Posted: 25/07/2016 at 13:15
TB I'm pretty sure it was you who made me laugh when my alarms went off and you recommended vacuuming every couple of weeks. It looks like your 18 months are up!!!
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PP - I have always been a great believer in the adage "Do as I say - not as I do"... My alarms get a regular vacuuming - whenever they go off
For those in need of more good news... - OH has finished cutting the hedge - and he's done it per instructions not to take too much off the sides this time - and he's nearly finished clearing up Wot a star! All looks much tidier and we don't have lots of holes for people using the footpath to look through.
Chicken Basque is his favourite dinner - so we're having it tonight as a reward with a very large beer. Will make him a good curry tomorrow if he's home.
Too hot in the office - so we all packed up early. Picked up 3 very large plastic pots on the way home & will half sink them in the ground with the bush tomatoes in. They'll nearly self water (if we get some rain) and can just be lifted out and put in the potting shed when the temps start to dip in a few weeks.
Also bought a new bar sprinkler. I have one which is a smaller version of the type farmers use which is great for large deep borders and big areas but I need a much smaller, gentler one for some raised beds. I don't mind watering them by hand in the spring and autumn - but they need a good hour's soaking at this time of year.
Had a quick look round the GC while I was there. The plants are a disgrace - wouldn't spend 50p on most of them. I know it's been hot, dry and windy here but... Staff often just hanging around - they should all be on watering duties. Here endeth the 2nd lesson....
Last edited: 25 July 2016 13:17:06