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Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 17:01

I think I've probably planted about 300 snowdrops over the last couple of years - lots of small patches - I'm hoping one day they will join up and hold hands to form the carpet I can see in my head 

Resurrected Seven

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 16:57

Yellow snowdrops are a bit special Runny

I do understand what SGL says about not being able to 'get on' with workmen in the house. I think I'm always worried I won't hear them calling me to make some important decision - which they then go and make themselves.

I do a lot of 'popping in' just to make sure things are going exactly where I want them. Probably drives them bonkers but I always warn people when they start work that it's what I do. Afraid my thinking is - my house, my money - so I'm allowed to make sure they get it right.

Learned the hard way not to assume that things which don't look right will be perfect when it's all finished  Still, I now have a nice group of tradesmen who I can trust to do a really good job and I do tend to leave them to get on with a bit.

It has been lovely out there today but the ground is already looking quite dry - in February - that's not right!

Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 16:44

Thursday is the best day of the week for me

Resurrected Seven

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 15:28

Well it's taken me 3 hours to prune 3 rose bushes....

Partly because I was dithering about where to cut to (same thing every year) - but mainly because I was suffering from M-U Syndrome and also did a couple of viburnums (lost some flowers but I know I won't get round to doing them later in the year), dug up some bits which were in the wrong place, cut the leaves off hellebores, did some hand weeding, replanted bulbs dug up when hand weeding, planted out the foxgloves which were rescued from the dismantled veg beds and have been sat in a heap since October, and rearranged the garden tools....

I'd say it's time for lunch now - but it's nearly time for tea

Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 15:19

Well that's much nearer for me so I'm happy with that. The cafe was also quite good last time I went which is a Brucie bonus

When are we thinking about going? The only days with firm commitments over the next couple of weeks  are on Mondays. Don't mind whether we do weekdays or weekends. 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 10:05


Wrote a post about Trump and left it for a bit rather than just posting.

Just as well - it was full of bile. Felt slightly better for bashing the keyboard though. Can't stand the man - very dangerous IMO.

Dry here so will go and do some more outside. 

Resurrected Seven

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 17:48

Hi Everyone

I shall be joining the Oooh Aaah Club tonight. Couple of hours in the garden today. Nothing particularly strenuous but seemed to be constantly bent over. The first few sessions are hell until the old muscles get used to being pulled in strange directions.

I'm like you M-U - start off doing one job - end up doing half of another 10 and finishing none of them. Just sooo much to be done out there over the next couple of months. Sometimes you just have to put blinkers on and just concentrate on one small patch at a time. Landscaping work in the garden last autumn meant I didn't get to do much of a pre winter tidy up - so that's not helping.

Agree with you about phone calls Runny. Sometimes you think "Just a quick call" and an hour later....

Have a yearn for macaroni cheese and tomato salad so off to make that now (A few chippies wouldn't go amiss Runny)

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Posted: 16/02/2017 at 11:42

Continuing Frank's theme...

For a while now I've thought about putting a composting toilet in a prettily painted shed at the end of the garden. Could look like a feature. Would be useful when gardening or working outside (no need to traipse muddy wellies into the house). Would produce a useful end product. Could have a cat flap in and be a useful rain shelter for the cat. Would certainly be a talking point...

PS. Glad you're not leaving us Frank. We love your tales

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 10:14

Morning all

Lovely sunny day here so I shall be pruning fruit bushes and tidying the woodland border to expose the emerging bulbs.

So sorry to hear about the job and car Wonky. Don't worry about putting on a brave face for us - just come & chat when you need a hug. Hope something turns up soon. Any idea what you're looking for in case I hear of something?

Resurrected Seven

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 09:42

Morning all

Birds are singing & the sun is shining. A good day for pruning fruit bushes and raspberries & tidying the woodland border so I can the emerging bulbs properly

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