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Posted: 29/11/2012 at 08:02

Oh that Cadbury tune will go round & round all day now! 

Hard frost out our back today -4C & falling........ Daughter & me carried out the bags/box out to the front. Should be collected anytime now.

Daughter has started to unpack the boxes that came from SIL! I really dont need this...... & then she said 'where are we putting the tree this yr?'

Ok need to take my turn in bathroom before engineer arrives. Back later. J.

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Posted: 28/11/2012 at 20:47

Am signing off now, my poor brain stopping working....

Night all, J.

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Posted: 28/11/2012 at 20:44

I know we are trying to do a sort out, but everyone is conspiring against me!!

I have a large bag for the charity collection tomorrow morning, plus shall add a box for them. We've had 3 (!!) bags all for collection tomorrow by different charities but prefer the one, which daughter has giftaid for. So as I know their van collects just after 8am & puts a thank you through the door it should be fine.

Am planning to take the 'nasty' tablet tomorrow so shall be up early anyway, plus we' all need to be out of the bathroom before 8.45am when engineer usually turns up!

Site just going slowly for me. J.

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Posted: 28/11/2012 at 20:34

Bjay- what happened there?

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Posted: 28/11/2012 at 20:33


Right- lets explain. MIL died last yr. SIL lives in the house she shared with MIL. SIL doesnt want certain pictures, of which MIL had loads. So a 'man & van' arrived earlier this week to add to our clutter! Above our fire is a bracket from when we had something hanging there. No idea why we never got round to completely removing it, anyway one of the pictures is now hanging up there. Get it now?

BTW we have several more pictures to hang somewhere in this house & not enough hooks...... help! J.

chocolate plant

Posted: 28/11/2012 at 20:25

Am in Nwest & cant keep it in the ground. So I now grow it in a large patio pot each yr.

By the end of October for me, I cut it back, cant bear to risk losing it to frost, wrap the pot & put it, still in its' pot, first into either a coldframe or the unheated greenhouse- to allow it to almost dry off. Then I cover it with a fleece 'hat' & put it into a half-glazed porch. I have kept it in the greenhouse with extra fleece covers in the past.

Come spring I remove the tuber, check it's ok & start it off along with my dahlias on a window sill in the house.

This way I have kept this tuber going for several yrs. J.

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Posted: 28/11/2012 at 20:16

Me lose you Geoff! What about? J.


Cutting back to recovery

Posted: 28/11/2012 at 20:13

Agree abouit just planting the younger bits of Heucheras. These 2 today were only small, so splitting not an option. I tend to do jobs as they arise, especially this year as my health has not been good.

Love Tatton show, my nearest one to visit. You can buy plants too.

Chica- I too allow a lot of self-seeding, but just sometimes you do have to take charge! This yr daughter & me tied coloured wool around our best Aquilegias when in flower & then I weeded out the rest, inferior ones, later on.

I also nowadays avoid putting their seed pods into my compost bins & put them into the council wheely bin. Home compost bins rarely get hot enough to stop the seeds germinating in the resulting compost when used as a mulch. Ditto forget-me- nots, Tellima & Achemilla mollis. There is a limit to self seeding even in my garden! J.

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Posted: 28/11/2012 at 20:01

Night Dean. J.

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Posted: 28/11/2012 at 19:59

Nuts, whole hazel nuts..... sorry!

Oh drat, that picture is bugging me- it's one from MIL's house & OH wanted. Van load of stuff from SIL arrived- more boxes...... We've hung it on a bracket that's above the fire & am blowed if I can get it to hang straight.

BTW we have another bookshelf on the half-landing. J.

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