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Posted: 14/02/2015 at 15:56

Never miss Downton, it's perfect tv when hubby is not at home.  Watching the rugby at the moment, I have to say despite the muscles most of them are real mingers. Not one on that Italien side comes even close to my Italien masseuse.  The way my muscles are aching at the moment I could do with giving him a call.



Posted: 14/02/2015 at 14:04

Hi Folks,  Ive just finished digging out new beds so lots of room now for lots of new plants.  I am now officially knac****d.  I was dreaming about a lazy afternoon catching up on some TV progs when Firstborn called and announced that they were all coming over at about 3.30.  I have a feeling it will involved tea and staying over until tomorrow.  Mustn't complain, no Nanna Duty next week (half-term) so I need to get my cuddles in while I can.

I got a nice box of choccies for Valentines day (last night), no card as apparently they are 'A waste of money'. 

To get my strength up for visitors I have eaten a second caramel custard doughnut and finished the rest of the choccies.  Purely for energy you understand.

I loved Larkrise as well RB.  It was Julia Swa(something) wasn't it who played the postmistress.

Hope that greenhouse goes together OK Bekkie, are you sure it's not alll the gin you drink that causes that shaking only joking, hope you feel better soon.

Hope Shadow is feeling better, at least those with pooches will be getting lots of cuddles on valentines day.

Need to lie down now and rest the back before the hoards descend.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 11:13

David,  how many weeks till we can plant them out here in the Midlands do you think. Mine have grown lovely in the green house over the winter, did have to nip them out but only once.  They are about 4" tall at the moment and quite bushy.


Posted: 14/02/2015 at 11:11

You're right Bekkie, when I worked I used to spend a fair amount on clothes and now live in jeans and tops, rarely drink and don't smoke so I suppose the garden is my one weakness.  Who used to say that - was it someone on Cranford or Larkrise to Candleford, if I remember right they used to lots of 'one weaknesses'


Posted: 14/02/2015 at 11:09

LOL Dove, those scraggy bits will probably get left until its a bit warmer

Well I passed the test, not that wasn't tempted.  It's hellebore day at Ashwoods and as they grow some of the most beautiful in the country it was difficult.  FB&B and Clematis Food purchased.  They didn't have the thingymajigs that keep multiple canes together for sweet peas so I'll have to go on t'internet, another test then.  I did buy a very pretty basket of polyanthus for mum's birthday tomorrow but that doesn't count.  I'm just having a cuppa and a caramel custard doughnut (I can hear Verdun drooling from here) before attacking the lawn.

Star Jasmine (Trachelospermun)

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 11:00

There's a pink one in my garden which must have been here for years before I moved in.  Its nearly at the top of a Lleylandii on one side and I have hacked it back loads of times and it is thriving.  Planted another one, which I might have to move and that's gone mad too. 


Posted: 14/02/2015 at 09:38

Oh that would be too easy BL.  I feel I need to test myself


Posted: 14/02/2015 at 09:35

Morning fellow forkers,

Grey and murky here but I'm determined to get in the garden.  Before I do I think I need some virtual support from you all.  I have to go to Ashwoods. Now being a plantaholic this is temptation in the extreme.  I am going buy Fish Blood and Bone for the Borders and get a few canes for the sweet peas.  I have already spent far to much for my bank balances good over the last few weeks (ordered a bench for the garden yesterday) well you do need a focal point when walking through an arch/gateway. 

Bekkie, I couldn' t bear to leave 'scraggy bits' lying around any longer to mine has been tidied up over the last week or so.


Posted: 13/02/2015 at 18:32

Evening all, spent a lovely day cuddling grandaughter.  Weather has been awful but tomorrow's looking better according to the forecast so hoping to get out into the garden and dig out more lawn.  Curry has just arrived so I'll catch up with you all later.


Posted: 12/02/2015 at 21:34

Harmy by starting this thread you remined me I had a rhubarb crumble in the freezer which is now half eaten complete with custard.  So much for the diet.

Discussions started by Yviestevie

Starter plants in the Greenhouse

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Useless ideas and inventions

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