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Posted: 12/10/2012 at 19:40

ASDA been trying to send this. Don't know if I can now. You really have something to bargain with now. Phone the area manager whether you get satisfaction or not. What deal can he do. Get firm, aggressive BUT always polite. Make sure that management above the ne store know your feelings, how you have been messed about. Play the child no food angle. Go to it Girl. Demand satisfaction plus. 

Just left foody room - footy on

I haven't put anything on abut my avatar. Meet Oscar, my lovely Spollie, age 12 years still too full of fun for his own good. Also about is Inkie, white cat with the odd splash of black and adopted cat Sophie, one eyed, fluffy spoilt by previous owner (my mother)  and a real blot in the family make-up

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Posted: 12/10/2012 at 17:41

Meet Titchmarsh sitting on the mushroom stump. The other one doesn't have a name but he lives in the fairy dell. Name suggestions???

And I dashed out with road trip on for this photo. Charles Hanson valued a clock for me once. He was just as enthusiaistic about my old clock as he is about everything else he finds


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Posted: 12/10/2012 at 17:14

hey Inka dog. Makes my muddy rainsoaked garden feel like an oasis

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Posted: 12/10/2012 at 17:09

Did anyone see Antique Road trip yesterday. A visit was made to a place I'm ashamed to say Titchmarsh (no disrespect) came from. My bluff was called when I thretened to fil the previous garden with the little fat dumpy things - somehow they went with Honey fungus!- so I was taken to it and one was chosen for me. He does have a wheelbarrow and now character as his nose was broken in the move. Yep I have a gnome!!!!

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Posted: 12/10/2012 at 16:06

Re photo Background is fuchsia called Delta Sarah, just love it. Supposed to be hardy. Variegated plant infront is Norah Leigh.

Also in bed is rose Margaret Merril, a deep burgaundy Heuchera called Shanghai and on post - not realy visible is Clamatis rubra marginata. Scent so strong like almonds. All plants are new thisyear

I always thought Carolwas a she until my son met him

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Posted: 12/10/2012 at 15:47

Carol was a bloke!!

Will try photos again


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Posted: 12/10/2012 at 15:34

Well Insomnia has asda delivered?? 

Moved from Cannock Chase2 half years ago. Do miss Hollybush and shop formerly known as 'Carol's'. have yet to find anything that good here.

Just came in from planting Norah Leigh took these photos. I think it's small but pretty

Can't post phtos won't let me try later


Then armed with this months GW and comments from you all about fritillaries dug up the muddy side of the lawn and planted them. Put a few in muddy flower bed as well to compare success rates

I get in a mess shredding even with carrier bag!

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Posted: 12/10/2012 at 13:47

Had our dual fuel bill today as well. managed to get on a deal that fixes prices till 2014. Quite relieved when i saw how much they are going up.

Love the banana

Just going out to garden as mentioned earlier

Weeding - a forgotten skill? Discuss ....

Posted: 12/10/2012 at 13:41

I check garden nearly every day for 'flowering' weeds and pull them out. Some years ago in another house i carefully tended a really 'pretty' flower. Until my neighbour startd to complain about the amount of ground elder he was getting  

But that was lack of experience. A garden takes time and a great deal of knowlege that you pick up as you go along. Taking it slowly and so learning about your garden and its 'climate' etc do not seem to fit in with instant gardening that often the TV preaches. Weeding does help in understanding the garden  and if done reularly is not a chore

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Posted: 12/10/2012 at 12:50

Went swimming last week as well - first time in years- nice young bloke suggested I started by getting my buoyancy back! Did abit better this week -Didn't sink! Not sure yet if its good for me! Prefer gardening-

Have some fritillary to plant in very wet part of lawn. One of next jobs on list - thing is dog likes laying there so they probably don't stand a chance.

Winds bit strong just blew dustbin through side gate into front of house. 


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compost use

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moving them 
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Which bulbs 
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Penstemon- but which variety

Beautiful flower but .... 
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What is this?

I understand it is a fried egg plant but what precisely is it? 
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Plant ID please

Hope some one can help! 
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Jewell garden - suggestions

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Jewell garden - suggestions

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What to do to encourage growth 
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David Austin Roses

Special offer 
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Lots of seedlings 
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