but  now that I have a silicone loaf tin it's even easier cos you don't need to line them at all. Have you been in the Lakeland shop in Windermere? Fantastic place! 

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Posted: 24/08/2013 at 20:04

Enjoy Archie- you've deserved it! 

Dove that looks very good. I'll take a look at the link 


Posted: 24/08/2013 at 19:56

Whatever you do you'll have to dig out a bit or refill so that you have a level area to put down your stepping stones. Although you have a slope the path really needs to be level or it'll be hopeless for wheelbarrows etc. no matter what material you use for it.  If you dig away the higher side you can put that along the low side to level it up. You'd also need to have a retaining edge of some kind (as SD describes above) so that you don't get the same problem in future - grass will grow over and reclaim areas whenever it can. That will happen on the higher side in particular. Timber is one of the easiest methods but you could use brick or stone or even make a little concrete edge if you're able, so that your path stays where it's meant to. Not sure how good roof tiles would be - are they not a bit small? If they were an option I think you'd have to treat them like paving - a firm base but then a bit of mortar to keep them in place. Don't think they'd be heavy enough to stay in situ like paving would.


Posted: 24/08/2013 at 19:40

GGranny- Dove's right- if you can retrieve the nest at a later date the children will be fascinated. They are the most astonishing pieces of architecture - better than any human can create. If you can involve children the fear lessens. I have a work colleague with a 3yr old son who was frightened of spiders. One day at work there was a spider in the workshop and he was quite wary of it. I gathered it up and took him outside as well just saying 'come on and we'll put him somewhere safe where he'd rather be ' and we put the spider in the ivy on the wall. Result - little boy now wants to see where the spider is and no longer scared - just interested. Looked for the spider in the ivy whenever he came in to see if it was there. When mine were little a child along the road from us was frightened of butterflies. I just thought it was so sad.

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Posted: 24/08/2013 at 19:15

Ta all! Painted it first KEF or I wouldn't have been able to do the back! Not so orange looking now thank goodness. Quite easy to shift as long as you have a person at each corner. Weather was perfect so didn't have to worry about stuff lying around getting wet. 

Cake sounds lovely Dove. Do you keep the nectarines big and cook them a little first or is it a puree? I polished off some raspberries and cream with a piece of daughter's birthday cake yesterday. Well - they'd only have gone off....

Weary now so will catch up with posts and snooze in front of some recorded tv.



Posted: 24/08/2013 at 19:07

Who are you calling wee Gilly? 


Posted: 24/08/2013 at 19:01

I watched it last night which is unusual for me as I normally record it and watch later. Have to agree with Dove and Gilly-didn't really notice it, and I find a lot of programmes irritating because of background 'stuff'.

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Posted: 24/08/2013 at 18:56

Verd- I thought it was you wot dun it..

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Posted: 24/08/2013 at 18:43

Evening all. Been busy shed shifting.

Now you see it:

 Now you don't:

 Many hands make light work!


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