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Camera Corner

Posted: 26/11/2013 at 15:24

 Anyone for fishing?


Posted: 26/11/2013 at 15:22

New bulbs planted in new pot , and put in cold greenhouse to grow. Its brass monkeys out there. 

I'm promised a trip out for Tapas and a cocktail or two tonight, provided himself gets back from Warwickshire  early enough. Play nicely everyone, some WUMs about again I think. Liberal use of Ignore button.


Posted: 26/11/2013 at 15:10

I'm so happy for you and your family, Stacey.  I've got a new box of chocs. You can have first pick.

Camera Corner

Posted: 26/11/2013 at 14:17

 Daffodil fields at Spalding.

Camera Corner

Posted: 26/11/2013 at 14:12

I collected seed but they are all mixed up. Sometimes I get free packets of seed and they go in the mix. What will next year bring?

 You cant keep a fisherman in on match day.

 Sandiacre lock on the Erewash canal.

Camera Corner

Posted: 26/11/2013 at 13:47

 Not exhition quality but for minimal effort we had bunches of sweet peas from June to end of September. The fragrance was gorgeous.


Posted: 26/11/2013 at 13:37

I went to the garden centre yesterday, mainly to take mum out, because dad has decided to do some dusting. This consists of flicking dust around with a feather duster until it settles again.  It was either a trip out or dig a hole in the back garden for the body.

 Anyhow, the Garden Centre group has half priced all bulbs, so I added a few of those to the basket, Then I got a trolley because they had some nice glazed pots that would suit bulbs, and then I got a new Burgon and ball digging fork, because I broke the handle on mine.  It was a present over 30 years ago  so its not done bad. It will repair when I find a new handle, so I will have a spare. also it will come in handy for those "split a perennial with two forks back to back" moments. We had coffee and a scone, used some vouchers, and then headed back up the A38 to macarthur glen.  A bit of a mooch around and then home to find Dad complaining he had not had a cup of tea all afternoon. I had better go and pot the bulbs up.

 Have a good afternoon everyone, dont eat too much cake.(save some for me)


Posted: 26/11/2013 at 12:25

Can you receive PM's SGL?

cursor problem

Posted: 26/11/2013 at 12:16

I just click in the white box and a flashing cursor appears.

Buried treasure

Posted: 25/11/2013 at 21:46

There used to be a farmhouse at the top of what is now my garden. The pigstys were under the oak tree. The farm lane ran from the main road up to the farm. I had no idea of this until I started to dig out flower beds from the lawn. I stuck the spade in 3 inches and it went clunk.The farm lane is still there. I dig up half bricks, and lumps of rock all the time. In drought, you can see the outline of the old lane. Also I dig up what I presume to be some sort of drainage channel made of terracotta, or is it a roof capping tile?, and old milk bottles.

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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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