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Describes me pretty damn well

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 09:36

As many as three people Jake?...


Posted: 21/11/2014 at 09:33

I used to work Christmas Day quite often too - part of my job though. When my girls were little they did the same as Panda - bringing in their stockings to open them on our bed. We always put the presents out just before they went to bed on Christmas Eve.  Earlier in the day they made biscuits to hang on the tree -  all on the lowest branches. Youngest's were always dripping with runny icing and laden with silver and gold  balls  ( had to be suitably colour co-ordinated ) while oldest's were very neat and precise. I managed to resist the urge to space them evenly on the tree...

We always did the carrot and drink for Santa too. We used to leave it on the landing under the hatch for the attic as oldest daughter (smartass) always wondered how he got in since we didn't have a chimney  I used to put a pair of boots down and sprinkle flour or talcum powder round them so it looked like snow. They were thrilled with that. 

Happy days 

Leaves on the lawn

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 09:21

Best to start a new thread for that Vicente - people will really only look here if they have a solution/advice  re Greg's query about fallen leaves. 


Posted: 21/11/2014 at 09:19

Morning all - beautiful day here - didn't expect to be scraping the windscreen this morning though. Car deposited at garage for it's brakes etc to be done, and just having a cuppa while waiting for the gravel to be seemed like a good idea at the time... 

doc hasn't been up to do any digging for me yet so I'll have to do it myself  

No leaves left on trees here really but they've been on longer than usual as there's been so little windy weather. Passed a lovely holly tree on my walk back earlier - laden with glowing red berries.

Off to see what you've all been up to for a few minutes. 


Posted: 19/11/2014 at 08:09

LP - I know - he meant she was attentive, polite  and always did her best - he just could have used a better description    According to daughter, several of the other girls have a serious crush! 

I love watching the blackbirds dig around in bark - although I know what you mean about them being very messy 

Went to put washing out and it's started to rain 

Oh well - work beckons. Adios amigos 


Posted: 19/11/2014 at 07:47

Morning all. Hope you have a good trip chicky  - keep MrsG on speed dial 

Dry this morning and I'm putting washing out in a minute or three. Excellent parent's night - apparently she's a teacher's dream...not sure that's the appropriate comment from a young male teacher though.... 

Take it easy DD - those roses will wait a day or two.

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

Small pond

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 08:07

And easier to get round any awkward bits in the ground too! I had to negotiate various lumps and bumps doing my little pond DD but it's almost two feet deep at the left hand end with a little beached edge at the other where there is a small dead tree stump. I used a piece of shaped polystyrene in a previous pond to prevent freezing.  If you can imagine a block of it with a half sphere removed on one side. I sat it upside down on the water creating a little air pocket which never froze. I tied it on to a shrub at the side to stop it blowing away. Worked a treat 

You can use old blankets or something similar as underlay for the liner too. A small liner won't be expensive, and Verd's right - 30 cm is very shallow and will heat up and get a bit manky in summer, and freeze more readily in winter. Even a small area at a good depth will help.

Talkback: Trees for small gardens revisited

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 08:00

I love the ornamental pear - Pyrus salicifolius but more importantly, I love reading anything James writes. Always amusing and entertaining and his descriptions often make me laugh out loud 

Love those three Sorbus as well Salino

Talkback: Lambs' ears and woolly bees

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 07:51

Dividing is the usual way sterelitza, but do it in spring when everything's starting into growth and the new divisions will grow away well. 


Posted: 18/11/2014 at 07:40

Morning all. Dry here but work for me so no outside stuff will get done.

Last ever parent's night for me tonight chicky. She's had a good report and is only doing three main subjects so it won't take long. Can't believe my youngest child will leave school in a few months time  No more ironing of white shirts - hurray! 

Off for a quick look round as I wasn't on last night.

Have a good day everyone.

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