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Posted: 20/11/2015 at 19:59

are we still talking about knee braces Dove? 

The new one has whalebone type supports at the side. Bit like a corset - not that I'd know 

Did you mean a 'thin' thong or  a 'thing' thong Steve.. was wondering if you'd bitten your tongue... 


Posted: 20/11/2015 at 19:53

Bit different from here Pat. Just  been to collect knee brace - it's 1 degree out there - dropped to a half at one point.   The birds will need there grub in the morning. 

New brace is ok Dove. It doesn't have the solid hinges my other one has, and no straps to adjust the fit top and bottom, so hope it'll be alright. If it prevents the right knee getting like the left one, that'll be fine. We could compare pix 


Posted: 20/11/2015 at 18:37

Get your flip flops and thong packed Hosta - and don't be coating yourself in olive oil...

Have a lovely time - send us a postcard. Do people still do that, or is it just me? 

I'm off to collect another knee brace soon. Sigh... 

Saying goodbye

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 17:26

Irs showing new leaves already!

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 17:14

If it's in a pot, it can be planted at any time unless the ground's unsuitable.  Of course, I'm assuming it's the summer flowering, bigger, bearded type and not a flag or Sibirica, in which case it won't mind being waterlogged! Soggy ground won't suit the former. 

If it's a small or young plant, I'd leave it till spring, when it'll be a stronger plant. Just keep it in a sheltered spot to overwinter if that's the case. 


Posted: 20/11/2015 at 17:09


You'll just have to fill the bath and sit in it  

Hope you can get it fixed though...it's snow joke at this time of year....

Well, if I don't say it, Verd will. 

The forecast on the radio just announced there will be snow on the hills - maybe ten centimetres....shock, horror. Is that to go with the lovely thick coating they already have then?....

New Grass Seed - Yellowing

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 17:02

I sowed a new lawn in the back garden this summer - a beautiful emerald sward which is now yellowing. I used a lot of grit and compost to assist drainage as we get high rainfall. It's just the time of year. My front grass is the same and it's lovely during the summer after a spring feed. I don't use an autumn feed, but I spiked them both during September to help a little during winter.

A good regime from spring onwards will see it recover, Fledgling  


Posted: 20/11/2015 at 16:49
Topbird wrote (see)

Spurtle is one of those great words ..... 


and much better than gusset T'bird....  

Saying goodbye

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 16:47

Cracking big logs Dove - they'd make good stools 

Great opportunity for planting though - what fun 

split level garden landscaping

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 16:40

I found a couple of pix of my 'sunken' garden. First one shows the level of the area of grass - which wasn't quite the lowest part of the garden. There was a lower gravelled area - about a foot lower 


 This one shows the area to the left of the previous pic - you can see  the deck adjoining the house (and a red admiral butterfly!)


The gravelled area was about three feet  below the level of the deck. The steps (on left) led down to that, and that's where I often sat with a cuppa 

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