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Posted: 28/11/2012 at 14:10

My thermals have already been put to good use! By golly t'was nippy out there when putting washing ouit- it's flapping quite well now, good.

So thermal long johns under scruffy jeans, thermal vest under 3 other layers & a coat on top & 2 pairs of socks & 2 pairs of gloves & a hat! Looked like Michellin man & the young heating bloke still in a short sleeevd t-shirt!!

Anyway, set myself the task of clearing the moss off just 1 bed. Have done it properly, all disposed of in wheely bin. Lots of sitting on the wall inbetween. Forked it all over & then as much own compost mulch on top as I could manage. 2 woody heucheras have been re dug in- as per advice from Tatton show exhibitor.

Soil very wet, but at least wasnt frozen. Was itching to do more but knew that would be daft. Muddy clothes are now in the washing machine!

Note made about dealing with the moss that I couldnt remove from beneath a well growing Penstemon, still in flower. When I prune it back next Spring shall do the last bit of moss clearing- I just couldnt winkle it out without causing plant damage. I did though dig up the spindly white penstemon that has never really done werll. I noticed the only stem was split, I've got cuttings, so daft to leave it.

Becks- hope you & jess get better soon. J.

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Posted: 28/11/2012 at 09:37

So true Frank.

The sun is just catching the stems of my dogwood too. Nearby is a tall lilac penstemon which looks wonderful against the dark background of a Lawson cypress.

Glorious sunshine here today. Frost overnight, but not yet 'got' the fuschias nor marigolds, which are both still in full flower.

Am planning to do some border soil sorting later & may mulch it. The soil doesnt look frozen, but will check. I try & mulch as I go along, with having so many spring bulbs planted it's easier than trying to do it all in the spring. J.

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Posted: 28/11/2012 at 08:49

Morning all. Still shattered after a good nights' sleep- joy. Must be psyco sematic (??) after yesterdays' talk on 'fatigue', or more probably coz I did too much walking!

Frosty here today. Daughter scraped ice off her car & gone in early to do some paperwork.

Have got a couple of washloads to go out, but since the wind non existant am not sure.

Later I'm going to scrape the moss off the lawn border, try & fork over the compaction between plants & bulbs & mulch. Taking a risk of a whole load of subsequent self-seeders but will deal with them promptly this time- she says....

Inka- well done on the upholstering. Several dining room chairs need redoing here, but, as usual, hasnt been done. Need to find a restorer as some of the chair bases need replacing. We know which ones ok to use, but have put them where guests, hopefully, avoid!

We now have even more boxes in this lounge! SIL sent over a lot from IOM. We've decided job of sorting them will be for over the Christmas holidays. Then OH & me can go & try again to get a new cabinet for all the stuff we now have from the 2 houses!

Right, off to finish getting our stuff out of bathroom.... J.

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Posted: 27/11/2012 at 16:30

Very late arriving today.

Shattered, just delegated meal to OH, but need to clear him some space in kitchen first!!

Back sometime soon J.

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Posted: 27/11/2012 at 16:18

I was also only thinking have fewer visitors than normal.

Wood pigeons are still here, but apart from the great & blue tits not many others yet. I can hear the robins & long tailed tits when am outside, but obviously enough food around for the time being. J.

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Posted: 27/11/2012 at 16:13

WManchester- been almost dry here today.

Started off walking down to hospital in the dry, rain after about 10mins & for the remaining 30! Back home late lunchtime & dry, but some ominous clouds around.Think only about 6C best today.

Walked up to/from local supermarket in the dry, then it threw it down again about 5mins later. Phew!

Noticed a lot of water logged borders around on my travels today, but mine fine. J.

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Posted: 26/11/2012 at 18:22

Bjay no offence.

I've got a spare room full of all sorts including Christmas biscuits! A lounge currently with bags for a charity collection,  a small w/end suitcase full of Christmas cards & in the hall a bath!

No idea when shall get the chance, but do actually make a mean mince pie! J.

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Posted: 26/11/2012 at 17:21

No idea either Bjay? J.

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Posted: 26/11/2012 at 16:30

Remoska on with potatoes inside. Will cook some veggie bakes from the freezer to go with them plus simplicity of frozen vegs tonight.Tomorrow I will try & cook........

Just had soft, crusty bread with tayberry & rapberry jam, circa 09, yummy.

Bathroom door shut, no heat on to allow the plaster to dry out slowly. Might hoover a bit elswhere, but then may just leave it........ OH rebelled 'no more house moving progs'  so we've now got another 'b' cooking/baking prog instead!

Still not a card written........ J.

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Posted: 26/11/2012 at 15:25

Whoopee plaster (actually a decorator by trade he says) finished. & even offered to mop my kitchen floor!! I declined coz that would have meant moving the bath, hoover & the rest to get at mop! Quick wipe over with damp cloth fine at the mo. Will never willingly have a plainish floor covering in a kitchen again!! The old one was sort of mottled & you could drop something & spend yonks searching for it, or never finding until I swept up! Yelled at OH who promptly walked all over the damp flooor!

Watched another house move prog here- there's a teddybear factory/manufacturer in Shropshire not too far from where twins were born. One of the bear faces was a dead ringer for OH's much loved, very battered bear. No label left on it now, but could well be from there.

All this is getting us into the 'where are we going to retire to?' mode.....J.

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