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Joined: 2009-08-07

Now don't you worry Debs my dear friend I am still here and there.
All this talk of putting gardens to bed for the winter makes me feel tired. Me I'm cutting all my shrubs back to get rid of all the old dead wood and then next spring they will burst into life again( I hope). We are getting our usual November weather, 4 days very wet one day not quite so wet just wet. The ground is like a quagmire and makes digging a thing of the future. I've a lot of manual heavy work to do but been looking for some energy to do it.I've got to dig out and replant 8 large rose bushes to turn the rose bed into a dahlia bed. I keep putting it off till tomorrow, trouble is tomorrow never comes. Anyways seems a shame to disturb the weeds as they seem very contented with my garden. I think my gardening is finished for this year as Christmas is looming and the decorations have all got to go into the garden and on the roof. Lord help me!!!!!!!!
Well Debs glad to see you are still feeding the fur faces and co. Good lass you are the salt of the earth.
Sussexman ( Colin)

Joined: 2009-08-17
Ohh Colin! I am so glad to

Ohh Colin!
I am so glad to hear from you! I lost your e mail address... if you still have mine could you send me a test message so I can put you back onto my contact e mail list?.
CONGRATULATIONS on the engagement of Prince William! Let's hope that this is a happier marriage than that of his parents.

Leave the weeds my friend... I have several piles of twigs and shrubs that I need to get rid of but I know that the ground feeding birds will roos under them for the winter so I am trying to stall my husband into NOT moving anything until spring.
I have 2 small rose bushes... should I cut them way back?

Yes, my friend.. I am still feeding everyone. Oh how I wish youu could see our foxes! We have at least two and they are so beautiful. These two are relatively new as our other pair were rather calm.. these 2 are very skittish. But I feed them every night. They are scared of the possum and wait until the possum are done before they eat. Ours are Gray Foxes and the Gray fox is the only fox that can climb trees. These areso beautiful. They have a reddish body and black stockings. One has a teeny white tip on his tail. I try and make sure that everyone gets fed well.. and their coats are just beautiful.

Many blessings dearest friend,

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