Jenn

  • Jenn posted an update 2 days, 14 hours ago

    This was the hedge when we moved in.
  • Jenn posted a new activity comment 2 days, 14 hours ago

    Meant to say – the new hedge replaces the towering conifers that were there when we moved in. Laurel wasn’t my first choice but it will knit with next doors laurel hedge that we ‘borrow’ down the left hand side of the boundary (standing in the front living room looking out). We will keep the front hedge to about 5 foot though.

  • Jenn posted a new activity comment 2 days, 14 hours ago

    Thank you everyone for your suggestions and compliments on my tatty grass (refuse to call it a lawn :lol: ). I should probably add that the site is dry and quite exposed to a prevailing wind that comes in just at the top right corner of our newly planted hedge.

  • Jenn posted a new activity comment 2 days, 23 hours ago

    Get the coffee pot on, Karen. Morning lovey, stay safe :rose:

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  • Jenn posted an update 2 days, 23 hours ago

    Morning clickers from another gusty day in Essex. Don’t plan on doing much outside as it is not very nice. Will do a bit of research into trees for the front garden. Pic below is the space – excuse the ratty looking grass. We sowed it October last year and I thought it was certainly dead by heatwave this year. It was very, very brown and…

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    • I’d be all for productive trees, Jenn – if I knew just how many mischievous children walk past your front garden every day. I say this because in spite of having a very comprehensive orchard at home where we could freely help ourselves, we also on occasion went scrumping from a neighbour – and they didn’t really taste sweeter. Your only hope if…[Read more]

    • Can’t help re the trees I’m sorry to say , but that grass looks remarkably well kempt Jenn….you are doing a fine job on it in these inclement weather times! :rose:

    • Decisions, decisions, though you could always go for the crab apple and another apple tree. The crab apples make good pollinators for most apples. :good: And I’m with Anne, the grass doesn’t look bad at all! ;-)

    • Wow, lovely space for planting a tree/s, Jenn :good: and the grass looks fine :-)

    • Hi Jenn. We have quite a few trees now on our back lawn but I would definitely go for a crab apple, I bought one last year and love it. I can also recommend a columnar Liquidamber for attractive leaves and autumn colour. We also love rowns, cercic canadensis…..the list goes on! Whatever you choose, the most important thing is to keep a circle…[Read more]

    • Thank you everyone for your suggestions and compliments on my tatty grass (refuse to call it a lawn :lol: ). I should probably add that the site is dry and quite exposed to a prevailing wind that comes in just at the top right corner of our newly planted hedge.

    • Meant to say – the new hedge replaces the towering conifers that were there when we moved in. Laurel wasn’t my first choice but it will knit with next doors laurel hedge that we ‘borrow’ down the left hand side of the boundary (standing in the front living room looking out). We will keep the front hedge to about 5 foot though.

  • Jenn posted a new activity comment 2 days, 23 hours ago

    New iron is rubbish, cills, it’s like ironing with a brick :lol: Good excuse not to ;-)

  • Jenn posted an update 3 days, 23 hours ago

    Morning clickers. A gusty, blustery autumn day in store here but quite mild. We’re having a quiet day as OH was busy fixing big problems in work from 5.30 yesterday morning to 2 o’clock last night, so I shall be treating him to a steady supply of tea and chocolate biscuits today. I have to nip out an get a new iron (or maybe I shouldn’t ;-) but…[Read more]

  • Jenn posted an update 1 week, 1 day ago

    Morning clickers. Nice and sunny here this morning but felt distinctly autumnal when I put some recycling in the bin. Hope to get outside and do a bit of weeding – I want to give the borders an autumn mulch so need to clear the ground first. Can see a few improvements I want to make so will be moving a couple of plants as well. A few boring…[Read more]

    • Morning Jenn :-) sounds good – definitely autumnal though – quite low temps here. Have a nice one :-)

      • Hi Jenn :high-five: yip! It was 6degrees around 06.00 this morning … I put on an extra cover and slept cosily for another two hours :shout: :giggle: HAGD … I love mulching … it all looks so cosy and tidy … well for five minutes anyway :lol: :rose:

  • Jenn posted an update in the group Group logo of We Dig BooksWe Dig Books 1 week, 2 days ago

    Whilst I am on the subject of books can I heartily recommend Crooked Heart and Old Baggage by Lissa Evans. These are two of my favourite books I have read this year. I saw the pre-release blurb for Old Baggage and knew I had to read it – it is about a middle aged woman, Mattie Simpkin, who was, and still is, heavily involved with the…

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  • Jenn posted an update in the group Group logo of We Dig BooksWe Dig Books 1 week, 2 days ago

    SNAP by Belinda Bauer

    I don’t read a lot of modern thrillers but I spotted this book in Sainsbury’s for £3.99 and recalled there had been some Man Booker hooha surrounding it so I thought I would give it a go. The premise is that after breaking down on the motorway Eileen Bright leaves her three children in the car to find an emergency phone…

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  • Jenn posted an update 1 week, 2 days ago

    Morning clickers. Very wet here so indoor jobs today. Will sort and store the seeds I got in the Wilko sale…over £70s worth for £9… and have a think about next year. I am thinking of putting raised beds on the open half of my plot. They will go on membrane and have wood chip paths the same as the other side – it is just so much easier to l…[Read more]

    • Morning Jenn :-) wow – fantastic for Finn :good: Like the idea of your woodchip on the plot – I have some on a garden path here as the grass just won’t grow there and it’s very easy to weed. The birds like the worms that congregate there too :good: HAGD

      • Yes, I have used wood chips for years, but the downside is that as they rot down they provide wonderful rooting fodder underneath the the bird feeders :bad: :rose: … working on it :confused: :rose:

  • Jenn posted a new activity comment 1 week, 3 days ago

    Will do a review Jane :good: If you have a Sainsbo’s near you they have it for £3.99 :good:

  • Jenn posted a new activity comment 1 week, 3 days ago

    They can be contrary little beggars, can’t they Jenny :lol: Drama all over until tomorrow morning :confused: Finn didn’t complain so the hairdryer treatment must have worked :lol:

  • Jenn posted an update 1 week, 4 days ago

    Morning clickers. Gawd I hate school mornings. Hardly slept a wink last night so am incredibly grumpy and not in the mood for making packed lunch and trying to make sure Finn’s school blazer is dry by hairdryer-ing it :lol: He came home yesterday and said a bird had pooped on his shoulder so I bunged in it the washer. Trying to get the beggar…[Read more]

    • OMG, Jenn, what a start to the school year :bad: I won’t tell anyone you’re taking a sickie ;-) Good morning and I hope your day improves. What did you think of The Snap? Please do a review as I’m thinking about getting it. Ta!

  • Jenn posted an update 1 week, 4 days ago

    Morning clickers. A little reminder of summer forecast today – 23 degrees and sunny. Will head over the plot in a bit to carry on what I started yesterday even though my under used muscles are complaining. Picked loads of runners and chillies yesterday although my rude ‘Erotico’ chillies are a bit deformed (see pic)…or maybe they are…

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  • Jenn posted a new activity comment 1 week, 4 days ago

    Hi Jane. I haven’t grown any sweetcorn this year and am missing it. Will you grow it again? Finn doesn’t like it because the taste is too strong…he prefers the frozen cobs…bloody kids :lol:

    • Hi Jenn :-) Definitely! I’ve allocated a bigger space for it and giving next year’s outdoor tomatoes a change of scenery ;-) The kalettes are going through the roof!

  • Jenn posted a new activity comment 1 week, 4 days ago

    Hi Anne – hope the knee is feeling better. My bingo wings and shoulders are aching from the mowing yesterday :excruciating:

    • Ah, hi Jenn … no it got worse Returned this afternoon from a three-day stay in my favourite hospital, CUH in Croydon
      Knee drained in case infected…full of blood [thinners after April’s op ?] and had to wait for results of full diagnosis from another hospital.
      Am quickly learning to do without the crutches … very lucky ;-)
      Hope that your sh…[Read more]

  • Jenn posted a new activity comment 1 week, 4 days ago

    Hi cills – thanks for the mention, I will have to watch that on catch up – we were watching Avengers: Infinity War (I know, I know, the perils of living with boys but it’s got Thor in it so is slightly distracting :lol: )

  • Jenn posted an update 1 week, 5 days ago

    Morning clickers. Bright-ish and warm-ish here this morning. Nipping over the plot in a mo for a look-see and bit of mental planning for next year. Trying to decide whether to put more raised beds in or not. Then a bit of path and communal area mowing. HAGU whatever yo are up to today.

    • HI Jenn :high-five: enjoy the plot…I must get out and walk…knee is playing up!! :confused: HALSunday :rose:

      • Hi Anne – hope the knee is feeling better. My bingo wings and shoulders are aching from the mowing yesterday :excruciating:

        • Ah, hi Jenn … no it got worse Returned this afternoon from a three-day stay in my favourite hospital, CUH in Croydon
          Knee drained in case infected…full of blood [thinners after April’s op ?] and had to wait for results of full diagnosis from another hospital.
          Am quickly learning to do without the crutches … very lucky ;-)
          Hope that your sh…[Read more]

    • Morning Jenn :-) Not sure if I told you the sweetcorn is sooooo good :good: HAGD

      • Hi Jane. I haven’t grown any sweetcorn this year and am missing it. Will you grow it again? Finn doesn’t like it because the taste is too strong…he prefers the frozen cobs…bloody kids :lol:

        • Hi Jenn :-) Definitely! I’ve allocated a bigger space for it and giving next year’s outdoor tomatoes a change of scenery ;-) The kalettes are going through the roof!

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