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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 17:12

Been really warm here today 

planted out onion sets and lettuce.

moved a choice....and expensive...yellow hellebore  to better spot.  Bit risky in theory but got large rootball so I don't think it will notice the move.

prepared a spot for Olivia rose Austin .....have dierama Guinevere set in front and Molinia wind spiel behind so think it will look pretty good.

How cruel is this?

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 13:25

Ooooooooo....I like that Dove.  

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 13:22

Lyn, I know its very difficult.  Emotionally traumatic too.

With my mum I looked like the bad guy at first........however, got changes made in the care home and at hospital before that.  

Getting a care package in place took least if it's a package that is suitable for the patient.  

we just have to fight, fuss and agitate until something is done

i think it is true that the old and infirm are not really respected generally.  The last few days, months etc should be dignified for them.  It has been a shock for me to see how badly ...generally..... vulnerable and old people are treated.  


Posted: 14/03/2015 at 12:26


jealous people?  I got hugs

It was very warm and peaceful this morning overlooking the beach...felt much warmer than temp suggested.  Mist just clearing over the sea earlier so took picture

Grass seed type

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 08:57

Morning Ritchie

i went through the first class, fine leaves lawn phase.  Looked wonderful, I think, but it took an  awful lot of maintenance.  

I think dwarf rye grass seed is best.......sown relatively thickly it forms a dense thick good looking lawn. 

preparafion is everything.  Firming and levelling the most important factor........I spend a lot of time getting surface right.  

Regular  mowing is next most important part.........once a week in summer helps produce a good dense award.

there are some "wonderful" grass seed mixtures advertised in the press claiming all sorts of miraculous qualities.  they are no better than "ordinary" grass seed in my opinion 

It's my birthday

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 08:39

Happy birthday Lesley . Will you be sharing Lily's cake? 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 08:37

Down here one of the largest Care Companies has just decided to cut wages of its staff by 8% and removing overtime rates.  This has to be wrong on so many counts


Posted: 14/03/2015 at 08:34

Morning everyone

warm and sunny morning. cant wait to get out with Spike

dressage Wintersong?  what exactly is that about?  I hear there will be a "walking nonchalantly" category at the next Olympics.  ..........oops! 

Have good weekend folks 


Posted: 13/03/2015 at 19:07


funy how a few miles affect the weather. the rain over the South west didnt get to us.  We had to endure solid blue skies all day...boring!  

Nice plants Hstafan...see the birthday  thread 

Hey! What happened to eclipse today?

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 19:02

Sillee ME 

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There's orangey........

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Oh no.....not again...

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I love the Royals......

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Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Hey! Looking good

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Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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a good turn needs to be considered......

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Serious reminder folks....

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Smog going to get us?

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