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Posted: 03/10/2012 at 17:53

Hi Inka, we've had nothing but daily rain here in NWest UK. Tomorrow is supposed to be predominately dry! So lots planned outside. My tender plants all get wrapped & moved by the end of Oct, but your season is shorter isnt it? J,

when is the best to mulch/improve the soil

Posted: 03/10/2012 at 17:48

Autumn for me too, providing the soil is moist. Main reason is I have loads of bulbs everywhere, so Spring mulching not always possible wthout demolishing things! I also do try & do 'mini' mulches as I revamp/replant areas. Not a problem in such a wet season as this has been. J.

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Posted: 03/10/2012 at 16:15

Becks- remembered how to make type bold! Took myself to local 6th form college in 02 to learn how to use these things. Plodded through a couple of courses, coped ok, (wasnt the only graduate there either) & have carried on plodding since! At least I can now do most things without assistance from OH/daughter. Both had said they'd teach me- ha- noway, WW3 would have happened around here!

Still havent got a clue when they start discussing techie things, but doesnt worry me any more.

Just thought, must get 'C' cake made before the upheaval of new boiler. Always try & get it done before daughter's birthday which is 8 weeks to go. Have to admit am a bit wary of the new oven, only had a year, as last year I really burnt the first attempt. 2cnd was fine.

Now we know that the oven is hotter than it says, but only at certain temps, just to confuse me even more, I have notes from the successful baking last yr to refer to. Done the same recipe for donkeys yrs, so it was rather disconcerting to mess up initially. Motto- read instruction book to new appliances FULLY before doing something as important as C cake!

Right' last bit of hoovering to do. J.

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Posted: 03/10/2012 at 15:16

Yay! Remembered how to do it....... pathetic yes, but harmless, honestly. J.

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Posted: 03/10/2012 at 15:15

Soz to be sooo boring, but have to plan as so many things going on in next few days/weeks. Dont do complicated these days. J.

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Posted: 03/10/2012 at 14:17

Am another solataire on pc addict. Drives daughter mad. But you can watch tv, sort of, & certainly listen to radio whilst playing it.

Getting things done, but very slowly for some reason. Almost wish had done some washing today as that wind pretty strong & things would be flapping well. You just watch us be the area that gets 'possibly a small shower' tomorrow as have a garden day planned.

Bye again. I will not return until have finished - I will not return until I have finished...... J.

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Posted: 03/10/2012 at 13:06

All the talk of chocolate- have just had a choc chewy bar as my treat of the day! J.

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Posted: 03/10/2012 at 12:48

Have a rough idea of the cost of replacement boiler etc. Will be getting proper quote soon. Lot of £, but needs must &, after a quick call to someone else, sounds bang on!

Now if the back flat roof goes......suspect that's also on its way out as am sure I smelt a wee bit of damp plaster t'other week- a smell you dont forget IME. Cant spot any signs of trouble in the extension, but shall keep an eye, & nose, on it! Again have choice of 2 local roofing companies if/when nec! J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/10/2012 at 12:36

I dont bother with indoor forced Hyacinths anymore either. I always felt guilty when they'd finished & needed disposal. I did over the yrs plant a lot out in the garden & they do reliably return every year, smaller than previous, but the smell outside is fine.

Yes the majority of my bulbs also going into pots. I cant remember where there are gaps, apart from the 'new' beds. So some will go in there direct, but with some netting protection because of the blooming squirrels around here. J.

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Posted: 03/10/2012 at 12:29

Yes Hurray for heating! It was a blocked jet or something. We do actually have sun here at the mo, so lounge is nice & warm again, but once sun gone round it gets rather chilly in the back with facing East.

Stuff all back under stairs & I only banged my head once! Did do a quick look through of things & chucked a couple of oddments away, but actually rest we do/may need. Wish I had a proper utility room with cupboards........

Am having tuna mayo butties for lunch, then will continue with chores. Need to get re-organised as got a police meeting tonight. Need to go, not been for last 12mths with all the upheaval in my life. J,

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