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Posted: 29/11/2012 at 09:26

I did that border sort out. Soil lovely & moist, so replanted deeper a couple of small Heucheras that had just started to lift themselves up.

Got 99% of the moss off. Had to leave some round the stems of a still, even now, flowering penstemon- that'll get sorted when I cut it back next spring, note made to do. Easy to fork over the cleared soil & then 2 large compost bags full of my compost were spread over. All being well, next yr shall be quicker at removing the unwanted self-seeders that'll pop up.

This morning minus 4.5C out our back first light! Only -3C at the front.

Now brilliant sunshine, yes the moon was good last night & lots of activity around the bird feeders. It's still below freezing now & if the heating engineer leaves the front door open again I shall not be responsible for my actions! J.

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Posted: 29/11/2012 at 09:17

Have a good shop on your own Chris.

I try to avoid shopping with OH when possible. J.

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Posted: 29/11/2012 at 09:15

Charity pick up been. I was in bathroom or would've shot out & asked about the electrical stuff they do collect, at their discretion. They always come before 8.30am so I knew that there wouldnt be any mix up with the other 2 lots due round today! Thinking about it, I'll sort the electrical pick up for when OH back at work/little house. J.


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Posted: 29/11/2012 at 08:14

Argh.... SIL sent over a mouse with an old type adaptor, OH has pounced on it with glee to use with his old pc -more junk!! (Daughter started to open boxes )

Got beaten to bathroom twice! J.

Lily of the Valley

Posted: 29/11/2012 at 08:10

Ava they will reappear if they've done it before for you.

Mine are in poor soil- that seems to be the trick- but at the front of a hot slope, so in sun but also get any moisture draining down.Thug-like tendency, but easily pulled out of the adjacent paving!

Seeing it growing wild in the woods in Austria, which has a high rainfall, in both sun & shade! J.

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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.

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