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Heather Michaels

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Posted: 11/09/2013 at 15:28

So the A word not allowed huh! That's OK, its felt more like Winter here the last few days, I think we skipped A***** altogether. One the plus side, a lot of my tomatoes are finally starting to ripen and turn red and my roses are still in full bloom. Can't wait to get stuck into my tomatoes. I've used up all of our plums already (turned them into crumbles for the OH, which is really good of me I think since I don't eat them!). Starting on the apples over the weekend, I feel lots of old fashioned chutney's coming on, and the obligatory crumbles and pies of course.

Moans about GW

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 14:51

all of you just echoing what i've been saying to my OH for years, please, please, please BBC its time to dedicate a channel to sport and leave the rest of the scheduling and programming alone (not sure what I think my OH is going to do about it though!). I like some sport, don't get me wrong, in particular Wimbledon, but I appreciate that some people don't so why should they have their scheduling disrupted and their programms whipped off air. And why oh why is GW not on for an hour each week, the half hour is just not long enough. Do they TV bigwigs ever really learn what people are saying and what they want to watch? Unfortunately I think not.

Autumn colour

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 14:45

Beautiful Marion, I love them when they're in their full red coats. I'd love to have one in my garden but unfortunately there is nowhere sheltered enough from the worst of the wind etc so I think it's a waste of time. Envious of anyone that grows these in their garden.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 14:34

It is definitely a sparrowhawk. Looks like the female as it seems browner in colour and larger but it could just be the pic. Males are smaller and bluer in colour. I get quite a few in my garden, they are breaktakingly beautiful but quicker than a speeding bullet, they're a blur when they're coming in for a take. If they sit still long enough you can appreciate just how beautiful they are. A female sparrowhawk took off from the ground in my garden the other day and flew off very slowly just above my head (if they're not attacking they're very graceful birds) but that was a little scary I have to say, you realise just how long and large their talons are!

Get it off your chest

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 14:13

And it worked Diddy thank you. You just earned yourself a gold star!

Get it off your chest

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 14:08

Hi Diddy, I'm gonna try that for the future.

Give me some time and I'm sure I can add a contribution for belly laughs, I'm the most accident prone, kipper footed and kack handed person who ever walked with a habit of just opening my mouth and speaking the first thing that enters my head and I'm totally scatterbrained along with all of that so my errors, catastrophe's and faux pas are numerous lol I just need to remember what the best of them are. Sigh, what happens to the memory cells once you pass 40?! I'm sure I used to have some lol x

Get it off your chest

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 13:15

Well altering the settings didn't work

Get it off your chest

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 13:11

Phew I finally made it to the end of all the comments on this thread! Like a lot of you I always have to start at the top and scroll my way through pages and pages of stuff to get to the end. In this case though I'm glad I did, just think of all the giggles and full on belly laughs I would have missed if I hadn't gone all the way through. Some of the funniest stories I've read in a long time so thank you all for those


Posted: 11/09/2013 at 12:24

I'd forgotten about it too David, thank you

calling all gardeners

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 12:23

Can't help I'm afraid CJB, I have a large garden with oodles of space and I'm a novice gardener but good luck with your tech project and I'm sure you'll get some really useful responses to your question

Discussions started by Heather Michaels

What am I?

Am I a baddie? 
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Identification required please

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Was doing great, now I'm not sure if its ailing 
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Is this trying to die?

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What am I?

Needing an ID please 
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What are these infiltrators?

I need an ID on these please 
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Can anyone help ID this little beauty please

Another ID required please 
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Identification required please

Can someone help me identify these two please? 
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Bees, Wasps and Hornets

What a HUGE topic! 
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Advice needed for a ground covering plant please.

Advice needed for a ground covering plant please. 
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Where is the best place to look for information on ferns?

Looking for ferns 
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These guys sprang back up yesterday!

Late Geraniums 
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My new profile picture

My new profile picture 
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Absolutely nothing working properly today

Absolutely nothing working properly today 
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