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Drat those chains.....

Posted: 06/11/2015 at 17:09

I find white really difficult to use. I have a small bed with a Crab Apple and a contorted Hazel in it and decided to make it into a small white bed. I eventually got something I liked, by using different coloured leaves, off whites, whites with yellow centres, but mainly by having lots of green to show off the white.

Agree about chains, have to write a list of what is going where and then the order in which they will be moved. It usually gets complicated when I decide to divide some of them whilst moving and end up with lots of extra bits.

No digging for me at the moment, so maybe have to wait till Spring.


Posted: 06/11/2015 at 15:32

Still wet here and I am bored.

Curry and beer tonight should cheer me up.

I broke my coccyx a few years ago and a rubber ring was the only way I could sit down or drive.


Posted: 06/11/2015 at 09:17

No SM today LP as elbow is getting more painful and I can't lift [ that's my excuse ] So it's a takeaway tonight and OH has to shop tomorrow.

It is also a perfect excuse not to plant bulbs!

Must be bad, I have booked a GP appointment. I Couldn't get one for 6 days. When I was still working, they would always give me one the next day. Who told them I had retired?


Posted: 06/11/2015 at 08:49

Morning all.

Why does it always rain on me?

Nothing interesting to say.

Have a good day, hope everyone's pets are recovered. 


Posted: 05/11/2015 at 17:19

Always rather liked Frank Field as an MP, seemed a very genuine bloke.

Hosta, you could use your new toy and shows us photos of your bruise!!

Going to be pedantic though, as a medic I should say it is haematoma!

Wot's it all about.....?

Posted: 05/11/2015 at 16:55

Many of the scientists I met in the Arctic, have spent 20 -30 years working there. They all agreed that the ice was melting, but as Hosta said, they do not know what the cause is and what, if anything we can do about it.  


Posted: 05/11/2015 at 16:44

Hi all.

Rained heavily since return from GC, so never did get bulbs planted.

Spent afternoon looking at plant porn and making plans for some changes next year, maybe removing some more lawn for some new beds.

Wot's it all about.....?

Posted: 05/11/2015 at 14:15

Luckily Verdun, you will probably have popped your clogs when Cornwall is submerged by the rising water levels.



Posted: 05/11/2015 at 10:50


Still no planting, thought I would go to GC, as they usually have their real bargains now. Bought a lovely Snake bark Maple for £3. Am well chuffed.

Re: Lightbox.

I think they do work and there is some evidence that supports them too.

You need to set it up so that you are vaguely looking into it, for 1 - 2 hours a day.

I put mine next to the computer. You do have to be careful that you get a genuine one, that emits light at the correct frequency, there are many imitations. 

Mine is very old, but came from

Hope that is helpful.


Posted: 05/11/2015 at 07:27

Morning all.

Sat in front of light box, getting my keep cheerful through winter medicine.

Today I really will do something.

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