Posted: 31/07/2013 at 08:44
Sorry to have shocked you Verdun. Now you know what I'm really like.
FG, could we have fun with something like that!!! I can think of a few gardens I wouldn't mind excavating.... (A few vengeful thoughts must now be repented of).
Chicky, when you say 'we are expecting', I take it the whole family will not inhabit your garden! I can imagine that the deer are fascinating to watch, though.
Dove, that's 53 days too many from my vantage point. I have a mental image of you, though, as super-efficient and keeping that office going single-handed before rushing off to spend your weekends cooking, gardening, socialising and generally putting the rest of us mere mortals to shame.
Pouring with rain at the moment, as per the forecast. Fancy coffee at the GC, but unfortunately my friends like Starbucks. I honestly cannot imagine why - nice coffee in a dark and shabby corridor with no fresh air.
Something strange is happening in my garden (and it has nothing to do with the strangeness of its owners!) Yesterday, a whole branch had been broken off a large Leycesteria. We blamed the heavy rain, since we could think of no other explanation. This morning, another one is down! A branch has also been broken off a nearby buddleia, trained as a small tree. Free diving eagle? Extremely heavy blackbird? They are both near the fence and the only sensible thing I can think of is that something large is jumping down into the garden in the nights. But what? And how does it get back out? (Our garden is walled and gated and can successfully keep in a tiny escape artiste called Maisie the bichon frise). Also, the dogs are not detecting an animal smell. Mind you, though they go berserk at the sight of a bird or a cat, they were not remotely interested in the rat that inhabited the garden for a few days. Beginning to wonder if we have a fox, though they usually leave a smell, I think. if so, our expensive pets are useless guard dogs!
It is a shame, anyway, because the leycesterias are in full flower and there is now a large gap. More rude words could be employed, but I wouldn't want to shock Verdun further!
Have a nice day, all.