Yviestevie


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Resurrected Eight

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 12:44

Afternoon all,  I've had lots of cuddles this morning from Jonah, took him to get his hair cut for the second time and he's only 11 months.  Then took him for a walk while Secondborn went back to wedding dress shop to pay for the dress etc.


It's not a bad day here, but there is a chilly wind.  Think I might do a bit in the garden. 


Hope you feel better soon Hazel.

Garden tools utility belt

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 16:57

Like that website Dove, lots of pretty things.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 16:55

Brrrr it's cold here and very windy.  Just popped out to fetch a few logs as have had to light the logburner due to the boiler conking out.    Woke this morning at 7 and thought Oh I'll just have another hour.  Woke again at 11.00.  Had arranged to go out with a friend at 11.30. 


We went to Webbs and I bought a couple of large pots, some sweet peas and a pretty trug of herbs. Was hoping for better weather this weekend as Secondborn's partner was due to come over and take his motor bike away.  He has been storing it in a bike barn in my garden for nearly two years and I've finally given him an ultimatum to collect it or I'll flog it on ebay


Hope everyone is warm and well.

Resurrected Eight

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 16:34

Hi folks, just got back from a trip out to Webbs GC and the central heating boiler isn't working .  Have had to light the log burner to warm up.


Bought two lovely large sage green pots, so I've decided to grow a few sweet peas, wasn't going to bother this year but I have two spare obelisks that I could do with using.  Also bought a lovely trug of herbs for the garden table.


Need to pop out now and grab some more logs as the last one has just gone on.

Are Green Thumb right about this lawn?

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 23:20

I scarified my lawn yesterday. I did it the same time last year and didn't get any problems.

Resurrected Eight

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 18:58

Evening folks,  Didn't do any gardening but did go to the garden centre, it was rubbish.  Nothing worth saving from the sin bin and nothing interesting to buy in the other plants.  On the way back popped into Ashwoods and bought a nice plant for mum and some Tomato feed.  I could have spent a fortune there, some lovely plants.


Spent the afternoon chatting and drinking tea with my friend.  We booked our train tickets for Chelsea, yipee.


Sorry to hear you're feeling a bit down Runny, hope to 'see' you soon.

Spanish bluebell takeover

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 11:36

I found some spanish ones in my garden when I moved in, quite a sizeable clump, but I perservered with the digging and got them all out.  Now I have some lovely english ones

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 11:34

Morning folks,  The grape hyacinths are going to have to wait as I'm too achy following yesterdays marathon in the garden.  Pulling out the ivy has made my elbow sore so I think I'll give it a rest today.  Planning on visiting a garden centre this afternoon with my friend and need to run errands for mum.  Also must do some washing before we have to become naturists.


The weather is grey and cloudy here such a shame after a wonderful sunny day yesterday.


Dove had a bit of dodgy moment myself and left three seed trays while I went to fetch some labels, when I came back I had forgotten which one I had put seeds in.  Had a bit of an inspection but just had to guess.  Luckily I got it right otherwise I'd have had snapdraggons and agastache in the same tray.


Hope everyone enjoys their day.  BL bit late for the snowdrops but I'm sure there will be plenty to see.

Resurrected Eight

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 11:21

Morning all, planning a bit of a lazy day today as aching from all the gardening, think I have a touch of 'ivy pulling elbow'.


Woke this morning to a surveying man pointing his tripod at my house 'ooeer missus'.  Being nosy I went out and asked him what he was up to.  Apparently he is surveying the driveway at the side of my house on behalf of one of my neighbours.  The house I live in used to own a lot of land but it was sold a while ago and two detached houses were build at the rear of my house with a driveway leading to them running up the side.  I know there is a bit of a dispute between the two neighbours re putting pots on the driveway so I guess it's about that. 


Have to run some errands today for mum and must do some laundry as hubby is running out of unmentionables.  Then I'm popping to a local garden centre with a friend.  It's not a patch on Ashwoods but it's a drive out, they always seem to have lots of neglected plants so maybe I'll rescue something.  Anyway the cake isn't bad.


Have a safe trip home BL.

Resurrected Eight

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 22:03

Try and avoid the adverts by recording most things.  I've seen twerking one with the man in high heels and really dislike it. Quite like the haribo ones and think the VIPoo one is really yuk.  I like the Aldi ones though.

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