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Posted: 29/07/2012 at 21:06
Im naturally nosey or genuinely interested in people Id like to know what we all do Ill go first Im the housekeeper for a very large 17 bedroom house in the middle of nowhere surrounded by hills in the Highlands of Scotland I love my job Ive been there 18years and was born to do my job, is that sad. I love having house fulls of people and hearing about their lives and how much they love coming up here and relaxing. Who is next??

which plants would be best?

Posted: 29/07/2012 at 20:38

Love to see an update at some point Chellie


Something is eating my lavender

Posted: 29/07/2012 at 20:34

Hi Chapelgirl I cant help you, but noticed you live in France My mum and dad are great gardeners and live near Limoges. I bet my mum would know. Have you come across a very bright green snake yet!! My mum thought it was a lettuce leaf and wondered how it got in the border (she wasnt wearing her glasses) and went to pick it up! I dont care if they say it wont touch you I wouldnt give it the chance you wouldnt have seen me for dust

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Posted: 29/07/2012 at 20:24

Very proud. I said a while ago that as a family if we can get through this then we can get through anything. So many friends said we'd be fine and rather than find it patronizing I knew they meant it and through their own experiences they knew it. One thing that stays in my mind is "to let them go you hang on to them" a good saying I thought. Im being brave now wait till end of next month I'll be in bits. Thanks Geoff

You wouldn't think this was a garden website you must add agony uncle to your list now. What a man of talent you are lucky Mrs Geoff

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Posted: 29/07/2012 at 19:44

With tears in my eyes writing this. This has been the most positive we've all felt in a long time. Im so proud of him and hope he finds his life changes for the better over there. He left an apprenticeship because of bullying so for a long time he had a very negative attitude but with lots of hard work he is now back to the boy he was before with a little more life experience.. I press on him to leave all that behind him. I believe bitterness breeds so let it go. This parenting doesnt come with a book of instructions unfortunately and its damn hard work at times

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Posted: 29/07/2012 at 19:12

Kate in my experience don't try shooting I hurt my finger to the point it was bruised, hurt for weeks that was clay pigeon shooting

Geoff What is it about Australia our eldest son is away next month. He is giving up on this country. I get so mad that people judge all young ones. I know that our son has tried so so hard to get a job. No one replies to applications either. We have watched that poor boy go through humiliation and depression over this last year. So between ourselves and the kindness of my parents he has been given the chance of a lifetime. The change in him is amazing he has a reason to get on with life again. So as soon as his passport arrives we will get him his visa and hes away. Ill be in bits but never mind that bit.

Dean I wear an old brown fleece shirt when gardening or around the house its starting to fray round the edges I'll be devastated when I ever throw it out. I might even keep it in a drawer. My younger son once said to me when he thought of me he thought of me wearing it!

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Posted: 29/07/2012 at 17:50

I bet if you end up with a nice new neighbour you'll be straight in there giving a hand.


Posted: 29/07/2012 at 17:46

We have a polycarbonate greenhouse and are very happy with it. We replaced the glass with it. We are in a real wind tunnel so glass kept breaking. The polycarbonate is safer, with being opaque you have no worries of scorching. The temp in the greenhouse feels different, with glass its very hot with polycarbonate it feels like a general heat if that makes sense, Id say its better for overwintering too.

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Posted: 29/07/2012 at 17:33

It will come back and eat a plant now hmm..

Amazing what a day in the garden can do. We have a young mum living in our street that doesnt bother with her garden but her dad came out one day last week and strimmed and cut the grass. What a difference. She has a half barrel in the front garden I was going to offer her a plant for it, maybe just a hardy geranium that will look after its self just to finish off. It might even encourage her to keep it tidy

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Posted: 29/07/2012 at 17:26

Kate did you make the lamburgers yourself. It reminded me to get pork mince to mix with beef mince to make meatballs I make batches for the freezer for a quick meal. My mam and dad (who live in France) make jars and jars of a tomato sauce to take home to us all, which is so handy. great for the meatballs or spag bol

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