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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.

ground for runner beans

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 16:35

Oh goody Geoff.

I shall happily use same ground now! I also seem to remember recently reading that about beans, probably in a garden mag. J.

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Posted: 08/12/2012 at 16:26

Geoff we're all stumped here! All I can think of is white- wedding dress- runaway bride- Julia Roberts!! Told you my brain is unique!

Becks- need to trawl back through old posts...... J.

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Posted: 08/12/2012 at 15:43

Yes dont ask me or daughter to change the avatar in the near future! Much muttering about hating windows- she has a Mac- but we got there! Tis my bargain of the yr. All of £3.50 reduced price Erysimum & it's flowered it's socks off all this year & still has flowers even now.

Clue re choc too criptic for me today Geoff. Will have a think- I may be gone sometime..... J.

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Posted: 08/12/2012 at 15:37

Hi all.

OH & me had a pleasant shop first thing. I cant get my head around how this supermarket can be soo quiet on a Saturday! Has a good stock & loads of room between isles, bliss.

Am employee had much amusement at my expense this morning. OH, of course, had wandered off, in search of light bulbs. I'm standing in front of the bread rolls muttering to self about what someone is likely to need? 'You do know that you're talking to yourself?' says man loading up bread shelves. 'Yes' I replied 'at least I get an answer, if not always sensible!' Both now sniggering!! OH then reappears looking puzzled & asks 'what's funny?' which sets us 2 off even more.......

The 'b' slimey brigade have eaten every one of my sweetpea seedlings so will try again in Spring, as usual!

Now to check out Geoffs & Becks quiz. J.

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Posted: 08/12/2012 at 15:21

Ta da!

Welcome back Kate! J.

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