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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.

Tomato Ripening

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 16:22

Any unripe ones I put onto trays which are then sat on sunny sills inside the house. The majority of fruit does slowly ripen & saves the need for green tomato recipes. Works with small peppers too IME. J.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 16:16

I'm another who has been known to wash the car in the rain! Being on a water meter & having a silver car.... It needs it now, but noway at the mo.

Raining non stop since yesterday, but at least the wind is less. Total waterlogging behind the shed where the water butt is overflowing. No idea when will get a couple of dry days together so can do the lawn's final cut......

OH said that his walk back from work yesterday was rather difficult. The canal towpath that he uses was flooded & his detour not much better.

Rain- sympathies. You will have lots of happy memories. J.

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Posted: 25/09/2012 at 16:06

Ooh, that was a nice nice pud Becks!

I also lost some avatars, back now. What on earth went on last night? Not that I was around, but gather some stupid person/s tried to mess things up. Usually this board pretty good at spotting/responding to complaints about that sort of messing about.

Car now away in garage & have been eating chocolate. Later am going to try on various pairs of jeans as think may have a slight crisis on the weight front- oops. That's why ate the chocolate now, coz once gone.....

Geoff, glad things improving. OH had some lurgy last week, but was fine after a couple of days.

Rain still falling outside & water butt really overflowing. Couldnt get behind shed if I wanted to without wellies. That's why I ordered it with tanilised timber for the floor. J.

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