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Posted: 20/10/2012 at 09:30

You've just reminded me Chris, shall read the paper on-line!

We only ever buy one a week & it keeps us all going for the week, with the various sections. Daughter is calling in a supermarket this evening for us, but there wont be any left by then. J.


Posted: 20/10/2012 at 09:26

Never knew about the seaweed treatment, shall try from next Spring. My, actually daughter's, pot grown one does get regular doses of diluted worm juice throughout the growing season. As garden is on the windy side it's tucked into a more sheltered corner, so less leaf drying/scorching.

It's colour change this year is spectacular, especially since it's in front of a varigated Acuba, with pots of large Hostas in front which are a wonderful shade of rich yellow at the mo. Good combination. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 09:19

We've got sun, of a sort, this morning in WManchester.

Am coughing well, ouch for back, but have swallowed painkillers, have tissues handy & shall flop around watching the birds on feeders, or the TV perhaps.... J.

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Posted: 20/10/2012 at 09:15

Borning all- bunged up wiv this cold.....

Agony with back first thing as kept coughing, ouch, & then had to get downstairs to eat something to go with the painkillers! (which actually shouldnt take as could do funny things to my BP, but s*d that, took those tablets first thing) Pkillers now worked, bliss, but plans to strip beddding or do some cleaning, whilst daughter at work, all sensibly abandoned. Tomorrow is another day.

I shall replay GW, did sort of watch but just wanted to go to bed, so not really concentrating Have taped Miranda- she was on radio 2 this week as I was driving back up. Love her progs, Dad & me had many a good chuckle at them when I was down there.

Right, 2cnd coffee awaits, then think shall flop a bit. May start sorting through the photos from Dad's, but that could be too difficult, which is why havent done before. J.

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Posted: 19/10/2012 at 16:49

Must admit I am quite pleased with my brainwave re the CCoum too! I wanted to keep them separate from the others & not lose track of them, as I may have done with some more, under the big tree roots. Tree now felled & not sure they have survived that. Dont think I spotted them this Spring, but wasnt really up to much then as having chemo, whereas next to the rhubarb those are fine! J.

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Posted: 19/10/2012 at 16:45

Oh yes, the flight was on time after all. I just about remembered the way around the airport- 3 terminals- & she sensibly was standing right at the beginning of the drop off/pick up spaces. Ironically at the end there isnt an actual sign for pick up from arrivals, but after an extra lap around a couple of adjacent roundabouts I remembered that there was only the 1 entrance/exit to that terminal so went along & there she was!

The police wont let you wait for long, nor anywhere nearby, so you really should go into the shortstay carpark & pay through the nose, but no thank you!

Have just seen our resident little field mouse around the birdfeeders. Sweet, yes until it & it's relatives snip the shoots off my plants! J.

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Posted: 19/10/2012 at 15:44

Rhubarb does well in part shde in my garden Becks.

bjay- Rhubarb- get it into well composted/manured soil in a spot that you know wont want for anything else for a couple of yrs. Dont bury it completely, just leave the crown a wee bit proud of soil level- stops rotting & lets you know where it is! Wont need slug nor frost protection, but will appreciate a good mulch around the crown this autumn. Dont force a new clump until it's a couple of yrs old- let it get well established first.

I've actually planted Cyclamen Coum next to my clumps. These flower & die back before the rhubarb leaves emerge & get big & then the cyclamen appreciates the shade from the rhubarb leaves later in the yr! J.

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Posted: 19/10/2012 at 15:30

Hi all.

Not read the recent posts, may get round to it sometime...

Daughter's cold has really struck! Am now streaming & ache all over. Sneezed earlier & back muscle went- ouch. So am swallowing various painkillers & feeling a right grump. Have abandoned plans of w/end away, annoying as know by Sunday will feel a lot better, despite having a Rudolph nose! The thought of a 2hr+ drive tomorrow does not appeal at the mo.

May pop back later, J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 15:24

Manchester dry, no breeze, some sun. Quite pleasant.

Now really have daughter's stinking cold & have pulled back muscle whilst sneezing! So am hibernating. J.


Posted: 18/10/2012 at 18:00

I use small pieces of pea netting tied over the pots to deter the squirrels from digging them up from the pots. Once the shoots are visible you can remove it.

Sometimes I group pots of the same size together & use a large piece of wire mesh across the lot- weighted down. J.

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