Latest posts by fidgetbones


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.


Posted: 05/02/2016 at 11:06

My snowdrops are flowering now, and the daffs have started. If it stays warm, the daffs will be over by the time we get back. Dove and Wonky... did your bulbs come up that I sent you? The cyclamen coum that nut sent me are flowering well in a pot outside.

What/Where have all my snowdrops gone?

Posted: 05/02/2016 at 11:00

I always transplant my snowdrop bulbs when they have died down for the summer. As long as they go back in straight away, there is no problem. They don't like being dried out. Is your soil very dry and sandy?


Posted: 05/02/2016 at 09:58

Dive gear packed. Camera gear packed. Just need to pack clothes and lock up the dandelions. Of course I've come down with a cold. It must have been the traipsing around shops looking for sandals for hubby. I told him to buy them last summer. Of course ,are there any in the shops??? No. They're not in yet.

See you later folks, I'm off to buy sudafed.

Virtual Valentine Party

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 17:00

Lamp chops were legs of something, grilled all afternoon over charcoal, and chopped up with a cleaver, wallop, wallop, and served on a plate with cucumber and tomatoes. A big bunch of grapes for pudding.

Virtual Valentine Party

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 14:40

I think the "lamp chops" served up on a certain greek island were goat. Delicious.

Virtual Valentine Party

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 19:00


I will be on Honeymoon, but send lots of love..(except for punkdocs neighbours)


Posted: 03/02/2016 at 11:20

and the sad thing is... if she'd been wearing her seatbelt , Princess  Diana would probably have survived like the bodyguard (who was the only one wearing a seatbelt)

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