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Posted: 24/09/2012 at 16:10

Gosh Inka 90 days with no rain..... more like 90 days with rain every one of them for me this year.

The colchicums were just out when we were in Austria- earlier than previously. I love them, but have nowhere suitable here for them. Just lovely  momories & photos of them in the meadows there. OH very happy to use his new camera!

That's reminded me to visit the fruit farm when go down to NWorcs next week. Crispin apples should be around & they can be eaters or cookers. Only ever seen them there. J.

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Posted: 24/09/2012 at 15:46

Suspect the parcels are my bulbs as had an e-mail saying dispatched last Thursday! Then daughter also has been shopping on-line again......... Either way neighbour not in at the mo so will wait & see. My car on drive, so she may realise we're back.

At least the house is feeling warmer now.

Off to continue unpacking. J.

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Posted: 24/09/2012 at 15:31

I hadnt planned to venture outside again today, but there are 2 parcels apparently at neighbours', so may have to get wet again later. She could bring them round of course..........

The kitchen drain is now running freely again! Yay. Thought it was a bit slow when we got back from holiday & realised just how bad on Friday night! Anyway got some foaming stuff from supermarket near OH's little house at w/end & have used it as directed- brill. Have made a memo to self to use one every so often, just as do in bathroom, with daughter's hair.

Havent yet totally unpacked & the washing pile is huge- how come? J.

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Posted: 24/09/2012 at 14:10

Am back from w/end in Peak Distric. Drive back ok, bit wet, bit misty but no problems until got to M60! Rain ++, visibility very bad & STILL people driving at top speed with no lights on!!

Noway am I going to go down to water in greenhouse today! The car is staying on the drive tonight- I want to use it tomorrow morning anyway- just cant face going out there to get soaked again! The post is drying out on a radiator- house was cold.

Will catch up later. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/09/2012 at 14:03

Well weather blooming awful here in Manchester.

Drove back over from Peak District earlier on & yes it was wet & a bit misty at times, but here..........Really, really heavy rain now. Am glad dont live at the bottom of a hill.

Todays' post drying out on a radiator- house was cold- & sorry greenhouse tomatoes am not going to venture outside again today! J.

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Posted: 21/09/2012 at 19:41

Figrat- 2 of the tomato plants have lots of ripening fruit. We've been eating them for a while. T'other apparently a yellow cherry of forgotten variety, think free seeds with something, has fruit but no sign of ripening & rather big IMO for cherry! Who was talking about fried green tomatoes?

One of the polycarbonate roof panels has slipped down a bit- ? in Spring sometime- so always ventilation in there at the mo! Another job I've not done & with OH working away......... Have already made a note to store the Agapanthus pots, well wrapped, in the new coldframe this year, unless OH has sorted the panel- but pigs may fly methinks. J.


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Posted: 21/09/2012 at 19:32

Funny was just thinking that!

It's going quite dark out there now so if they havent got down yet........... J.

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Posted: 21/09/2012 at 18:50

Ouch Becks, hope that's settled down now.

Having just seen the forcast for a possibly chilly night have just popped back down to shut up greenhouse & coldframe.Will open them up again tomorrow- getting fed up with the weather now.

Stupid kids/young teens? are climbing a really BIG tree & I mean big, behind us. 1 was worried that they were too high! Have tilted our blinds, dont like the fact that they can see into 'us'. Having open ground behind the house you do get used to not being overlooked. J.

Talkback: Using green tomatoes

Posted: 21/09/2012 at 17:00

I'm banned from doing any green tomato chutney this year. We're still working our way through 09,10 etc!

Somebody said about 'frying up' green tomatoes & since 1 of my plants- supposed to be a yellow cherry, but way too big for that now- has loads still definitely green, will be trying that.

The other 2 plants- Sungold & Gardeners Delight- are ripening well now in a part- shade greenhouse in Manchester, so no, well not much, sun this year!

I empty things out of greenhouse at the end of September & any unripe ones go onto trays on various window sills in the house. The majority do eventually ripen. J.

Just broke my new plant

Posted: 21/09/2012 at 16:02

Just had another thought after reading Gary's post- some of the crysanthemum family (spelling, sorry) can produce water roots when in a flower vase. Again, worth trying & seeing if yours does too. J.

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