- I live in South Africa in the area of Port Elizabeth, so we are in the middle of summer here. I did live in England and enjoyed Gardeners World Both the magazine and the tv programes
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01 Jan 2018 14:06
Happy New Year I know we are not local weather but live in South Africa we have had high winds today and 2 palm branchesare lying over the swimming pool and early this morning our eldest dog of 16yrs fell in the pool she manage to swim to the side,and got to the steps so our daughter and i got her out, and she is fine now. OUR grandaughter dog doesnot like fireworks so we saw the new year in trying ti keep her happy. Enjoy your holiday hosta our temp is 26.8
31 Dec 2017 18:05
I would just like to wish every one a Happy New Year and for those that are poorly are feeling a bit better. To Punkdoc and Mrs p a better new year. Our new year is in 4 hrs time but we usually just go to bed and dont celebrate it. I am a big fan of HP and when the new book came out my grandaughters let me read it first. Pat our temp is also in the earlier 30c but I have not been in thegarden much this week Hostafan enjoy your holiday
21 Dec 2017 17:37
Merry Christmas and a Happy new year for one and all
13 Dec 2017 18:37
11 Dec 2017 07:49
Hi Wonky I hope you also have a lovely Christmas and a Happy new Year
09 Dec 2017 17:48
Our Grandaughter arrives from China on the 15th and she will be putting up the tree on the 16th her first christmas at home for 3 yrs and this time she is staying home
02 Dec 2017 10:08
Sorry i am late but happy birthday for yesterday Hosta. I hope every one is well and Pat hope your rain keeps on.We had 68ml for November and our tanks are full. Pat we are still at the lower temps of the 20c at the moment. Your weather in the UK doesnot sound great our daughter has a fluury of snow last week but it did not settle. Went to the church christmas fete last week and bought our grandaughters a couple of decorations for thier tree when they leave home we have been doing it for a few yrs now. I hope comos will be ok after the op no doubt he will get a few extra cuddles Hope every one has a pleasant weekend
10 Nov 2017 05:08
Hi Chicky hope I am not to late but enjoy your holiday in Aussie
06 Nov 2017 12:51
Hi well PAT if you get fedup with the rain please give it a push my way, we are suppose to hear if we are in for more water restrictions this week, but we are allowed 55 litres per person per day so we will be using the pool as our bath. Out of that we have to do our washing very windy here today. I hope PDoc gets on ok today and i think Chicky will soon be on her way to Aussie.
04 Nov 2017 16:18
Hi I have been busy watching the busy cities of the world and today was Moscow, I see what you mean about the traffic there but i really enjoyed the programme. I hope to try and get a photo of the red bishops birds when they next come to the feeder Our Sky is very overcast but no rain i have been busy in the garden. My oh has a cd player from the blind library and they send discs out so that he can listen to all sorts of stories some are really good and i normal get him discs for christmas and birthday. I hope all the poorly people are feeling a little better today and Pauline you can eat my share of puddings and cakes
02 Nov 2017 17:26
hi the song was called I am Sailing, which was about the ark royal beening taken out of service. We watched it on a television but that must be over 38yrs ago, as that is when we came out here to live. if i lived nearer I would dig your plants up Doc but like i am to far away i hope you get some one to help.
31 Oct 2017 09:07
PatE we do have some beautiful coast line and lovely places to visit we once went on a train ridecalled 9 provinces in 9 days stopping off a different places and the guide was an ex schoolteacherwho was brillant with his knowledge,we went on railtracks thaat was no longer used sometimes we could get out of the train and walk up the track as the train was pulling 16 coaches well worthy the money but they no longer run them
31 Oct 2017 08:49
Hi to all best wishes to pdoc and mrs pdoc, hope every one is ok , we are starting to get hot out here temps today is 37c so i am inside. We are having a week away from 10th to the 13th nov then last house sitting for the year.Yes i agree LH must not get a gong but I also hope Chris Froome should not get one as he has never lived in the UK either.
24 Oct 2017 13:41
Hope Dudley is feeling better now
21 Oct 2017 15:27
Happy Birthday chicky and hope you have a good weekend, I hope pdoc is relaxing at home and reading the papers,I would rather read a garden magazine. Is it this weekend the clocks go back in the uk i canot remenber if its the 3rd or 4th weekend
16 Oct 2017 17:25
Pat hugs for you and for Pdoc. I hope evryone is ok with the weather that you have been forecast we have had high winds today so i left the garden alone. Hope your dog gets well and manages on 3 legs.
15 Oct 2017 15:47
Happy Birthday Fairy hope you get cake later, Windy here and we are suppose to have rain tomorrow,just having a lazy afternoon and hope youwill all be ok in the weather which is forecast
10 Oct 2017 14:24
Hi hope dd and bl is feeling a lot better.Went out last week and bought a 2500 water tank as the one i back wash in from the swimming pool was to small if we had alot of rain tank was set up and since sunday night until today we had 23ml of rain so now i have 400ml in storage. We had a little dove in the pool on saturday and got it out in the netand left it on the table in the shade to dry out,today a baby pigion was traped in some netting so we got him free and an hour later he had also gone. For the first time i have been able to get meal worms for the birds but have not seen a lot of sun flowers seeds and we dont get the variety of containers which you show on this site. IainR we use to caravan at Heacham when we was kids and catch the train into hunstanton to go shopping, enjoy your day
30 Sep 2017 18:23
Hi 2nd grandaughter works in China and the chinese friend she made loves Eeyore so much that she is called Eeyore. Gandaughter herself is crazy over w the p and her quilt cover is winnie and i crosstichted her the four seasons of wthep and friends. I have just been told I am now type 2 diabeted so I am now waiting for my diet plan which I get on Monday to tell me what i can and can'not eat. We are having very windy days and we are coming into Spring but we still have water rationing as we have been in drought rationing andnow we are only allowed to use 55litres each a day.The garden has to manage on what water we have left over.
16 Sep 2017 11:04
Happy Birthday BL enjoy your day. Our daughter has lrt me know we have had 27mm of rain in the night and that our tanks are filled to the brim and we have 2 x 5000, also she had to empty the 1500 tank that we backwash our pool water in and refill. I miss the villages and all that makes a village. We made our way round parts of London last time we was backand went on the eye both in the day and night time trip lovely to see . I am due to go for a glocuse test on thurs as my sugar is not settling down after a cortise injection 5 wks ago. Its raining again so all enjoy your weekend