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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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Posted: 08/11/2012 at 19:38

Am completely confused- what's new?

I had a good time in garden, but am paying for it now. Intermittent headache, dont 'do' headaches very well, cant concentrate & know that if I go to sleep on sofa wont sleep properly tonight.

Daughter keeps going on about a patch of dust that she can see in front of fireplace! She's been walking past the hoover all week......... Am doing cleaning tomorrow whilst it's wet!

Tumbler going, ironing pile can wait till whenever.... night all, J.

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Posted: 08/11/2012 at 15:08

Raining again & lack of energy has driven me in. Coffee, biscuits & some of those little pancakey things should help, but not the weight!!

Still I have moved the rose. All finished I thought, as I finally mulched it, turned round to see the tin of bonemeal, still closed, sitting on step! Only stabbed a few bulbs & replanted the ok ones around the rose.

The pot clematis is now in its' new bigger pot. The sale buy Fatsia is also repotted.

Some small plants that were propagated whenever were either composted or planted out. Too many to use all of them & no need to keep all. Causes more work when sweeping up & constantly potting on, or not as is the usual case.

Seed tins now in porch, as are the tulip bulbs. Next week for those now.

Germinated sweetpeas now out in coldframe & one pot back on sill, just in case any decide to grow.

Abandoned having washing out. Kept showering, so off to sort that & get changed & flop for a bit. J.

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Posted: 08/11/2012 at 11:30

Take care if only1 front tyre being replaced & front wheel drive, the handling may not be as good. BTW understand about the cost of such things! I'd also want to know why it's likely to have happened in the first place- garages' job after all.

It's turned into eat your buttie now day whilst waiting for washer to finish. That way I can get stuck in out there without having to stop until later, energy permitting.

Back sometime. J.

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