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Posted: 07/05/2015 at 09:02

I'm expecting a colour laser printer from John Lewis

Printer ink from someone else.

And a wedgwood tazza from ebay.

The Hermes lady knows to leave it behind the dustbin and shove a note through the letter box. Yodel only seem to employ men who speak no English beyond "sign here" The Post office take it straight back and leave a note for us to pick it up at the sorting office. They've done that even when I have been in the house.

Printer and ink is because I've looked at the cost of wedding invitations, and its cheaper to buy a new printer and print our own,than order them ready printed.

OH has designed an invite with a picture of the fairy and dandelion clock on, from Trentham Gardens. Its called "wishes can come true." He's a bit of a romantic really.


golden crest

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 08:47

If its the same space, where they die off, its probably something to do with the soil.

It could be contaminated with oil or weedkiller. If you replace them again, dig out as much soil as you can and replace it with good loam.

Getting close to..CHELSEA

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 08:12

I cant stand crowds and being jostled, so I don't go.

I watch it on TV

I would go if I could get tickets for that champagne preview that the rich and famous who know nought about gardening seem to get free tickets for.

I really think the RHS should allocate some tickets for that to long time members. How about a draw for  people who have been members for more than 20 years?


Posted: 07/05/2015 at 08:01

Beautiful sunny day here. I want to get in the garden but I'm waiting for the parcel I missed yesterday.

I wonder if a note on the front door to ring me would work?


Posted: 07/05/2015 at 07:58

Today is a special day. I am taking my fiance to vote for the first time, provided he gets home from work early enough.  He has never voted, since he thinks all politicians are pigs with their noses in the trough. I have always voted, I had it drilled in to me at my all girls school,that women died so that I could have a vote and look after my own money.  We are in a marginal constituency, so every vote counts.

I hope he doesn't vote opposite to me. I'm sure that's what my mum and dad did for years.

So upset

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 07:53

I was at secondary school when the dog we had had since I was a baby died.

She had her usual barking session at the dustbinmen, then lay down by the front door and just died. She had a good and long life. That is what you have to remember.

I found out about it when i was walking home from school.I had to get two buses, so I didn't get home from school until nearly 5pm. One of the kids on the street shouted, "Your dog is dead" I ran into the house to find the dog was not there. It changes the way a house feels.

I was upset and at my grandmas shop on the Saturday, when I customer asked why I was upset.My grandma said," She has lost her dog"

The customer said, "Dont' worry, she will turn up soon." 

" No she wont, she's dead" I shouted.That made it worse.

We had a new puppy three months later. The house didn't feel the same without a dog greeting you as you came threw the door. My nans house always had multiple animals. All the waifs and strays. When one died, there was always others. Somehow that didn't hurt as much when one died.

Hugs for you and your grandchildren.


Posted: 06/05/2015 at 22:07

If thats what watching poldark does for you, I'll stick to midsummer  murders

whisteria cuttings

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 20:18

I had a layer off of my original plant. It flowered after two years in the newly transplanted position.


Posted: 06/05/2015 at 19:03

Well I dug for an hour this morning, then it rained and I came in and found out that I had missed a parcel delivery. Rainy all day but the suns come out now. 


Posted: 06/05/2015 at 18:42

Fairy girl is back ....

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