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  1. Decided to add a bit of colour to the garden and made a small flower bed and put some Violas and some Stock (??? That's what it said on the pack) in. KidD helped, she's big into the garden at the minute. We don't really know what we're doing so we just spaced them put like the plant card said, and quickly watered them. 

     

    Weeded quite a bit too but still lots of grass in the small flags. I have a weed burner which blasted it all with so hopefully I'll be able to brush it out. 

     

    I'm already hating those slates. They're just a pain in the arse. Had to shift loads then cut through the plastic layer to get to the soil. No wonder everything is pot-based. 

     

    I've spotted a place in the garden which gets virtually no direct sunlight during the day. I've moved a few things around so they get some sunlight and put my hardy grass in that corner. 

     

    Someone mentioned an Acer, any other plants will not die in a purely shady spot? 

     

     

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  2. 1 hour ago, Total Longo said:

    What were you to begin with mate? I can see you have lost some weight, clearly, but i don't remember you being massive to begin with.

    I was pretty much 16 at the turn of the year after lockdown and being a lazy glutton. 

    1 hour ago, Sugar Ape said:

    I've been looking at something like the Huel for a while but not sure I can give up my daily allocation of cheese for my dinner. How expensive is it?

    It's 40 for 2 bags. First order gets you a shaker and that. Each bag has enough for 36 meals. Coffee and banana flavours are sound, chocolate is a bit meh. I find they fill me up from dinner until tea time and they're quick to make. 

     

    I use coconut drink (not coconut milk, like the plant based coconut drinks you get in aldi or Alpro if yours a millionaire) instead of cow juice. Means the think is about 500 calories. I started using them as just a way of counting calories. 

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  3. 1 hour ago, Rick Sanchez C-137 said:

     

    This was my greatest discovery during successful weight loss. Its harder to 'remember' when working from home during the pandemic, but I'm going to try.

     

    55 minutes ago, Scooby Dudek said:

    That is the big one for me. If busy I can go right through lunch without even thinking, if bored I can happily have healthy snack after healthy snack.

    My meals are all pretty sensible apart from too many carbs, but it is the unnecessary snacking that does me in.

    Yup to both. 

     

    When teaching, I won't eat from 7 until 12.45 except maybe an apple at break. I might get a rumble and realise I'm hungry but so fucking what? We don't need to graze all of our waking hours. 

     

    At home it's more difficult. I find using an app to keep track of what I eat is the best thing for this.


  4. On 03/02/2021 at 07:15, Paulie Dangerously said:

    My weights crept up and up the last year. I'm now approaching 16st which I cannot abide as I am a disgusting  fat-body.

     

    Restricting calories to 2k a day and started the Men's Fitness App which is increasing amounts of Hiit training a day.

     

     

    Down to 14st5 now. 

     

    Been sticking to about 1500 calories a day. Typical day when working looks like:

    Breakfast- 150g fat free greek yogurt with any 2 of banana/apple/blueberries in

    Dinner- a Huel* shake and some fruit

    Tea - protein and veg with limited carbs

    Snacks are fruit or things like wasabi peas. Weighing things out helps. 

     

    Weekends I'm a bit more lazy but keep the same breakfast. 

     

    Also discovered feeling hungry for an hour isn't the end of the world. 

     

    Been using Ring Fit as much as I can and taking 5k walks with the dog or alone. When I'm in school I walk about 5 miles a day without realising it so trying to keep that up on the holidays. Got a fitbit for my birthday which is more accurate for tracking my exercise, sleep and calories etc 

     

     

    *Huel is boss by the way. Nice thick milkshake and keeps you filled up. Probably have a referral code if anyone wants to give it a go. 


  5. Labour won't get back in power in my lifetime. The tory tendrils extend too far into the mind-bending media. 

     

    Labour will have leader after leader come in, be dismantled by the press or their own supporters for not being Corbyn enough leaving a series of Johnsons to come in and sail through scandal after scandal with no consequences. 

     

     


  6. 29 minutes ago, Gruntfuttock said:

    A Japanese Maple (also known as Acer)?

     

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    Left mine in a pot for for a couple of years before planting out,but you can put them straight in the ground.

    Looks lovely. I'm hoping to get a bottle brush plant as my mum has one and they're nice and bee friendly. 

     

    Had my first go at gardening today in the new house. Managed to dig what I can only assume is called a Cunt Root out of the barrel bottom. It took about 20 minutes because of the barrel restricting leverage and because I don't really know what I'm doing. In the end I was tearing roots under it with my bare hands.  There's another one straight in the ground which I'll despatch tomorrow.  In its place I planted some Hardy curly grass and black grasses my mum give me some of. The barrel is going to stay where it is, in the shade, as it'd be a cunt to move. 

     

    I put my small bay tree from the aldi in an unused pot and some more black grass in another. 

     

    I pulled a layer of moss off a pot to find some bulbs emerging so it will be interesting to see what they are. Gave everything a good watering and now I'm shattered. 

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  7. On 27/03/2021 at 11:27, Chip Butty said:

    Not sure on the plants, but I'd be ditching the Man City changies and subs bench theme. 

     

     

    On a serious note, is it south facing? 

    North East facing. Half gets sun most of the day, half doesn't. 

    On 27/03/2021 at 17:12, VladimirIlyich said:

    Looks like one of the types of houses my cousin used to own in West Derby.

    This is in Netherton 

    On 27/03/2021 at 17:38, Jennings said:

     

    That's a hydrangea mate. Looks nice and healthy.

     

    It'll grow big colourful flowers on it that'll last all through summer. They'll probably be pink - but if you get some Iron pellets (think its iron anyway) from the garden centre and put them in the soil, they'll go a lovely blue.

     

    You could move it from the pot to a sunny part of the garden if you want it to grow big - but they look great in pots too.

     

     

     

    Thanks mate. We had one of them in the old house yard and it thrived. Will keep it in the pit I think. Cheers for the ID

    On 27/03/2021 at 18:03, Gruntfuttock said:

    Picture 7 is also a Hydrangea.

    Picture 8 is a rather sad looking Conifer,probably dig that out as they never look good after being pruned.

    Picture 4 looks like the shrub that grows in my back garden.Can't remember it's name,but it has blue flowers and bees love it!

    Yeah the conifer looks sad as fuck. That side of the garden is in shade for half the day. Any recommendations for replacements?

    On 27/03/2021 at 20:47, Jennings said:

     

    These pots have just had non-perennials in - you know, plants that only last one season.

     

    Pull them out. Put some plant feeder pellets in (slow release) and maybe some compost. Turn it all over with a fork or trowel then plant some new bedding plants in May. Begonias or some shit - maybe some trailers ivy or flowering trailing bedding plant in that nice wooden tub. 

     

    Just emptied the pots. That part of the garden is in shade most of the day due to the massive shed. Any recommendations for a replacement?

    On 27/03/2021 at 21:54, Karl_b said:

    Photo 9 looks like a hebe to mebe.

    Cheers mate, I've a few of them according to my mum 

    On 28/03/2021 at 13:18, Chip Butty said:

    Nowhere near as salubrious as Yorkshirereds, but here's my toil below. Not into the flower side of gardening as much, so I grow Veg, have been for a few years, but this year I'm ramping it up and trying to become at least semi-self sustaining.

    In the photies, the Garlic is starting to come through the weed matting and the other half of the opposite raised bed is getting prepared for seeding in the coming weeks. To ramp things up I've set up 4 more raised beds and manured them. 6 tonne of top soil to go on top of that in the coming weeks and then put the sides on. 

     

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    Quality that, Jay. My daughter wants a veg patch and if we end up remodelling next year there will be space for them. I'm hoping for a herb garden too, not like that. 

     

    General recommendations and tips for a low maintenence life?

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