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Posted: 27/11/2013 at 10:30


Sorry haven't read back but I see by the comments that Stacey is OK (hope i'm not wtong) Seems ot have been a weekend of car problems.

Yesterday was oh so cold but today is mild and have had my daily walk around the garden with just a jumper on and  no ectra layers.

Put out some old apples for birdies (25p a bag from greengrocer)

The rest of today is going to be pressing out fabric and attempting to lay out the old settee pieces to make patterns for the re-covering. Bit nervous of doing it. I am taking over the big room no humans or animals allowed 


Posted: 25/11/2013 at 14:07


Thanks for all your kind thoughts

GD is showing signs of improvement at last .  Son has gone to work although sore and GD Mum is looking after GD and nursing a sore shoulder.  The car is being scrapped on Wednesday, and they will sort out other stuff when GD is well

I have posted a little parcel to her today- made me feel better.

Hope everyone is OK and Stacey has good news

Going to get on with winter project for rest of day. Keep me busy as I can't be there.

Keep busy all, lovely walks, and whatever else you are doing


Posted: 24/11/2013 at 18:18

Thanks all.


Posted: 24/11/2013 at 17:47

Good day

I have one of those sauce boats - great

Had news that last night was bad, now not quite so bad. GD was very ill so son was advised to take her to hospital (she's 1) On way to hospital they had a car crash and car is written off. A witness took GD on to hospital with her Mum. Police took Son there when crash was sorted. They all have minor injuries but are recovering. GD has a bad lung infection and is really poorly, phoned abut an hour ago and they had just been talking to hospital again (she is home)

Thank goodness I still have family - car can be replaced

Spent the day worrying and we made plans in case we need to go up there-about 3 1/2 hours away




Posted: 23/11/2013 at 17:56


had a good time in the garden, raked all the leaves and then OH mowed up the piles. Chops the leaves, saves bending (purportedly) and takes up less room in leaf bin.

I then had to get down on my knees and scrape up the acorns, AGAIN

This afternoon I dug over the rhubarb bed which has largely been ignored (new plants). 3 big clumps of nettles later it is clear and soil is looking quite good, I have popped alot of odd amounts of surplus compost on it during th summer.

Found a half empty bag of daff bulbs so put them in and a pot with small white bulbs with root clumps coming (no idea what they are) so sprinkled them about and poked them in. Should hav a surprise come spring (maybe)

Had a good day 

Knitting now so back tomorrow


Posted: 23/11/2013 at 13:43

Good day

Oh Verdun do take care, am so suspicious these days.

And Chicky you also take care.

What a lovely day. Thta glorious sunny, crisp autumn days that you get sometimes.

Have raked the leaves front and back.

Started on front to see how back was and it's fine (phew). Raked the leaves into ridges lawn mower width and then OH goes along with mower on highest setting and the leaves get chopped and picked up. Trouble is i was  then left with the acorns the mower wouldn't pick up, still they were easily cleared and bnned.

Waiting for bacon sarnie now - then will give rhubarb bed a quick clear and mulch.


Feel so clear headed and positive now I can get out 


Posted: 22/11/2013 at 18:07

Evening all

have popped in and lurked occassionally, but not posted

Things a bit tricky here at moment with Forums and OH 

Have finally stripped down the settee, purchased the necessary to re build it and am full of anticipation. Love the cutting out and constructing -, bit like what I have done to houses and gardens as well 

very pleased to see I have finally the seasonal smilies 

Hope everyone is OK, Panda, just take it easy and don't push yourself, difficult time of year for that though.

Today has been alovely sunny autumn day, that slight chill, but nothing more - could have done with going into garden but had alist of other things to do that also needed a sunny dry day.

Perhaps tomorrow, but haven't seen the forecast

Begonias begonias

Posted: 22/11/2013 at 17:58

You will find that the foliage stems should snap off near to the corm

Mine have been up for some time and I hope it is not too late (mind you it has been mild)


Good luck

Begonias begonias

Posted: 22/11/2013 at 17:55

Take off all that rotting foliage. (remove all foliage if possible


Dig them up (may be a little late)

Put the corms in a dry place on newspaper or something absorbant, not touching

Frost free - shed or garage if possible

When dry wrap in newsapaper in a cardboard box if you have one until March/April

When you should see little pinky buds put in shallow compost trays and when roots form plant them up but do not put outside until frosts have finished


You do need to check them evry now and again and then dispose of any that are squidgy


Posted: 20/11/2013 at 17:08

Didn't get to caravan despite a burst of sunshine. 

Have finally bought all I need for settee and I have spent afternoon doing some more to it, none of it required me to  bend

Wish I could find a gardening society to visit.

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