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Posted: 27/09/2012 at 12:18

Sun has been & gone? Bin being emptied- good.

Love the moth pictures. One freaked me out t'other week by flying around the bedroom when I had gone to bed. Being 'blind' without my spex I cant stand insects in there but managed to 'catch' it in a tumbler, kept for such situations, & released it out of bathroom window.

Have opened my bulb parcel- like a kid in a sweet shop! Some for the lawn extension, plus a covering pea netting re the squirrels, & others for pots, also netted, until I know whereabouts have space for them next Spring. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/09/2012 at 12:05

Sun here now J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/09/2012 at 11:58

It's actually not raining today! Damp & brightish, but not really any sun. Have put some washing out, well will hopefully need less tumbling......

Spoken to friend in NWorcs where there is sun! J.

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Posted: 27/09/2012 at 11:54

Morning all.

Actually no rain up here, but no real sun either- unlike in Nworcs apparently, just spoken to friend down there.

Some washing out, it may save a bit of tumbling time. Daughter got trashy 80s tv prog on & once she's gone out I shall be a speedy Mrs Mop before she gets back- much easier on my own.

Have gardening plans for tomorrow & w/end. Tough OH no grumbles please. J.

Growing comicifugas

Posted: 26/09/2012 at 19:18

I grow these too. My eldest plant always has, until this year & the 'b' slugs, had more flower spikes than a younger plant, so perhaps age of plant/size of clump is a reason? J.

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Posted: 26/09/2012 at 18:25

Becks- i sent daughter to such a party as a jelly fish- white jumper/tshirt/dress plus white tights & holding an open old umbrella with the cover removed & substituted with bubble wrap, which also can be used for the tenticles. Cheap, cheerful & you've probably got all the bits.

Just had a sweet potato & pepper fritatta plus salad. Think it'll be youghurt for a pud.

It's bin day tomorrow & am going to have to brave the elements to put the bin out- heavy showers rot, rain persistant again! J.

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Posted: 26/09/2012 at 16:01

Afternoon all.

Am supposed to be Mrs Mop but got sidetracked again....

It's raining again had stopped this morning, but this must be the 'showers' they were talking about- oh yeah!

Shoe cleaning next. That's something Dad instilled in me when I was little. Tried with OH & daughter, but no chance. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/09/2012 at 15:50

Wasnt too bad earlier, but the 'showers' ie rain has returned. Why didnt I refill the bird feeder this morning? Just dont fancy getting out there now. J.

Planting Bulbs and Squirrels

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 19:03

I use pea netting & gently remove it off emerging shoots next Spring. Tulips however I only grow in large pots, plus netting/wire mesh covers, as otherwise they do not stand a chance in my garden. J.


Posted: 25/09/2012 at 19:00

These campanulas are hardy so having it inside isnt needed. The leaves are probably beginning to die back now because of the shortening day length & reduction in average temperatures. Yes if you suspect rust then removing those leaves is a good idea- dont compost, bin them.

I'd expect it to resume growing again next Spring as normal & flower next year. IME slugs & snails love it, so protection of the emerging shoots from that attack is advised. J.

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