Latest posts by Matty2

Unheated/uninsulated greenhouse

Posted: 05/12/2012 at 22:30

I have various plants in greenhouse, lavender, penstemons, nicotiana, canterbury bells, that are quite happy, though not very mature (hence being in greenhouse) With the severe frosts forecast how can I protect the plants further. Limited funds.

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Posted: 05/12/2012 at 21:14

Geoff can recommend York - great place to visit.  

When we were looking for somewhere to live we went all over. Found some great places. Some just seemed OK to visit, not to live, some we looked into a bit further, and we ended up here, it was initially maybe 5th on the list but it fitted our criteria we set  and the more we looked the clearer the criteria became, the more it seemed right. Does that make sense? 

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Posted: 05/12/2012 at 21:01

I just used to read all posts. then one day was a bit fed up so took a leap into the unknown, specially with forkers. Took me longer to pluck up courage to join this. Still giggle when i think about my welcome pack  

Did take a while to work out who everyone is, still does sometimes 

All I want for Christmas is...

Posted: 05/12/2012 at 20:08

He he he he he 

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Posted: 05/12/2012 at 19:54

OH gone to pub - he takes the monthly quiz there. Surprisingly it's not  a Christmas one. Gives me an evening by myself - great.

Daughter just rang - supposed to be meeting her for lunch tomorrow but she forgot it's her day off so now won't be out for day. OH says we'll go somewhere else.


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Posted: 05/12/2012 at 19:23

Inka that is sad, you need to make the most of good memories while she is here. Her garden looks wonderful

Deanthat would be great - all offerings greatfully received. Have sent you message about a couple of other things. 

Receipt is not really a problem

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Posted: 05/12/2012 at 18:49

Dean sent you a message

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Posted: 05/12/2012 at 18:33

Gosh Dean. That sounds really interesting

Wish could see more


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Posted: 05/12/2012 at 17:30

My daughter was due on 1st Jan she arrived 2 weeks late so every Christmas day we get "It's only 3 weeks till my birthday!"

Any way Geoff 'close to home' has so many derivations!

What an incredilbly windy dog I have today



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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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