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What are your favourite plants from gc bargain section?

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 15:40

My varigated Holly for £1, now a gorgeous tree.

This year the Erysium is still in flower, that was 50p!

My 'free' clematis, because I'd spent above a certain amount, some yrs back is always excellent & flowers it's socks off.

Always go to the 'sale' section to see what's around. Daughter & me go to a local GC just after Christmas to stock up on decorations & cards as well! Oh & big pots too. J.

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Posted: 17/11/2012 at 15:32

Back again. OH still playing with phone!

Becks there's large goldfish swimming around in the canal near to OH's factory. I've seen it!

We now have several boxes of tiles in either the porch or hall, plus 2 bags of tile cement/grout. The boxes of stuff destined for a charity collection- oops need to organise asap- are 1 still in hall, & 2 in lounge, just in the right place to keep bumping into! Well I was frantically moving stuff out of the way for OH who was carrying heavy boxesof tiles. All being well shall sort out either tonight or tomorrow she says.

Daughter awake & up, so we can be noisy again!

Think OH & me having a car picnic again tomorrow! Due to be sunny so OH would like to 'play' with his early Christmas pressie- a special viewfinder for his new camera. Dunham again I think, but early so get there before the crowds of parents that think it's a good idea to take child, usually badly behaved, plus motorised scooter/bike etc on a 'walk' in the country park! Walk to me means legs & feet!

All the maltesers gone then Geoff?  Are you paying any dental bills IF I do eat a Mars? J.

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Posted: 17/11/2012 at 12:14

Have fed the birds the bread crusts. OH pulled a face when I said the I need a new nut feeder to replace the one he bought me which is now in 'the tip' box. Bad design- you cant actually remove the base plate to properly clean out any manky bits at the bottom. The seed feeder, same make, but bought afterwards did allow better access for cleaning, but it's gone to the tip already- blowed if I can remember why! Anyway shall get a 2cnd seed feeder for the sunflower hearts plus one of those 'cages' that fit over the whole. Ok small squirrels can get into it, but now they cant!! So a cheaper option to use.

OH still messing with new 'toy', but he has the measurements for walls re the tiles, so off to source those in a bit!J.



Crocosmia Lucifer deadheading

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 12:04

If the leaves etc have gone all brown & mushy, then just pulling at them easily causes them to 'break' at their base, ie the corm. Compost the dying foliage, leaving it in situe for too long causes hidey holes for slugs & snails IME. J.

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Posted: 17/11/2012 at 11:08

Morning forkers.

Any maltesers left Geoff?

Have survived shopping with OH. He now has a new phone to 'play' with so that's it for today then? Noooo, he needs to quietly (ha) measure up in bathroom for the tiles & then we've got to go buy/order them!

At least it meant that I could actually do the shopping on my own without all sorts appearing in the trolley. I did suggest a Costa break before we left the store so he could check out the phone before we left, but no, drat!

I've done some paperwork & wobbled around to postbox with it. BTW cant find the garden mag anywhere around here....

Oh yes- OH has altered some pressure control on boiler. Engineer had said that it was likely to need a couple of adjustments initially- now he tells me. Not that I would have attempted that. Anyway, this morning all quiet- yay- but I have shifted the temp control so that it does actually come on! We're, ie me, getting the hang of it, I think.

Going to read paper 'on-line' as couldnt get our ususal one & certain sections eg gardening & finance (!) are my w/end reading. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 10:51

WManchester- It did rain all last evening & night. Brightenjng up a bit now, but noticably colder. J.

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Posted: 16/11/2012 at 19:28

I agree about the facial expressions too Caz. Cody is very photogenic!

Boiler whistling again! OH cant hear it.....  but looked very disapproving when I said had been twiddling dials! What he didnt pay attention to was that I'd checked with the manual & instructions on the inside of boiler 'door' to controls. Do-lally/confused I may be, but not that daft!

2cnd thoughts though, going shopping with OH on a Saturday, or anytime, that is daft!

This little pc started to have a wobbly again- reluctant to 'awake' but finally got its' act together.

Bjay- yes the Brum markets are the biggest in UK. Never managed to get to it though. Manchester fine for me. As long as daughter gets some mandels she's happy & strudle & mulled wine for us both, perfect! J.

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Posted: 16/11/2012 at 17:50

Manchester Christmas markets apparently start tomorrow, Sat 17th. Usually finish just before the Christmas w/end. If you can go in the week they're much quieter, but early in W/ends not tooo bad! Main bit Albert Square area, by town hall, but they seem to extend further each year.

BTW I think dates & times on net somewhere. Try 'googling' Manchester Christmas markets- dont ask me to post a link..... Not all continental stalls. Last yr seemed to be lots of almost 'junk' type ones as well- not quite what you'd expect.

Off to start cooking now, grumbles starting from my tum & daughter too! J.

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Posted: 16/11/2012 at 16:12

Our heating got put on early today- nurse got cold! I'm prepared with body warmer over jumper, over vest (!) as know will be attached to a drip, not really portable, for at least an hour or more & our longe faces East so is cold after midday-ish. Got daughter to press the button.

It normally comes on about 4.30 nowadays, but assumed OH would be back about 3pm as per norm, so thought warm house would be good. He's just got back & left door wide open whilst he unloads the car! J.

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Posted: 16/11/2012 at 15:15

Back again. Waiting on OH getting back. Answered the phone earlier- insurance co for OH car/contents so she snapped back 'not cold calling' after I said that we didnt want cold/courtesy calls. Grr!

Caz- loved the cartoon, so true. Still to do the rest, but need to know what everyone wants for meal tonight first as may need to get at freezer before I start cleaning.

Nurse been, had discussion on growing wisteria- after relevent book been consulted! She's relatively new to serious gardening & may have planted a few 'thugs' I think.......

Daughter has given me her rota till NY, so hopefully no more surprises of 'but I've got a day off/start late/ doing twilight shift/nights' I hope.

Right, shift yourself. J.




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