Latest posts by Wintersong


Posted: 29/12/2015 at 15:21

Know how you feel DD, but I'm not going to say more, just that it's heartbreaking 

Glad poorly peeps are enduring. I have OH's stinky cold and I was only saying last week how I never get the snotty nose bit . Oh well could be worse, at least I'm not at work until the weekend 

Walk around the garden today revealed a lot of confused plants. Clematis breaking buds, Geums in full flower, roses with new growth, box balls desperate to flower and alliums poking through 4 inches tall!

I hope the bulb display isn't spoilt in spring 


Posted: 28/12/2015 at 21:41

Hi Pdoc, glad you have surfaced, enjoy your hols when they get here  xx


Posted: 28/12/2015 at 21:29

 Just for you Steve 


Posted: 28/12/2015 at 21:26

Well!  I did it,  now get em down ya 


Posted: 28/12/2015 at 21:25



Posted: 28/12/2015 at 21:21
Steve the Gardening Vet wrote (see)

Since 'quality' street is now a mis-nomer, couldn't they just make the decent ones in bags and forget the rest?

 You can buy the big purple one Steve. If I was Dove I'd link a pic but since I'm not that savvy, use your imagination 



Posted: 28/12/2015 at 09:54

Morning all 

Working from home today so I've started re-runs of Gardener's World, everything recorded from May 2015 . I always find the difference in light and greenery so uplifting 

Have OH's cold but luckily it's just snotty and nothing too debilitating 


Posted: 27/12/2015 at 22:16

Evening all,

Battered by the weather or colds and bad backs, I hope everyone is safe and dry tonight. Terrible flooding ...can't imagine such a terrible upset to one's daily routine. Routines are essential for keeping me sane. 

To answer the sales question, I did all right although overall it was a very poor effort in my town. We have a designer outlet, John Lewis, Debenhams and M&S, none of which managed to shiver my timbers. Picked up a couple of clothing items that were basics, found a lovely pair of black jeans not in the sale and a handbag I liked that was too expensive until eldest son turned up with my Christmas present that will half it's cost in vouchers. 

Been working most of the day to help OH achieve his deadline, not much of a Christmas this year especially him, might organise something different next year such as a holiday or weekend away, depending on his condition ofc 

More work tomorrow so best get some sleep 


Posted: 26/12/2015 at 20:27

An awful experience for your neighbours and yourselves buttercupdays and little-ann

My condolences LP, but as you point out the long and fruitful life she had, I hope it can ease your loss 

Absolutely tragic flooding going on, plus the bushfires in Pat-Land, I need to think plants and hope that spring time is not too distant to lift my spirits 

DD,  please take care of your back  . Perhaps a treatment with the chiropractor?  It did me the world of good years ago when I injured my spine lifting my youngest in and out of his cot. Wasn't cheap but worth every penny . I do hope I got the correct doc for bad backs and not feet,  I get those two professions mixed up 

Admiring chicky and fairy from a safe distance, I've been pooped all day. Got my eldest staying for a week from tomorrow but he's a social body so just one family meal should suffice 




Posted: 26/12/2015 at 07:18

Morning all

Sales shopping for me today. Don't do them normally as I think it's better value for money when you buy and actually wear/use an item you really want rather than because it was a bargain,

...saying that, I'm looking for new lounge wear (which doesn't have to be that special) maybe a handbag in blue or silver and some new boots for evening wear, in the exact style I'm looking for  . 

We'll see .

What a terrible time it is with all those bushfires Pat. I hope everyone is safe and supported by local authorities 

WW sounds like you had a nice relaxing Christmas and got well just in time. 

Right,  need to fly. make up day but got to find parking 

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