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Posted: 05/12/2012 at 17:13

I have solar lights on spikes in back garden, 2 lilies and 2 butterflies(fairies) in the fairy garden. I thought the lilues had stopped working but found that once I'd cleared border of surplus grass plants they now shine.

Not sure if I should have brought them in for winter or not though

Still have Christmas wreath to make, out all day tomorrow so I guess it will be Friday.

NB to me do all competitions before I go

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Posted: 05/12/2012 at 16:45

Hi all

Good to hear from you Jo. 

Half way through cleaning windows realised should have been at mothers care home for monthltymeeting. Grabbed a Christmas tree, 2 cards and went in my house cleaning best..

Only just got back. Quickly put up new solar lights outside front. Easy-wrap them round the porch pole and drape them between hanging basket hooks.

Don't look too bad, charged up solar cell during day on cleared window ledge.

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Posted: 05/12/2012 at 14:11

Geoff - get a box or do a treasure hunt ending with the greenhouse and then you only need to put a ribbon round its neck

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Posted: 05/12/2012 at 13:54

Just ordered dog food - although at the moment I have plenty thinking about deliveries thought I'd better do it today. Also ordered a nice fleece royal stewart coat (It's even got a collar) for him as he does feel the cold, and he had to have a Christmas pressie. 

Right now tto clean the windows

Where are all the birds ?

Posted: 05/12/2012 at 13:35

After comments I think on this thread about not putting fat balls out in netting I bought 2 filled coconut shells thinking that when empty I may be able to fill them myself. I have one of those feeders with hooks for fat balls so I thoight they would be a good alternative. Today the blackbirds have arrived. They seemed very thirst and were at the bird fountain.

I to am going to try that trick for the ground feeders, Thing is i have just taken 2 old baskets to dump as the bottoms had gone, they would have been ideal. Will look in store to see what else I have.

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Posted: 05/12/2012 at 13:27

Oh Becks I do hope you both get well soon.

Yo-yo and a lollipop

All this talk of the advent calender made me pop back to make sure I had pressed submit. I had 

Have just removed rickety book shelf to garage despite OH moans. Amazing how much more spacious it all looks and I now have somewhere to put my bird food as well as  boxes of corms and agapaanthus that willl be frost free. Thing is now I have to clean windows as they are now within reach and can be seen

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 05/12/2012 at 11:33

Cold and very bright, the sort of day you feel the garden needs you but can't walk on grass. May go out later and clear leaves, at the moment a never ending job

We thought there may be snow on top of the hills this morning but they are clear.

James Grieve apple

Posted: 05/12/2012 at 10:54

When I planted my fruit trees I read - RHS book- to take the blossom off the first year so that they concentrate on root growth and structure. It was sad pulling off the open blossoms. Last year, their 2nd year, I had blossom and a small crop of apples, no pears though, and they seem to be really well rooted and stong.

Because I am growing some as cordons and a couple as pyramid shape I do a late summer prune. I will cut off top when weather warms up in early spring from plum

All I want for Christmas is...

Posted: 05/12/2012 at 10:48

Ho Artjak plenty of hill to look at here - Malvern Hills

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Posted: 05/12/2012 at 10:46

Morning All

Hope Becks is feeling better. Maybe Docs as you don't want it lingering on for Birthday and Christmas.

Lovely chicks Geoff though I must admit photos are as close as I want to get.

Choc - Christmas tree

Good luck Jean, it gets very emotional - Mother stuff still needs sorting. Skip is the best place to trash memories you don't want.

Had to give up till really late last night on the Forum. Also had some ilayer I wanted to see and that was a blank too. Like the advent calender prize today. In fact I've liked ALL adventcalender prizes

I See we still have the same old faces.

 

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