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What do you have left to do in the garden this year?

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 14:27

All finished in the garden for this year apart from keeping my eye on the greenhouse.

I'm just sitting in a house surrounded by boxes of Christmas decorations, unwrapped pressies and blank christmas cards.


Posted: 30/11/2014 at 11:33

Just read back from when I last posted, what a marathon.  Hope colds are better.  Been feeling a bit down lately but Edd has definitely cheered me up.

Was going out in the garden this morning as it was sunny but I think I've changed my mind as it's clouded over now.  Most jobs are done anyway, just need to pot on a few plants.

Have bought most Christmas presents now, going to Firstborns for Christmas Dinner so just need to order Turkey from our local butchers.

Secondborn has invited us to lunch today as it was Hubby's birthday in the week.  Just going for a browse around the site see you later.


Posted: 22/11/2014 at 12:41

Hi everyone,  I haven't been around either Bekkie, in my case it's been the computer that's been the problem.  My battery cable was faulty. Haven't read all the way back as it would probably take me up to Christmas. 

No christmas cakes or puddings being made in this house as I am the only one who likes them and unfortunately I can't handle all those calories.  I do know what I am getting off hubby this year. He's booked tickets for me and my daughter to see Bette Midler in Birmingham, I had spotted she was touring for the first time in  35 years so told him he needed to get on the phone first thing Friday and luckily he managed to get two. I'm so excited as she is one of my all time favourites.Firstborn hasn't got a clue so if any of you bump into her Mums the Word.

Haven't been gardening lately although I do have quite a few jobs still to do.  I have quite a few cuttings that I need to pot on and also need to clip the bubble wrap into place in the greenhouse.  Can't seem to get motivated at the moment.  Is anyone else feeling lethargic.



Posted: 14/11/2014 at 16:14

Hi Folks,  Terrible weather this morning but this afternoon is beautiful and sunny.  Have planted Agastache bare rooted plants and finished planted the Tulips.  Hardy geraniums have just been delivered will get them in over the weekend hopefully, mind you I haven't checked the weather yet.  Lawns need another cut but the ground is just too wet at the moment.

I remember something about prisms being a fire risk, its like glass snowglobes a warning came with mine to keep it out of sunlight due to risk of fire.

So fed up with all this rain!!!!

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 15:32

Its been a bit weird here, terrible winds and rain and then loveley sunshine and blue skies.


Posted: 13/11/2014 at 14:24

Oh well that was a marathon.  Had a look back to get the gist of things.  Lots of wrist injuries mmm.   Welcome to BK and Susan, you dont have to be mad to post here but it certainly helps.  Just a quick word of warning about Verdun's jokes, we are trying to get him medicated but so far we have failed.

Haven't done any gardening over the past week or so although seeds I planted (Briza and Loosestrife) have started to germinate.  Must get into the greenhouse and secure the bubble wrap and nip the top of the sweetpeas.  Not venturing out today though.  It's blowing a gale and looks cold and wet.  Thinking about lighting a fire. 



Posted: 06/11/2014 at 16:15

Only started about a couple of years ago because I wanted a piece for the sitting room wall.  Just got hooked and really enjoy it now.  I find it really relaxing.  Just bought a new pattern of a walled garden.  Quite quirky and fun.


Posted: 06/11/2014 at 16:03

Hi Folks, Hope everyone is well.  Pretty miserable here today, not raining just damp.  Haven't been out in the garden. Oh I tell a lie, just started to rain. 

I know that Winter is around the corner because I've taken up my cross sstitch again.  I only seem to do this when its cold and the nights draw in. 

Lots of temptation in the form of gardening catalogues keep falling through my letter box.  So far I've resisted, mainly because I wouldn't know where I'd find the room to plant anything.


Posted: 05/11/2014 at 16:46

Beautiful moon this evening. 

Planted more tulips and spiked more lawn, not finished yet though.

Yesterday was the last green bin collection day.  Unfortunately bin disappeared as well as rubbish.  When Hubby phoned up to say it was missing they said not to worry as they occasionally fall off in the lorry and they would send me a new one.  Weird or what.



Posted: 05/11/2014 at 14:58

Sorry to hear about the planned housing at the bottom of your garden RB.  Its awful when you have been used to the open spaces.  Firstborn is having a similar problem, she doesnt mind too much but SIL is furious.

Glad your auntie is on the mend LilyP

Congratulations Dove.  I finished work about this time last year but I  cant remember the date.  Haven't been bored for a single minute in fact I don't know how I fitted going to work in.

Survived nanna duty, baby has decided she quite likes throwing her lunch at me instead of eating it.  Finds it really funny.  The problem is I have a real problem keeping my face straight as I tell her off. 

Sun is shinning here and I'm about to pop out and plant a few more tulips and spike a bit more of the lawn before it gets too late.

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