Gardening Grandma

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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 22:15

Evening all. Looking forward to hearing how BL's day went.

FG, thanks for agreeing with my own assessment of my character!

Getting cooler here but it was still a lovely day. Was persuaded by OH () to abandon gardening for the day and take a drive over the mountains to Brecon. The sun shone and it was fabulous. We ate outside the mountain centre, surrounded by glorious scenery, took a stroll around Brecon and drove home, still under a wide, blue sky. Don't want to make you jealous or anything....

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 20:42

You startled me with your word 'scorchio', FG, because that's a parody on Welsh verb construction. Yet you're in Scotland! I sometimes play flippantly with English words and give them that 'io' ending = dancio, singio, etc(io is pronounced Eeyore, for aa true Welsh flavour, btw).

Bev, I was with a slightly irritating and somewhat controlling friend who talked endlessly and made me guide her around the shrubs, with no chance to look at things that interest me. Even forgot to get pots. It was a bit of a duty visit. (What a bitch I am! )

Had a pleasant, idle day after a week of hard work. Feel mildly guilty, however illogical that is, but it was nice. My home-grown plants are mostly too small to plant as yet, though coming on nicely.


drat and curses to this hot sunny weather

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 19:37

The worst thing about this hot, dry weather is the way it makes me lie in the shade and read instead of enjoying cleaning, cooking, washing and ironing. Don't know how long I can stand the stress! Also, there is the effort of picking up the watering can when I could be enjoying pushing around the vacuum cleaner.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 19:28

Evening, Forkers. I seem to be the first. Went to GC for lunch and bought no plants!!!! I'm overwhelmed by plants, I've bought and grown so many. Satisfying that I actually made a go of growing them. The penny has dropped.

Colder here this evening. At least this means less watering!


Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 23:17

Have a great time, BL.

Tina, glad to see that you are OK.

Night everyone.


Posted: 06/06/2013 at 07:41

Morning, campers.!

Andy, glad you are enjoying the job - kids (er...children) are either wonderful or awful, I found.

Taking my chance to say a quick hello. Son staying overnight. He sang in a concert locally last night and I heard 'Maria' for the thousandth time! Nice to see him though (and he sings it well and did sing a few other things, too.)

Fabulous weather still! Lunch with old colleagues today and then a visit to the doc to see about my painful feet. Still only 27, though.



Posted: 04/06/2013 at 14:38

Sympathy to you, Maud. I begin to know how you feel, because for the first time I am now limited by the state of my feet and ankles and am paying a visit to the doc on Thursday. Can't understand it when I'm only 27...

MOB rants

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 14:34

Well, thanks for all your responses. I've read them all carefully and will be taking the advice. This was a reputable mail order firm - someone (I think) wanted to earn  comission for getting new customers, sold it to me via ebay and then used the paypal details to impersonate me with the catalogue. I must have been bonkers to order it but I KNOW I did not telephone them and I never use mail order clothing companies.  I will be writing to them - emails are evidently too easy to ignore. I want to tread carefully because they can affect my credit score (not that I want any credit) by reporting me as a bad payer. This is MY reputation and I want to protect it.

I have an add-on from Firefox which automatically causes cookies to self-destruct and I regard this as further protection against anyone spying on me.


MOB rants

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 08:17

New rant. I buy a lot from ebay and a few weeks ago a cardigan arrived. Size 28, just a little large even for me!!! It was cheap rubbish. I checked ebay - nothing, yet I had a feeling I'd seen it there. Could I have been stupid enough to order a too-big cardigan? I wondered what to do. A couple of weeks later, I had a credit agreement to sign and a bill from a mail order catalogue for the cardigan. I emailed them to say that I had not contacted them and they replied that I had ordered it over the telephone and had agreed to sign a credit agreement with them. I replied that I had not. I returned the cardigan and a couple of weeks further on,  had a bill for £2.99 for late return - and a catalogue. I haven't signed their contract and have no account with them, but they have all my details! All I can think of is that someone is getting commission for finding new customers and is using ebay fraudulently.


Posted: 04/06/2013 at 08:01

Morning al! Glorious day again! Planted my lobelia yesterday under plastic bottles, in the hope that they will get established before the slugs get to them!

Fat club this morning. Time I took it seriously. May avoid the cake today!

Nice photos, Daisy. Commiserations to those who have to go to work, have a great day, everyone.

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