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Latest posts by Matty2

christmas tree

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 19:44

In this house there was a 40ft tall pine tree - obviously an ex christmas tree. i have a picture of the tree surgeon sttached by ropes cutting it down. The roots spread over a very large area of garden and the stunp is now a mushroom seat

Smiley Faces

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 19:20

that is sooo good.  Now for the smilie faces - do you think they will move?

Fork Handles

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 19:18

Night Dean 


Thank you so much

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 18:12

A stroll around the garden remembering to stay off frosted grass, thinking about what to do next year, looking in catalogues, watching the birds. Winter is all about planning and dreaming


Unheated/uninsulated greenhouse

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 18:07

I used to moan like mad and then she discovered nylon sheets. In the end I refused to sleep in them so I had a pair of my own sheets.  Make s me shudder just thinking about nylon sheets.

I have moved a couple of plants ( the nicotiana)into the garage but the light is not that good, butthey will be frost free.

Thanks for help


Fork Handles

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 17:59

My Christmas:     Mum's Christmas

decorations                climbing up to the loft on a wobbly ladder, probably   falling      

a Christmas tree                  pine nedles and tinsel all over the carpet.

lots of food                          preparations and loads of dishes to be washed.

crackers                             crumpled paper everywhere.

presents                            money down the drain.

sweets                              indigestion and tooth-ache.

parties                              late nights, and driving back through the dark.

snow to play in                  getting soaked and frozen whenever outside.

by Sara Forsyth

Not funny but I thought rings a few bells

 That's  good news Becks, must have been some virus though

Fork Handles

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 17:35

I can see the hamburger jumper, but it was the animal head T-shirts that really got to me.

I have pricked my ears Dean -

I have heard good reviews of Alan davies. Enjoy Geoff

Poem reminded me i found one i was going to post. back in a minute

Unheated/uninsulated greenhouse

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 17:24

My mum used to do that as well.

Thanks for that I have fleece, I just didn't want to go out and buy a large roll of bubble wrap, 

I just think I need to think out of the box

Fork Handles

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 16:58

Jo my daughter and I spent a lot of time disagreeing with each other for much the same reasons as you say - we are very similar. She moved out about 2 years ago and first i relished the peace, then I actaully missed the rows, Now she rings me for advice. Although we are not as close as I wish now, at least we are not hating each other. And if she has a problem - eg car crash - it is us she asks for help

We are so alike she described a jumper she had bought the baby, telling me not to buy one only it is exactly the same as one I had already bought!

She yearns for a garden but with the current clinate doesn't stand a chance f them getting their own house, so living in a flat.

Fork Handles

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 16:47

What a lot of posts and news and I've only been out for an afternoon!

Becks- hope all was well at docs and you now have magic medicine. I find our receptionists are OK but then I don't see them very often

Jo - what great news, a shame you couldn't join in from the beginning but may be it was for the best. Wish No 2 son would go, Just think you'll have somewhere to put all those cuttings you have too many of, and oodles of advice if she wants it. And we are all here to listen if you need a cyber ear

Something is coming out of the sky but it is rain. My have snow on hills by morning

Dreadful jokes geoff Straight out of crackers 

L had just phoned me from Wilkinson asking for directiions to the solar lights. Sold out though.

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