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Posted: 28/11/2014 at 19:00

I don't usually have anything to drink with my meals Dove... unless my tea's gone cold  



Posted: 28/11/2014 at 18:55

archie - you've set the bar pretty high going to Monte Carlo this year....

better start saving now 

DD - when my girls are at their dad's it means I can just heat something up and it does feel like a treat. I suppose cooking becomes a bit of a chore after so many years especially when it's for (often unimpressed) children. 

Black Friday bargains

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 18:35

Edd -  pick a  window - you're leaving....

you couldn't pay me to eat one of those though   ....right enough!


Posted: 28/11/2014 at 18:31

archie - are you going to be the man who broke the bank?....

Have a lovely time with  Mrs archie 

Hope you feel a bit better tomorrow BL, Ggirl and LilyP. Shingles is a horrible thing so fingers crossed it's not that LP. Everyone around me is full of horrible colds and whatnot so I hope I don't succumb 

Chilli and baked tattie for me as it's leftover night - girls away 

To deck or not to deck.....!

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 18:27

It will be worth it. If you can get some manure to put on your veg plot to leave over winter, that will really benefit you. I did something similar last year as I created a border along part of the new boundary fence. When the plants went in during spring they really took off . Just keep telling yourself it will be great in another year. I was beginning to despair earlier this year as the garden looked dreadful and I felt a bit daunted with the amount I still had to do, but it's almost there and I know by next summer it will be a much more  useful space. 

Christmas Door Garland/Wreath

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 18:11
ginagibbs wrote (see)

 I dont bother with a Christmas tree as we dont have kids, and they are so expensive.

You're right gina - especially to feed and clothe....

It's ok - I knew what you meant 


I always used to do a garland for the top of mantlepieces when I had them. Had a set of lights that I draped through them and just used whatever greenery I had in the garden and added some small baubles and big pillar candles on dishes in amongst it. Those glass lanterns with some greenery round them would look good  on a mantle.


To deck or not to deck.....!

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 18:04

I have the same problem here with muddy boots and clay soil Gemma 

The bonus is that when you get it in good heart you can grow plants really well in it  -as you've found with your veg plot. I've always had clay soil to garden in and it can take time to get it right but it's a great medium. This summer and autumn have been very dry so it's helped enormously with all the digging I've been doing.

 Looking forward to seeing your pond gradually develop. You have a lovely site for the garden 


Posted: 28/11/2014 at 16:43

Oh I do like Cleve Dove  

I don't like mince pies     ...though yours do look good enough to eat Lyn!  

Hope your Mum enjoyed them 

Been sorting out my Canna - cut it back and put it in a little makeshift cold frame thingy. Bit more gravel has been shifted. Sick of the sight of it...

To deck or not to deck.....!

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 16:34

Hey Gemma - no wonder your neighbour has a  boat! 

The slate chippings obelixx mentioned would be a good option as they're flat and less likely to stick. You could extend the path across to the shed though, so that you're on a firm surface for working between the veg plot and shed. If the whole plot is pretty wet and sticky I think you'll either have to invest in some drainage methods (either the soakaway,  or tons of grit mixed in to the whole plot) to improve the other area or plant it up quite heavily with just pathways through it and a small paved or gravelled area for seating/dining.

...and maybe a bucket of water next to the veg plot to stick your feet in when you come out! 

Preparing for new lawn in Spring

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 12:45

Good luck with it John. I'm sure it'll be great - you're certainly going about it the right way and being thorough. That always pays off  

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