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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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Posted: 07/11/2012 at 17:11

Drat, forgot tennis was on.

Potatoes baking in oven. Timer on for when to add a vegetable puff & start stirfrying kale with garlic.

Have finally swopped the cushion covers over to the 'winter' ones & they've just been washed ready to go outside tomorrow- who says 'dry clean only'?

Didnt get seed tins out after all, will get into shed tomorrow. J.

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Posted: 07/11/2012 at 16:34

A 'tame' squirrel that dug the holes ready for my bulbs & that knocked on the patio doors when it started to rain & the washing still out! Oh & for all this it mustnt eat all the birds' food. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/11/2012 at 14:51

Dry, at the mo, here in WManchester. Windy though so washing flapping well. Am keeping a watch out with the darkening clouds arriving though.

About 10C out there now. J.

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Posted: 07/11/2012 at 14:44

Wish we were sunny here Geoff. It's ominously dark out there....

Have just checked up that I am on the list for the course am attending in a couple of weeks. I realised last night that hadnt actually had any more paperwork etc, but it's only just been sent out apparently & by 2cnd class so no panic yet! Shall be happy to leave OH & heating/plumbing people to get on with things. The hospital is within walking distance, & shall allow plenty of time to wobble down having had a drug session the week before the first day.

SIL just phoned- she needed to check had got correct mobile number. She's lucky, I dont always answer unknown numbers. Wanted to know if I'd liked my birthday pressie? Not my birthday this month I said, but at least I now know that daughter must have it!

Off to get my seed tins out of the shed-Bjay mentioning hers has reminded me. J.

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Posted: 07/11/2012 at 13:46

Bjay- daughter & me went to the malvern Autumn show a few yrs back. Dad living at Clent hills was a good base. We loved the small size of it.

We now do Tatton every yr. We took OH,plus his posh camera, for the first time this year. As we got through the entrance daughter turned to her Dad & told him to behave & not spoil things as it was our day out! Either he didnt hear her properly, quite likely, or it's a Dad & daughter type thing, but he never grumbled at all.  In fact he really enjoyed seeing all the beautiful displays, took loads of pics & bought me a swanky new coldframe!!

Yep, local forecast agrees for tomorrow, good. J.

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Posted: 07/11/2012 at 13:37

Oh goody, forecast looks ok for tomorrow so shall get a 'to do' list sorted!

I need to move a small rose bush, it's still in leaf, d'you think should be ok now? The soil for its' new position is in good nick so I'd prefer to do asap before the frosts harden the ground.

The small pot clematis is also still in leaf, but the new pot is waiting for it. Already wrapped & just enough JI3, plus mine, available.

IF enough energy might have a look-see at the compacted border. I might end up leaving that thinking about the amount of work needed. There's still loads of thug type ground cover there, plus lots of snowdrops beneath, so another few months wont hurt. Cant stand bare soil & it certainly isnt that. J.

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