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Posted: 28/02/2015 at 19:01

Bekkie, go for it, what the eyes don't see etc etc.  If he can't go to the gym cos of his back he shouldn't be eating sugary foods else all that muscle will turn to fat.  You'll be saving him from himself

Just eaten a lovely steak dinner cooked by hubby now relaxing in front of TV while he has a bath.


Posted: 28/02/2015 at 13:56

Hi all, Had a good morning in the garden. Have finally given in and sown some seeds.  Aquilegia Sweet Rainbow, Cleome White Queen, Ammi Majus and Cosmos Daydream are now happily residing in my propogator on the conservatory windowledge.  Also tied the new clematis in and gave all of the clematis a feed with bespoke clematis feed (never used it before so I'm hoping it will improve the display).  Also fed the Rhodos and the Azaeleas (spelling).  Finally I gave the shed a quick tidy and put all my gardening gloves on to wash. 

Really feel like spring is on the way now  some of the seeds are in.  Still have more to sow but they will be  fine waiting until the middle/end of March after these have germinated.

Not much else plannned for the day, my new glasses are ready but don't really want to be bothered to go into town on a Saturday.


Posted: 28/02/2015 at 13:47

We used Gumption, we also used something called 'black jack' to draw thorns etc out of our hands.  The smell of lavender always reminds me of the tin of hard wax polish I used to have to use on the 'best furniture' in the 'front room' every Sunday. One of my jobs each week. 

Sadly, a lesson not learned!

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 13:43

As he's got older Topbird he has got better.  The thing is he has never been stung!  I have and they dont worry me unless they get by my face.  He now moves away quickly and asks me to deal with them.  i always put a glass over them, slide a piece of card under them and let them go in the garden.  Nowadays he's more worried by wasps than bees but the family still enoy creeping up on him when he is asleep in the garden and buzzing in his ear, he jumps a mile and shouts really loud.  He reminds me of that blokeon the TV, was it Fred Ipititimus he used to be on a show years ago, might have been Des O'Connor.  Now I'm really showing my age.


Thought on push mowers?

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 10:19

Too much to do in a garden to avoid any timesaving devices. 

Sadly, a lesson not learned!

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 10:15

In our car it's bees that cause the problems.  In the past hubby has

Jumped out of the car in the fast lane of the motorway in slow moving traffic, leaving me in the car

Refused to paint 6ft of Soffit on the house (for 7 years) because the bush below attracted bees.

Hid in an understairs cupboard for 2 hours (I was out shopping) because there was a bee in the kitchen

Almost decapitated me when throwing a spade at a bee that buzzed him in the garden.

Every summer is a battle - I spend lots of time and money attracting them into the garden and he spends hours upon hours trying to avoid them.


Posted: 28/02/2015 at 09:32

Morning all, a bit dreary out and it looks as if it has been pouring down all night.  Hopefully it will cheer up later.

Hope poorly peeps are feeling better today.  I've been looking at Aubretia Westacre Gold on the t'internet and I really like the look of it.  However, it seems to be only available at a couple of nureries, one charges £10.00 delivery and other (Plantmenow) is charging £9.00 each for a starter plant.  Can't seem to find the seeds.  Does anyone know if this is a relatively new variety or is there some other reason why it's so hard to get (and expensive).

Dove, pity we haven't got a dream analyser amongst our number, I am sure we would keep him/her busy. 

Not sure what I will be up to today, it will depend on the weather.


Posted: 28/02/2015 at 00:11

Sorry to hear you are so poorly Bill.  There's a lot of it around over here too.  Try not to get too down, hopefully the weather will improve soon and you will begin to feel better.


Posted: 27/02/2015 at 23:39

Lilly, At a 2ltr pot is £3.44 (with an earlybird discount) but postage is around £6.00 to west mids I think it depends on where you are.

plug plants

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 23:24

I've bought about 15 from Wyvale, they are good sturdy plants, I've potted them into 9cm pots and they are sitting on my conservatory windowsill.  I'll wait a couple of weeks and then start putting them outside in the day and bringing them in at night and eventually they will go into my cold greenhouse until they can be put outside.  I did this last year and all of them survived into good plants.

I wouldn't buy large amounts because they do take a bit of extra nurturing nor would I buy job lots on the internet.  I have selected a few more from Plant Me Now which wont be delivered until April when I will be able to grow them on ready to go into the garden in May. 

I don't have the room to grow all my own seeds as my greenhouse is very small. I think you just have to be selective and not get carried away.

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