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I have just popped back in to have a cup of tea and a slice of toast and to watch my cursor blink.
I have turned compost,sieved compost, sown sweet peas and generally tidied up.
XF I may also watch, felt slightly manipulated last week
Geoff I am so pleased about the roof.
Gary Hobson wrote (see)
You say you've restored back to 10/10, that's a couple of days ago. You also say that that is about the time that the problem started. Maybe the update of 10/10 is the cause of the problem.
You say you've restored back to 10/10, that's a couple of days ago.
You also say that that is about the time that the problem started. Maybe the update of 10/10 is the cause of the problem.
Good tinkin! Bluddy things just started blinking again...ah well!
The problem may have been due to an IE add-on or customisation (if you have any) which isn't fully compatible with the updated version. You can start IE without any customisations, by right-clicking the IE icon on the desktop, and choosing 'start without add-ons'.
A beautiful gardening sort of day has just turned to a wet hailing day. Still not made the cake . Was going scrumping my neighbours apple tree but they have gone out for the cake
Reading your jottings realised my OH has also forgotten to get flu jab today.
Still need apples for my cake - eating variety
My cursor stopped working today as well. Put fresh batteries in the mouse. Works fine now
Kate-you must have the nicest compost in the world
Hi Glyn-must be busy at the work-face
I feel I am on cursor info over-load-hope it is all fixed now
Where is everbody else today?-I need some playtime
Afties all, just back from daughters. ANOTHER viewing yesterday. Hope this is more positive than the other 2 as she wants out asap. We persuaded her not to do anything rash though, phew ! Who said it gets easier when these kids grow up ????
Too much to mention on here , I've missed too many posts so Hi to everyone.
I have been a naughty girl and it's Gary's fault . Popped in Wilkos and ended up buying a banana plant ! Couldn't resist - it had been marked down to £3 50. I'm like Gary - love big plants no idea where its going to go yet but it's here to stay.
Nola, Up until now I've kept my citrus tree outside the back door, very sheltered, and it had not been indoors for over 20 years. Every winter it was hit by cold and always bounced back - eventually. Last winter finished it off and I chopped off all the branches as it was difficult to move with them all sticking out. All "summer" it hung around in the back garden as I hadn't got round to dumping it. Then, lo and behold, about 6 weeks ago it came into beautiful leaf. I just feel that a plant that wants so much to live ought to be given a little tlc and an unheated greenhouse must be better than nothing. The tree was grown from a pip and had never flowered let alone fruited. I'm just going to try and see what happens.
Growing bananas indoors seems a good idea, and at 3.50 that's a bargain. There is some advice on keeping bananas indoors through the Winter on the link just below (it's a PDF page).Quote: 'provides homeowners with a unique tropical appearance'http://www.hgic.umd.edu/content/documents/HG105OverwinteringTropicals_final.pdfThey need as much light as possible (unlike Cheese plants which can tolerate a lot of shade). Watering is the tricky thing, they don't want to dry out, nor to become too wet. Misting the leaves occasionally may help too.
Gary, you are a star . Thanks for that link. The variety I've bought ( allegedley ) is Musa Tropicana and it's about 15 inches high and the leaves are are healthy and green unlike some of the other specimens. I was the source of a great deal of amusement as I took 9 plants off the shelf to check them all before I made my selection.
Do you think it will be ok in the conservatory over winter - we have heating in there if it gets cold ? Thanks Gary.
As long as it doesn't get right down to freezing. About 5 degrees minimum. It would appreciate the light.
If the outside temperate gets very low, then it will presumably be more difficult to heat the conservatory. The heating costs will increase. If the weather does get very cold, you could bring the plant into the living room for a short while.
Thanks Gary - It does look like it could be Musa Tropicana
Lit burner - been raining /hailing most of afternoon. Cake is finally in oven, lack of eating apples meant i had to search Mary Berry for a cooking apple one. How times change at one time I would have used Delia.
Waiting for an extra dalek.- 3 weeks now. Any suggestions what i can do with garden clearance stuff until it comes, Don't want to put it in brown bin
Geoff I bought a large pack of chocolate cookies hence the time spent on the compost
I have primped and preened garden but still not time to put it to bed
Now shall I get some sequins out in preparation for tonights show?
bjay I am making a spare compost heap behind some shrubs, while I wait to move my bin. It seems to get smaller everytime I look.
I have been reading the papers-the XF voting "scandal" has kept the show in the news all week and now Gary and Louis aren't speaking says a show "insider"
Now that is marketing and manipulation
Meanwhile Victoria Pendleton might cry
Geoff who would you pay to go and see on XF? The VP thing could be interesting was last week a nightmare or does she have no rhythm?
We have gone from glorious sunshine to hail, how did that happen?
Succumbed to OH and not watching Strictly this series Don't watch XF on principle.
I Do watch Montalbano. Never come across any one else who does though!
Wish it would stop paining.
May bag (very large andstrong not plastic) garden waste. Can think about it while it pains!!!!
Hailing on and off this afternoon, grass was white at one time
Not sure about cake. Neighbour come back annd said should have just taken apples. Did I want her tomatoes? but got loads still slowly ripening