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Posted: 24/07/2016 at 09:05


Looks like another warm one today. Shame we need to get on and do the hedge. Fortunately OH does all the really hard work & I go behind and clear up. It's a big job & I don't suppose it will be finished in one day - but I might be able to get to the water butts and find the bottle of tomato food by this evening.

Fairy - we watched The Adventure Show - coast to coast - last night. Really enjoyed it - thanks for the heads up . Is Becks any good? - I've been recording it. BTW - I thought some of those comments on the other thread were wholly unnecessary too - some people seem to get very tetchy over nothing don't they?

We watched the first of an international photography competition on Sky Arts. A bit Bake Off meets Sewing Bee but with cameras. OH is the photography buff and he found the discussions about composition etc quite interesting.

Hope you all enjoy your Sundays. I'll be there for lunch about 12.30 if that's ok Dove? 


Posted: 22/07/2016 at 22:27

Fairy - thanks for the heads up - I'll have a look on iPlayer  Enjoy your walk tomorrow 

Liri - tough with your mum 

PS - trust me - a damper garden is easier to deal with - dry, dry, dry is tough and time consuming. Things (which shouldn't) go yellow & crisp very, very quickly. My Yorkshire garden was much easier than my East Anglian garden.


Posted: 22/07/2016 at 21:14

That's my girl Fairy 

Wish we could get some 'nice' rain here too - watering costs me a fortune in both water (Anglian Water metered) and time (self / boredom-metered) 


Posted: 22/07/2016 at 08:36

Dove - that is perfect 

Fish & chips on the pier sounds pretty good too


Posted: 22/07/2016 at 08:02


You have a gunner in a pot Obelixx? Doesn't he get a bit tetchy? 

Have a lovely day Wonky. 

If you're going to No 1 in Cromer Dove - I shall be slightly envious 

Donald Trump for president - we need a really rude sign, raspberry blowing smiley....


Posted: 21/07/2016 at 20:50

Nice pics Liri - pleased to hear you had a good day


Posted: 21/07/2016 at 20:13

Hosta - 

I thought I was bad enough with a couple of trays of rudbeckia, ammi, and cosmos - you are in a different league my friend. Hats off to you my friend! 

tree overhanging my property?? what can i do

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 20:07

Lou -  - result!


Posted: 21/07/2016 at 19:15

Hi Wonky - nice to see you - have a great day tomorrow - weather should be good for photos & picnics

Hosta - I'm about to have a cull of the nursery bed - fed up with watering things I'm growing on in case I can find a space for them. 

Yvie - my garden always looks a bit 'short back and sides' after the Hampton hack-back. But the geraniums and aquilegias are putting on new growth now and it definitely looks much better than tatty old brown leaves. It'll be alright in a couple of weeks 

Have had the sprinkler on today for the first time this year. A lot of things (including shrubs) looking rather droopy, no rain forecast for at least the next 7 days and quite warm temps to boot. Normal service has been resumed in droughty East Anglia 

Clari - all the banks round here have 24/7 paying-in machines for depositing cheques. 

tree overhanging my property?? what can i do

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 17:31

That certainly wouldn't work for me Jennifer. The thistles, docks and nettles set seed throughout my borders which are full of treasures. No option other than to hand weed. 

I keep on top of weeds on my side of the fence, I'm sure Lou does too. It's just bl***y annoying having to spend time dealing with what is effectively somebody else's litter plus having to look at it as well.

My neighbour has had so many run-ins with everybody owning property adjoining or affected by hers. She has been taken to task by the PC, invoiced for work which had to be carried out by the LA, been taken to court for compensation after some of her horses got out and trampled a garden and boycotted by all the local farmers (who often do bits of extra work for locals such as hedge cutting and ditch clearing for a very small fee) because she just doesn't pay her bills. She nearly bankrupted a small local fencing company after not settling an invoice for £20,000 worth of fencing for nearly a year.

She has lots of land and over 20 horses. She has decent cars and horse boxes. She has just had new outbuildings erected. She is not short of money. She is just a pain in the rear end!!

Phew - sorry for that little rant - but I feel much better for getting that off my chest 

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