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Latest posts by Lovetogarden

Secateurs.....bin them or sharpen them

Posted: 01/11/2012 at 17:03

Allan4711. sounds as if he could make a fortune, I'll have to hire him out

Years ago there used to be knife sharpeners that came round the streets, they would sharpen scissors knives, etc. I suppose as we now  live in a throw away society, quite sad really, they're gone the same way as the rag and bone man.


Secateurs.....bin them or sharpen them

Posted: 01/11/2012 at 14:49

My OH disappears into the garage with my secateurs and comes back with them lovely and sharpe. He has got some sort of stone that he used to sharpen everything, knives, shears, scissors,.lawnmower blades, if fact I daren't say anything is blunt.

Fork Handles

Posted: 01/11/2012 at 14:42

Like the look of the champers. Congratulations to all forkers, who would have thought it when Kate first opened the thread. Here's to the next 10,000.

Congratulations on the new job Kate

Cheers. Chris.


Verbena Bonariensis

Posted: 01/11/2012 at 14:36

I do both, cut some down that are in the way or just to tidy up but if they are doing no harm I  leave them. Mine have survived -18c 2 winters ago. and I have seedling popping up all over the garden. They do seem to seed in between crack and on gravel. I would leave the seed heads on this year and you will more or less guarantee seedlings next year.

A lot of my garden is fairly sheltered so perhaps that helps.

I have given them away to friends and relations and all from 1 original plant.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 01/11/2012 at 12:30

Nr Lincoln.

Rain first thing and very murky, but the sun has come out and it is a lot brighter, quite mild. Let's hope it lasts


Fork Handles

Posted: 01/11/2012 at 09:43

Hi Jo,

As the saying goes. "Keep calm and carry on", it will be worth it in the end, just not at the moment.~~~~~~~~( you have my sympathy)


Fork Handles

Posted: 01/11/2012 at 09:37

Good morning all.

Ah, it's good to get that Bat Woman costume off, and get back to wearing something  normal.

Geoff.-- love the new avatar of Cody and does the C******* poster mean we can now talk about C*******.

We didn't get one caller last night so OH will have to eat the sweets, he will be pleased.

We have got to go and get some emulsion today, hopefully we will be finished by the weekend As my Mum used to say, It's easy to be mucky, but d....d hard work to be clean.

Have a good day all.


What's for tea?

Posted: 31/10/2012 at 21:45

Yes. Inkadog the recipe for pumpkin pie would be appreciated


Fork Handles

Posted: 31/10/2012 at 21:42

Geoff.- I wouldn't put it past them, they're daft enough to, thank goodness we don't have many hills in Lincolnshire.

Caramac on it's way.

Fork Handles

Posted: 31/10/2012 at 21:29

Nobody has been to our house, caramac, nutty bars and various other sweets up for grabs. OH will make short work of them. He's gone to the pub to play dominoes with his mates, hope they have a win, Last year they came second in the league, this year they are yet to win a game. Talk about Last of the summer wine, that just about sums them up.

The pumpkins are awesome, how do they do it, Jess looks great, hope she enjoys her trick or treating.

Geoff, where did you get all those Halloween thingies, very good.,

Dean - They look great in their halloween outfits. Getting all confused with the name changes, is it back to normal tomorrow?

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