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Amazing what you find at night

Posted: Yesterday at 23:02

Don't inject it...

Is there an easier way?

Posted: Yesterday at 16:37

Rachael, despite being a feminist, I believe you need a man - several would be better. They should cut the tree trunks down to about three feet tall and then use a pick axe, shovels and forks to expose the roots, cutting these as they appear. However, if you are prepared to live with a stump, it is much easier to cut the trunks off about a foot above ground level and use it as a platform for a nice pot.

Mobile Phones.

Posted: Yesterday at 11:14

Well, I don't know how I would manage without one. Perhaps it is because I live in the country or that I am a Gran, but although I mainly use it for essential calls and messages, it really is invaluable. Children unwell and needing collection from school; family meetings delayed by unexpected events; forgotten items or last minute shopping decisions... I sometimes go for walks alone but I have a back problem which sometimes causes me to fall: having my phone to hand means I could get help if I needed it so it gives me the confidence to go out. My daughter can ask me to pop the casserole in for her or take a child to an activity, while I can let my OH know I will be late/early.

"Whatever did we do without them?" Well, I remember my mother frantic with worry when my dad was hours late coming home from some journey, he was a terrible time keeper, and as a small child I once waited outside school for him for an hour and a half. A quick call would have made so much difference. He never bothered with public phones but WE could have messaged him.

Christmas decorations

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 14:38

You certainly had to be careful! I know my mum had real candles when she was small. I wouldn't  try it myself.

Christmas decorations

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 12:00

We had lights like that DR! In fact, I had them until about a year ago when we gave them to a collector. As you say, we couldn't replace dead bulbs and they were not safe to use but just looking at them took me right back to childhood. You are the only person I have spoken to who remembers them. 

Christmas decorations

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 16:43

One of my best memories is of my husband and son hurling themselves across the room to catch the tree - and two kittens - as it fell. They righted It, removed the kittens and replaced the fallen baubles in seconds and without a word.

Christmas decorations

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 09:22

I find that many people start Christmas early and finish early, too. My daughter will have her tree up and decorated next weekend, I expect, but it will all be cleared away before New Year's Day. When I was little we didn't bring in the tree until Christmas Eve but we hung on to it until every needle had dropped.

Frost Protection for Bay Trees

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 21:51

In my experience strong, cold winds can be more damaging than winter temperatures. I have bays growing in the ground and two lollipops in tubs which are moved to shelter behind a tall outbuilding during winter. They all survive but there can be some scorching and leaf drop in really bad weather.

Rescued From a Skip

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 15:16

I am pretty sure it's euomymous, too. They are pretty tough, so well worth a try. They can be very slow to get going when you first plant them so give it plenty of time.

Nothing to do with gardening

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 14:54

Dove, can I come to your house for Christmas, please? I agree, it's Christmas trees and cooking/baking that make the best smells. I sometimes receive those little jars of scented oils as gifts - the ones with little sticks in - and I like them very much but they cannot compete with a batch of mince pies. Mind you, they don't make you fat, either....

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