Latest posts by fidgetbones


Posted: 07/02/2016 at 10:54

I would like to have gone skiing when I was younger. sadly, I'm sure my knees wouldnt take it now. My brother takes his son skiing, apparently the little one is fearless. His dad has the usual family ailments and takes a load of Ibuprofen to keep up with him. I would sooner sit in a warm jacuzzi.

Its just after Dawn here. Its a bit breezy and some grey clouds but it looks like they will burn off as the sun gets up.

I seem to be the only person up, apart from the pool man who is busy cleaning.

Have a good day folks.


Posted: 06/02/2016 at 22:46

Currently in St Lucia. This is indeed my honeymoon.

Im not sure about the fourposter bed. Its so high I'll need steps to get into it, and absailing ropes to get out.



Posted: 06/02/2016 at 22:07

You lot have been chatty today. It must be raining.

We were collected by taxi at 4'30 am. At 5'30 ,, at 70 mph on the M1, we got a puncture. The car had to be unloaded, and hubby and taxi man changed the rear nearside for a space saver. That meant 50mph all the way to Gatwick.  So we made check in, just got breakfast, and  the flight was called.

Smooth flight, landed early, and soon checked in. Unpacked, I'm off to find dinner

Lots of colourful bougainvillea here.


Posted: 05/02/2016 at 18:10

Congratulations, wonky. I used to drive my dads transit. It focussed his mind on getting the morris minor fixed and ready for me. Only problem was I became the family taxi driver.


no sow by date in T&M seeds

Posted: 05/02/2016 at 15:52

If they are sealed in a foil packet, unopened seeds will last a long time. Most garden centres clear out old stock in September, then have new. I buy old stock chep and have had no problems.

Can you Identify this Jasmine & Share any tips?

Posted: 05/02/2016 at 15:49

I think it has been trained as a house plant. I get suckered by these too. When it has done flowering inside, you can plant it in the garden in a sunnyspot with free draining soil. Keep it away from radiators, and keep it moist while it is flowering. It should perfume the house.

Can you Identify this Jasmine & Share any tips?

Posted: 05/02/2016 at 15:47

It looks more like Jasminum officinale than a trachelospermum. It should be fine in a sunny corner. 


Posted: 05/02/2016 at 15:42

Hosta, sometimes I have subversive thoughts. We had a customer sleeping in a tent with his son. He had been using a friends back garden, but friend wanted him to move on, so he was going to use some woodland. Winter was coming. the council would do nothing. I suggested he pitched his tent on the grass in front of the council offices.  The bit where they take wedding photos. Its just down the road from the local paper.  He pitched his tent at 9am. Half an hour later they said he had to move. He said if it takes three days to evict travellers from the car park, then they could do the same thing, and he would then move.  By 11 they had invited them in for coffee.  By 3pm they had found him an empty council house. Amazing eh?


Posted: 05/02/2016 at 13:48

Dandelions locked up. Walking around the garden, pruned down raspberry polka, dug up a sedum in the wrong place, planted some primulas with buds in, moved a few pots of bulbs nearer the house. I was amazed to find Tulip early harvest in full bloom. Also a few snowflakes flowering early. Hellebores planted two years ago are really getting going now. Theres a blackcap on the sunflower seed feeder. The blackbirds are eating some apples I threw out of the garage. Lots of birds twittering about. Its definitely Spring here.


Posted: 05/02/2016 at 11:08

Clari. Get them on to BACS. Tell them you can't come in as you have no petrol and no money to buy any.

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