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Garden ideas

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 08:04

Think BB has it nailed Joyce. What about gardening companies in your own area - there's bound to be residents who use them and they would probably do a basic revamp and tidy up  for over winter and then you could make enquiries about getting your grass changed. I know that it can be very expensive though so don't rush into it - get a few quotes. It's more like laying a carpet so it's not just landscapers that can do it. Simplifying the garden will make it easier - perhaps just a few pots on the patio with things you like - bulbs etc -and a few evergreen shrubs that will carry  through the seasons and that you can manage yourself 

Does your Shed have a Name ??

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 07:56

David  - we're reading from the same hymn book...

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 07:54

Does anyone remember the golliwogs on Robertson's jam? You collected tokens and got badges or little clay figurines. I collected them to get one figure playing the clarinet because of my Dad. Most peculiar. You wouldn't be allowed them now of course! 

My Mum used to give us the Vesta Chow Mein and ...Beef Risotto! What a delicacy that was. So much so that, when I was expecting first child... and struggled to eat virtually all normal food...I ate that ...  

That's so embarrassing I'm having one more of these 


Posted: 22/08/2014 at 07:38

Morning all. Lily - I took all my aches and pains to bed but unfortunately they were still with me when I got up. Hope the sciatica's a bit easier on you today. Not a nice thing. I had to get Diazepam for it  

Nice day here - cold of course but dry and sunny -  so will get outside. Washing brambles? We just  used to pick them off the hedges and eat long as they were above 'dog leg' height if you know what I mean.... Any that made it home got a rinse. Any insect just adds to the flavour 

Hope the slave trade all have a good day at work 

I'll be back to join you there on Monday.


Posted: 21/08/2014 at 20:00

lily - that's a rather unkind remark about your hubby...did he have baked beans for lunch? 

chicky - have you got hiccups or am I in Groundhog Day?    The dark stems are a nice contrast on her. I thought about getting that one but don't have the right spot just now.

Does your Shed have a Name ??

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 19:50

ER - I like that! 

Up here it's a hut...

Mine gets called the thingy quite often 

Lupins, can I move them now?

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 19:48

I wipe aphids off with my hands Beth or use washing up liquid in a squirty bottle that you can direct more accurately and with less collateral damage than a hose 

I use 'Fairy' of course....

Blue strawberries?

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 19:23

Pete said:


Wonder what they taste like....




Posted: 21/08/2014 at 17:57

Lovely jubbly archie  

How to disguise compost bins

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 17:56

Hi Hannah. If you can erect a simple screen of trellis or something similar, you could grow climbers on it. Honeysuckle would do well there - lots of different varieties but you may find it gets a bit rampant for your space - you might need to do a bit pruning and tieing in as it grows, but there are evergreen ones. Shrubs like Cotoneaster would also do the job - there are several evergreen types and they'll take a bit of shade - if it's very wet it might struggle though.  You could try Euonymous which will grow upwards if it's on a fence or wall -  grown for evergreen foliage. Buddleias aren't evergreen and need pruning to get the best from them so it wouldn't be my first choice - they have quite a spread on them too.

Hope that's a start for you anyway 

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