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Posted: 14/10/2014 at 17:54

What a day, Hubby's van still not fixed.  Used firstborn's car to drive home so we could take the van back in.  Firstborn's car broke down.  Something to do with disc brakes, even though they were only replaced 6 weeks ago they are sticking and smoke pours out on the drivers side.  All that combined with no sleep and getting another pummeling means I am absolutely shattered.  Oh got to sort out baby. Be back later.


Posted: 14/10/2014 at 05:03

Sorry to hear about your problems Boater, it's really upsetting when your bit of the world is invaded.  You're right Lyn, when we were burgled the police said to forget the alarm and get a big dog.  Prickly bushes are also a good thing, I can recommend berberis, I have one by my path!  A big patch of stinging nettles might also work, if you have the room. 


Posted: 14/10/2014 at 04:56

Morning everyone, Yes it does feel like the middle of the night but when my grandaughter decides its morning, then its morning.  Firstborn has given up and is marking school books and I have decided to amuse myself with a little plant porn.  Just thought I would pop on and see if there were any night owlers first.  Baby is asleep now but doubt if I will be able to drop back off now.  I do envy those people who seem to fall asleep before their head hits the pillow.  Hubby and SIL seem to be 'one of those people'.

Lyn Ive still got tulips to plant and still waiting for some Alliums to be delivered.  You should get your dry day soon according to the forecast. 

GG dont envy you still having almost 300 to do.   Sounds like back ache to me, but it will all be worth it in the spring.

Off for a browse, hopefully I wont get tempted and spend a fortune again.


Posted: 13/10/2014 at 21:56

Its very quiet on here tonight I just popped on to say goodnight to everyone, but it seems no one is around.

Hope everyone has a drier day tomorrow.  Goodnight.

Ideas Please

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 19:14

Thanks BL, don't forget mine is relatively small so fairly easy to keep tidy.  I just love flowers, dont grow any fruit or veg.  I started with all the run of the mill cottage plants but since joining the form I'm trying to add a few different varieties and I've certainly found some plants that I hadn't come across before.


Posted: 13/10/2014 at 18:51

Ooh Dove,  Ive just had spag bol otherwise I would definitely have joined you.  Remember me if there are any leftovers tomorrow.  Mind you I think I could manage a slice of lemon drizzle.

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.

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