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Posted: 08/06/2012 at 19:10

Inkadog: I am new round here.  Which island?  It sounds idyllic.  Can one choose not to have any news containing the word 'football'?  (Sorry all, but I am not a fan!)

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Posted: 08/06/2012 at 17:43

I have just realised it hasn't rained for nearly two whole hours: I think it's turning into summer.

How long do leeks normally take to germinate outside?  I sowed mine 10 days ago: I think they must be growing in Australia ....

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Posted: 08/06/2012 at 14:25

Thanks: that seems like a good occupation come Friday tea time. it's still blowing like a tropical storm, but at least the rain's eased up.  The May floods haven't all gone   yet: we could do without more of the b*****s.

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Posted: 08/06/2012 at 14:06

For brave read b. idiot.  No permanent harm done, except to the philadelphus that got landed on.  Just discovered Beechgrove happens in Scotland.  Is it good?

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Posted: 08/06/2012 at 14:03

Beechgrove - who they?  

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Posted: 08/06/2012 at 13:58

Sotongeoff: you're right - it's 'orrible here. 

Went to sort out casualties (broken hollyhocks, roses all over the place) and got blown off my stepladder ... ouch ... just had a strong cup of tea, need a stiff drink.

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Posted: 07/06/2012 at 21:23

I think your mum may be right

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Posted: 07/06/2012 at 17:30

Veggie night tonight: ratatouille (the only thing from the garden is the oregano) with pasta and parmesan.

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Posted: 07/06/2012 at 17:02

Off to town tomorrow to get holiday clothes: waterproof trousers and a sou'wester.  Garden now in the 'completely wrecked' category: broken shoots and flowers everywhere and two smashed pots.  Still, there's always next year ... I said that last year.

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Posted: 07/06/2012 at 16:58

Yes, went to Eden Project last year (and the sun shone nicely).  Thank you for the thought.

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