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Posted: 18/11/2012 at 13:20

I too always garden in gloves. Had to follow strict hygene when having chemo, but wasnt a chore as normal for me- apart from sowing small seeds.

OH has finally reappeared, apart from snack lunch, from his 'workshop'. This new phone has kept him occupied all this w/end!

We're off to wrap up well now & go up to the park. J.

What's for tea?

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 13:16

We tend to eat our main meal in the evenings, so have just had a 'garlic mushroom' sandwich. Used my Remoska- a tabletop-type cooker- to bake large mushrooms filled with butter & chopped garlic. Served on baps with mustard to taste! Very juicy.

Tonight is baked potaoes & stirfried kale to accompany a mixed pepper, tomato & olive 'bake'. Wholemeal treacle sponge for afters. J.

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Posted: 18/11/2012 at 11:51

Maud- sympathies! Stay warm & tucked up in bed! At least my back doesnt huirt at the mo- famous last words? Agree with Gary, it might be sunny out there but unless you're moving & in the sun being inside much better if not 100%.

Flo- these 'photographers' ..... When on holiday in Austria mine gets up to walk around the nearby lake before breakfast! I have to accompany him of course. Made worse this yr by him having a new camera, so all the shots taken in previous yrs had to be repeated..... Did point out that trees do grow over the many yrs been going there so the shot cant be the same! Luckily quite a lot of seats around for me to flop. The 2cnd week daughter was with us so I managed to stay in bed for longer. J.

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Posted: 18/11/2012 at 11:39

It's glorious sun here too, after being below freezing in the back garden first thing. But rather wobbly today  so all plans for Dunham visit abandoned. All being well will get up to park later on.

Now shall catch up.... J.


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Posted: 18/11/2012 at 11:35

Was below freezing in my back garden this morning & daughter had to scrape ice from her car after a night shift.

Now it's gloriously sunny out there, but no wind at all. Will walk up to park later to allow OH to get some photographs of the trees in all their colours. J.

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Posted: 17/11/2012 at 22:08

Back again!

OH has decided that we are going 'geo-caching'? tomorrow. Apparently 'something' in our nearby park. Hmm, let's see how shattered I am after trolling around after him as he takes umpteen photos down at Dunham. I hope that the leaves are still on the trees.

Our Ginko looks wonderful but OH's car needs moving for the best shot.

Lotties that sounds good. You have been busy.

I actually managed to 'watch' the whole of SCD! A first this series.

Am still looking at all the 'stuff' that I need to sort before I ring for the charity collection. It's like having w/end homework you always left it to the latest possible...

Right, am definitely signing off now. Night all J.

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Posted: 17/11/2012 at 19:17

Well done Dean!

Night, J.

Hippeastrum (amaryllis)

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 19:15

Cut off the dead flower stalk/s & allow the foliage to gradually die down. Then store the bulbs in their pots on their sides say under the greenhouse staging until next Autumn when repot into fresh compost & water to resume growth. This works in UK & better if greenhouse is frost-free, otherwise a cool, spare bedroom would be just as good.

It seems a bit early for them to have finished flowering, but I suppose it depends on when they were started off.

I know I kept one going for several yrs this way until some type of wasp decided to lay eggs in it over the summer- ugh- when the next generation started to emerge, J.

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Posted: 17/11/2012 at 19:02

Am actually being able to watch SCD as OH sooo engrossed with this new phone that he hasnt snaffled the remote! Trouble is he's still nearer to it than me....

BJay, lovely shot. OH lived in MLink for his teens & my Aunt had a cottage on the side of the hills- LHS as you drove up from Worcester, but so long ago that cant remember where.

Have cleared up from yummy meal plus wine, me & OH, daughter not impressed by that!

Becks- well done on the toy clear out, not easy. J.

Crocosmia Lucifer deadheading

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 16:37

Dont be afraid of asking on here about anything that you're unsure of before you remove it- unless you absolutely hate it of course.

Mature gardens can have a lot of nice, but not always maintained plants in them, so you could end up accidently disposing of some gems. J.

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