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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Posted: 24/08/2012 at 17:39

Shall do my best re the chocolate folks! Always ditch nearly empty bottles etc so can return loaded with goodies. Have packed, weighed then repacked & reweighed the cases! All now locked & ready to go, also at an unholy hour tomorrow morning. Looks as if shall have to do a bit of washing when there, but otherwise no chocolate would be returning with us. OH assures me that he can wear same trousers 3 days running we shall see.

Temperature there looks as if will be on the rise again by mid week, so I shant feel at all guilty just flopping on a lounger in the garden. Almost at a loss for things to do at the mo as normally am frantic right up to the late evening before, but this time was frantic very early this morning instead! Quite glad to have to sit down for about an hour when nurse here. Cant move much as attached to a drip, so resting is the norm.

Becks- we had guinea pigs for several years. I could still weaken as, although the cleaning out was left to me, of course, they were very entertaining little creatures with very distinct personalities.

Hairdresser coming later for t'others. I need to do a couple of things but will try & get to bed fairly early. What's the betting wont be able to sleep!

OH's hand luggage is on the table in front of me. Since I once left tickets & 2 passports on a table when a teenager, am paranoid about knowing where those are at all times. Nobody ever lets me forget that incident. Poor Dad had to drive me & German penfriend back from coach station in Brum & return to train station to get to ferry in time! I was then REALLY seasick the whole journey & still grotty for 2 days afterwards. BTW still in comunication with German friend -well over 40yrs now & by e-mail of course.

Ooh, better go & do something for tea.

Auf Weidersein peeps (told you couldnt write it!) J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/08/2012 at 17:09

Dont thinkl it's been too bad out there today in WManchester. Snag was had to stay indoors & be busy!

Sun definitely out by lunchtime, but still tumbled the washing as knew the darker clouds around would probably gang up on me- they didnt, but never mind. The odd spit & spot now.J.

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Posted: 23/08/2012 at 17:28

Well that's interesting. 1 site says Monday will be fog whilst t'other says sun! Temps pretty similar this time between the 2 sites & not too bad overall.

Right, cauli/mac cheese to reheat & then to get cracking whilst have some energy. Added to which if I dont get it done..... J.

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