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Posted: 26/10/2012 at 15:47

Can I leave home pleeeeeze? Lots of banging from upstairs......

Daughter has firmly shut her bedroom door, I'm on here. OH has removed his spex & is now wearing the goggles- or googles! He can see reasonably well without.

I've got the hoover out..........

Let's hope that the loo & bath survive the onslaught!!

Now to look at fungii pics to keep my mind on other things.... J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/10/2012 at 15:06

Eeek! Was just out feeding birds, again!, when heard 'pattering'. Hail! ouch. Washing grabbed & now back inside watching it turn darker & darker.... J.

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Posted: 26/10/2012 at 14:51

B****r wish I'd known- treeman doing next doors' Leyland hedge. Ok I managed with ours, he did an excellent job last yr, so had good framework to cut back to, but the effort for little, literally, me........

OH now in scruffs, but daughter not, oh no, YES has finally made it into the bathroom for a shower! So I will need to get in there asap to remove all sorts into a spare washing basket before OH gets busy with whatever he's just got from garage toolbox! Hope his safety googles fit over his spex.... have got a larger looking pair he could use, but covered in fence paint- well it never all comes off does it?.

Better be upstairs ready for demolision. Byee J.

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Posted: 26/10/2012 at 13:58

Yep realise that as well as spare room/ airing cupboard the understairs area- big & full- will need emptying to allow access to gas meter & central heating pump & pipe work. So unlike when they came t'other week I REALLY will have to empty out EVERYTHING!!!!!

Boy am I glad that I didnt do my 3weekly dusting this last week- too busy in garden, thank goodness, as wouldnt be impressed if I'd wasted my energy doing that!

Have just fished put an old shirt & sweatshirt for OH & when can make some noise upstairs will get an old pair of jeans out. Did tentatively suggest that wouldnt tomorrow morning after shopping be better to start removing tiles........? but no chance! J.

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Posted: 26/10/2012 at 13:21

OMG- have just checked the forecast for end of next week, when boiler being done. BELOW freezing at night- help!!

Perhaps it'll change? J.

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Posted: 26/10/2012 at 13:16

Windy, quite bright & cool out there today in WManchester. About 7-8C at the mo.

Was down to 3C at the back this morning. Couple  of degrees higher in front- quite normal for us.Everything that needed it was wrapped, brought under cover, covered up yesterday- phew.

Hoping that the end of next week is going to be slightly warmer as having central heating boiler replaced! J.

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Posted: 26/10/2012 at 13:08

bjay- the leaf blowers/hoover are fine if the leaves are dry. Otherwise unless a strong OH/man around a bag of damp leaves over your shoulder is HEAVY. IF the leaves are damp too it gets blocked with bits of soil etc, so needs constant unblocking. Cant remember the last time I used ours...... oh & it helps to have raked them up into piles before anyway so easier to get sucked up. Oh & if not careful small seedlings/recently planted things can also end up being sucked up....

On a +ve side they do chop the ;leaves up well, so that they rot down more quickly, but then so does running a mower across them spread on the lawn..... So yes IME more -ve than +ve.

I have a shredder, 2cnd hand that was a 'gift' from someone. Have never used it & somehow dont think ever shall. Freecycle methinks. It does work & have a couple of spare cutter/blades, so that's good. J.

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Posted: 26/10/2012 at 13:00

Afternoon all. Nurse been, OH snoring in chair, daughter asleep & me on here!

Yes was watching QT last night..... anyway, bit nippy out there today & noticeable more windy. Washing flapping well.

We too have old video tapes, but recorder went to tip yonks ago. Yes some of tv progs, some bought & the odd bought one -not even watched in one case!

When we cleared Dad's house loads went to the local tip & his 'good' ones to the home he was living in. They still had a player & by all accounts they got used quite a bit- but the Dad's mind wasnt 100% so never sure. His old James Last lps & tapes went- they were the bugbear of my trying to revise upstairs days!

OH has arranged re the boiler- next week after all! So shall have to sort out the spare room first before I can empty the airing cupboard into spare room........Help!!

Bath & shower end of Nov. OH planning to try taking some tiles off this afternoon, when daughter awake- must remind him re dust sheets & fish out his OLD clothes- I know what he's like.

Just had to sample his latest version of Lemon Drizzle cake- hmm, cant tell if better than his usual one, 2 pieces next time maybe? J.

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Posted: 25/10/2012 at 21:30

Geoff you & me both with my life at the mo!

Just try to go with the flow, but sometimes......

Have just finished off daughter's tortilla chips, well no dip left so.... when am stressed I eat!

Sort of watching choir prog, as well as pootling around on here. J.

Tidying up herbaceous plants for winter

Posted: 25/10/2012 at 21:25

I also clear dead & dying vegetation, trying to do it as it goesw over. Otherwise in my garden the overwintering slugs & snails will have a field day come any early new shoots next Spring.

I've also got quite a lot of early bulbs in places, so need to sort things out before they start to show. I also try to add mulch as I go, but again not on top of plant crowns, just around. Mulching in Spring with the bulbs just isnt an option for me.

However in Autumn 07,10 & last year things just didnt get done at all in some places & it didnt look too bad I suppose. I know that the birds loved a lot of the taller stems remaining in 07 until about Feb 08 when I was able to start a delayed tidy up.

Depends perhaps on how tidy you are, how much time you have now & in Spring & whereabouts in UK too. Moister areas in the North & West just end up very soggy - not for us the picture of dead waving grass stems that the drier Eastern counties can have. J.

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