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Posted: 25/02/2013 at 13:59

Geoff, whinging allowed by a very large majority on this board, let it worry you not.
As for thanks we show our age, the days of thank you, so sorry, can I help are long over as I have found on more than a few occasions when holding a door open for some one to be told I can hold my own B#'=#@--@# doors open, I smile say my pleasure and walk away wishing I had let the door slam back on them. Second thoughts that could be what they want in this sue for a broken finger nail age.
We give our advice, take it or leave it, experience should count but rarely does, that is not our loss, I smile when the old question comes up, "is there an easy way to garden"? Nope.


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Posted: 25/02/2013 at 10:42

Stockton today? "err" well challenging. The snow has gone though that ice cold wind direct from Siberia is blasting across the North Sea and up our kilts or trews, depends on your fancy.
Gardening is still two weeks away, mine is tidy but planting into rock solid frozen Tundra is not recommended, when we do start it will be all go.


no whinge gardening!!!!!

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 10:33

Why would anyone want to kill off the fun bit of gardening, "the good whinge" why else would we do it I ask.
We fight Nature, the weather, the soil, animals various including children plus bugs birds and wind blown disease, what is not to whinge about.
Watch a group of allotmenteers gather for the morning cup of tea and listen in, "why did you bring fig biscuits instead of chocky bourbons, do you want me to manure all the gardens or something"? Whats with cutting the custard slices in half Ellen, what do you mean they are easier to eat, who wants easy I like custard and white cream stuck all round my mouth.
We all keep diaries of a sort, 7th Jan planted seeds, two weeks of winter as we get up North. 7th Feb re-planted seeds as we had some sun, two weeks of winter etc. 7th March finally planted seeds, worked out that with heat etc it cost £50 for that pan of peas good whinge coming on.
It also gets other things out of the system, Wife wanting third new kitchen in five years and never cooked an egg in any of them. kids wanting to go to Disneyland, not the cheap one but California, yikes.
A whinge is our boiler safety valve we let off steam in the place we are usually alone with the bees buzzing around agreeing with us, the scent of Lavender around us and the sun glinting off the glass in our hands, what is not to like about a good whinge.


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Posted: 24/02/2013 at 11:11

Stockton had snow again last night, i have white lawns car and greenhouse roof plus nice white bushes. 2C so it should move on.
Looked across the valley to Rain's Hills and it all looks very purple so not good news for Rain.
Chicken in the oven with home made stuffing and streaky bacon on the breast, lunch will be 13:15 hours, i am running a little late.


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Posted: 23/02/2013 at 14:06

Stockton awoke this morning to nine inches of snow and still falling, it has stopped now and is slowly melting although it looks very much like more on the way.
It is cold enough out there to freeze the wheels of your zimmer frame.


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Posted: 22/02/2013 at 10:11

Stockton dull dark cold, our weather is from Siberia, we know better than to even think garden for another two weeks.


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Posted: 21/02/2013 at 12:58

Stockton is dull and I did think slightly warmer, that was until a mob of holy rollers landed at the door and started preaching to the wrong man I am afraid. By the time they left I was freezing.

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Posted: 19/02/2013 at 11:16

Solid white frost and sunshine here in Stockton, a solid band of frozen water on back step so put salt on its tail.
The door just opened, the family arrived bearing gifts and more importantly lunch.


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Posted: 15/02/2013 at 10:15

Stockton, blue sky and sunshine, a definite front along the coast cloudy out to sea.
You could try sending carrots! my Sons Horses may send you something warm in a parcel, it should keep the roses happy??


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Posted: 14/02/2013 at 12:55

Stockton, cannot see the sky for flaming cakes whizzing about overhead, can you knock it off.

Was sunny but cold, now dull and cold, I have got rid of cold so will give it another day indoors to make sure.

PS Had to sign in again today why???

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