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Posted: 06/01/2015 at 10:20

Morning all on this dull dark day, I can just see the woods, the Cleveland hills are lost in a sea mist, in our area the North Sea takes no prisoners as it invades the shore. The Decs came down Friday, Daughter bustled in and they were gone in a flash, when did I cease to have any say in things I ask?

Joanne my cleaning Lady will hit the place running soon, she comes in all smiles sings away and like a cyclone everything loose will vanish as she whirls round including any dust that may have sneaked in. She is an A1+ cleaner but I am teaching her to cook as she admits to not being able to boil an egg, certainly livens Tuesday's up.


Room 101

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 16:18

Continuous repeats of James Bond movies, Abba who were on three different programmes New Years Eve, escape to the country or any one else's country, one day make overs, a total disaster usually, people who do not like SPROUTS, they just do not know how to cook them and think of the people who's living depends on us eating sprouts.

Add political parties, paid Councillors, people telling me the banks owe me thousands and people standing on a fully serviceable flag drive that has never moved in thirty years does not grow weeds nor moss telling me I need a nice new brick drive, I know where I would drive the bricks. 

Apart from that I would hang upside down over a bed of burning ash anyone with a foreign sounding voice asking me to fill in a questionnaire.

Not much to ask is it, Frank.

Room 101

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 11:03

Chiky, you could curry the mice, wild life must taste better than the tasteless chicken supermarkets sell.

Better get back to the kitchen, will blame this thread if lunch is not on time, one o clock sharp.


Room 101

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 10:35

Curry, it is used to hide all kinds of mischief.

All soaps. All jungles. All so called celebs, my cleaning Lady has more singing talent than any of them, she also works at the same time.



Posted: 04/01/2015 at 10:29

Morning all, nice piece of topside getting up to room temp, then into oven on top of veg plus half a pint of stock. Do not know who will arrive, they will not go short of meat.

sunny with a white frost here int NE can see the hills have put white on, blame Christmas, at least I am back to a reasonable weight after I lost it all last year.

back to the grind, Frank.

Waterlogged Garden never gets the sun

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 10:22

The same happened down the lane from me. Builders remove and sell good top soil, the under soil gets compressed, covered with rubble then a thin cover of topsoil and a few rolls of grass.

The people mainly did what is said above, paved then invested in pots to plant into. Digging out and filling with gravel leading to a soak away pit will help though no sun means it will never dry out. I bought the house I am in with a compass in hand, it is fully detached though the main garden is S&W facing. Gardeners will always make the best of what they have, you have an uphill struggle.


Music in the Garden

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 10:04

Star gaze lily, Happy new year to you too. The weather here is very black all lights are on. Breakfast over decorations down whilst listening to a LLoyd Webber collection by wireless to my TV from the I-pad, all clever stuff to a lad who remembers the war. Joan loved it and that is good enough for me.


Music in the Garden

Posted: 02/01/2015 at 23:53

Happy New Year to you David. Sitting here with a large lass of Port and wait for it-------------Mario Lanza singing A Vuchella. Saw queen on New Years Eve, was not impressed.

Sudden thought this time last year could not have drunk the Port?


Troublesome Tree Roots

Posted: 02/01/2015 at 11:21

Woodlark, as above, lift the paves and cut back hard on the relevant roots then relay the drive. I did that when roots of a tree threatened to undermine a wall and the tree actually livened up afterwards. As with all things in gardening try it out if it does not work then cull the trees and replace them elsewhere.


fragrant flowers

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 23:54

Depends what you think of as fragrant we all differ. I love the smell of wallflowers, lily of the valley, night scented stock, old fashioned scented roses are a must.

hate the smell of tête-à-tete and many of the Lily's, many scented shrubs are of short duration also many of the annuals rapidly lose their scent. Sweet peas if you choose the right ones will give three months if planted in sequence and cut as they flower.

Fruit blossom, lilac, give a rich scent but here and gone in no time. You need to plan a rotation off scented plants, afraid one or two will not give what you want.

Look scented plants up on google or if you have them the RHS books, I find them the best gardening books.


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Who needs change 
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The real question how old are your plants 
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Ailsa Craig and free strawberries

Grew up with them then could not get them 
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Poetry Thread

Describe your garden, your thoughts, in verse. 
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The wrod according to Bob Flowerdew. 
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Some of the plants seem to love this weather? 
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Gardeners world weather

We are to get a 7 day forecast? 
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