Latest posts by Yviestevie


Posted: 27/08/2014 at 09:43
  1. Was going to start the ironing but jus contemplating a second cup of tea and watching an episode of Scandal before I start (is anyone else a fan). Where did that one come from.


Posted: 27/08/2014 at 09:40

Hi Bekkie if we have sudden heatwave in the next couple of weeks can you pop round mine and water the plants.

The day ahead.

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 09:38

Oh Tootles and OL, sounds like my previous life.  Everyone used to envy me my job but I wouldnt go back to it for the world.  I may be broke but I'm much happier and so much more relaxed.


Posted: 27/08/2014 at 09:34

You too OL, enjoy crete, Ive been there twice in the 80's really enjoyed it.   I'm off to Turkey so I wont be far away from you.

dog lovers

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 09:30

We had our dogs teeth cleaned when she was quite old, she was OK but we never had her sisters teeth done because she had a sligh hear problem and I never noticed the difference. They ate exactly the same foods.  Once done it can build up quicker the next time.  It is expensive, it was a while ago and I'm sure it cost over £100. Personally I wouldn't have it done and I'd start giving him something like denta sticks, but I'm no vet.


Posted: 27/08/2014 at 09:07

I agree Dove, by the time if read all the posts I've forgotten who said what and whose signed on.  That aside, good morning campers. It's a bright day here but I'm not going to be able to enjoy it.  Ironing, packing, picking up last minute bits and bobs and I have to visit mum plus the annual event of painting my nails is taking place later.  Then off on hols in the morning after a really bad night's sleep when I keep dreaming about all the things I've forgotten to do. 

I'm 5ft 8in was 5 9 but I've shrunk a bit I think.  I've always been tall, head and shoulders above most of my classmates at school.  I used to moan about it when I was a teenager because all the boys were shorter but my dad said 'Don't worry love, we're all the same length lying down'  It was years before I realised what he meant, I wouldn't mind but he was unbelievably strict, I think he must have had a few pints at the time.  He even told hubby off for keeping me out late the week after we got married!

Anyway, I hope all salt miners have a good day and whatever you do, may your God go with you.  (I watched a bit of Dave Allen the other day)


Posted: 26/08/2014 at 23:22

It's been a bit quiet on here tonight, I'm off to the land of nod.  Bye everyone.

Potted plants for winter?

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 22:15

I was very idle last yeat (wasn't well) and didn't empty my summer pots.  Early this year I discover that virtually all the plants had carried over, Fuchsia, pelargonium, nemesia, all had survived the mild winter and with a bit of a tidy up they were fine and I just had to add a few begonias.

I'm going to cut back the nemesia and put them in the greenhouse. I'm not keeping all the pelargoniums as I'm a bit bored with the colour but I would like to take cuttings from the cerise one although Ive never done it before.  I'm not sure whether to keep the fuchsia in tact or to take cuttings. Either way can't do it until I return from hols and wondered if mid september was too late.


Posted: 26/08/2014 at 22:06

Panda, I think we are going to get a store at Merry Hill that is a joint venture between Jacamo and Simplybe, so that should be good.  I tend to wear my walking boots I used to use when working at the Wildlife Trust for gardening when its muddy. I've got some steel toe caps somewhere as well, I must dig them out.  Not that I'm going to be moving any paving slabs.

Irrigation System

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 22:02

I have the hoselock system along part of my garden and also have the thin irrigation system that waters all my patio pots.  I have got switches on the pot system that reduces the flow but not sure how you would be able to switch sections off.  Perhas someone else on here knows more about it.

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