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Posted: 24/11/2014 at 07:51

Morning all. No frost here but we're getting it tonight - after rain apparently so not so good. Drive carefully everyone - especially if you have fog as well. 

I'll have to give that a miss DD thanks all the same... The spreading's the easy bit if there's no or little prep though. With all your new muscles and fitness, it'll be done in no time  

Off for a quick look round before I go to work. Have a good  day everyone 

Identify - Bush / Hedge

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 18:45

Looks more Camellia-like to me too. If you look at the size of the bricks - the foliage looks too big to be Escallonia. 


Posted: 23/11/2014 at 18:44

I'll call in on you LilyP 

My girls take it in turns to go to their Dad at Christmas and this year they will be there the night before. It's a bit difficult sometimes now that I'm on my own again but they come back in the early afternoon. I don't have a lot of family so it's a quieter time of year than it used to be. I used to take turns with my sister Lesley - at least she always appreciated the work involved! My BIL always helped with the veg prep etc and we always had a good laugh. Biggest problem was fitting all the roast potatoes in the oven because they ate so many! 

We used to try and find a tacky item to give each other. My proudest moment was the candle I found shaped like a turkey and all the trimmings. It was tremendous  

Crikey! Who pressed the freeeeezing button?

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 18:28

Linoleum pansy...we lived in a cardboard box ...oh no, wait a minute...that was Monty Python.....

Hasn't been in double figures here in the daytime for ages but that's mild for the time of year here. We certainly had some frost last night and a few days ago but I don't mind that at all.  The lack of howling winds and rain is the biggest factor - it's been very benign. Long may it last 


Posted: 23/11/2014 at 18:18

Thanks KEF - there's also a large slice of choklit cake with my name on it for after dinner  


Posted: 23/11/2014 at 17:31

Monstrous Verd  - I'm going to stop eating the spinach though - I'm starting to look like Popeye....


Posted: 23/11/2014 at 17:18

Having a cuppa and a seat after my shift outside. Think I've earned my corn tonight - although it's actually a chicken casserole.

Have shifted about half the 2 tons of gravel but I forgot I still had a bit of prep to do on the path from back door down to back gate so did that first. Then ran out of membrane - stupid of me - so had to go and get some more.  Wouldn't be so bad if I didn't have to shift pots and benches from one place to another as I go, or cover every piece of open ground to stop the local cat population *****ing in it.... 

Pretty sore and achy now. 

Doc - I couldn't keep up with a load of 18 yr olds either - even when I was 18  

Puddings smell lovely Dove. I had a little selection of silver charms that I used to put in the pudding when I made it. Girls used to love all that. I don't make one any more as it's only me and the girls on Christmas day and I could easily eat the whole thing myself 

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Posted: 23/11/2014 at 10:04

Brian - didn't you know - it's really 'Rent a gigolo'...  

I'd have to agree with Dove. Over time, many members here have got to 'know' one another and therefore chat privately or meet up for outings. Not quite the same thing as posting it all openly. Very unwise to use real names or divulge private info for the world to see    

What do you have left to do in the garden this year?

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 09:47

A lot...

To cut everything down, or leave.

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 09:35

I don't like messy either. I use a lot of evergreen planting though - necessary here as the winter drags on and on and spring is often late, cold and wet, so it's important to have something bright and cheery to look at every day. If I had to wait till decent spring weather to tidy up, the garden would look pretty poor for a long time. Like Verdun, I have wildlife visiting and I hope that will increase. This was a very sterile garden when I moved in but there are now plenty of areas for insects etc to overwinter and birds are fed every day through the winter.I protect the odd plant which will need it but I mainly grow hardy stuff. If something doesn't survive severe cold weather I'm not sentimental - I'll replace it. I see it as an opportunity.

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