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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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Posted: 27/09/2012 at 17:37

Am on firefox & still got avatars this time.

Lakeland have gone OTT lately with gadgets. You'd need a kitchen the size of a shop department if you had everything. Still love browsing their catalogues though. Use them for the best foil & their big rolls of cling film & the baking parchment & & ....

Oops, tomato rissotto done- just wilted spinach into it, now the cheese, J.

Dhalia Novice needs some advice.

Posted: 27/09/2012 at 16:40

Unless they are 'choice' tubers that you'd rather not lose, I'd go for the leaving in the ground plus a very good mulching. You'll know if your garden is in a frost pocket.

So agree with Kate- enjoy, wait until foliage blackened by your first frost, then cut it down & mulch. I'd mark where they are too, in case they are late restarting next spring. J.

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Posted: 27/09/2012 at 16:34

Becks- plonk said pineapple on its' base, on a large plate or chopping board. Grab decent knife & cut the outer bits away, vertically. Then you'll have the central core surrounded by nice flesh. Just cut the flesh away from the core, which is solid usually, & chop the flesh into chunks. Simples. Oh yes cut off the top first- J.

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