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Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 27/11/2013 at 21:55

I celebrated with the real thing tonight, fresh up from Padstow - my daughter is suffering from breast cancer, and despiteone more session of chemo to come next week, this morning her consultant says her lump seems to have disappeared - she will have a lumpectomy on 7th January, but doctors are surprised at the results of her chemotherapy, which was the strongest they could give her. So, we and her two little 'uns are happy tonight - things are looking positive. Best wishes , and hope, to anyone else out there who is suffering.

Lawn scarifiers and rakers

Posted: 27/11/2013 at 21:07

I agree with both Forester and Dove, great exercise, but like Lyn my lawns are a bit too big - there are too many other jobs in the garden that need attention, and sometimes time is at a premium!

My sister lives down your way Lyn - near Beaworthy - and strangely enough she uses a Draper to tend her very large lawns, so perhaps I will check a Draper out a little more closely!

Lawn scarifiers and rakers

Posted: 27/11/2013 at 16:40

My Qualcast scarifier has just given up the ghost - it was very good at its job, but I found the collection box a pain - loose fitting, and grass bits kept falling out the sides. 

Have any of you out there got any recommendations, or strong feelings for or against any particular makes - would welcome your input.

Presents I've been given that I really really like

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 20:35

Some of my best presents have been flying lessons, in gliders and little Cessna's. But the best present was a surprise flight in a 65- year old De Havilland sea-plane when we were in Vancouver. We took off from the Harbour and flew over the Rockies, with me at the controls for 5 minutes, and finally flew right round the City, and landed on what is effectively the Pacific Ocean. My wife hates water, and there were times when I thought she would pass out, but she loved it! .......or so she said!

words

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 21:19

It shouldn't offend anybody unless you understand the Gaelic language!

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 19:31

Return of the Wanderer! Hope all OK with you Brumbull?

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 17:18

Something seems to be missing from this thread..................?

Too late to plant bulbs?

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 17:17

I'm still planting narcissi bulbs, although my sister in Cornwall mocks me! She is lucky enough that because of the mild weather where she is, she can pick daffodil flowers at Christmas.

Compost again

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 22:42

I always put as many nettles as I can get on my compost. Nettles are rich in nitrogen, and act as a great (free)accelerator.

Pots going green!

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 17:25

If you use a jet-spray on a patio, it can also be used to clean pots and containers - but  as Bob says, most containers look better with a nice bit of weathering; even better if the algae develops into moss or lichen!

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Window boxes

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Mind your own business

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Today I feel so happy....

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Horticultural plastics

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