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Posted: 08/12/2012 at 20:20

Dean well done!

Was actually able to sort of watch Strictly tonight......

Oh dear OH planning tomorrows' baking session.....

Signing off now. The last 3 cards+their letters still to be done, sometime..... J.


Posted: 08/12/2012 at 19:37

Caz you are not alone!

We too have an absence of goldfinches this yr! The squirrels go for the niger seed & am now trying sunflower hearts on their own in a separate caged feeder.

What does annoy me is the tits & co that can hang easily from feeders divivng on the ground feeders tray as soon as it is refilled! J.

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Posted: 08/12/2012 at 19:30

ARGH!!!!! that's awful J.

Snap dragons

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 19:27

My avatar is an Erysiumum taken last week after the frosts, it's still going!  Best £3.50 sale plant buy this year.

Noticed though that my dwarf snapdragon flowers have all secumbed to the recent frost. The older, taller variety ones are still going!

Like the idea of a NY flower count. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 19:22

It's raining again now. J.

can I plant now?

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 19:19

We used roses at a previous house to demark our garden/lawn edge. They could be planted between now & March if bought bare rooted. Flowers & thorns, pretty to look at & good at stopping footballs!

Berberis also came to mind- another neighbour on the same estate used that & kept it cut back to a lowish hedge height. Some are very thorny, some are evergreen, so lots of choice.

Boring mahonia aquifolium is as tough as old boots- used in carparks- but is evergreen, has flowers & fruit for the birds & can be kept hedge-like too.

Native hawthorn also a possibility- thorns, flowers, fruit & prunable. J.

Unheated/uninsulated greenhouse

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 19:10

Well the plastic bottle idea is down to a previous beeb board poster. Half of this yrs bottles are unpainted- oops, but better than none. No idea where I got the pot/tealight one though.J.


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Posted: 08/12/2012 at 18:00

Try simpler maybe?

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Posted: 08/12/2012 at 17:59

Becks-2 choc money & another necklace!

Norm- am impressed!

Now am cross though- I use tubs of stock powder. Needed some for the risotto, but sometimes the powder goes lumpy in container as tonight. So i stabbed at a large lump with spoon, the bottom of container fell out & stock powder everywhere!!

Geoff- simler clues maybe? livesinhopesmiley. J.

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Posted: 08/12/2012 at 16:45

Oh the tin situation completely forgotten, well no comments anyway! Family should know by now that if I know am right then I will argue blue murder! This stems from once being punished in junior school for something that I hadnt actually done!!

I was planning to do some mincepies this w/end, but someone else wants to practise! So the rubber type muffin/little cake tin that he sent back with me from 'little house' can be used by him tomorrow!  Then if ok he can take it back to make some for people at his works! I didnt buy it, he did! Daughter on nights this coming week so I can do some for us in my ususal tins & hopefully freeze some too.

The 'what's for tea & when is it?' have started! Ok have been sat, resting, here so no excuse. Back later. J.

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