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Posted: 31/08/2014 at 12:13

Not very exciting though BM. Just lots of sawing and joining really! Perhaps I might get more 'gardening' done next year once I've finished all the fences and gates etc. Slow progress when I'm working and have other commitments too so it's a bit frustrating, but I'll get there some day...if my weary old body doesn't pack in first...

I may have to tackle the removal of the big white buddleia soon as it's really finished flowering now. That will take a while - wonder if I'll need another saw...lost count of how many I've gone through! 

I inherited a  bench here which needs a bit of sanding and re painting too - it's more shabby than shabby chic just now 


Posted: 31/08/2014 at 12:03

Fishy - it's looking terrific.   Isn't it amazing how quickly something can start to look established? Like Lyn, my pond's on hold a little as I need to do some construction work nearby, but I'm taking pix as I go along so I'll post a sequence when it's more finished. Mine is tiny - a huge contrast from the last one I had! Well worth it though.

The young robin's been down for a look to inspect the facilities but I'm always working near it just now so I expect he's mainly in when I'm out at work. Had to top up the temporary birdbath for him last week as he must have felt safer with that for now. I'm looking forward to getting it more complete so that all the wildlife can get in and enjoy it.

It's my birthday

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 11:53

Are you away on your birthday BL? We're happy to celebrate in your absence anyway! 

Verd - are you having a 'cake countdown' to yours...different one each week perhaps...


Posted: 31/08/2014 at 11:50

No internet earlier so I was out painting on this glorious morning. In for a cuppa - builder's brew for me. 'Nae cat's p***h' as we say here    Punjana - nice and strong, although I could be persuaded with Yorkshire Tea which I had recently when I'd run out and bought that. Very, very good 

BL - they're repeating Monty's Italian Garden prog on Sunday mornings here - don't know if you can get that there, or on i player maybe? You've possibly seen it anyway. Beautiful. Enjoy your trip. Italy's such a glorious place.

The times they are a-changing indeed chick. Someone should write a song about that... 

Loads of trees changing colour here too, but a nice spell of weather to come so it will be great for outdoor work. Nicer to work in when it's a bit cooler, but warm enough to sit. For me anyway.

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Posted: 31/08/2014 at 11:41

David - I'm sending you a virtual bouquet love ...

And in a Terry Jones sort of voice  -' you're  a very naughty boy' 

Only left handed socks Verd? I only seem to have left handed hands these days..

The past, present ,future is a pertinent one. I've just bought one of the ceramic poppies from the Tower installation. As I said on Forkers thread, I was lucky - he came back. If he hadn't - my Mum wouldn't have existed.

The past makes us what we are. It's up to us how we use it. 


Posted: 30/08/2014 at 21:08

At least the sun was shining Lesley 

Great news about your Mum. The 'own bed' is such an important thing isn't it? 

I'm off to watch the new Scandi noir thriller on BBC 4. It's recording but I'll just try and stay awake to watch it.

Have a good night all. Will catch up tomorrow 

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Posted: 30/08/2014 at 20:44

Same for me BL with my Dad. Mum died a couple of years before that. That must have been very hard for you being so far away. I was lucky - mine were both in their own house and I was nearby, although Dad died a few days before I was due to move. No long hospital stays or anything like that thankfully, so I'm very grateful they had no horrible experiences like some parents of forum members. 

Sharing it here can be a good thing. I think many of us feel happy to confide in the others here. Lots of good sympathetic people. 

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Posted: 30/08/2014 at 20:37


Verd - Nighttime arsony behaviour? Not sure I want to know about that either....


Posted: 30/08/2014 at 20:35

I think my brain's gone into meltdown chicky. It's fed up of the living conditions...

Tomorrow is another day though and I will trek back to that famous DIY store to change the latch and get more screws. Hope I don't get some spotty youth when I try to explain why the thing doesn't work though...

Just realised  my arm is quite swollen and stinging a bit. It'll take my mind off all the other aches and pains though. Every cloud...

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 20:29

Brilliant Bamboogie! We have to do whatever works for our own plot 

I like the smell of Cimcifugas too Verd, and I agree about the foliage - striking.

Hate hawthorn blossom - I think that smells of cat pee 

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