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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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Posted: 08/11/2012 at 11:12

Tracking out? if front wheel drive. Garage should check that if they've noticed uneven tread wear. Are there lots of unavoidable pot holes around? Very common in a certain make of car IME. Not been at correct tyre pressure? is another thought.

BTW if car front wheel drive & it's a front tyre 'gone' ,once the cause has been established, I'd have 2 new tyres fitted, or use the spare for the 2cnd & keep the remaining better front tyre as the spare. That way you have equal tread on the driving tyres coming up to winter. J.

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Posted: 08/11/2012 at 11:05

I love bottom of fridge/veg rack soup!

Tonight is posh veg-filled pasta with my red pepper pasta sauce over. I always make more than need & freeze left-over. Cheese & tomato flatbread & sauce out of freezer plus some olives too. Quick & easy after a day in garden. J.

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Posted: 08/11/2012 at 11:00

The sun keeps popping out- great, but so wet underfoot. Sweeping leaves, forget it, plus windy too.

Germinated sweetpeas, not many, are now in a coldframe & am having a banana break before going out again.

I've still got cosmos flowering here, bit tatty, but not yet over by any means.

Bjay- if no chnace to get the rhubarb crowns into ground yet, big pots ok for now. Then when you're able they can get put in their new place later on.

Which keep- hmm, depends on the state of the crown. You could always split the bigger one & then have more..... J.

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Posted: 08/11/2012 at 09:15

To quote someone 'I dont believe it!' it's wet here this morning! Am still having a garden day, but plans will alter.

OH said lovely sunrise over Glasgow this morning & he'd not taken his camera! Daughter set off early thinking would be trouble on motorway & took less time than usual!

Right, off to get into mucky clothes, waterproofs- oh hang on is that the sun? & get out there. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 08/11/2012 at 09:10

WManchester- wet! It's trying to brighten up, but.....

OH in Glasgow & says t'was a lovely sunrise over the city today. J.

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Posted: 07/11/2012 at 19:25

Poor you Kate, deep breaths ....

Head of dept- could he sort it out asap? Just take it steady, prioritise.You know that you can do it.

Get into the garden as much as poss at w/end -it's good therapy. Remember we're all here to help & provide shoulders, advice & be good listeners.

BTW delegate at home too.

OH just phoned & was able to say with glee 'am on the train'! Off up to Glasgow for work. J.

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Posted: 07/11/2012 at 17:53

I've got 3 tins nowadays. Flowers, vegs, & a spare one with whatever I dont get to put in the 'correct' tin! Every winter I try to sort, chuck & list things, but it ends up just as disorganised as before by the end of the summer. Tins are vital as mice can still get into the shed.

I'm planning to do big pots of annuals again next year- big success even in this soggy, not much sunshine year. Less damage from slugs etc & easy to maintain ie deadhead without demolishing other plants under foot when diving into the borders. Also got some ideas from the Austrian village we visit. They had big planters with tenderish herbaceous things, some of which I already tend to add to the borders having taken cuttings & overwintered. So that's another idea for me.

Ooh, beeper, kitchen awaits... J.

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