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Today at 09:58
Yep, that`s what I just came up with too.......didn`t think copper topper mystery sounded right
Today at 09:24
Lovely sunshine here in Kent, but thick frost again.......time for ''walkies'' - but cautiously, ....don't want ''fall downies''
Today at 09:05
"Tales of the Country"
Yesterday at 21:01
......and these are for you Pansy
Yesterday at 20:51
Hey Pansy - this is for Mr Muscle. Tell him we`ll have a whip round for the posh car park next time
Yesterday at 09:20
Well written Steve. I`m off to see our vet today with my two. Their teeth look good to me, but with smelly breath it has to be the best thing to do. I haven`t had the same training it takes to be blessed with all the knowledge our vet has.
2 days ago at 23:53
Better on the grass than on the mat
2 days ago at 23:15
kaz....so often these things are over thought. As the place is rented, maybe the patches don`t really matter quite so much ...you can always blame the clay soil. One thing is for sure, it is only grass, and that tends to survive most situations anyway. My grass has to put up with groundsheets and such as it is a camping site and very often there are big brown patches all over the place. Come spring every year you wouldn`t even know anyone had camped there - it all just grows back.
If we all did the same as Monty Don and thought grass instead of lawn, we and our lovely dogs would surely benefit....
......and by the way welcome to the forum
2 days ago at 20:58
JUST REMEMBER WHO KNOWS BEST PAL.
2 days ago at 20:16
If your dog doesn`t like someone - you shouldn`t ike them either !!
There is one particular walk we go on where I am convinced someone ''walks with us'' ...It all started happening in 2005 after my mum died, and at one particular stretch of path Tinker stops -as you described Tiggs doing...he barks at something I can`t see - even in sunny clear weather, then he slowly comes round, wags his tail and continues walking - just as if someone joined us on our walk...someone he`s decided is ok after all. It always happens in the same place, but not every time we walk there...it is less these days - just every now and then. I never speak to the dog about it when it happens - just observe.
I know what I like to believe though
2 days ago at 09:32
Bright sunshine in this corner - making the frost twinkle. All the dogs are still snoozing - they look too comfy to move at the moment......more coffee called for !
Have a nice day.
2 days ago at 00:28
Welcome to the forum jjowitt. I had a look at this earlier, and have been thinking..........takes me ages to do that
I think your garden needs ... water, grasses, and climbers, to start with, and maybe an archway.
Grass is ok, but with your lovely little dog - don't think ''lawn'' - so why bother? There is another thread about brown splodges on grass where the dog pees
Looking towards the shed (which has a name I can`t read) I would build a raised pond and install a pump and waterfall to the left side. Behind the pond - plant grasses - there are some good Miscanthus varieties that grow quite tall. To the right side, maybe an archway for roses - or whatever takes your fancy.
The pathway would need to wind from left to right, through the arch to the washing line (which could be partially obscured by the planting) The patio by the shed might be a good spot for table and seats, and the shed could be renamed something like "The dog and duck"
The walls and trellis are screaming out for every kind of climber (except over vigorous ones) but do include parthenocissus henryii, and every bit of bare soil then needs filling with cottage garden perennials.
Don't forget to let us know how you get on.....and take your time, it's supposed to be a relaxing pastime.
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3 days ago at 20:30
I find that people often approach me in the shop on grocery day for a chat.. kinda makes it the highlight of the week when it`s - winter, out of season for work.
One day, a while back as I was leaving the shop with my trolley, a lady sitting by the last checkout tugged my sleeve..... ''have you heard the news?" she said. She must have been about 90 years old, so I stopped to chat. I asked her "what news?" .........."I`m NOT pregnant" she said.
Tittered for the rest of the day.
3 days ago at 20:10
THE BLACK ONE OR THE WHITE ONE ................
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3 days ago at 19:47
Fly a windsock on the aeriel LB....that what my campers often do
3 days ago at 19:20
They don`t work on my laptop - with one or two exceptions.
3 days ago at 19:08
They were just protecting me
Went shopping 'safternoon ...old boy said to me -"the next wife I get is going to be six foot tall with a light on her head, I keep losing the one I've got." I suggested maybe she was trying to escape from him, and suggested he looked in the alcohol department, so off he went to look. He found her! She gave me a wink, looked at the ceiling ...and toddled off with a bottle of plonk and one small beer.
3 days ago at 12:46
Just got in with two very bedraggled dogs (left little Henry at home) We came across the rather spectacular remains of a snowman on our walk....he was no ordinary chap - he was dapper ! Arms out, hands on hips, and a sculptured face.....his nose had fallen off though. The two dogs growled at him like they were demented....and then attacked !!! When they realised he was harmless, they had a good chew on the spent carrot nose before we continued our walk...... when we came home - the same way, one arm had melted and his head had fallen off.
I knew you would all want to know
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3 days ago at 00:03
Not yet Tetters as far as I know. Its quite a scroll back now so I may have missed it. Signing out for tonight to those who haven't seen my post on the other side. Catch you tomorrow.See original post
,,,the other side ??? come back, we need you g'night
3 days ago at 22:32
Did Hazel get her actress - the last one?