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Posted: 18/10/2014 at 17:37

Ooh looks like I crossed with a few other, glad to see our advice is the same.


Posted: 18/10/2014 at 17:36

Hi welcome to the forum.  The campanula is a hardy perennial so should be fine outdoors all year.  If its like all the other campanulas I know then it will disappear underground for the winter and reemerge in the spring.  Regarding the container aspect, I have quite a few varieties but they are all in the ground and I have never grown one in a container but I'm sure someone will come along and give you advice on this.


Posted: 18/10/2014 at 17:15

Hi Folks,

Sorry to hear you've lost your thingies Dove, just think of the last place in the world you would ever put them - and look there.  It usually works for me.

Fidget the photo of the turtle is fab, glad to see you are having such a good time.

Bekkie it did rain earlier but its lovely and sunny here now and this morning was dry.  I managed to do quite a bit of tidying up round the garden and I've planted my white cap peony.  Hoping to aerate the lawn tomorrow but still feeling shattered after my full week of nanna duty. 

Going for a look round be back later.


Posted: 17/10/2014 at 21:43

Evening all, Hope everyone is OK.  I did start to read posts but everyone kept talking about sn***s and I can't stand them, so I've given up.

Back home, no Nanna Duty for two whole days.  Hope I'll be able to get into the garden tomorrow, if it doesn't rain.  My new Peony has been delivered, White Cap, hopefully I'll get it planted tomorrow.

Really tired tonight so I'll have a quick look round and call it a  night.




Posted: 16/10/2014 at 07:35

Morning all,  I had a quick look re the heatwave and it does say we will get some rain, so not totally dry.

Two more Nanna days and then freedom for a couple of days.  If I have to watch one more episode of Peppa Pig or Upsy Daisy then I think I really will go mad.


Posted: 15/10/2014 at 21:15

Not as sore as the previous two sessions made me, it's definitely getting better.  Grandaughter came home with a bruised/cut chin and a grazed knee having fallen over in the playground.  Lots of cuddles and a few sweets sorted that out.  Been really sneaky today and done washing for firstborn but dried it in tumble dryer and warm folded it.  She now thinks I've done all the ironing Ha Ha. 

Sorry to hear about your floor Dove, really annoying on a nice wood floor, I bet you will have to polish it again.

Bubble wrap arrive for the greenhouse.  I'm not going to insulate it yet, especially as the weather forecast says the weekend is going to be warm.

I'm going to finish off tea and choccy biscuits and then I think it will be an early night.


Posted: 15/10/2014 at 18:43

Evening all, Throwing it down here in Worcester.  I did manage to take the baby to the park this morning before the rained started.  Haven't had a car today so very restricted in what I could do.  Really missing getting into the garden.  Never mind only 2 days to go and then I'm free for the weekend.

DD I did a similar thing once.  I thought I had overslept and got the kids up quick raced around and ran all the way to school thinking I was really late because there was no one about.  When I got to the school it was deserted, I then realised I had got up an hour early, not late at all.

Good to hear from you Bekkie.

Fidget sounds like you are having a very educational holiday in more ways than one

Our little van is still not fixed, but firstborn has got her car back today so I will be mobile for the rest of the week.

Hope everyone else is OK.  Off for a browse.  Catch you all later.

Slow cookers

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 18:17

Don't think the lid on mine is airtight.  It just sort of rests on top.  You don't really see any steam because it is cooking so slow.  You just sort of get water drops on the inside of the lid.  The food doesn't actually bubble.


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. 

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