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Fork Handles

Posted: 13/09/2012 at 09:20

Mine are on order Kate. They wont arrive until mid/late Oct, just as I am, getting busy with other things!! Like you, the pots I want to use are still well in use at the mo.

Blimey, just looked at clock. No sound from above yet- not sure what time she got back home, I just rolled over when I heard her set the alarm. Good, she needs more sleep then perhaps less grumpy? J.

pruning a young laurel hedge

Posted: 13/09/2012 at 09:14

Ray- I'd be inclined to leave it alone for its' first Winter & then you can do another tidy up/reshape in late Spring. I know laurels are hardy, but any new growth now wouldn't have much chance to 'harden' before the really cold weather arrives. J.

Fork Handles

Posted: 13/09/2012 at 09:06

Morning early birds!

Have taken my 'nasty' tablet & can now eat breakfast- only after 1hr!!

Bit nippy out there this morning. Will wait a bit before putting washing out.

Harrogate Show- hmm, wonder if OH can be persuaded? His new camera would get a really good 'do'. Problem is daughter cant come re her work so grumpy ++ will result.

Glyn- Malvern Autum show is lovely. Not sure if am able to nip down this year. OH & me both grew up not far away. Am planning to go down that way anyway at the  beginning of Oct to meet up with friend & visit the churchyard where my parents are. I shall swop the plants around- pansies or violas for the winter & a pelargonium for the summer. Dad started doing that after Mum died so shall continue........... J.

Anemone wild swan

Posted: 13/09/2012 at 08:53

I love mine. Got it at Tatton show last year. Mine seems to flower earlier than other JAs & so far is well behaved ie no thug tendency, but wouldnt mind if it did! J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 13/09/2012 at 08:50

Definitely Autumnal now. Just been outside & only4-5C at present.

Zoomer- never yet been to L/pool1. Living too close to Trafford Centre & M/C just no need. Enjoy your trip. J.

Fork Handles

Posted: 12/09/2012 at 19:25

Yes, next year will be better for those of us whose plants havent survived attack by predators & unwelcome visitors, too much rain & too little. We're never satisfied are we? Inka -we have to be positive!

Was up early this morning, being as quiet as poss as daughter only got back from work in the early hours. Anyway my car passed its' MOT no problem, as did daughters' yesterday & neighbours! My mechanic will do a service on mine in the next week or two. Who forgot about the MOT then with all the holiday stuff?! So that was priority, phew.

Have been Mrs Mop upstairs today. No idea when it last got 'done'. Memo to self- show daughter how to empty the hoover!! All well & good her doing some before she came on hol, but leaving it all clogged up not ideal. Plan to 'do' downstairs tomorrow.

We're due a colder night here, so have been & closed up the greenhouse & big coldframe. The porch plants are now drying out in the coldframe after their summer outside- getting soaked! The houseplants in the porch will come back inside in the next couple of days.

Finally gave in & tumbled some of the holiday washing. I just couldnt stand the piles/bags of things piled up. I did a load of ironing last night, now in airing cupboard & the next lot awaits. Now to find something good to watch whilst doing it.

Welcome back Geoff. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 12/09/2012 at 18:56

Well it's rained almost all day here in WManchester. Finally dried off about teatime, too late to be really useful.

Have actually closed up the greenhouse & big coldframe this evening as a colder night expected. Backing onto open ground means that we are usually colder than you would think. Have put the houseplants that are outside into the coldframes to dry off,prior to bringing them back into the porch. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 11/09/2012 at 18:48

Hi all. Back from sunny, mostly, Austria. It was getting rather unseasonally hot as we left. We did awake one morning after rain in the village overnight to see the surrounding mountain tops covered with the first snow of the season. That day it was a cold walk around the lake- before breakfast as usual! Then you dont feel too guilty eating sooooo much!

Manchester started wet this morning, but has brightened & dried up this afternoon allowing some more of the 2 weeks washing to flap on the line. Couple of sharp showers just now & colder nights expected. J.

Fork Handles

Posted: 11/09/2012 at 16:59

Ooh, that was faster.

No, have been very restrained about the chocolate, honestly. Only bought a small amount back with me this time. Daughter, however....... We found her favorite one at the first supermarket we came to, so cleared them out in the first week! Yes, they restocked before she arrived, so SHE then cleared them out! Her walking boots decided to finally come apart, so she gleefully left them behind allowing more chocolate to return to Manchester!

Not sure what shall do for tea tonight. Am on my own, so will investigate the fridge/freezer. J.

Fork Handles

Posted: 11/09/2012 at 16:43

Gutten Tag peeps!

Am back!  This site going soooo slowly. Thought when tried to post when on holiday that t'was the local net access, but now am not sure twas that at all. OH had to take his laptop with him of course. He did actually load all the hundreds & hundreds of photos onto it. Kept him happy for hours!

Will catch up on you all sometime soon. Am plodding through 2 weeks holiday washing for OH & me, plus daughter's pre holiday weeks worth & her holiday stuff too! Ironing will start tonight, she says..... J.

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