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Posted: 31/03/2015 at 21:30

Is that gall stones Lesleyk. Your poor mum will need to pass out the bits which can be painful bless her


Posted: 31/03/2015 at 16:37

Afternoon all,

I do hope everyone stays safe and well, driving, dog walking or wrestling with the washing line Dove .

Had to visit the vets this morning as I did that terrible thing and googled a complaint Flynn has had for a while, it came up with all kinds of life threatening ailments so I got him checked out. Vet says there is definitely an issue with him so we will start at the most basic level of food intolerance, and they say dogs reflect their owners!

I haven't been able to eat gluten for 15yrs, so now Flynn has special vet food which he is woofing down unlike he's ever done with the best dried food so OH and I have already decided to feed him wet food once he's off the Vet's stuff. He's forbidden from having any treats, no food scraps, no biscuits, no puppy milk and no garden!! He mustn't be allowed to chew on sticks of anything else which is devastating really as I enjoy his company so much outside

It's all part of a control to test for food intolerance but the poor little lamb is a tad confused although he's such an amazing and good little boy, when OH had to level part of the hallway floor before lying new tiles, he made sure not to step on any fresh bits.

My shredder came this afternoon and despite the gales, yes, you guessed it, I did some shredding. 3 of 4 bags gone to dust and added to my compost heap which needed it to be honest, as its a bit dark and wet at the moment. We have the wood for OH to build me three new bins but that's for another day. I have to say I'm mighty impressed with the machine, it does exactly what I ask it to. Hurray for once!

Weekend plans being made with a friend visiting, so it will be work food booze work food booze booze booze day off


Posted: 31/03/2015 at 07:07

Mornig. ..soaree eating...

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

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 21:32

Poldark viewers may experience visions of verdun slathered and lathered in all these curious potions and lotions, just keep your shirt on verdun or you may be accosted 


Posted: 30/03/2015 at 21:17

Oops, premature post

At least I didn't lose it, typing on the tablet is painful enough once 

Was going to add that the forecast storms haven't hit Kent yet or at least not my patch

P. S  bekkie,  I don't envy your task but Ash is good for the garden 


Posted: 30/03/2015 at 21:12

Hosta, if your TV machine is Tevo then you have to tell it not to delete them in the folder,OH does that for me so let me know if you need details 

Runnybeak, I'm not sure what you mean by showy but I love plants with foliage, form and seasonal interest and this plant gives you beautiful colour in the leaves, with berries in winter. It's common name is heavenly bamboo 

LesleyK, I 'I'll take that kiss and give you a big hug. Good luck with it all

Dove, it all sounds very special and whilst I have no experience of losing a parent, I know how much I love my dad  

Weather for us was fine here toda



Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 15:21

Gorgeous day here in Kent, mostly sunny, bit breezy and dry! Perfect weather for my hard labour:

  • dug up and potted recently planted Lavender and Box balls as I realised they will need to swap sides due to shade from pergola (going up soon) I will replant once all danger of big feet has passed
  •  Moved Rosemary shrub to better situation
  • planted 1 Clematis and 7 Kniphofia babies from recent division
  • mulched
  • divided clumps of sisyrinchium to spread through my Eremurus hopefully as the perfect companion plant
  • untangled and identified 3 of my 6 Clematis cuttings from autumn sans labels

Now its bath time, I'm pooped!


Posted: 30/03/2015 at 12:48

Gratz Hosta, enjoy the extra cash you now have every month

Been in the garden all morning...rearranging my unbalanced border and in the process worked a very uninspiring corner that I never really knew what to do with. I have to say, impromptu but I'm really liking it

Brie crackers and salad for lunch then back out, no rest for the wicked


Posted: 30/03/2015 at 08:49

Morning all

Sunshine here and good job too as I  have so much to get done outside not least the last post hole to dig. Haven't been to the gym for what seems like ages but I did warn my personal trainer that she wouldn't see me in spring 

Got one shrub left to move to make room for my second nandina that I want to see from the kitchen window all year have some smaller perennials to get in the ground  but I know the spaces and still have a raised bed to build, stones to lay and a pergola to erect

move a rose

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 16:54

Try to dig up as much soil clinging to it as possible, it won't be huge but every little bit helps 

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