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Resurrected Baker's Dozen

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 22:05

Evening all,  Just popped in before going to bed to catch up on you all.  It's been a lovely warm day here. Had to give the garden a good watering as everything is so dry. Haven't checked the weather forecoast but hope it's more of the same tomorrow.

Debs, I'm in Kingswinford just outside Dudley, where are you?

Resurrected Baker's Dozen

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 12:23

Hi folks. Lovely day and I 'm at Merry Hill waiting for firstborn and Merri to arrive. Merri is going to spend her birthday money and get her ears pierced. Love spending time with them but the garden really beckoned this morning. Percy Wiseman is opening up here too. Have a good day peeps. 

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Posted: 06/05/2017 at 09:27

Morning all, Have spent the last three days at secondborn's on nanna duty.  Jonah is soooo cute at the moment.  Just started toddling and he's always laughing and smiling.   Off to weightwatchers in a minute, not looking forward to getting on the scales, too many digestives me thinks.

Have a bit of cutting back to do in the garden today as the chocolate vine needs pruning and I might give the box cones a haircut, apart from that just pottering.  Can't go out as I'm waiting for a delivery.

Don't know why we clean before our family  descend.  I always do, but by the time the grandchildren have left it looks like a battlefield and I have to do it all over again. Enjoy you day tomorrow Debs.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 06/05/2017 at 09:08

Morning all, just plucking up courage to head to weightwatchers as I haven't been very good lately

Feeling quite yuk with a headache but I'm sure it will improve once the drugs take effect.  Want to get into the garden today and cut back the chocolate vine and perhaps trim the box cones.  I have a couple of pots of nerines, a mixture of pink and white, they give a lovely splash of colour late in the season. 

Was hoping for a brighter day, it's very grey here.  It was lovely yesterday and I went for a walk with Jonah and pushed the pram up a very, very steep hill so hoping that will have burnt a few calories off.

Hope everyone has a good day, whatever they are up to.

Happy Naked Gardening Day!

Posted: 06/05/2017 at 08:47

No chance, I'm dealing with brambles today

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Posted: 05/05/2017 at 19:17

Afternoon all I've just finished 3 days of nanna duty have read back but can't remember most of it. MoIra please send our love to Nigel when you speak to him. Will be thinking of both of you over the next couple of weeks. 

Clari glad to hear that the house renovations are moving along and that you are moving on jobwise  Hoping for decent weather over the weekend so I can get out in the garden. Posting from phone which I hate so that's all for now folks. 

Resurrected Twelve

Posted: 02/05/2017 at 13:39

Afternoon all, Feeling very tired today for some reason.  I've planted two of yesterday's purchases, the fuchsia hawkshead is a bit on the small side so I think I'll pot that on and find a home for it later in the year.  Also done a bit of weeding and sat by the pond in the sun pondering for a while.  I'm off to secondborn's later for some Jonah nanna duty. 

Obelixx, don't suppose you could pop round and sort out my kitchen floor for me, not dogs or cats, just a husband who can't be bothered to wipe his feet or take his shoes off

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Posted: 02/05/2017 at 09:59

Morning all,  Liri, what's your secret with aquilegia, I have no luck at all with sowing seeds they just don't germinate.  All my other seeds do well.

Beautiful sunny morning here, just had breakfast and as soon as I've finished my cuppa I'll be out there.

Resurrected Twelve

Posted: 02/05/2017 at 00:01

Debs, if you type Plant Fairs into google you'll get a list of where they are in our area.  Runny, don't have a problem with traffic usually as I use an app 'Waze' on my phone.  It gets me round the traffic. 

I'm off to get some zzzz's now.


Posted: 01/05/2017 at 19:24

I've just rubbed the damaged leaves and they have crumbled off.  It looks better.  I'm sure new growth will emerge soon.

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