Gardening Grandma

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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 20:42

Evening, if there's anybody there. Oppressively hot today.

Cleaned the bedroom today. Took a long time! I'm making a note of it in my diary because by this time next year it might need doing again...

I also sold my car today and we are now a one-car family. I loved my little car and the freedom it brought me, but oddly, I feel quite relieved. I just hope its next owner treats it well.

Lots of jobs waiting in the garden, but its too darned hot! Rain tomorrow, so maybe the plants will finally get the refreshing they need.


MOB rants

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 19:36


MOB rants

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 09:20

I live fairly near the sea and seagulls are often inland, especially if the weather is bad. I don't mind the noise - its the target practice that really irritates me. How did they get so expert at hitting my washing???


Posted: 24/07/2013 at 09:16

Morning, all, though I expect I'm actually alone on here at present, too late for the early birds and too early for the night owls. I was on here late last night, but it is very unusual for me. I'm usually wake very early and in bed by ten, but all this sitting around in the heat has thrown my body clock out of kilter. Not that I'm complaining!

Went to get rotted horse manure the other day and could only get rotted farmyard manure. Boy, does it stink! Never again!

We are forecast rain for tomorrow, but the promised rain for yesterday did not show up. I'd rather like some rain - I want to move some plants and daren't while the ground is so dry. I did move one, and assiduously watered it, but it was a mistake - it is clinging to life by a thread.

Verdun, I like the way you listen to your inner voice! Obviously, mine tells me I'm wonderful, too. Pity the rest of the world does not appear to have got the message yet!  




Posted: 24/07/2013 at 00:13

Morning TT! You are indeed the first on this thread on the 24th.

Cornish is eerily like Welsh. I remember listening to someone reading Anglo-Saxon years ago. It sounded just like English but was utterly incomprehensible; it felt like trying to wake from a bad dream. Same with Welsh and Cornish! Anyway, goodnight in Welsh is 'nos da.'  That's what foxed me.

And now, goodnight!

MOB rants

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 00:04

Nice to see this thread resurrected. Horrid situation to be in - we also have a neighbour we find it best to ignore, he has been rude so often. My only comment on all the good advice given is that dictaphones often need to be held next to the mouth because they aren't very powerful.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 00:01

What a lovely garden AT made! However, those mature plants - even mature veggies - must have cost a lot. If one can afford to buy plants like that, it is easy to plan a border. It's a lot harder when you have to buy plants bit by bit and make do with smaller ones. However, that minor gripe aside, I thoght they did a tremendous job.

Night, all!


Posted: 23/07/2013 at 23:47

Is that Cornish, TT?

Morning Forkers!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 18:39

Evening all.  Big smile because I lost 4lb in Fat Club today. Our treat today was a three-layer fatless sponge with whipped cream and strawberries and pouring cream. 1lb back on!!

No work in garden today - too hot. Went to McArthur Glen outlet (10 minute walk away). Didn't want anything but enjoyed the walk. OH and I visited SIL recently out of hospital. She looked truly awful, but was cheerful. McMillan nurse arrived while I was there. So did niece, three children, another SIL, her brother, and BIL. Good grief, what a noise! We cleared off feeling a bit sorry for her, though glad that so many people care about her. Good job she's deaf!

Glad you are resting, GardenG. Have a good evening, all!


Posted: 22/07/2013 at 16:58

A belated good morning, everyone! Glad you had a good holiday, Puncdoc and Chicky. Love the photos, Puncdoc.

Quite agree with those who avoided going to the beach today. We five miles from the sea, but I don't fancy the traffic and the crowds.


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