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Leylandii Hedge - mixed colours?

Posted: 09/11/2012 at 15:51

I've got a short run of the golden Leylands with a couple of the green Lawson Cypress. This would eventually be a tall conifer, but I keep the hedge trimmed every yr & they both seem to be about the same in vigour. J.

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Posted: 09/11/2012 at 15:44

Aah, bless him.

Yes I probably do 'spoil' OH, but yrs of him working long hrs 7/7 meant it all had to be me, so just got on with it. MIL also tended to 'spoil' him IMO, but he would deny that of course. Nowadays, am not wot I was, but old habits die hard. Tis my organisational skills, actually up the shoot these days, to try & ensure enough 'stock' things to save him the hassle & extra cost to us. What really annoys me is when he says he needs something of which there is plenty here, so if he just mentioned it........

Nearly done here & even getting organised for meal tonight which will give daughter a meal for over the w/end to save her too! J.


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Posted: 09/11/2012 at 14:23

'Little house' has freesat, I think. Not that OH can get much he wants to watch....

Anyway he's back at work- thought they finished lunchtime Fri? Apparently the shoes I sent with him also squeaked!! No I really didnt put in the definitely 'sqeaky' pair, but he wasnt convinced. Sounds as if trip was worthwhile, but 2 x 5hr train journeys wouldnt be my choice.

Have put into his mind to check if anything 'storecupboard' he wants & tell me tonight. The usual trick is to grumble that I didnt buy it en-route, when I stop at a big Tesco for the paper. So we then have to troll round town for it, or worse brave his local supermarket on a Saturday. That is one place you dont try visiting at 10am on a Sunday either, using a car! Unlike round here, where folks dont seem to get up that early, there it's bedlam! We tried it once to get things for a car picnic planned to have when out walking, but never again!

It is within easy walking distance if desperate. I often pop in en-route for home as better than our local one! Especially now as ours has horrendous parking probs with them extending the store. Their petrol station better access too.

Must crack on, coffee break over. J.

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Posted: 09/11/2012 at 13:11

Well I suppose it'll be marginally quieter for the immediate neighbours than the trampoline that it replaced. In sunny Manchester though?

Luckily we're further down the road.... J.

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Posted: 09/11/2012 at 12:49

Ooh, forgot- local gossip. Mr & Mrs biggest conservatory, having demolished perfectly good garage, parkers of 2 new, personalised number plated BMWs just on a rightangled bend! Anyway, they now have had another building erected, so no back garden left. It's a HUGE pergola-type thing, with 'frosted' windows on 3 sides, for, wait for it, in rainy, facing North aspect....a HOTTUB!! Completely mad...... J.


Posted: 09/11/2012 at 12:42

Had you recently repotted it by chance? New compost, more space would account for it looking healthy. They would prefer to be a wee bit potbound to flower well IME.

Daughter has inherited one, 'cousin' of mine I expect, that we potted on asap last yr. Growing like mad, but no flower signs yet. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/11/2012 at 12:38

Nope, rain just started here too. J.

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Posted: 09/11/2012 at 12:37

Paining here now. Cleaning ground to a halt, barely started actually.

The washing on airer, under stairs. Dont think any urgent for daughter- tough if it is, as majority says 'dry flat/no tumble'. That leaves her w/end free.

Have sorted what I need for w/end. Am going over to little house to save OH having to come back after all his traveling. When there I can barely work the remote, so delegate all responsibility to OH. Quite like all these w/ends away. Drive over a bit tedious though, views wonderful on a good day, but wont even consider if weather 'bad' in winter. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/11/2012 at 11:19

Dry, brightish & a cold wind in WManchester this morning. Am expecting rain later. J.

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Posted: 09/11/2012 at 11:17

Morning all. Slept long time & woke up straight away at sensible time.

Gosh Becks, it paid off getting up early! Be glad no OH to snaffle remote- which reminds me need to hide central heating instructions...

Already have been across to neighbours, spoken to another. Found out who's in hospital, again, who's having a bathroom redone & where more new houses are going to be built! Phew!

Dry at the mo, but wind is strong.

Am going to do my Mrs Mop next & then have ironing to do, but may leave until tv watching tonight.

Back later, J.

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