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Posted: 19/11/2012 at 14:36

Just tried to carry on with something am making for baby for Christmas. Completely screwed it up. OH suggests I wait till feeling better - but bored!

No balls for Hungry Hippos. we used marbles - often got lost!! - but usually enogh around with 2 boys.

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Posted: 19/11/2012 at 14:17

Yes. That's the one Hungry Hippos. When big son went off to university we were given a list of games he would like. The sensible one was Risk, Kerplunk was also requested, monoploly. Mostly noisy games with my lot. Mouse Trap but not as popular - broke!

Just watched part of a Geoff Hamilton Gardeners World. They were broadcast well before I became interested. What a lot of information and practical tips. Could do with similar now. Toby Buckland said he wanted to do that but somehow never succeeded. Was GW with Geoff H longer - 40 mins or did they just pack a lot in?

Really windy and wet now here.

Talkback: How to deter slugs with copper tape

Posted: 19/11/2012 at 12:40

Never thought of that Verdun.

I don't use copper tape any more, used it for a year as experiment where I lived before-it was slug heaven

plant invasion

Posted: 19/11/2012 at 12:32

Are you in a new build house?

Photo of planr and leaves would help a lot

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Posted: 19/11/2012 at 12:25

As neighbour is at work just accepted delivery of a new bed for her - at her house. Big divan. Delivery bloke said not even supposed to come into the house when delivering but I will put it in hall for you. I ask you what would happen in one of the houses without halls. Put in garden/on street I guess! Good job we have large halls!. 

My kids liked frustration, and Operation.

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Posted: 19/11/2012 at 11:47

Daughter has CFS and when it was really bad she was offered a course on recognising when it is coming and how to cope with it. Her life and general well-being improved so much with the things they taught her. Although she will probably never be clear of it she copes very well, has had a ful time job for 18 months . On her  what she calls floppy days Her partner gets in DVD's and plies her with chocolate, but despite the enticements her floppy days are few and far betwween now.

Enoough now what do I want from the shops

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Posted: 19/11/2012 at 11:31

Walking over loos puts me in mind of Carry on Screaming!!

Oscar came in wagged his tail and sprinkled the kitchen floor liberally with oak leaves. Bless!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/11/2012 at 11:26


Very dark and gloomy.Sort of day when you need light on all day BUT it is dry and just a little breeze. Outside not toocold either. Hills are clear though

Talkback: How to deter slugs with copper tape

Posted: 19/11/2012 at 10:21

Improving clay soil - I have this and add what ever I can get, compost from used pots and seed trays. soil improver from local tip ( here its £10 for 5 bags), compost. I don't attempt the whole garden just earmark an area at a time for a couple of months. It's not an instant fix but slowly i am seeing an improvement.

As for slugs and snails - - I use copper tape on some pots but you need a wider strip is 2 widths together. I got it from large garden centre, but mostly now rely on rough compost, sea shells ground up, grit, again whatever I can get. On special plants I use that organic growingsuccess pellets BUT very rarely and then a light sprinkle until the plant has established. Always aware of birds and wild life.

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Posted: 19/11/2012 at 09:52

Morning All

Did anyone else notice that the vivid purple tulips were I think crocus, How lovely to come across one.

Nose running especially when I bend down but headache seems to have gone thnak goodness. Just a light cold, not the cyber lurgy.

Jo I hope you get stronger, perhaps this course will show you ways of increasing your strength as well as coping with it all

Oh dear Inka. I can't imagine having no power for a long time, and those winds Ugh 

Very dark here nut dry. Going to attempt to pull out last of annueal rudbeckia today from the front, then that will be ready for a re-style. 

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