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To-do lists

Posted: Yesterday at 19:13

I seem to be collecting  to-do lists (tdl). I have a garden one, a bedroom decorating order-work one,a general one, and a shopping list for garden and DIY bits.

I know most people have TDL's of greater or lesser size, but does anybody manage to complete them fairly regularly? I seem to complete a job, cross it off the list, but whilst working on the task  seem to notice some other job that needs to go on the list.

I have even ,occasionally, put a reminder on the general TDL to check one of the other lists - I think I know what a dormouse on a treadmill feels like.

Am I sad, and on the road to nowhere?

Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 19:04

The only picture that comes to my mind is Verdun - as a typical Cornishman, and there is a definite type ( or two) ! Phillipa smith is probably spot on.

Frank (palaisglide) is a big lad, still pretty fit - and ,of course, light on his feet!


Posted: 22/10/2014 at 09:19

Sadly, only 10 per cent of the money made from theTower of London poppies will go to charity - the rest going in production costs and other overheads. Nevertheless, a wonderful sight and as the saying goes, 'every little helps'.

Blowing a gale where you are yet?

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 22:03

Breezy in the Chilterns, with a few short heavy gusts, but mainly lovely blue skies, with a couple of very brief heavy showers in the area, but no rain on the hill where I live - very strange!

We obviously missed the worst of the promised storm, and I spent the last hour of daylight up the allotment doing a bit of digging.

Still strange as I 'm probably no more than 30 miles from Ginglygangly - at 5pm I was off to the allotment in glorious sun!

Will probably suffer tomorrow!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 20:21

Turned over my compost heaps this afternoon, but had to watch out for the slow worms - there are quite a few living in the heap, usually lying half buried, just under the old carpets covering it all. Lovely little creatures, but causes my little five-year old granddaughter to scream like a banshee when they appear!


Posted: 18/10/2014 at 20:16

Busy afternoon trying to catch up on all my jobs - planted up window boxes with Narcissi and pansies - wall planters to do tomorrow.

Spag Bol tonight, with home-grown onions,sweet peppers,celery,garlic,basil,oregano, tomatoes, and grated carrot - pity the meat and bacon had to come from Sainsbury's!


Posted: 17/10/2014 at 18:40

Evening all - just back from a break in Cyprus , and a long break from this Forum - hope everyone is well and had a good summer?

When I left Cyprus the gardeners were just starting to plant the next lot of petunias and bedding plants - I'm going to spend the weekend clearing the remnants of mine.

Only a few hours away by plane, but a world away horticulturally!

Rubbish mpc

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 09:21

A friend at the allotment ,who has been gardening for years, has started buying ASDA own -brand compost, ans swears it's the best he's used for ages. I haven't seen it yet, but wonder whether any of you out there have any experience ( good or bad ) with it?

buttercups in my lawn

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 00:19

I seem to remember at school, many years ago, being told that buttercups had three types of root - runners, bulb, or rhizome, depending on the variety.

I think runners are most common, but you could be lucky and have a few of the other kind, which would obviously be easier to get rid of.



Buried treasure

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 20:23

Reminds me of the discovery I made when I moved into my previous house,thirty years ago.

Digging the back garden ready to lay a new lawn, when I struck gold!.......or more correctly,a complete Cannon gas cooker!

The effort required to dig a hole nearly six feet deep defies belief - the Council would have taken it away for a fiver!

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