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Christmas of yesteryear

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 09:16

Good post there Gemma, saying, its just me, years ago, before 'They' started labelling everyone with initials, these things were known as eccentricities, everyone has something different about them, everyone has something they are scared of or cant cope with, its just all labelled up now in little packages.

We all muddle through life, (well, most of us then) living with whatever is chucked at us, its what we do, its called the survival instinct,  and every one here seems to be coping with all life chucks at them, its good to talk.

Memories of Yesteryear.

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 18:26

Thanks folks, but I am not looking for sympathy, I am very happy person, probably cos I'm a bit high half the time.

But in all seriousness, I know how to manage pain, even if it is popping more and I would rather live a shorter happier life that a long miserable one, lets hope I manage both, got to keep something in reserve for my daughter.

Must add they are all legal and prescribed

broad beans sown in autumn

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 18:10

The main problem with winter planting is wind rock, I was forever out there in the gales, and we had some last winter, trying to stake them and tread the ground down around them, thats probably what stunted them as they flowered the same time as the Spring ones.


Posted: 11/12/2014 at 18:05

My daughter has wood fences around her garden, she put longish nails in the top and strung a fine fishing line backwards and forwards, they didnt like stepping over that. 

Cutting a conifer in winter

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 17:31

It wont matter if some bits get left in, they dont grow again and you may be able to work around 


Memories of Yesteryear.

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 17:26

I too have a neck brace, back belt and wrist/hand supports. I am hooked on Dihydracodiene, but so what, it gets me though the day, along with diclofenac and paracetamol, my back is now completely numb, thats good, I can carry on and not feel anything.

I also refused the operation, I cannot risk being out of action for any time.

I dont use it as an excuse for anything.

my favorite succulent

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 12:48

My little grandson would love those, he has had a thing for them since he was two, he cant go to a GC without wanting to stoke the smooth fleshy ones and usually comes back with a little one.

He is five now and has them in his bedroom.

Tree Branch Lopper Research

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 12:41

I always thought tree branch loppers was the jobbie on the very long handles that you hook over the offending branch and pull the handle down. I have had a pair of these for many years.

Cutting a conifer in winter

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 12:35

That sounds much nicer Gemma, the stumps are not difficult to remove, not very deep roots. If you have access to a strong man, (or lady) a mattock and an iron bar are the tools to use. A big pair secateurs or small loppers will chop through the thread roots as you go.

We have removed 28 this year from a long hedge, they were about 26 years old so fairly chunky, all gone and replanted now.

Ne now.

I did want to try a 

what a night

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 12:22

Perhaps cats dont like broken pipe work.

It was a dreadful night here as well, the wind kept me awake, cant see any damage here though, although I havent been up to the greenhouses.

Sorry, just trying to bump up threads and get the dreaded bugged one onto the second page.

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