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Posted: 22/01/2015 at 09:58

22 when I had firstborn BM, I was 19 when I got married, we seemed to do things much earlier in my day.  You were considered an old mum if you were pregnant at 26.  Secondborn is 34 and no sign of any grandchildren even though they are on the agenda eventually.  She wants to travel a bit more first.


Posted: 22/01/2015 at 09:24

Fingers crossed that everything goes well with the move.  How exciting a new garden to plan.  Looking forward to lots of piccies.

Oh got carried away with BM's news and forgot to say Morning to everyone.  Sunny here, but not sure how cold it is.  Wishing I had more energy today as so much to do. My Grandaughter (6 years old) came out of school yesterday looking very upset and concerned.  I asked her how her day went. and she informed me that she had had a terrible day and that it was the worst day of her life.  She explained tearfully that someone had messed up her hair and she couldn't remember which side her hair should go on (she's growing out her fringe) and that she had lost her sticker which proved she got 10 out of 10 for her spellings.  Now nobody would believe her. She also had to play a game in the playground that she didn't like or else she would have upset her best friend.

I really hope that is the worst day of her life. lots of cuddles and a bit of reassurance soon sorted her out. 

Plants with balls

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 21:13

I've alternated heuchera and geranium spanish eyes along my front gravel path.  Only put them in last year.  They should fill out nicely this year and they are evergreen.


Leylandii hedges

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 20:59

I have a tall hedge of these conifers at the bottom of the garden because without them we would be overlooked.  I didn't plant them but have had no problem getting plants to grow at the base of them.  In a perfect world they wouldn't be there but I can't face the wait for a new hedge to grow to a height that would provide privacy. I also grow clematis montana and jasmine through the trees to break up the colour in the summer.


Window ledge style heated propagator - any good?

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 17:30

I bought the seven tray heated one last year and it has proved to be really good.  Had a great germination rate and hoping for another good year.  They do a thermostatically controlled version but I think that's really expensive.


Posted: 21/01/2015 at 17:24

Evening all,  Didn't get any snow Bekkie it must have stayed in your neck of the woods.   None in Worcester either.  Son in law stayed at home today as he couldn't drive because he trapped a nerve in his shoulder and he couldn't move his neck to drive. Had to drive him to the doctors and he's now having to take diazapam. Meant I could come home a bit early tonight.

Really need the weather to warm up now so I can get cracking in the garden, get the rest tidied up and get some plants in the ground. I can't afford do much more planning, It's getting too expensive on the plant front.   Off for a quick look round.


Posted: 20/01/2015 at 18:06

Hi Bekkie, Yes they are the same, I was planning to put mine in pots, I thought they like their roots compacted and that they weren't really hardy.  I'd much prefer to put them in the garden.

Thanks for the update on the snow I suppose I'd better get moving and get over to Firstborn's just in case.

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 18:03

Would have no problem in paying more for milk.  I really don't like the taste of fresh milk it makes me feel sick, so we all drink skimmed long life (secondborn had a serious dairy allergy from birth so we all got used to it).  That said, it's still milk so I don't see why we should pay a pittance for it.  We always try to buy good quality meat, would rather eat less and pay more than buy poorer quality.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 17:38

I've unpacked some new plants, does that count.


Posted: 20/01/2015 at 17:32

Hi Folks, It's so cold here and I have to go out and drive to Firstborns as it's a nanna day tomorrow, not looking forward to the trip.  Snow forecast for tonight, not sure how much.

Had my nerines from the mag delivered today. Also had some plants delivered 2 foxgloves, a lemon queen and a geum.  I'll keep them in pots on the conservatory window ledge until I can get them in the ground. 

Any advice re the nerines, should I plant them in pots asap and perhaps store them in the cold greenhouse, never grown them before so not sure. 

Bekkie stay away from the gee, I think it's just melted butter, anyway it's really fattening.  Re sandwiches I don't think anything comes close to butter so if I'm cutting it out I use light mayonnaise as a spread instead.  Frying I use Fry light olive oil.

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