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Posted: 11/11/2015 at 12:00

Afternoon all, I'm back from nanna duty again.  Tired but thinking about planting tulips as it's relatively dry out there.  Ive read back but cant remember much.  Loved the place name maps, made me chuckle.  Garden's looking a bit windswept and untidy at the moment but not feeling like a big clear up.  Fell over when fetching grandaughter from school yesterday, no serious damage just a few aches and pains.  Felt very embarrassed, it was one of those trip and run falls, never mind probably provided quite a few mums at the school gate with a good giggle.

Don't be scaredy cat.....

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 17:24

Golden Rod, didn't plant it inherited it, but I loath it, thought I had got rid of it but a couple of stray shoots popped up this year.

Thinking of replacing my Lavatera, still like it but would like to plant something a bit more interesting. 

Jap Anemones, a never ending task trying to eradicate them.

 Comfrey, a really boring plant that pops up absolutely everywhere despite my endeavours to get rid of it (and I really dont care that it makes a good fertilizer)



The Supernatural

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 16:54

Welcome back Edd.  I'm fairly openminded about things, I'm not religeous and have no strong beliefs about the supernatural but I have had one experience to which I have never found an explanation.

When I was in secondry school I had a friend who lived in a very old house with a really checkered history.  One day we were in the house alone when the front door banged and heavy footsteps walked down the tiled hall towards us in the kitchen.  My friend shouted hello expecting one of her family to call back.  When no one answered we walked down the hall and turned the corner towards the front door, it was then we noticed that the step ladder was still leaning against the door, we had used it earlier to reach something in the cloakroom cupboard.  No one could have come in the door without knocking it over. 

Have to say we were a bit creeped out at the time and I never felt quite comfortable in the house again.






Posted: 09/11/2015 at 11:18

Morning all, Have been up a while but been pottering around tidying up.  Off out soon with a friend for a browse around the shops.

Liri I'm glad your mum is settled in her new home.

Chicky OH sounds like he is on the mend.

Met with the family yesterday and secondborn announced that we will be having a grandson in April to go with our two grandaughters. very excited.

Friend arrived now so will have to sign off.


Posted: 07/11/2015 at 20:05

Evening all, it's been a bit of a mixed day here, awful this morning and sunny this afternoon.  Much too wet to plany tulips though.  Visited a friend this morning and watched TV this afternoon after visiting mum.  She's still very down in the dumps, said she wished she was the woman in the next room to her.  I asked why and she said cos she died last night not a great start to our chat. 

Used to make my own christmas cake and pudding.  Then I realised I was the only one eating them decided I'd save the calories.

If there are any of those scones left and bit of that jam send it in my direction.


Posted: 06/11/2015 at 21:29

The Choccamocha ones are supposed to overwinter, first year I've grown them so we'll see.

Garden Design Software

Posted: 06/11/2015 at 21:27

We've had a couple of threads on this subject in the past, in fact I started one.  The concensus seems to be that there is nothing out there at a reasonable price that would suit the amateur gardener.  Unless someone has found something recently

Drat those chains.....

Posted: 06/11/2015 at 20:35

Sideshow Bob is certainly handsome.  Tetley I can't just put plants in anywhere either.  They have to work with surrounding plants, if they don't I end up moving them. 


Posted: 06/11/2015 at 20:22

Evening all, back from Nanna duty today, sorry to hear about your car Gertie, it's really annoying especially when you look after it so well.

Hosta not sure how you got the injury (haven't read back) but it sounds very painful,  if the painkillers don't work I'd take up Topbirds offer.

Hope you enjoy your girly day Dove and Wonky, I'm off for one a week tomorrow with secondborn (a belated birthday celebration for her).

 I had a terrier when I was a child that used to try and dig the carpet up to get underneath it when there were fireworks or a thunderstorm she lived until she was 16 but never got used to them.

Off for a browse around.


Posted: 05/11/2015 at 16:02

Afternoon all, Raining here so no gardening, the tulips will just have to stay in the box.  I too have a light box, bought it late last year so can't say whether I think it works or not but will be giving it a go this winter, need something to get me through to the spring and drugs are too expensive

Went to Egypt a few years ago and did the whole Valley of the Kings bit, had a wonderful holiday and found most of the people lovely but did have a problem at the airport with guards asking for money. Hope it all gets sorted for you Hosta.

I've solved the milk problem by getting used to tea without it can't stand milk in my tea at all now.

Spent all morning trying to sort out my Iphone (which got passed on to me by Firstborn when she upgraded).  It's ok now after speaking to "brilliant Brian" at EE for about an hour (his words not mine) mind you he was really good and very patient.

This afternoon I will be mainly playing with iTunes and sorting out play lists.



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