• Yewbarrow posted an update 1 day, 4 hours ago

    afternoon folks – sunshine at last, although not as the weather man said it would be, blue skies and no clouds – sorry chappie, we’ve had quite a bit of cloud – but NO rain, hurrah, bit of gardening yesterday, tackled a large area of ivy covering up the smaller pond, which I think should run into the larger pond – when I can uncover them both…[Read more]

    • It’s been about 30 d in the south, spent most of it on the golf course today.

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 5 days, 5 hours ago

    well we’ve got quite a lot sorted since the move, daughter spent day with me and together we cleaned and then unpacked a load of boxes, what a difference that made, instead of dancing around boxes and more boxes we had space – getting there slowly, garden needs huge amount of tlc as its been left for months and months, bit like a jungle and of…[Read more]

    • Hello Jenny :-) glad to hear you’re sorting stuff and have help! We await further updates ;-)

    • Hallo Jenny … sounds positive . Having been left for a month, GGTardis is a bit like a jungle too, but unlike your new space it has been watered by friends so it’s been lovely to come back to and plunge into with renewed vigour :lol:
      Good luck with it all and be happy :good: :love: :rose:

      • Hi Jenny. It is good to hear you are getting sorted out. The next couple of weeks look pretty good weather wise so take a break from those boxes and hace a play in the garden :-)

  • Yes, its true, one week and one day ago we moved to the bungalow, it went really well, removal people were fantastic and son joined us and was a star, especially on the hoovering side – hoovered as we left the old […]

  • you lucky person Anne, we had them in the garden the year my son was married, about 12 years ago, amazing to watch

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 1 month ago

    Well,folks, it is a bit late , bedtime really, but just to say move day is Friday 26th, at last we all cry, its been quite a roller coaster and I know we have not yet got the keys to our bungalow but we are packing like mad, the garden is absolutely brilliant, it has been all summer, we have eaten our strawberries and a lot of raspberries, so that…[Read more]

    • cilla replied 1 month ago

      Hi Jenny. All the best for the move and once settled in you can start playing in your new garden. Look forward to hearing all about it :-)

    • That is great news Jenny, hope it all goes as smoothly as possible. :rose: :clover: We’ll be looking forward to pics of the new garden. ;-)

    • Jenn replied 1 month ago

      Good luck with the move Jenny, hope it all goes smoothly :rose:

    • :walt: :walt: Glad to hear you’re on your way, Jenny!! Good luck and come back soon :good:

  • Yewbarrow replied to the topic It needs to move in the forum Gardening Questions 1 month ago

    If it is the fried egg plant, it makes a very good green manure, once it has got big enough and possibly flowers, dig it in and it is very nourishing for the soil

  • meant base of flower not plant

  • they do the same to fuschias, just go to the base of the plant and bite their way in to get to the nectar

  • Yewbarrow posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    have fun with the family Anne

  • got 3 growing in the garden at the moment, one has had its leaves shredded but didn’t find the caterpilla – they are quite a lovely looking one, bright green and yellow

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    morning all from a sunny south lakes, bit of weeding today, still not a lot further with the house move, OH keeps going into meltdown and I try to keep out of the way – ha ha, gardening should keep me tranquil – enjoy your day folks

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 2 months ago

    grey old day here, not as humid, off out to lunch shortly then call in to see a friend who is having to stay in a residential home until social services can sort out what care package she needs to get back home

  • Yewbarrow posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    doing our best Anne local council can’t seem to answer a simple query which would sort it immediately, do wonder what we pay our taxes for at times – well more often than that actually – ha ha!

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 2 months ago

    morning all, from a grey and damp South Lakes, bit of rain last night, hope its enough to water the stuff I planted out on plot, today could be the day when we know if move is ok or not, can’t believe our local authority has had to make such a meal of what would appear to be a fairly simple query, but hey what do I know, on the plus side I have…[Read more]

    • Hi Jenny
      It’s saying “Au revoir, and good luck with the next one, ” :good:
      Hope you get it all sorted soon :fingers-crossed: … HAND :rose:

      • doing our best Anne local council can’t seem to answer a simple query which would sort it immediately, do wonder what we pay our taxes for at times – well more often than that actually – ha ha!

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 2 months, 1 week ago

    morning folks, well still here, still not moved – house half packed, hold up is local council who have to answer query raised by legal bods for buyer who is buying our buyers house, yes it gets that confusing, council have postponed meeting 3 times, so we just wait and wait – OH is in permanent state of melt down, me a bit more calmer, having to…[Read more]

    • Oh Jenny, I feel for you :love: Good luck :good: :rose:

    • Hi Jenny ,you have my sympathies, we had a similar problem when we moved 4yrs ago, the 1st house being sold had a problem that needed the local council involved, there were only 4 houses involved in the chain,thankgoodness. It’s a big investment for everyone so it does need to be right. It will happen you’ve come to far now. :rose: :rose:

  • Yewbarrow posted a new activity comment 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    good stuff Anne, we started using it a few years ago – used to spend a fortune on special rose fertiliser until we caught up with blood bone etc.

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    Still here folks, as the move slowly grinds on – late June a possible now, but hey ho it will happen. Lots of rain here the last few days, very excited as we have a family of sparrows in the garden, used to have loads when we first came, they’d dust bath and flit around then they disappeared, no sign at all, last year they appeared in the garden…[Read more]

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    morning folks, another beautiful day here, enjoying the sun – got all planting done on plot at the weekend, it will have to take its chances as nights are a bit chilly, but apart from a bit of weeding and watering I can tick that off my list – no further with firm moving date, our buyers can’t do the suggested date, they’ve got queries to sort…[Read more]

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    rain all day so far, busy emptying wardrobes, about to empty airing cupboard, found loads more for charity shop and bit more for council tip, sometimes wonder if we will end up with nothing at the new house – ha ha – been to tip and charity shops so much so far, and I know there will be more – enjoy your day folks

    • Jenny … you are such a good example :-) …. sigh … one day maybe I will sort out too :lol: It has been raining most of the day here too, and just as the sun shows its face the clouds rush back and tip their rain down again ! Good for the garden :good: HAPeacefulE :rose:

    • Morning Jenny :-) Have you got a moving date yet?

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Still here clickers, family coming for last visit to house before move, know we are not there yet but only day everyone could get together. OH is rather like a headless chicken about it all, bless, wish I could sedate him until it is all over, getting more stressed with him than with the actual move, hopefully have the move date finally confirmed…[Read more]

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