Latest posts by jo4eyes

What's for tea?

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 16:12

Organised chaos here today, with the heating engineers finishing off. We are now warm again!

I normally cook from scratch, but tonights' meal is our good old standby of Cheddar curry. Store cupboard ingredients & we've done it from student days in the 70s. A M&S Bakewell tart from the freezer for those that want a pudding.

Need to plan menu next before going shopping tomorrow. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 16:07

WManchester- been a very windy sunny day here. I couldnt do any washing as the water kept being turned off by engineers.

Have quickly put a wee bit out just now, & it's trying to rain, but only at the front of the house & washing out the back.

At least it'll be warmer tomorrow morning. Today though upstairs was cold, downstairs not bad- who accidently left the lounge gas fire on low all night? J.

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Posted: 02/11/2012 at 15:38

Am eating biscuits & sort of listening to GQT, good job repeated on Sunday though.

Have quickly put a wee bit of washinbg out to blow away probably, it's that bad out there! It is actually raining in the wind, but who cares?

OH just had coughing fit & has set me off!

Dyson awaits again, J.

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Posted: 02/11/2012 at 14:39

Ok, engineers gone & am about to redo their cleaning up!

OH & me had a quick instruction on use & we are now both confused!

I may be gone some time........ J.

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Posted: 02/11/2012 at 13:49

Bjay- try contacting the actual manufacturer of it, since the retailer no longer 'around'. Hope your warranty wasnt with Comet though..... J.


Posted: 02/11/2012 at 13:41

Yes, leave any pruning until next Spring.

You then will get this years' flower heads dried dying appearance to guide you-

Spring 013-You need to cut back those stems that have flowered THIS year, 012, back to a pair of buds lower down on the stem. Stems that didnt flower this year, should be left alone & they are the ones that will flower next year, 013.

As with all pruning you will also need to remove any obviously dead, dying, damaged, wood. The shrub will appreciate a feed & a mulch, if been wet, afterwards. J.

Overwintering perennials

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 12:55

Snapdragons dont need extra winter protection 99% of the time.

Am in NWest & agree with Alina. Keep their 'tops' on over the winter & then trim back to signs of new growth in Spring. The plants do get rather tatty by the end of the 2cnd year, so either collect their seed or be prepared to start again.

BTW if your greenhouse isnt frost free, then I'd get the dahlia tubers stored elsewhere asap. Box under spare bed if nec. J.

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Posted: 02/11/2012 at 12:29

Glad all went & tasted well Becks. Treasure the pics, I know we do.

My layers are being removed, OH still has his extra on....

Geoff- move planned? Being nosey.  J.

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Posted: 02/11/2012 at 11:53

Ooh, water coming into radiators. Only 1 leak so far- daughter's one, which yrs ago OH managed to get to really leak! If you look carefully at the lounge ceiling you can just see the marks from where the water ran down along a pipe! Well I know where to look.

Am trying to find out the best saving rates for some money. Driving me mad, but would prefer to stick to where am an existing customer & so on. Too much choice, but not much interest.

Nearly done? she says hopefully... J.

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Posted: 02/11/2012 at 10:13

Oh no, now they're on the front flat roof! Ok I accept that it's neccessary, but usually NO one goes on it, coz of the cost of replacing........ Just hope that when I go into garage later no plasterboard on my car!!!!! J.

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