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Posted: 01/02/2015 at 14:57

Hi All

My OH retired and now does most of cooking, washing up - I do the odd roast we have and of course bake the cakes

When I was very sickly pregnant (most of the 9 months each time) I was told to have arrowroot biscuits - certainly helped.

Can't think of a clematis, too busy trying to get my head around annuals and plugs etc which I don't usually do. Anyone use Brookside nurseries? Comments?


Posted: 31/01/2015 at 16:48

Cross between poodle and cocker spaniels are fun and very cute - but not the name - cockerpoo!!

Oh gosh they are cute - could say oodles of cuteness


Posted: 31/01/2015 at 14:49

When I had a very severe 'black dog' 12 odd years ago now I was told to walk. So I rescued, from an animal shelter my lovely Oscar.(He was 2 years old)

I always said I am not sure who rescued who but often felt he saved my life, and Oh agreed. Now Oscar has left a big emptiness in my life so when I am up and running again hopefully I will find a new companion

Can definitely recommend a dog to 'rescue you'

Go for it puncdoc - take the plunge/deep breath/ poop bag whatever and go for it


Posted: 31/01/2015 at 13:14

Good day All

Lovely dog, Reggie. How did you find him. I'm sure you will have a lovely time with him, he looks very bright with those shiney eyes

had a slow alk round garden - well I can't do much else, and fed birds

Took picture, not brilliant as couldn't get low enough.

 I just love hellebores but haven't very many and my white ones seem to have gone somewhere else this year

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Posted: 31/01/2015 at 12:17

Oh Lizzie

What a shock. It must be dreadful for them. Hugs to you


Posted: 30/01/2015 at 20:24

Hi All

Thought I had better give you a fitness report and the other thread didn't seem right at moment.

I am slowly getting more like me - still very sore , but am getting more movement, and pain control is sorted (phew)Get tired easily though.

I went for a walk to shops today - furthest yet. When I came home I chatted to some neighbours but OH saw me, escorted me in, put a mug of tea in my hand, lit the burner and told me not to do anything (I had bought myself a chocolate florentine so ate that as well)

This being spoilt could become a habit - bet he won't do garden when time comes though.

Seeds have arrived for practice wedding flowers, so when do I start????

Hope you are all Ok and busy planning your plots


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Posted: 30/01/2015 at 19:53

Keep your chin up Verdun. Thinking of you x


Posted: 29/01/2015 at 19:55

Hope your move goes well tomorrow Beaus Mum.

Hope the weather is kind to you

Good luck

Pond In A Pot

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 17:02

I went to a local flea market and bought an old wash tub. It has a miniature water lily in it and still looking for other plants - note to self to check out I-player for the Great British garden revival where one of presenters did something similar but wasn't really well enough to take it in.

Mine is an old tub because of a silly collie(now gone sigh) and not wanting him in a pond - he still drank it though

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Posted: 28/01/2015 at 21:19

Verdun - I have just looked in here and read your sad news about your mother. I am very sorry but she had a long life, full of memories which are worth remembering and repeating to yourself and to others who knew her - and those who didn't.

Also commiserations again about the loss of a young life.

Oh dear!!

DD you are lucky to have siblings (a whole family) to miss - not everyone has that option

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