For the Best Gardeners in the Cardiff Area

   Jul 22

Your Questions About Gardening

Charles asks…

Charts for my 13 year old..?

Hi , I am a mother to a 13 year old. To those who commented on my previous question you will understand this more but to those who have not seen my last question I advice you to do so , you will then understand this question fully. As some of you may know my daughter’s behaviour has been a disgrace , her respect for others is disgusting and her attitude is filthy. I enforced some strict rules last week..( some of you may know the rules , it was on my last question) To those who don’t here are the punishment’s!
.Yesterday I took her laptop out of her room , the tv and every luxury that is in her room , including make up , ipad,ipod, playstation and every other technology that she enjoys using.
. I stripped her bedroom down , the only things that are there is her bed , a rug and her wardrobe with no expensive clothing in it!
. Her phone has been taken away and she is banned from using the internet, she can only use it for educational reasons.
. I now take her to school in the morning and make sure she goes into school.
. My best friend picks her up from school and take her home , she is grounded after school and has to stay in her room. My best friend keeps an eye on her so she does not get out of her room.
.I make sure she does ALL her homework , also she is banned from going out with her friends and I am not buying her ANY thing till she changes her behaviour.
. I make her go to her nan’s house on weekends and help her out , she lawns the garden and does all the chores.
.I have made a chore chart and she does it after school.

These punishments have been going on for a week now and I am hoping for her to change her behaviour! On my last punishment it says “I have made a chore chart and she does it after school” , I wanted to ask are these chores suitable for a 13 year old and do you think this will make her change her attitude towards others , here are the rules she does:
. After school she does ALL the dishes by hand and cleans the kitchen .e.g. cleaning the table and the cooker , throwing away rubbish as well.
. After she does the dishes she sweeps up the hallway and dining room , she then mops the floor and dusts the ornaments.
. She also has to clean her room and give me all her dirty laundry , she hoovers her room and organizes her desk.
Her wardrobe should ONLY have clean clothes in and all the clothes should be neatly put away!

When she does all the chores I go around and check everything she did , I first go to the kitchen and check if the dishes are clean and the table. Then I check if she hoovered ( there should NOT be any crumb’s or dust)I check if she mopped the floor well. I check her wardrobe and if there is ANY clothes that are not neatly put away I take the clothes out and then make her put them away. If I see any dirty laundry around her room she gets grounded in the weekend.

All the chores that I set her has to be done up to my standards if she makes a sloppy job if it I make her do it ALL over again!
What do you all think of the chores that I set her , also to those who have just seen my punishments What do you think of them … are they toostrictt and will the chores make her change.

PS: If you are going to make any snobby and rude remarks then I advice you to NOT say anything .
Also I advice you to take notice to this before you say why are you asking this question again!


Thank you for reading this!

GardenersCardiff answers:

The chores sound fine. However, the overall feeling is one of anger, distrust and resentment. I did not see your first post so I’m not sure on the background. I would encourage you to find ANYTHING your daughter does right and go overboard with excitement and enthusiasm for her efforts. She needs to see some positive feedback and expression of love.

Robert asks…

Could you please check and improve my sentences?

In Churchtown, Dublin, Ireland, a burglar sneaked into a car which was parked over there and burgled a cell phone and back bag and fled from the spot. In order to check things out whether the mobile phone was working fine or not he took a picture of himself on the cell phone. He then sneaked into a house nearby and when the man inside the house alerted the in mates by alarming “Thief, Thief” the burglar rushed outside and fled away without knowing he accidentally dropped the mobile phone on the garden. The owner of the house took the mobile phone and handed over to police. The burglar made the job easy for the police by taking his photo of himself on the phone. The police searched him for a month eventually nabbed him at the streets of Dublin.

Guys, this is my current level of English. Please tell me how I am doing, so that I can improve.

GardenersCardiff answers:

Just a few changes:

In Churchtown, Dublin, Ireland, a burglar broke into a parked car and stole a cellphone and backpack, then fled the scene. To check whether the mobile phone was working, he took a picture of himself using the phone. He then sneaked into a house nearby. When the man inside alerted others in the house by shouting “thief, thief,” the burglar quickly fled without realizing he had accidentally dropped the cellphone in the garden. The owner of the house handed the phone over to police. The burglar had made the job of capturing him by taking a photo of himself with the phone. For about a month, the police searched for him, eventually nabbing him on the streets of Dublin.

EDIT: Concerning the word “sneaked,” the online Merriam Webster Dictionary says: “From its earliest appearance in print in the late 19th century as a dialectal and probably uneducated form, the past and past participle snuck has risen to the status of standard and to approximate equality with sneaked. It is most common in the United States and Canada but has also been spotted in British and Australian English.”

Your verb conjugation and sentence structure are great. Most of your problems were not knowing a few of the best words to use. For example, “inmates” are prisoners in jail. “At” is not used with streets. American English would use “on the streets.” British English might use “in the streets.” I’m not sure. You did well.

Paul asks…

The local Blonde Diary.?

It’s fun to cook for Tom. Today I made angel food cake. The recipe said beat 12 eggs separately. The neighbors loaned me the extra bowls.

Tom wanted fruit salad for supper. The recipe said serve without dressing. What a surprise when Tom brought a friend home to dinner and they found me naked!

A good day for rice. The recipe said wash thoroughly before steaming the rice so I took a bath. Can’t say it helped the rice.

Tried a new salad recipe. It said “prepare ingredients; lay on a bed of lettuce one hour before serving.” Tom asked why I was rolling around the garden.

Found easy recipe for cookies that said “put the ingredients in a bowl and beat it.” Something went wrong. When I got home, everything was just as I left it.

Tom went shopping today, brought home a chicken, and asked me to dress it for Sunday. I didn’t have any clothes that fit it. For some reason, Tom keeps counting to ten.

Sunday: Tom’s folks came to dinner. I wanted to serve roast but all I had was hamburger. Suddenly, I had a flash of genius. I put the hamburger in the oven and set the controls for roast. How disappointing. When it came out, it was still hamburger!

Goodnight, dear diary. Tomorrow I’m gonna buy a bigger oven so I can fix Tom a chocolate moose!

GardenersCardiff answers:

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