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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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Posted: 09/10/2012 at 10:26

BTW site working properly again! J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/10/2012 at 10:22

Morning all.

Change of plans today, so unexpected chance to get outside & sweep leaves & find permanent homes for the wallfowers I quickly poppped into space on veg bed yesterday.

Bright, cool but nice autumnal day here in Manchester. J.

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Posted: 09/10/2012 at 10:18

I too grow mine in a large pot too. Am in Nwest & by the end of this month the pot will be well wrapped with bubble wrap, to protect the roots from freezing. The plant will be cut back, if not already frosted on top, & the whole put into either an insulated coldframe or into an unheated porch. Either way the whole covered in fleece. Compost allowed to stay almost dry over the winter months & I restart the tuber in some MP compost next March. Works for me, cant keep them in the ground over winter up here, but this tuber is several yrs old, J.

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Posted: 09/10/2012 at 10:12

HI all, complete change of plans here, so am off outside! Back sometime soon. J.

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Posted: 08/10/2012 at 20:55

Evening all.

This site is going slowly tonight......

Busy w/end with OH & then driving back today after food shopping first. Stopped at TC for a quick coffee & buttie for lunch. Then this afternoon went to get my flu jab done. Open clinic at GPs which was hectic, but somehow I walked in, filled out my form & was sent along straight away! Daughter not impressed that I dont now have a sore arm, like she had last week, but I didnt get one last time either.

Collected my prescriptions too, came back & did the final lawn cut- yay! Then I cooked macaroni cheese over pasta & now shall collapse........

BTW got my wallflower plants off the market on saturday. Kept the bundle moist & quickly popped them into the edge of the veg bed when I got back today. Eventually they'll get moved to their final positions, but felt it more important to get them back into soil for the time being.

If I can, little circle permitting, shall read through what you've all been doing whilst was away. Am also away tomorrow, part of wednesday & also thursday...... oh & friday could be busy too. Roll on next week she says- OH back at work & daughter away for 2-3days. Peace, bliss. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 08/10/2012 at 20:33

I enjoyed yesterday too. OH was taking photographs & I just sat on the nearest seat in the sun- lovely!

Today it was raining a bit in NEast Derbyshire. Foggy over the tops, then brilliant sunshine in Greater Manchester. I finally managed to do the final lawn cut of the season & wash the car! J.


Posted: 05/10/2012 at 18:37

I've never actually made the liquid from my plants leaves, but I do cut them back 2 or 3 times in a season & add the leaves to various compost bins. They act as an accelerator. I also put the leaves beneath my fruit bushes in the spring- nutients then go where I want. J.


Posted: 05/10/2012 at 18:33

Well I do reuse some at the very bottom of big containers that are being replanted temporarily, not for permanent planting. However I always tip it out onto the slabs first in case any vine weevil grubs lurking in there.

I also use it as a mulch around the garden/ & new plants & add it to the compost heap, after have turned it. so it doesnt get wasted. J.


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