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I’ve had problems with my computer for several weeks it initially began with the text , words and then whole sentences disappeared it was so annoying also time consuming as I was constantly re-writing words , our granddaughter came for a weekend visit she suggested my ‘mouse’ might be the problem I didn’t think it could be but was prepared to try anything and had already made an appointment to have the computer taken away to be tested so with that in mind the next time I was in town I decided to buy a new mouse , hey presto ,it worked …

That should have been an end to it but oh no ! the telephone lines started crackling each time we made or received a call the hub light started flashing red the computer was sick :o( .
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It was time to call in the professionals it’s taken several call outs of different sections of the BT services to track down the fault this is what had happened .The telephone wires which run through a section of conifers in the garden had been rubbing against the branches stripping the protective covering exposing the wires which had snapped ..

I forgot to add that when the engineer came down from checking the loft yesterday he wasn’t very happy he had been stung by a wasp quite badly on his arm ,he cried “there’s loads up there” ,we have had nests up there previously they get in under the front porch …another job to be dealt with ..

The computer seems to be behaving it’s self this morning so lets hope that’s the end of it ,fingers crossed .

We are trying to make less work for ourselves in the garden and as the Raspberry canes in the fruit cage had become old we decided to take them out removing the fruit cage leaving a space approx. 20ft x12ft we have decided to sow wild flower seeds for the benefit of the Bees & Butterflies , we will miss the Raspberries but there are plenty of farms locally where you can go to pick your own fruit .


A few photos from my walk round this morning


Abutilon megapotamicum ,still flowering it’s head off .


Nasturtium


Hypericum -Hidcote

Galanthus Atkinsii — in the Greenhouse A lovely gift originally from BGS .


Helleborus - from Poundland last year ..

I’m sorry if I’ve missed or not answered anybody during my computer glitches and hope to catch up with things soon …

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We missed you. Good job its all working now, with all this bad weather.

7 Nov, 2015

 

I have read this computer blog to Barry. We are getting faster broadband for our new computer on Tuesday. I think we will check the cable outside as we have had crackling on the line in the past. Will let you know if it is better Amy.

7 Nov, 2015

 

Hope the bill isn't too much of a shock when you get it.

7 Nov, 2015

 

How maddening Amy . . . and no fun when you don't know what's wrong. Glad you've got the computer sorted, and I love the idea of the wild flower patch. I've just ordered some from Emorsgate . . good website!

7 Nov, 2015

 

Amy, I have a big packet of wildflowers seed somewhere so dont buy any if you haven't already. I've been wondering how to dispose of them, as I don't need them. I'll pm you....

7 Nov, 2015

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Sue I'm glad to be back to normal ,Its a good idea to check Linda we wouldn't have thought about the overhead Tel.wires, Urbanite we were lucky we didn't have to pay as the fault was outside not inside , I'm glad you like the idea of using the space for wild flowers Sheila we've already bought some packets of seed :o)

7 Nov, 2015

amy
Amy
 

Karen we must have clicked at the same time if only I had received your message this morning I know our son is going to do a patch if you really have some to spare ...

7 Nov, 2015

 

So glad the problem is sorted at last,Amy..who would have thought it? I hope the Engineer was ok after the sting..that's another job to sort out !Great idea to have that nice big area for a Wildflower garden.and a lot less bother than the Raspberries.as lovely as they are..let's hope this is the last of your problems :o) x.

7 Nov, 2015

 

Amy, he'd be welcome to them. I'll check for them tomorrow, and If I still have them I'll let you lnow. X

7 Nov, 2015

 

Having been plagued with computer problems for a couple of months, I can sympathise. So pleased the problem has been identified and sorted. What a lovely large area for wild flowers, just imagine all the colour and insect activity next summer 😊

7 Nov, 2015

 

Computers can be very frustrating when things go wrong. I am glad to hear that all is back in working order.

I love the idea of your wild flower garden project and will look forward to seeing it next year. It will be very pretty I just know it!

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7 Nov, 2015

 

Oh dear, sorry to hear you've been having problems but glad it looks to be all sorted now. What a lovely idea, a wildflower garden, much nicer to look at than raspberry canes and just think of all the butterflies and bees you'll be benefiting. Hope the BT engineer has got over his wasp sting, they can be nasty I know...the wasp sting not the BT engineers lol!

7 Nov, 2015

 

Glad its all sorted Amy :-)
We have had wasps nests in the loft for several years no bother till this time of year when they get a bit dopey and come in through the windows. Luckily Rob found a tiny gap between the fascia where they were getting in and sealed it last year, the nests are amazing aren't they.
Lovely area for wildflowers :-)

7 Nov, 2015

 

Tried wildflowers a few times while planning my cottage garden just to get things going and found out they are as much work as perennials maybe more so due to the large amount of weeds that grow in these patches. Early on its difficult to tell which is a weed and which is a wildflower until it is too late. I came to think that a packet or can of wildflower seeds should actually be properly labeled "Weeds Of The World". I understand that many wildflowers are as some say weeds, but many of these seed packets give more than what one bargained for. I also understand many others have had no problems and a wildflower patch is an enjoyable part of their garden.

8 Nov, 2015

amy
Amy
 

Thank you for all your comments we definitely have a love / hate relationship with our computers but wouldn't be without one , Karen you are kind :o) Loosestrife I have heard that a wild garden isn't as easy as we think but are prepared to give it a go on this small area ,we've nothing to lose and hopefully a few butterflies & Bees to gain :o) Kathy we haven't yet found the space where the wasps are getting into the loft last year they were finding there way into my airing cupboard Tony sprayed in the loft yesterday fingers crossed its got them while they are sleepy ,Waddy / Sandra I gave the engineer a Piriton allergy / sting tablet and another to take away to be taken 4 hours later in the day I also gave him some cream to rub on the sting it was quite swollen I advised him to call into the surgery if he didn't feel well ...

8 Nov, 2015

 

It's true that growing wild flowers is not easy, but there is plenty of advice around these days - mainly that the ideal conditions are poor soil (no nourishment needed) fine tilth to begin with and plenty of sun. Lots of luck!

8 Nov, 2015

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Sheila I expect the raspberry canes have taken a lot of the goodness out of the soil I will advise OH not to fertilize it , it is in full sun ...

8 Nov, 2015

 

Glad to see you back Amy. Good luck with the wild flowers. It will be a project in constant progress I speculate. I am always searching for plants beneficial to bees and hummingbirds that deer will not eat (of course). It is a challenge. We have 2 tiny fawns running around right now. So late in the year. Hope they'll make it through the winter.

8 Nov, 2015

 

Pleased you have the computer sorted, it drives one mad when playing up and not finding where the fault is, we had similar back in springtime, sent for a new modem, hubby checked all the telephone fittings and wires indoors, still playing up then engineer appeared up the telephone pole outside, no problems since (touching wood) I guess someone had reported a fault, we now have spare modem and cables plus extra telephone wires and fittings, lol....can remember the frustration and bad language used whilst he was trying to find our fault though..
Will be watching next year for progress on the wild flower patch Amy, I remember Mr T used to buy some as plants and pop in various spots when he was creating his meadow, it gave him a head start, mind you at the time I guess good ole Auntie Beeb was footing the bill at the time, makes all the difference doesn't it..

8 Nov, 2015

 

I wondered where you were Amy, glad you have sorted your computer, as you say where would we be without them?
Wasps nests can be a problem, your poor engineer, luckily he was not allergic to them!! I can't say I like them, give me bees any day....
Look forward to seeing your wildflower patch, certainly a lot easier than raspberries, and it will cut down on the work for you both....πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜€πŸ˜‹

8 Nov, 2015

amy
Amy
 

Its good to be back Klahanie I guess the milder weather is encouraging later wildlife births I do hope the little ones survive the winter I've seen several bird shells in the garden recently ...Oh Lincs isn't it annoying I hope you don't have to use your 'spares ' for a very long time ..that sound like a good idea about the plants we do have a wild flower center near the coast where you can buy plants ! We haven't had any feedback from the engineer Angela you never know these days what people will sue you for , I'm looking forward to seeing how the wildflower patch emerges it can only go one way or the other :o)

8 Nov, 2015

 

the wild flowers will make such an impact and look great in such a large area, I'm sure , Amy.
I must say, I miss my raspberries from the old garden. I haven't had a raspberry since we left there. But, no room in this smaller garden.
Will look forward to seeing the wild flowers next year! I once grew some in my very small former veg patch before I dug the new one at the old house and they were stunning in the summer!

8 Nov, 2015

 

Don't worry about being sued Amy. Of course anyone can sue about anything but proving that the case is viable is another thing. The person stung would have to prove that the wasp was yours and not natures. There was a person who tried to sue God for one reason or another but the court denied the action, reason, God had no legal address to be served with the papers.

8 Nov, 2015

 

What a pain computers & wires can be & yet we rely on them so much these days - whatever did we do before! Oh yeah, I remember, housework!

10 Nov, 2015

amy
Amy
 

Thanks for the encouragement Paul we will miss picking our own raspberries but will have to make it a fun day out to go to a farm to pick some punnets instead , I like that reasoning Ls.it wasn't ours honest M'lord , we haven't heard anything so guess he survived the sting , Gf you've hit the nail right on the head Lol ...

10 Nov, 2015

 

Im pleased you found the problem Amy, 'normal service resumed'.
We've had a darn wasps nest in the roof space right above our back door, since early summer, they go in under the soffit. I've kept thinking they will go soon - alas they are still around.
Shame about losing your raspberry area Amy but they do take alot of room and the season is brief. When its time to cut your wild flower area down, try and time it for one of Ian's visits so he can do the cutting and raking up for you :-)

10 Nov, 2015

amy
Amy
 

Thank goodness its finally sorted Dawn , we still have one problem we haven't any sound we don't know why we initially thought Tony had wired it up wrongly after we had the new carpet fitted but we were very careful to colour code the wires and have checked them they would appear to be correct ... These Darn wasps get in anywhere where its warm & dry ,be careful ! I'll put the wild flower cutting and raking on Ian's to do List Lol ...x

10 Nov, 2015

 

Amy, did you watch Martha Kearney's series the Wonder of Bees
It showed a fabulous wild flower meadow at Barton Grange that was planted 10 yrs ago & is open to the public bi-annually.
I was particularly interested as when I worked at MAFF I used to go out inspecting hives.

http://www.dissexpress.co.uk/news/community/environment/wildflower-meadow-is-a-hive-of-activity-martha-kearney-creates-a-buzz-filming-beekeeping-bbc-tv-series-1-5172962

10 Nov, 2015

 

Good luck getting your sound sorted Amy πŸ˜ƒ

10 Nov, 2015

 

Amy, here's a bit about how they did their meadow, the principal is the same whether a meadow or a patch.

We obtained a tailored seed mix from a local seed merchant which contained 15 different flowers and six grasses.
Within three months of sowing it, the meadow was in flower. It continues to flower every year, changing slightly from one year to the next as the seeds jostle with each other for dominance, and depending on the weather.
The meadow is cut for hay or silage in late summer and then a second time by sheep that are moved in to graze it.
If we did not have access to sheep we would have to cut again in the late autumn or early winter. Then you do nothing, and it starts to grow again in the spring and provided you manage it right, it should happen every year. The key thing is to have perennials that come back year after year.

10 Nov, 2015

amy
Amy
 

No I didn't Gf that's interesting I'll look it up I'd love to go to see the wild flowers when the time is right , I'm not sure how the hive business works Gf is it that every hive has to be registered for inspection in a bid to control disease ( what an interesting job) Our son has a newly acquired hive I shall have to learn more about it when he comes down at Christmas he isn't in it for the honey as he hates honey he's only interested in the benefits they provide pollination etc. Thanks for the info :o)

10 Nov, 2015

amy
Amy
 

We've overlapped Ha ha , I'm going to put this in my favourites Gf Thanks that way I can check up on facts when the time is right In fact I think I might print it as well ... ,Thanks Dawn ,theres always something to tackle isn't there !

10 Nov, 2015

 

You can watch it on BBC iplayer, its only 4 x 1/2 hr progs but you have to be quick as it says one day left to watch.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01t6p8s

Your son would be best to join the BBKA, they would be able to put him right.
I loved going out & togging up in my boiler suit, wellies & bee keepers veil. Alas the season is only 4 months tho.

Unfortunately, Barton Grange is up for sale incl the meadow & about 15 acres, I think. (you'll need Β£1.5 million tho).
They plan on buying another property in the area as a project.

10 Nov, 2015

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Gf , Did you ever get stung ?

10 Nov, 2015

 

No, I never did, using a smoker quietens them. They are very interesting to study, they have decoded the bee communication waggle now.

10 Nov, 2015

 

Pleased alls back to normal Amy.....don't you feel lost without it?? A wild flower area will be perfect there , how about a beehive too, I'd love to have bees but with the pussycats and Lott, I could see lots of visits to the vets....:((.

11 Nov, 2015

amy
Amy
 

Gf I did watch a program about the Bee communication Waggle very interesting so clever . Yes you really do miss them Janey how did we manage without them ? I don't think for one moment Tony would allow a Beehive in our garden for some strange reason they zoom in on him stinging him its happened so many times even when we've visited other gardens ,he keeps well out of the way when we visit Ian Lol ...

16 Nov, 2015

 

How strange, Amy, now why would the sight of Tony cause a bee to want to commit suicide - it makes you wonder, doesn't it.

16 Nov, 2015

amy
Amy
 

Do you think they can smell fear Gf ? Tony has been stung on numerous occasions in the garden we tend to have a lot of wasp nests he came running into the kitchen one day absolutely covered in wasps from a nest he disturbed in the compost 4x4 box he had been stung all over I was trying to pull his clothes off with the wasps flying around that was the worse one ... I know Bees aren't as aggressive but he's still very wary of them ....

17 Nov, 2015

 

Poor chap, how miserable for him. Yellow-jackets are the wasps that nest in the ground & they are very aggressive & will chase you, that was plain bad luck if it was them but I've only heard of one particularly aggressive type of bee & they are said to be africanised bees.
Also perfume (incl aftershave), bananas, freshly cut grass & stormy weather can make them tetchy otherwise they are generally peaceful.

17 Nov, 2015

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