Orchid Lady

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Posted: Yesterday at 20:55
Hmmm.....no placcy bag and no scissors, I think I need more lessons lol! But I have progressed because this time last year I wouldn't have even looked for seeds. Not liking posting on my phone LOL!!


Posted: Yesterday at 20:40
Hello everyone, very quick check in as I'm on my phone and my writing keeps going funny and cabt read anything even with my glasses on!!

Staying in a very old but lovely quirky hotel in Melksham, home late tomorrow night so will catch up Friday, hope everyone a well.

Lovely garden here but can't see Any seeds to 'steal' LOL!!

Night xx

Music in the Garden

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 22:11


Well, I know it's not New Year's eve.....but I think we should all join in while we still can


Posted: 15/09/2014 at 22:06

Hello all, a quick check in so you don't think I've gone AWOL

Lizzie, so sorry about more sad news for you, sending hugs.

Panda, sorry you are feeling a bit tired and not yourself, that was how I was for quite some time, good multi vitamins and Echinacea did the trick, hugs for you too.

Punk, thinking of you and hoping all is as well as can be with your mum.

Right, that's all, sorry it's a bit late so I've missed lots of people, been cleaning as away for 3 days and leaving at 7am tomorrow, then had business banking to set up......it's all go

Anyway, away with OH for a few days so may not be on until Friday.....by which time we will know the fate of out Scottish friends

Take care everyone, rest when you need to and can and stay safe and happy


Posted: 14/09/2014 at 22:09

Hi everyone  Had a quick skim read back and looks like you have all had busy days.

I was at football yesterday from 12.15 and got home about 11, we upgraded yesterday because the wives and girlfriends went along (which we don't do very often) and had a box so I was just a little worse for wear after too much wine......oops (Panda can empathise with that I believe ). Needless to say I felt a bit out of sorts today 

Mum and dad came today, they're brought me goodies.......hyacinth bulbs, some grasses, some cerise pink Cosmos seeds (that mum 'stole' from a plant she saw while waking LOL), sweet William baby plants and best of all.......a tin bath 

Anyway, another busy week coming up and away with OH Tuesday-Thursday so might not be around (again), hopefully things will settle down soon 

Glad you had a lovely holiday Yvie, Dove I hope you are on the mend, hugs to all those still poorly and with poorly relatives.

Lily, take it easy while healing your sister, we don't want you injured too.

Right, that's all for now, night night all and take care xx


Posted: 12/09/2014 at 11:30

DD, I agree so much and have said before that I would give anything for one day with my littlies again.  I have been a bit weepy this morning, cant really explain it but maybe that's why?  They just grow up so quickly, although I am very proud of the man that he is becoming it's so hard too


Posted: 12/09/2014 at 08:58

Morning all,  thank you for my big boy's birthday wishes, it's quite strange that 16 years ago I had only been a mummy for just under 5 hours, the time has gone so fast.

Busy busy day (again) so will have to dash in a minute.

Sorry to hear about your mum Punk, thinking of you and sending hugs x

Sending cake for you Verdun as I know you prefer that to hugs 

Fairygirl, Lesley and others north of the border......it's going to be a loooooong week 

When to pick green tomatoes

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 22:17

My tomato plants were looking very sorry for themselves so a couple of weeks ago I took of all the tomatoes (red and green) and made a mixed tomato chutney (Nigel Slater recipe), I knew I wouldn't get any more this season and wanted ti make chutney anyway.  Hopefully next year they will last a but longer though and I'm grow to sow late ones intentionally (or outside) for chutney.


A garden is the best medicine

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 22:12

Oh.....I didn't read that post properly  HUGE hugs Frank 

A garden is the best medicine

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 22:07

Welcome back Frank, I missed your posts but was away for one week of your absence myself, in the sun in Crete 

So glad you are home and well on the mend, big hugs and happy music sent your way 

Alan, sorry to hear you haven't been too good either and hugs for you too (I'm feEaling generous tonight LOL)

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