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Posted: 27/03/2013 at 19:29

Evening all.

Joys of M6 today- bad coming back up with jams from couple of cleared accidents apparently. Why do lorry drivers get soooo close? Ended up refusing to move at one point & driver got the message & stayed back! Good.

Becks/Gary- you do have more snow down there, dont you? Quite surprised at the drifts at the side of road even just outside Wolverhampton. Met friend from my childhood village where still huge drifts, but totally normal for up there.

Lunch at Ashwoods & a reduced price Hellebore to add to my collection.....

Now to catch up J.

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Posted: 26/03/2013 at 19:43

Forgot- off to flop now. Didnt sleep well last night- partly me, partly drug apparently & will try not to snooze on sofa otherwise same thing will happen tonight. J.

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Posted: 26/03/2013 at 19:40

No rain in forcast Flo. Hope your back holds up.

Daughter has pulled a muscle with coughing- ouch. So far my back/sciatica are better today.... am driving down M6 tomorrow though so may end up with more aches & pains. Shall wave at Becks & Gary as I pass.

We've just clarified which day we'll go to the Tatton show this yr. There's no RHS only day this time, so shall avoid Ladies Day! Must check with OH if he wants to come again. He was very well behaved last year- all those plants to photograph- & he's got a newer camera now...... You watch postie try & deliver another camera related parcel tomorrow when I wont be around. J.


Posted: 26/03/2013 at 18:19

Tattiana, did you wrap the pots before the winter started? If not then check the stems to see if still any signs of life- using the thumbnail test. Any plant, even hardy ones, are suceptible to their roots freezing when pot grown.

My so called hardy fuschias survive in the ground, but not in very big planters that I dont wrap & they're next to a sheltered wall too. I always take cuttings anyway so have replacements ready.

BB good tip. I love JF, but not sure the neighbours do! J.

japanese anemones

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 15:39

Japanese Anemones are quite 'late to show' in spring IME, but if their flowering has decreased cf previous yrs & the clump is big, then yes I'd split them as soon as your ground is workable.

I did that to my big clump of September Charm a couple of yrs back. You discard the older parts & replant the newer. It did flower sort of last yr, but should be better this yr.

I've just looked out of the window & mine is only just showing. Am in NWest. I now have the clump overplanted with small bulbs such as snowdrops & species crocus which will be dying back as the JA starts up. So double use of the space!

BTW I cant get JA Honorine Jobert to like my garden. Given up trying with it now, but others do well for me. J.

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Posted: 26/03/2013 at 15:29

Yay! hellebore seedlings often quite a surprise when they flower. I've got several in pots that are way too small yet, so at least a couple more yrs to wait & continue potting on....

Caz- depends on whereabouts they are in relation to their parent. I'd be inclined to pot them up/mopve them elsewhere if you've got space- oh & once the snow/freezing solid soil gone.

Heard on car radio that a couple of the roads that I use to go over to 'little house' are only passable with care, yikesmiley, & HGVs not avised to use. Hope they clear up a bit to allow OH to get back this w/end ok. J.

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Posted: 26/03/2013 at 13:02

I'm hoping to eventually walk off my excees weight Bjay, plus eating more sensibly too. This cold weather doesnt lend to cottage cheese, which I love, & as having another lunch out tomorrow, not much chance then either. Will try to pick the sensible options, but ....

Have made my 'lightbox' as recommended by Obs on another thread. I used to use one yonks ago, but this yr with having to keep the seedlings inside on sills for longer I realised needed one again. So another use for the old shoebox.

Right off to get sorted for the shops. Yes I could walk, but not manage to carry all of it back- have long list. J.

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Posted: 26/03/2013 at 12:39

Yep I've just eaten again... Def the cold weather, so just for comfort.

GP just phoned with blood test result. Not all doom & gloom, just try a wee bit less of the full fat cheese perhaps?? I did actually have some rather yummy brie the night before..... so probably a true picture of my eating habits!

Do peanut butter & jam sandwiches count?? well I need food to take the next lot of painkillers......

Car already out, but will delay shopping till all the lunchtime workers back at work.

Have continued on the file sort out whilst waiting- now have a HRW recipe file before daughter takes her book back. Will do the rest of our stuff later on, then OH can stop moaning about the state of spare room. I did point out about his workshop/study....  J.

Chris Beardshaw to join Beechgrove Garden

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 11:09

Off to line that spare shoebox with foil Obs. J.

Is this spring worse than last year's?

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 11:05

I've not sown any more seeds yet. Those that have germinated will need pricking out this next week, & noway this yr can I risk them in an unheated, cold greenhouse even with fleece layes/cloches. So am resorting to trying to move stuff around on various sills desparately trying to create some more space.

It's all going to come at once isnt it.... bigsighsmiley. J.

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