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Posted: 12/10/2012 at 18:32

Rather damp first thing, but a strong wind got up & it did brighten up. Several showers though so abandoned having the washing out.

Did manage to plant loads of bulbs in various borders & even some species crocus in my 'wild' bit of lawn. They are covered with pegged down mesh because of the squirrels!

Only the tulip pots to do next month now. J.

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Posted: 11/10/2012 at 20:29

Ooh fresh bread. OH makes a mean focatia, never lasts.

Have plodded through my my Tesco order & now the ironing awaits whilst watching the wartime farm.

It's supposed to be dry here tomorrow- well couldnt be any wetter- wonder how OH will react when I announce am off outside? He can deal with heating bloke- we're also having a posh shower done at the same time as new boiler. OH's idea, not mine, coz then the tiling will need redoing etc etc, but anything for a quiet (ha) life. J.

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Posted: 11/10/2012 at 16:07
Lottiebeans wrote (see)

Flo, competition is still open - you can always add some original answers to be in with a chance of a prize!

Pam, sorry can't remember what make of iron I have! Am sure Jo knows what hers is though!!!

No I couldnt, but it's a Philips, just checked! Bog standard steam iron for me. Daughter got this one for me from JLewis when I was not long out of hospital in January 08- funny how you remember these things & not others....... J.

Am I posting too much?

Posted: 11/10/2012 at 15:57

I grow my HNigers in pots with no problems- usually. I do use a mix of JI3, plus my own compost/leafmould. This year one has been totally eaten by the slimey 'bs', which I've never known happen before.

Planning to investigate if anything left before I go & buy a replacement.... BTW have lots of other hellebores all fine in the garden, but Nigers, no, gave up with those in the ground several years ago. J.

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Posted: 11/10/2012 at 15:30

Hi all.

Had a retail therapy day, more for daughter than me. Local Ikea was unfortunately celebrating 25yrs in UK- Warrington was the first store over here. So T'was a bit of a mad house & plans for a snack meal there were quickly changed to a M&S buttie whilst sat in car!

Ended up at GC for coffee & cake & bought some much reduced price trays of violas & cyclamen. Lots of plants, just passed their best, but well worth it. Oh & some 'C' tree chocolate decorations too.....

Back later, J.

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Posted: 11/10/2012 at 15:24

Alternating between heavy showers & torrential here in NWest- Manchester & NCheshire today.

Ended up at local GC- 'C' decorations/displays in full swing already.   Bought some healthy looking 'just gone past their best' violas & cyclamen. A tray of at least 6-8 plants each at a very reduced price! Hibernating now. J.


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Posted: 09/10/2012 at 17:45

Oh goody Kate, may try in the pots after all. Hopefully then the 'b' squirrels will leave the tulip bulbs alone? Not sure. They are quite happy today & nice busy ones too. Probably been pinched out?

I really must go & change- daughter not home too early tonight, so no rush for the meal which will be quick & easy. J.

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Posted: 09/10/2012 at 17:36

Shows how slow am at typing- was referring to the sky diver..... J

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Posted: 09/10/2012 at 17:35

Ooh must have a look see. Must be brain dead already to even contemplate it.

Problem is I ache!! Have been a very busy bunny out there today & know will pay for it tomorrow- when have a scan appointment! Actually it's a type of scan I can cope with & then me & daughter going out for a meal, as TC just happens to be on the way back.....

Anybody know if I could actually use the wallflowers on the top of tulip pots, when I do them next month? They are supposed to look good together, but not sure in pots will work. No point in planting tulips in the ground here- squirrels & soil not ideal.

The bag on feet idea good. I use clogs to go outside then transfer into wellies outside the back door. Clogs ok on kitchen floor, but easily kicked off when need to go on the carpet in hall etc

Do not go down garden in clogs as have come a cropper when wearing them in the past- 1, fell over in greenhouse one time, missing glass, phew & 2, tripped whilst carrying daughter's guinea pig- she bounced, I fractured my elbow!

Meal easy tonight. Cooked a large macaroni pasta/cauli cheese last night, so plenty for us tonight with ready made cheese sausages.

Right, need to get out of gardening clothes... J.

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Posted: 09/10/2012 at 11:38

Finally caught up with everybody!

Havent yet got out, but tools, bulbs, wellies all ready & waiting. Think will have a peanut buttie before I start, otherwise will get starving & the faff of getting wellies etc off a bind. Trouble is by 3pm am starving again & there is cake........ok have already sneaked a mini carrot cake-1 of a batch that OH made this w/end.

Right, buttie it is then gardening!! J.

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