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Verbena Bonariensis

Posted: 01/11/2012 at 13:17

Am in WManchester & I too leave them be, sometimes I dont even get round to mulching them. I had one that had self-seeded into a crack between paving & that survived for a couple of yrs until a workmans' boot landed on it!

I do however always take cuttings every late summer to add to/replace mine the next yr. Despite a frost recently, all mine still in flower. I never bother to deadhead, partly because I cant easily reach them. J.

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Posted: 01/11/2012 at 12:52

Oh & cant get out without getting soaked walking to bus or having to drive OH's car- no thx! Mine stuck in garage in front of which OH parked, with 2 engineer vans in front of drive, which would have to move & so on. I'll give them their due though, they havent parked across neighbours' driveway, unlike when they get visitors, builders etc!!

Added to which, Trafford Centre will be heaving as still half-term for some, plus the 'C' light switch on this evening. Debated getting bus into central Manchester, but still half term for some etc etc.

Off to find more layers.... J.

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Posted: 01/11/2012 at 12:40

Kate, you'll be surprised at how well things do without our attention. Quite annoying really. If you are one of those really tidy gardeners then am sorry, but if like me you are 'sort of scruffy' out there, then it's fine.

OH has been muttering AGAIN about the un-even-sunk flags on back patio. I have got bolshie, again, & said no! Not if we're planning to move sometime, it's not worth it, like the kitchen. But, & there always is a but, we've just noticed that the worst of the 'sinking' follows the line of the main drain!! That I do know is fine as when next door got probs a couple of months back ours was checked, as were others further down, & all was ok. Am sure it's only because he's more likely to trip out there when taking pics that he's even noticed it. Been like it for yrs!!

Hailling now- great! J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 01/11/2012 at 12:31

WManchester- have had fleeting glimpses of the sun, but dull now & just started to rain again.

Organsed chaos here with heating engineers working. OH now muttering he's cold, despite wearing another jumper on top of his other one.

At least the water is back on now, only cold, but better than none. Roll on tomorrow night when all this finished.

We now have hail & heavy rain! OH just muttering about the very uneven flags at back- suspicions that they run along the line of the main drain- noooooooo!! J.

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Posted: 01/11/2012 at 12:16

B****r another reply gone AWOL!

Yes Kate, you'll find it strange at first, but soon you'll be wizzing through fine! BTW your garden will survive without you- I know that will hurt at first, but it's true!! And you'll have w/ends & hols....

We now have water back on- YAY!! Ok cold, but better than none. Have cuppa & had toasted buttie & am well wrapped up again as sun gone from this room.

Daughter escaped early to work muttering about bathrooms & canteens!! J.

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Posted: 01/11/2012 at 11:30

Hard luck Kate, but good news about the other job, part-time better than no job IME.

The sun has arrived, so am warmer at the mo. OH has layered up as well- my Mum knitted him an Arran cardi yrs back & as he has long arms, overestimated the sleeves!! BUT it's still kept as an extra layer for times such as this.

Now need to visit 'bathroom' & how to wash hands?!!!!! Or maybe will go next door...... J.

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Posted: 01/11/2012 at 09:52

S'not the end of it though.... Daughter always likes a daily shower so she can wash her hair. So guess who will have to get up early -eek- to do a hair wash for someone with jug over the kitchen sink!!

Oh well. Was going to start greenhouse clean up but since would get filthy & need water that's also been abandoned.

Might actually sort some paperwork...... J.

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Posted: 01/11/2012 at 09:39

HELP! The gas & water both off, front doopr wide open & how many lights do they need kept on??

OH, of course has escaped into 'his workshop' & shut the door! Daughter gone up to bank, but working later. Am layered up, getting a caffiene high & no more of my chocolate in the house!! J.

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Posted: 31/10/2012 at 17:14

Geoff I know, I know.... Do practise that with clothes, on daughter's instructions a couple of yrs back. She's not impressed when I asked what she was getting rid of this time? She's just bought 3 skirts!

Been neighbourly again, to come back to answerphone message asking me to be neighbourly! It does go dark early now.

Anyway, airing cupboard all but empty- shall remove the clothes from there tomorrow morning, after all they may as well be 'aired' one last time.

Understairs also empty allowing access to pipework etc. OH wont know where to dump his rucksac when he gets back tomorrow morning. J.

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Posted: 31/10/2012 at 16:21

Yes lardy cakes Brum/Black Country only. Poor mans version of Chelsea buns I think- lard, yes, & lots of fruit & very crispy sugary topping.

Am getting there. Towels all in spare room, along with toilet rolls & flannels & a dble summerweight duvet, rolled up. 1 box of shampoos, soaps, etc from the bottom bit. Some of daughter's stuff dumped into her room. Tissue boxes next. Wonder what will turn up from behind the tank when it gets removed?

Have even got sidetracked- ha- & started to pull stuff out from under the stairs, into hall, when emptied the tumbler, which is in there.

This is why tonights' meal is reheated left-overs! I've had my pudding already- an egg custard. J.

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