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Latest posts by Yviestevie

Glass V Polycarbonate Greenhouse

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 18:42

Mine is safety glass and it wasnt extortionate.  I chose it over polycarbonate because I had read a lot about those going green and not staying clear.  I needed the safety glass rather than horticultural because of the grandchildren.  That said mine is in the garden not on an allotment.


Posted: 13/10/2014 at 18:20

Hi everyone, Miserable and cold.  The weather not me.  If I was at home the burner would definitely be lit.  Firstborn doesnt have fireplace, heating on but its not the same as a fire.

Only got soaked once today (had to be grandaughter up from school).  If it carries on I'll get soaked twice tomorrow as I have to take her as well.

Poppy pics looked lovely.  It must be very moving to see them.

Sorry you've been poorly Fairy, never mind think of the weight you've probably lost. Alternatively think about all the extra calories you can eat when you feel better. 

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 18:00

Got soaked this afternoon picking grandaughter up from school. Couldn't take the baby out as it was raining all day.  Looking forward to some warm weather the weekend.

I'm also getting a little worried about Punkdoc, I wonder if he's returning to his youth, he'll be sporting a mohican next, whilst wearing leather waders over a nursie outfit.

Why am I so special,to,the forum?

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 18:20

Im important to my Firstborn this week.  Not important as far as the forum is concerned, I tend to hang around and pick up crumbs of information from the great and the good. 

If we are talking ancestry, I'm from everywhere as my ancestors lived on narrowboats.  Gypsies of the waterways basically mainly travelling between Birmingham and Manchester.

Flowering currant hedge

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 13:06

Posts overlapped Fairy but I doubt I'd have spotted it, Ive become a terable spelar since I finished work


Posted: 12/10/2014 at 13:00

Used to love Italian red but now tend to go for Marlborough Estates S Blanc or a nice Pinot.  Might try a red again as winter draws on. 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 12:58

Hugs Lyn,  My dad died of lung cancer due to smoking so I know what you are going through.  Taking one day at a time is the only way to go.  I had no support from siblings which made it difficult and my children were still quite young.  Make sure you get all the support you are entitled to and remember you can only do your best.  Most important of all make sure you take some time for yourself.


Posted: 12/10/2014 at 12:46

Punkdoc I could really go the bacon  butty but I hate beer of any description, cant stand the smell.


Posted: 12/10/2014 at 12:44

Thats Crete not Create, I havent discovered a new holiday location.

Members' Public Profiles

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 12:39

Just found this threat its really great finding out more about forum members.

I was made redundant last November mainly due to arthritis in my back preventing me from working.  Always been a keen gardener and since then I have really got involved using it as a way to keep mobile.  I garden in Kingswinford which is about 4 miles from Dudley in the West Midlands.  Lucky to have very good soil (one of the previous occupants used to grow prize winning crysanths so looked after the soil).  Have always loved growing beautiful flowers but have now bought a very small greenhouse and have started to sow seeds and take cuttings etc.  Garden is medium sized for a town garden but tiny compared to some of the wonderful plots I have seen on here.

I find the advice on the site invaluable and really enjoy catching up with other members.  I too probably spend too much time on here. 

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