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Posted: 27/10/2012 at 16:22

OK I get it- all the name changes that is. (soz cant be bothered)

Am having a cuppa after potting on all my cuttings of fuscias, penstemons, gauras, verbena  etc. They were all beginning to look in desparate need. I ususally leave until Feb, but the compost must have been exhausted this time. Well I did do some weeks earlier because of going on holiday, plus I dont think that the new compost formulas are half as good as previous.

I took myself into greenhouse well away from the tile removal &, no surprise, the plaster, by accident? Not impressed by weight of wheely bin, did suggest tip visit, but that rejected!

Anyway, shall go & do a final clean up- TBH OH has done a pretty good job, but I may as well do a proper clean quickly to save time on Monday. Then meal to sort... will catch up/be back later I expect. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/10/2012 at 16:13

First frost here last night. -1C out the back at 8am today, +3C at the front!

Turned out a real sunny, breezy autumn day.

Have been potting on things using the greenhouse staging as a bench. Nice & warm in there this afternoon. Must clean it out sometime, but not using it at all to store any plants this year so no rush. J.

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Posted: 26/10/2012 at 16:32

I have sent dustpan & choice of 2 brushes upstairs with a bin bag. Box already up there. BTW I'm not going to tip!! Box contents in crate in porch, from whence the box came- originally from Dad's house when we finally cleared it out in July11!!

Somebody, no names here, has been going to sort that box out ever since...... looks as if has added to the contents on the way- am sure that's HIS stuff........

Dare I go up?  J.

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Posted: 26/10/2012 at 15:50

bjay- yes a good hoover/blower could suck up small pieces of gravel! Not good for machine, so I suspect that sort of answers your query? J.

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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.

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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.

What's the weather like in your area?

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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