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Posted: 06/09/2014 at 08:15

Morning all. Pleasant looking day here and a flurry of little birds (blue and great tits) in the back garden looking for insects on trees and sweet peas and the roughcast on the house! Enjoyed watching them for a while as I got a cup of tea. The robin was inspecting the new bathing facilities too 

The neverending washing on here too and  hopefully lots to get on with outside. Will have a look round here first. 

Pity you have to work fidget. I remember those days only too well 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 21:09

Fishy - I'm getting there - slowly. Thank you  

It's lovely that you felt 'safe' here. Kindness of strangers isn't it? 

Verd - you're right. Anger's very self destructive, though often understandable.

Hugs to both of you and a sprinkling of fairy dust 

Autumn is very near

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 20:48

Steve  - you beat me to it! An old Morecambe and Wise favourite that one! 

I loved Far from the Madding Crowd but only because I saw the film. Eye candy for us ladies with a lovely young Terence Stamp and a hunky young Alan Bates...

Pick Axe

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 20:40

The nails are in with the heads at the handle side. I think mine was pretty old and had worn a fair bit, so it was quite loose. It's a bit wobbly just now.

a bit like me 

Pick Axe

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 19:40

I've got a couple of large nails holding the head of mine in place. It seems to work! I'll go and take a look at it to see which way they go, but I'd think it would be from the handle down towards the head, otherwise the head will slide down the handle when you use it  

Autumn is very near

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 19:33



Posted: 05/09/2014 at 19:32

I've been chatting on other threads all day - ponds, hedges, autumn with a sidestep into Scottish scenery...allsorts really! 

Well - it was wet for most of the day and ironing was the alternative 

Have to go out soon so I may not catch up later. Have a good evening anyone who pops in here 

Autumn is very near

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 19:28

That's beautiful Steve. I've come over all misty eyed now....

He was quite good that Hardy bloke wasn't he? 

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Posted: 05/09/2014 at 19:22

Fishy - I understand about that addiction. I've been on the receiving end of it.  You've done the right thing - believe me - for yourself and all the people who are important to you. I hope you and Mrs F have a good and happy life for many years to come. x 

The forum is full of damn fine people. They have problems of their own, yet take the time to think of and support others who are going through hard times. They'll never know just how much they've helped me and I thank them all. 


Posted: 05/09/2014 at 18:14

Most people leave them in situ Fiona. You can plant later flowering perennials in the same spot at the same time so that as the bulbs die back you have something else coming through which helps to hide the old bulb foliage. Geraniums, for instance, are a good stand by and will grow in most sites. I have sedums in the same spot as some of mine, ferns in others,  and also tiarellas and other low growing evergreens which the bulbs can push past quite easily.

If you don't want to do that it's best to mark them in some way - canes, a piece of mesh etc. 

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