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Posted: 27/01/2013 at 10:29
Inkadog wrote (see)

Hello, Frivolous Forkers--guess you've all gone to bed.

Finished the bedroom today--new paint, new duvet cover, new cushions and curtains. Quite girly for a change--white walls and flowered curtains--lavender, pale blue and white. Very crisp and non-nicotine clean. Even the dog's beds got washed!

 

Your bedroom sounds really lovely, Inka. Did mine years ago after my husband died, so it's yellow and lilac as I needed cheering up.

Raining today. The log man delivered logs just when we were out all day 2 days running and it's rained and snowed - so they are horrid and wet.

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Posted: 26/01/2013 at 22:05

We were going to watch Midsomer Murders that OH had recorded but he had put on the personal planner so that one third through it the News cut in.

Call the Midwife and Mr. Selfridge tomorrow.

Going to bed with Hot chocolate and Sudoku.

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Posted: 26/01/2013 at 18:37

Jean, that happened to me once on the motorway north of Limoges. I was going to my son for his birthday in Jan. and snow wasn't forecast. Suddenly, it just came down thick and fast and everone started slithering about so we all stopped on the hard shoulder which we couldn't see by then. Eventually,about 2 hours later, a snow plough came and all the traffic followed in until there was an exit off the motorway. A lot of people had to spend the night in a sports hall. They were on the news on TV. I had my credit card so I went to a hotel in the same village, missed being on TV!

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Posted: 26/01/2013 at 16:55

Lovely poem, did you write it? My OH says I'm like your OH!

I hope Darren has his leg up while searching for gardening courses. My son had the op. and played rugby again. (until he did in his other knee!)

Snowed this morning but it's all melted.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/01/2013 at 16:26

Another snow shower this morning, but all melted now.

Frank, I have seen Carol's programmes before so they are already repeats.

Seeds are up

Posted: 26/01/2013 at 16:19

Snapdragons need protection. Foxgloves are hardy. I've never got larkspurs to germinate.

Ceanothus

Posted: 25/01/2013 at 23:02

Forgot to say - mine is in front of a south facing wall.

Hot Beds.

Posted: 25/01/2013 at 22:59

I have, but I have horses so I had a supply of fresh manure. I built it in the greenhouse in February piling it up until there was a heap squared off and flat on top, about 3' tall. I made a wooden frame from planks about 2'6" wide and 1'6" deep which I placed on the heap and half filled with compost. I made a lid to sit on it covered with clear polythene sheeting. It got quite hot and when the compost felt warm I sowed my seeds, tomatoes, annuals in it. It worked quite well but it took up a lot of room and was a bit in the way when I'd potted on the seedlings and needed the space. It sank quite a bit as it rotted down. Afterwards I watered it from time to time then spread it over the greenhouse bed to grow the tomatoes in the following year.

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Posted: 25/01/2013 at 21:44

Oh dear! I hope you sat in the naughty corner.

Tasty and unusual fruit

Posted: 25/01/2013 at 21:42

I think Geoff's suggestion of blueberry is a good one. You can grow them in pots in ericaceous (?spelling) compost for acid loving plants.They are very good for you. Here is a BBC site that tells you how to grow them.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/basics/techniques/growfruitandveg_growingblueberries1.shtml

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