This year, one of my raspberries is heaving with fruit. The other plant is a later variety, so there is hope for that yet. Meanwhile the blackberry is absolutely covered in flowers and small forming fruits.
Month: June 2010
However, the other day, I heard of something that I just had to try – sun tea, or tea without a kettle.
Then last week, I posted that my kitchen units were being delivered this weekend (they arrived today, and are now safely stored in my garage), so apparently I have resolved my kitchen installer nightmare.
The spammers use automated software to detect the type of forum software a site uses, and act appropriately in signing up. The demonstration of this that I saw was amazingly sophisticated – the spamming software first signs up for a new hotmail/gmail/whatever email account, then goes through a submitted list of likely forums, registering with each one, using that address. It then tests to see if it has posting access – if it does, it posts spam, if not, it then waits for (and responds to) any security/registration emails the forum software sends, all automatically – then having been approved, it posts spam.
After getting the main bed planted, I turned on the soaker hose feeding that bed, and was surprised to see nothing much happen, even after a couple of hours. I knew my water butts were brimming full, so figured something had gone wrong, or got blocked, and had visions of having to vet several metres of pipe and soaker hose, much of which is buried.
A couple of years ago, I bought some racking to go out there, but only two racks went up at the time, as there were a a number of big items taking up space – one or two mine, but mostly stuff I had been conned into storing for friends, apparently on an non-ending basis.
I remember seeing it when it was first broadcast on BBC1 – it was so popular that it was rebroadcast a few months later on BBC2. Then it disappeared fo 22 years. Apparently, due to an oversight, the BBC had properly obtained the rights to all the songs used in the drama, but not to a version of the title song used in one episode with slightly changed lyrics. As a result, the series was only released on DVD last year – I recently picked up a copy, and have watched it over the last week with great delight.
In the end, my nerve cracked, and I called them at 4pm, to be told “We’ve just finished, and it’s ready for collection”.
I particularly liked the version of “To Sir With Love” – I haven’t heard that since Lulu sang it in the 60’s, and I thought it was rather apt.
I actually was going to spend most of yesterday in the garden, but my first job was a quick run to the garden centre – which is when I found my car wouldn’t leave the drive. So a couple of hours wasted on looking at that, and bringing my service forward, followed by doing my shopping by bus/foot, and I didn’t feel like taking on the garden afterwards.
Service has now been brought forward to Tuesday. I hope it won’t be too painful.
A couple of times when I have come back from a weekend away, I have been surprised to find there were no messages on my answer machine. However, I didn’t give it any thought.