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Resurrected Baker's Dozen

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 17:46

Evening all, a glorious day here, really warm and sunny.  Popped out to a new nursery today on the way to Bridgnorth.  Really good plants at rock bottom prices.  Bought a few verbena, nothing else caught my eye as I already have my pot and basket plants etc.

Spent the afternoon in the garden planting out verbascum, delphiniums and aubretia.  Still have to find homes for loads of agastache and snapdragons. 

Have met quite a few celebs after working the theatre for a number of years.  Some good and some bad.

Sorry to hear you've had a rubbish week Daisy, hope things pick up soon.

Pansy, hope your brothers op is successful and that he's OK.

Debs, a lot of us on the forum have parental pressures.  Some days are good some are bad just unload on us if things get too bad.

Hope everyone has a good evening.  I'm on nanna duty tomorrow with Merri and Mabel so no gardening.

Resurrected Baker's Dozen

Posted: 08/05/2017 at 20:31

Evening all,

Ear piercing went well Runny.  Merri was brave and is being very good about cleaning them.

Been busy in the garden for most of the day, got lots done.  Tomorrow I'm having a duvet day with Mabel so lots of cuddles in store.  She hasn't been well lately so I will make sure I spoil her rotten.

Enjoy your evening everyone.

Resurrected Baker's Dozen

Posted: 08/05/2017 at 13:53

Well, I've cheered up a bit, apologies for the negative start.  Dove, I'll take you up on that offer, though it's even dirtier now as I gave myself a good talking to and got up off my backside and did some gardening.

Have mowed and edged the back lawn, cut back the chocolate vine, tidied up some wallflowers and pulled a few weeds out.  It's suprising how a stint in the garden lifts the mood.

Didn't go to Ashwoods so the only thing I've spent this morning is calories.  Feeling very virtuous.

Resurrected Baker's Dozen

Posted: 08/05/2017 at 11:25

Morning all, you all sound very chipper this morning.  I'm feeling a bit slugish myself so keep the nematodes away please.

Not sure what to do with myself today.  Too many jobs to do and I don't feel like doing any of them.

Might just 'pop to Ashwoods', of course I wont buy anything, just browse.  I might feel like getting to grips with some jobs when I get back.  Might write a list and complete tasks in order, vacuuming the stairs will, without doubt, be right at the bottom, although cleaning the kitchen floor comes a close second.

See you all later folks, perhaps I'll feel more cheerful then.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 08/05/2017 at 11:09

Morning all, Have loads to do today but can't seem to get motivated. 

Should take some parcels to be returned. 

Should vacuum the stairs. 

The kitchen floor needs a scrub. 

Have the paint to tart up the bench in the garden. 

Just can't seem to do any of them.  The weather isn't  too bad and I have plenty to do in the garden, in fact the lawns could do with a trim.  Think if I just start one thing then others might follow. 

Or I could have another cuppa and think about it.

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. 

Resurrected Twelve

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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