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Posted: 29/09/2012 at 18:45

Phew, will catch up with all the posts later, or tomorrow...

At least I did get outside today, but wasnt dry at all. Several sharp showers so no lawn cutting. All being well, shant hold breathe, it's supposed to be dry both monday & tuesday so perhaps lawn will get done after all.

Did do quite a lot though, so less ratty now.

2 of the well chewed dahlias, in pots, are trying to reshoot! Was gaily tipping out the compost when spotted the shoots. No idea which ones as had removed the labels! Anyway as both tubers are still solid have popped them into MP compost in smaller pots & into a closed coldframe. They may come through the winter. Shall wrap/cover the pots, but wont panic if they dont survive. Wouldnt have thought they'd have enough 'energy' to restart, but since they seem to want to.....

OH has cooked, so am now about to find out just how much mess there is in the kitchen. You may hear the scream down South..... at least the meal was yummy. J.

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Posted: 29/09/2012 at 18:34

Well it wasnt dry in Manchester all the time, so didnt get the final lawn cut done after all. Pretty windy as well. Wore lots of layers so didnt notice the chill.

Quick shopping trip early on, then outside. Got lots of things done, still loads to do, but at least feel as if getting somewhere now.

Tomorrow looks as if going to be a wash out, but possibly better Mon & Tues, so hope to try do the lawn on Tues. J.

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Posted: 28/09/2012 at 20:17

No, not switching suppliers, signing up to a capped price. Switching would be too much hassle for me at the mo. OH living away the majority of the time just doesnt think things through. It doesnt impinge on him so why should he worry....  He also just orders stuff to be delivered here & then gets cross when yours truely has a life & is unlikely to be in, or wont wait in either, for his delivery. Ok rant over.

Seriously Geoff if you're still feeling/being rough after the w/end shouldnt you see your GP? Over 3 days & all that.

Ok signing off now. OH snoring in chair -yay- & GW soon on. J.

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Posted: 28/09/2012 at 19:55

Am really, really mad! It's just chucked it down AGAIN! So the poor lawn, well green space, wont get done tomorrow after all.

I have just sat down plus calculator & proved that by NOT doing what our electricity supplier wants us to do, we can save about £40 over 12months. Reverse logic, or am I barking up the wrong tree? Anyway, no doubt if am proved wrong OH will never let me forget it, but t'was his idea to get out all the bills etc. I could have done without having to do it at this time, but ...... I know if OH gets involved it always costs!

Kate- check out any plans at local town hall?

Local paper arrived & our weekly bin collection is becoming 2 weekly, ok can live with that. We do have a food waste set up- it goes in with the garden rubbish if nec. I do sometimes use, but rarely as with being veggie any waste gets composted! The monthly paper or bottle ones are reverting back to 2 weekly instead of monthly- good. That was a problem if you were away for that day & had forgotten to organise with neighbours, particularly with the paper one for us. J.

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Posted: 28/09/2012 at 19:42

I knew it! It's just chucked it down again. Oh well the lawn may finally get done sometime..........J.

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Posted: 28/09/2012 at 16:12

I've got a Wiggly W's composter. I talk to my worms......... well I miss the guinea pigs.

Lottie- any chance that you can get hold of, not them literally, the packet of worms? You could then put them into a bucket or something with some food/compost which they'd like. But thinking about it try mailing WW to be sure.J.

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Posted: 28/09/2012 at 16:01

Shall catch up with goings on later.

Am cross as was all togged up to go outside this morning. Put 1 foot outside back door, literally, & it THREW it down!

OH been told shall be spending practically ALL tomorrow outside. Pleeeeeze let it not rain this evening/tonight/tomorrow so mower can finally come out! J.

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Posted: 28/09/2012 at 15:57

Am enjoying it. OH's Father was a farmer in Welsh/Shropshire borders during the war & it's a shame that he'd retired when OH was born, but OH still remembers some things that he talked about.

Grew up myself in a farming community, so the dairy scenes very nostalgic. Have memories of helping a friends' Mum in their dairy & then, when we were old enough to be trusted, doing it ourselves. J.

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Posted: 28/09/2012 at 15:51

It was dry & reasonably bright first thing today, so got togged up in gardening clothes, put a foot outside back door & it THREW it down!

Now dry again, but increasingly windy. Have told OH that tomorrow am going to be outside practically all day!

IF no more rain today/tonight I hope to get a final lawn cut done late on tomorrow- but not holding my breath.

Frank our greenwaste collection continues fortnightly practically throughout the year now. We can put certain food waste into the same bin, so I suppose that's why. Ours due tomorrow, but they come before 8am usually so it doesnt give me time to fill it. Not worried as the majority of my garden waste gets composted & I emptied those recently. J.

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Posted: 27/09/2012 at 18:49

Poor Geoff. You'll soon feel more like yourself, we hope.

PP- yes have tried the green bags. Cant decide whether they are worth it or not.

Daughter grumbling about TV but I've got the remote- yay! Am doing her ironing, as well as ours, after tumbling some of her work clothes earlier, so she hasnt got a hope of winning tonight!J.

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