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Posted: 07/02/2014 at 18:01

fidget- the wand would be going sideways if I had the choice.....Last year they discussed the aid being sent to India and Pakistan and an Asian man phoned in and said his home country was laughing at us for sending so much money there. He was quite angry about it, saying Pakistan was a very wealthy country. In other words - we're being taken for mugs here. The problem with so many of these countries is that it doesn't reach the people it should, it just gets transferred straight into the pockets of the people running them. 

Anyway, on a lighter note... 

I was outside - gardening -  till....half five! Lots of tidying and cleaning the area where I feed the birds, putting compost into the raised beds, and planting a few litte bits and pieces etc. It was still light too. Makes me feel almost human 

Enjoy your new 'truck' Clari! If the  weather gets really bad, you'll be glad to have it.

Camera Corner

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 17:49

...and breathe David  

Fracking hopeless sometimes aren't they? Glad you're all cosy again.

Perhaps a small well worded e mail to management wouldn't go amiss....

Please help to identify this miniature shrub

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 17:47

Snap Dove! 

Please help to identify this miniature shrub

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 17:46

Pernettya mucronata is what I know it as David, although they've changed it's name. Gaultheria is it's posh name now  

They come in pinks or whites and there's a prostrate one which I have myself and it has red berries. They're great plants and pretty trouble free. I have a white one which is looking very nice just now. The birds tend to leave the berries alone unless it's a very severe winter and food's in short supply, so they usually look nice right through the season.

seating area designb

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 15:13


I like the 'floating' bench. Very stylish for a contemporary look  


Posted: 07/02/2014 at 15:10


Will do KEF....


seating area designb

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 14:24

It largely depends on the type of look you personally prefer rubber. How long is a piece of string....

You might want a fair bit of greenery around your bench so that it's attractive in winter when viewing it from the house. You could have some permanent evergreen planting against the wall with extras like roses and clematis for seasonal colour, and  sweet peas for summer scent. You could then use large containers of your choice to ring the changes - bulbs for spring, perennials/annuals for summer and also some structural evergreens like Phormiums  (in addition to your box) for the winter. Since you have a strong structure in place already with the wall, bench and paving , you can make it formal or informal, symmetrical or asymmetrical depending on your own taste. 


Posted: 07/02/2014 at 14:06

These posts are giving me a much needed laugh. I've got such an angry face just now since being on my soapbox earlier. Just as well I'm not coming - I'd scare you all away  

Would probably do that anyway .....

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 14:01

Pentillie - many of us here share your thoughts and understand your sadness, even if we don't come from your beautiful part of the country. It's heartbreaking to see the devastation in the south west at the moment, and it shouldn't be happening. I won't say any more, it's making me very  angry just now. 

I can think of a few candidates for a Tiddy Oggy right now.

Camera Corner

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 13:52

KEF - that is the trouble with Friday appointments - buck passing at its finest  

David get angry with those t***s and hope this might cheer you a teeny, tiny bit.

This has just opened up:

 A little gem. 'Purple Gem' to be precise.

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