Jean Genie

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Posted: 09/03/2013 at 08:37

Morning Folks - Another grey miserable day here,  but cheer up everyone, it's only 12 days to the official start of Spring.

Got a busy day planned. Daughter's birthday today, Grandson's birthday tomorrow on Mother's Day . We are all having a get-together so I'm looking forward to it,

Bjay - if you are around - didn't manage to get to H.B. yesterday so will go today and report back on the seed disk situation.

Have a good day all.

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Posted: 08/03/2013 at 08:27

Morning Bunny and Gary and to all who will be up and about shortly. 

Nice to see Jo and globe-trotting Gyn back.

Not a good day here. Raining quite heavily and miserable

Hope your frogs have got thermals Gary. Sunday is looking to be the coldest day but I'm sure Mr Mystical orange balls will give us an update when he arises.


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Posted: 07/03/2013 at 17:43

Greetings everyone  Nice to hear from you , Jo . Wondering what you'd been up to but thought you would have been busy. Have a chill now.

Strange story about the dogs. Wonder what that could be ? Hope folk stay away from the area until the problem's solved.

Got baked potatoes in but what to have with them.

Your Grandson looks a cutie, Pam.  Size of that rabbit.

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Posted: 07/03/2013 at 15:11

I was wondering about Jo the other day .

Hi, Pam - lovely dog  Not sure about what he's got in his mouth though.

I've ran out of potting compost  - Bar - locks !  Didn't realise I was that low. Trip to G.C. tomorrow for me.

Done the lillies .You were right Geoff - no sign of any roots yet.

Lawn Mulching

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 14:53

I tend to leave the grass cuttings on as a mulch when we have a hot dry spell as it also conserves moisture but strangely enough, not last year.

We have a petrol mower with a box, but for a quick trim, we use the hover and leave the cutting on as there's not a lot.

My lawn's in poor shape after all the rain last year so will be giving it some attention during the next few weeks.

Ballarina Trees

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 14:02

Sorry Katie, Missed the ''fruit'' bit on the post.

Still none the wiser as I don't have fruit trees.

Note to oneself - read the post properly !

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Posted: 07/03/2013 at 13:33

Golly gosh Geoff - Did you take those photos ?

Is it a long eared owl ?

Ballarina Trees

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 13:29

Hello Katie,

The only Ballerina tree I know is the Amelanchier. I have one of these and it's a wonderful little tree. Great foliage and blossom in Spring and turns a fiery red in Autumn. Have a look at this link.

Hope this helps,


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Posted: 07/03/2013 at 11:25

Derek, sorry I mentioned the R word now !  

Not guilty - didn't even know what it meant until last year.

Becks, hope you have a mop handy - you've upset him now.

Missing Lillies.

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 10:48

 I must try to improve my memory. Found my hairbrush in the 'fridge once.

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