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A Senior Moment.

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 19:24

I've knocked more than a few pounds off on occasion, I think of it as saving hubby the worry of realising how much I spend on the house.  Runnybeak you should try Homesense if you have one by you, it's the home division of TK Maxx and they have some fabulous one offs.


Posted: 25/08/2014 at 16:09

Main flowers on show BM were roses along with sweetpeas, achillea, Lillies, Delphiniums, Lupins and Astrantia.  I would say it was probably early July, although Im not an expert and others may be able to spot more unusual flowers that could possibly pinpoint it more accurately.


Posted: 25/08/2014 at 14:33

Happy for someone else to arrange BM would like to go at time of year when we can get the most out of seeing those wonderful borders.  When would you suggest.


Posted: 25/08/2014 at 12:46

No sun here, still raining, never mind I've decided it's not all bad.  Curled up on the sofa with a packet of choc fingers catching up on TV programmes Ive stored for weeks. It could be worse.

Help. Not sleeping.

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 11:12

Sorry Bekkie, Im with your OH.  All through the year I sleep with the window open and the fan on.  I have a 4 tog quilt and I wear Chanel in bed (to quote Marilyn).  Hubby is usually dithering but its OK as he could sleep through a nuclear war.  I swear he's actually snoring before his head hits the pillow.

Doesn't it get dark early?!

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 11:03

Hate the winter with an absolute passion.  Its so depressing.  I usually manage OK until Dec as we have C*******s (cant say the word its too early) to look forward to and plan for.  Its January and February I hate.  Thats when I would love to take a really long holiday somewhere warm and sunny coming back just in time to sort the garden out for spring.  I know it was warmer last winter but the rain was so dreary, I think Id rather have it cold and sunny. 

Enough of this talk of Autumn and Winter, Im telling myself that its going to brighten and warm up.  Ive had some lovely holidays in Wales at October half term so fingers crossed that the weather turns round and we get to enjoy more sunny days.

OL Im with you on the ash cloud, it is looking better though so perhaps we'll be OK.

Thing I miss most about summer, leaving the french windows open and eating al fresco.


Posted: 25/08/2014 at 10:46

Hi Folks, Well its very wet and soggy and likely to stay that way for the rest of the day so dont think any gardening is in the offing.

Verdun love to you and your mum hope she feels better soon.  Mums always picking up infections and its suprising how quickly they take a turn for the worse when they get older.

Fairy, I dont know you do it.  You seem to take on really heavy tasks.  Good on yer girl. Please make sure take before and after photos so we can see how all your hard work has paid off. 

Hi Bekkie hope the shoulders a bit better today.  Im having to get a man in to tackle the conifers again as its a ladder job and wouldnt trust either of us to climb up there.  Enjoy your party (Im with you about dresses).

Hope you get your leak sorted BM and that BL feels better.

Im well jel that you can walk to the beach OL, I love the sea and the rougher the better.

I watched AT's programme on Sissinghurst last night.  I would love to go there, a bit of a drive for me but might look at B&B for next year, if anyone lives in the area and knows of other places to visit at the same time let me know.  I absolutely loved the white garden at night, it was so beautiful.

Off for a look around bye for now.



Posted: 24/08/2014 at 22:59

Night Everyone


Posted: 24/08/2014 at 21:46

Thanks for that Fidget, Ill take another look at it on Ashwoods (dont know why but went to type doorstep LOL) website and decide where to plant it.

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 21:35

BM, its on the market as we speak!  I did think about growing something behind the BBQ but we cook on it where it is and I think the heat would damage anything behind it. There is not enough room to move it forward enough to prevent damage.  Funny you should mention painting the shed, I had thought about that and I might investigate it.  I also think I will grow in pots in front of the shed, they will need to be shade tolerant but I think I might try something quite tall.


 I saw this desplay at Hampton Court and quite liked it.  I just have to make sure that I can still get the mower etc out of the shed.

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