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Posted: 01/07/2013 at 20:28

Verd- you are in soooo much trouble now with us laydeees...

Get back on your lily pad......


Posted: 01/07/2013 at 14:34

Lovely garden Keen! You obviously spend a lot of time getting it to look so smart 

I see my name's been taken in vain by that naughty Verd. Never mind turning him into a toad, Dove - when I get this wand sorted - he's toast!!!!



Posted: 01/07/2013 at 14:29

Tina so sorry about the fish. Ours all got stolen from last house when we were selling it and one was obviously dropped and got partially eaten. We were quite upset as we'd grown really fond of them. Interestingly, when we bought 3 new ones they put them in big plastic bags for us to take home and there was very little water in the bags. We were a bit concerned about the lack of water but they told us it was air that was more important. You live and learn.


Posted: 01/07/2013 at 14:12

Been following your advice Alan and got some of the ready to use spray although I wasn't sure if it would be as effective as the neat stuff. Just need something to keep semi feral dogs and children out....fence is nearly complete though. 

Cats in my flowerbeds

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 14:04

Sorry just looked on this thread again- the tea towel joke goes like this: The man who invented Cat's Eyes (for the road) says he got the idea when he saw a cat coming towards him. If it had been walking away from him he'd have invented the tea towel holder.......

Good jokes Mike!..


Posted: 01/07/2013 at 08:17

Of course- did you ever doubt it????

Daughter's only 8 but useful with a pickaxe...we're tough up here you know....

She turns 19 on!

tree bumblebees in a bird box

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 08:14

patty I've hardly seen a ladybird in the last 4 or 5 years. They seem to have disappeared totally up here. Where have they all gone? There's a big concern just now about our bees but are ladybirds the next issue? 

Designing a Garden Centre from scratch

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 08:05

Absolutely Jonty- lots of people don't have the means of getting stuff home or don't have a team of people to help get it in and out their car. Delivery anyway would be a must I'd say. The bigger GCs tend to be more about other 'stuff' and plant knowledge is in short supply compared to nurseries. Addict is right too- they all have the same plants so everyone's gardens tend to end up the same. A dedicated area with a few more unusual varieties or a service where customers could order different varities could be a winner. Jeannie is right too -nurseries selling home grown plants means you get plants that suit your conditions.

MOB rants

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 07:57

GG- how true 


Posted: 01/07/2013 at 07:56

Tea and toast not from the garden here...

That's the problem when you go away GG- too much to sort when you  get back!

Tomatoes getting ripe so hopefully will get them from the garden soon!

Morning everyone. Dubious weather here today but will hopefully get more posts in later (dug holes yesterday in the p*****g rain) and the end will be in sight - hurray! Daughter helped again last night when she came home so we're getting there. Rain forecast for tomorrow so need to make hay today.

Hope everyone has a good day - especially us folk that have to head out to work! 


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