Yviestevie


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Resurrected Twenty-One....Key of the Door!

Posted: 08/08/2017 at 19:45

Sorry about the ladder LB you must be seething.  It's so frustrating when it's something you really want.  My book arrived so at least I'll have something to read when I can't sleep tonight.


Went on an errand for Secondborn today to find enough white choc rainbow drops to fill 12 baby food jars (children's favours at the wedding) bought a kilo but somehow a few grams appear to have gone missing.  Might have to make another trip to the local sweet shop 'Sweet Fanny Adams'.


No gardening today as the weather was awful.  Did pop to Webbs Garden Centre to get another couple of rocks for by the pond.


Those knitted toys are lovely. I had a fad of knitting cakes a while back I'll post a piccie if I get a chance.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 08/08/2017 at 19:14

Evening everyone,  Thanks for all your good wishes, feeling a bit better this afternoon, just hope I have a better night.  Not managed any gardening today as the weather has been awful. Popped out this afternoon on an errand for Secondborn to buy a kilo of white chocolate rainbow drops for children's favours at forthcoming wedding.  Not quite a kilo left now though

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 08/08/2017 at 06:00

It's chucking it down West Midlands.

Resurrected Twenty-One....Key of the Door!

Posted: 08/08/2017 at 05:54

Morning everyone, Been awake since 4 so I've given up. Still feeling really anxious and worried. 


I'm waiting for a parcel too, a book from Amazon, someone mentioned it on here or Forkers as a good gardeners guide on Botany. Can't remember the exact title.


Was going to have a sit in the garden by the pond and see if I can relax but it's pouring down so I'll have to make do with a browse on here and a cuppa.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 08/08/2017 at 05:37

Morning all, Been up since 4 just can't sleep and feel really anxious and worried.  Thought I would catch up on here and see who was about.


A second vote here for Sorrento and the Amalfi coast.  Went for our 25th wedding anniversary and it was beautiful. I agree Chicky, Pompeii is amazing.


Dacha your place in winter looks gorgeous, we don't seem to get snow anymore and I miss it.  My granddaughter who is 4 has never seen it


Clari, that's  lovely photo of Reggie, looks like butter wouldn't melt.


Liri, congrats on the medal, what a nice surprise.


See you all later off for a browse. 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 07/08/2017 at 11:56

Morning all, Lovely and sunny but I'm sure that will change.  Not sleeping well at the moment, worrying over Firstborn I suspect, also causing IBS to play up quite a lot.  Have a couple of plants to get in the garden today and a bit of deadheading but not sure what else I'll be up to. 


Don't care much about sport but can't abide cheats, just can't understand how their medals can mean anything if they didn't win them honestly.


Have a good Monday everyone.

Resurrected Twenty-One....Key of the Door!

Posted: 07/08/2017 at 11:38

Morning all, When I had my tonsils out I was given cornflakes.  Ouch! Hope all goes well Pauline. Used to pay French skipping with a long length of white elastic tied in a knot.  Loved it.  Also used to do French knitting.    One of our favourite games was kick the can, much to the annoyance of our neighbours.  Also played Murder in the Dark, but can't remember the rules now.


Lovely and sunny here at the moment but don't expect that it will last.  Have a couple of plants to find homes for but wont be doing much today as really tired.  Not sleeping well at the moment and the IBS is playing up, stress I suspect from worrying over Firstborn. 

......the good guys

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 23:54

Not happy with Sarah Raven. Placed an order months ago. Cerinths arrived in very poor condition. 3 died. The Ann Folkard geranium didn't come and I had had begun to think I had dreamt that i had ordered it. Callled them still no sign. A very poor specimen finally arrived a couple of days ago. They have credited me for the cerinthes but all in all a bad experience. Don't think I'll use them again. 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 16:51

Afternoon all,  Feeling very tired today after a couple of days heavy gardening at home and at Secondborns.  Been out and about with friend all day today visiting 3 garden centres.  Bought a Helenium Short n Sassy and Echinacea Sunseeker Red which isn't red at all, more of a dark pink.


Have a few spaces to fill in the borders now as yesterday I removed an Acanthus, a day lily and also cut back a rampant salvia. Haven't the energy to plant them today they will have to wait until tomorrow.


Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 11:32

Chicky, it was just a big patch of weedy grass when she moved in with one very large sycamore and a couple of bamboos.  we cleared a raised bed under the tree and cut the lawn away from the fence so it could be edged properly with shears.  We also removed the bamboo.  Looks much better now and she can cut beds out as and when she has the time and the funds to buy plants.  I'm just glad she's showing an interest in gardening, Firstborn can't stand it.


Ooh just heard the first rumble of thunder and 'it's as black as a bag over Bill's mothers'.

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