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Posted: 03/11/2013 at 18:51

Thanks Dove. Fruitcake would be lovely 


Posted: 03/11/2013 at 18:30

A good day for me.  Finished some curtains this morning, ironed and hung them.Two lots of washing done, a new raised bed built (over the lump of concrete at back fence) painted and lined. Some pots washed and more bulbs put in them, some food shopping and then a little hoovering and ironing. Now sitting feeling quite pleased with my efforts. 

Cup of tea would be nice...anyone offering?

Hope it turns up MrsG. Crossing fingers and toes for you 

Bilje- know exactly what you mean. It's like one of those  puzzles where you have to move one bit before you can get to the bit you need. 

large/gigantic flower pots

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 13:24

Might need to remortgage the house Madeleine!

...and todays identity crisis is...!!!

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 13:22

It's Malus stickifingerus Verd.

You can trust me ...I'm a doctor...

why is my new fence wood black and mouldy -is this okay?

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 13:07

Some of mine looked exactly like that Natalie. As Dove says try and lay them flat if you can. I laid a lot of mine on supports (old garden chairs) to keep them level and to let air round them, and also because I painted a lot of mine before attaching which made life a lot easier. Make sure they're properly attached too - if you think the builder is lacking - keep an eye on everything he does!

 If you can get a coat of paint on them while the weather's decent it'll help. Let's face it - they have the onslaught of the  Scottish weather over the next few months ! 

silly quotes

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 10:22

Face like a 'joiner's nailbag' is popular here 

Lily- face like a 'well skelped a***e' is how we say it up here!

why is my new fence wood black and mouldy -is this okay?

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 10:20

Doesn't look any worse than mine Natalie 

We've had horrible weather in the last few days but you'll find it'll dry out a lot today assuming your weather is like mine - I'm a bit further east than you in central Scotland 


Posted: 03/11/2013 at 10:17

Morning all. Been outside to check how waterlogged everything is after the delightful weather we've had in the last few days 

Got more washing on- one lot out already - and hope to get on with some woodwork and also the other raised bed which will involve removing some clematis from vine eyes and wire and out of pots, so that might take a while! More bulbs to pot up too.

Saw the other thread KEF, and have posted. Disagreed with everyone else I'm afraid! 

Have a good day everyone 

why is my new fence wood black and mouldy -is this okay?

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 10:09

Hi Natalie. This is part of a batch of timber I got a couple of weeks ago for a bit of fence. It looked blacker than this, but once the pack was opened up it lightened as it was able to breathe.

I used it while it was wet and the following day it was dry, and I painted it :

 Most big timber merchants who are turning out loads of timber don't have the capacity to store it under cover, and it's often soaking wet when it's lifted and transported. I personally wouldn't be worried about using it, but, if you're not happy with it, contact the merchant and discuss it. Opened out, fencing timber will dry out quite quickly even at this time of year and will take paint.  


Posted: 02/11/2013 at 17:52

Leftover slow cooker brisket from last night for me soon. 

Sounds good Bob. We've enjoyed the little crop of apples we've had. Glad some of you have had a productive day. Hope I can get outside tomorrow and continue with what I was doing yesterday. Still have sweet peas flowering by the back door - letting them go to seed as I've not done that before. 



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