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Posted: 25/04/2014 at 12:56

My mother was very fond of a kaolin poultice for a chesty cough. I can still picture her heating up the tin in a pot of boiling water. No wonder we winced when she approached with it on the cloth as children....    Happy days 

Clearing up here so  I may get some outdoorsy stuff done anyway.

Panda - my ex partner always said hut and I say shed but I find myself saying hut quite often now!

will my new four tier plastic greenhouse work same as a glass one?

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 12:49

They're not as substantial as a conventional greenhouse but are adequate for keeping the worst of the weather off things that aren't totally hardy. Just make sure you attach it securely to something- in an exposed location they take off ! Heaters would be a no no.

I grow tomatoes in mine as we just don't get consistent enough temperatures at night up here for them.


Posted: 25/04/2014 at 10:38

You have so much colour and variety in your garden Marion - it's  obvious how much pleasure it all gives you. The bluebells are gorgeous 


Posted: 25/04/2014 at 10:30

You can't beat a good bran poultice for drawing out skelfs (splinters) Panda! 

Doc - maybe I should come with you to Venice just to keep you right....

fidget -  I don't have any 'wedding china' left....I wonder why?...

Murano glass is a great suggestion, and there's always loads of  street artists where you can pick up some lovely, and very inexpensive,  watercolours. 

Types of Sage

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 10:24

I thought it looked a bit like the prostrate rosemary - although the flowers didn't look quite right - until I enlarged the pic  


Posted: 25/04/2014 at 10:18

doc- Venice will be more then enough present. Well, it would be for me anyway but you'll know Mrs doc best of course! Take her to Cafe Florian - get a bank loan first of course - it's gorgeous, and fit in a trip to Verona on the train if you can manage it too. Beautiful. 

Maybe a card or too...

Builder's been - he's a good guy and will sort it out for me as  I knew he would 

Off to do a bit of packaging for the post once I've had my cup  of tea. 

A poultice is what you need for that thumb MrsG. My mum swore by them...


Posted: 25/04/2014 at 08:01

Morning all. Very dull and damp here 

Welcome Cbonkers - you'll like it here if your name's anything to go by! 

Verd - I thought it was you on R2 yesterday lunchtime. Are we going to have to call you sir again and doff our caps and tug our forelocks?...

Nice builder who did the renovations at my last house is coming this morning to do a quote for extension. Think i may sow some more seeds if the weather's not favourable for painting.

Have a good day everyone.

Another mystery plant

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 19:43

It's a Euphorbia 


Posted: 24/04/2014 at 19:08

What a lovely view Wintersong-  and your new arch will frame it beautifully. 

Done a few bits and pieces and now having dinner- well leftover tagliatelle as the girls decided to order themselves a pizza. 

I have so many lovely daffs all flowering just now - and they glow when it starts to get dark. Cut lots to bring into the house. Isn't spring lovely when we have a nice bit of weather?

Dove - just make sure that vase isn't on a shoogly shelf....


Posted: 24/04/2014 at 17:51

Just the mag doc - or water as well?....

Lovely here now - pity I was at work most of today. Oh well.

Might get a bit of trellis painted before dinner. Been out weedkilling  - I hope the person across the road is going to do something about the sea of dandelions in his front garden - guess who's in the  firing line when the wind blows 

Clari - I sympathise. I seem to have spent far too much time in painty type clothes in the last 5 or 6 years. It will get better and you'll be glad you did it 

Off for a look round to see what you've all been up to. I believe someone's getting a new greenhouse....

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