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Posted: 02/04/2013 at 19:13

WManchester was below freezing again first thing today, but some brightness. Then it tried to snow again!!

By mid morning was brighter, but freezing in that wind. Got a lot of little jobs done out there & the washing was nearly dry.

Soil very dry though & am having to regularly water the big pots of permanent plants. J.

Two Hellebores

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 19:08

Personally I dont like the 'black' ones, but having seen some very dark ones at Ashwoods last week, then theirs are a very dark, matt black with an almost purple/burgundy 'tinge' to them in some cases. J.

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Posted: 02/04/2013 at 18:57

Evening all. Belated Happy Easter.

I had, note past tense, an egg so now no more chocolate of mine in the house. OH's pieces still in fridge, but I shall be good.....

Sciatica hit big time as I got out of bath/shower on Friday morning. I'm now on regular painkillers again & totally fed up with it. Have done a whole load of pricking out though- Saturday afternoon. Today have spent most of the day outside- moving things around, some intentional, some by accident. Also potted on/up all my nursery/baby plants some of which will be used eventually. I also did a good re-edge of the lawn, now just need some chipped bark. So any aches & pains are totally self-inflicted this time. The soil is soo dry that things are struggling. I need to mulch, but no chance until had several good downpours. It even tried to snow again this morning......

Ooh, what's this? It may warm up to more normal temperatures this next w/end......pleeeze & some rain as well, ta. J.


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Posted: 28/03/2013 at 18:51
Rosa carriola wrote (see)

Is boiler fixed Jo or just behaving itself?

Don't like creme eggs, not that keen on chocolate either


Caz W wrote (see)

Jo - it's just waiting for the clocks to change so it can whistle you awake an hour earlier

No, seriously it's fixed!! New valve fitted- bit suspiocious when man says got 1 on van, but who cares. So now have valves on radiators set how we/me want ie not full on in unused rooms.

Envious of that greenhouse. Mine practically empty at the mo, just too cold to use over winter. Coldframes however are all full to bursting, so are porch windowsills, spare room sill, daughter's sill (well it's still full of her stuff, but getting less) & our bedroom sill too. Oh & some sprouted small dahlias also on landing windowsill. Just taken care too not to tread on the 4 big pots in front of the patio windows, complete with 'back shield' of that reflecting stuff behind them. I did manage to close the blinds & curtains though without incident.

OH en route as I type. Had to do more rice to go with the curry I'd done for self. Luckily I'd done enough for 2 & was about to freeze 1 lot, but not the rice. J.

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Posted: 28/03/2013 at 14:40

I've just put the heating back on low. Nearly done my Mrs Mop, just having an apple break.

Have 2 eggs hidden, but daughter knows about 1 for OH. Wonder if I'll get 1?

We'll shop early on Saturday as usual. If OH fussy he can do battle on the BHMonday, but I shant. Will be glad when dont have to sort for 2 households. His Lidl is good for lots, but sometimes you just need a jar of capers dont you??

BTW we have a quiet boiler!! I keep oversleeping...... J.

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Posted: 28/03/2013 at 14:29

Ooh er....???

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Posted: 28/03/2013 at 13:54 wrote (see)
You could wear a beige hat

on grey hair??

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Posted: 28/03/2013 at 13:33
Rosa carriola wrote (see)

But you could for a cyber party, couldn't you? Jo?

Egg on toast for lunch. OH does a brilliant poached egg - just right usually.

Then I will construct my bed

I suppose I could wear beige, virtually that is....bigsigh. Just isnt me nowadays.

And another parcel for OH! J.

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Posted: 28/03/2013 at 13:08

Washing in, washing back out. It keeps trying to snow again, but the wind will do more good in drying stuff.

Dove being disobedient once in a while no bad thing.

I will never wear beige!!

Now I really need to be a Mrs Mop..... J.

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Posted: 28/03/2013 at 11:07

Well it might be sunny out there, but brass monkeys a better description.

Fed birds, wrapped up the new Hellebore pot & tucked it near a part-shade wall. Ditto the basil mint pot, which the frost 'caught' earlier this yr. It now looks happier having been in a cold frame for a bit, but I know will forget to water, so have put it against a warm wall. Will trim off the frosted tops sometime, but lot of new growth waiting. Then can repot into bigger later, along with my normal mint which the frost split the flower bucket was using. J.

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