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I.D. needed please.

Posted: 17/08/2012 at 09:57

OH also thought it was orchid related! Non gardener. Does look really good in pics though. On our walk last w/end it was EVERYWHERE in various shades of white through to rich pink & growing well in both sun & shade. If you didnt know about its' thug tendencies you could understand the plant hunters who first brought it here. J.

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Posted: 17/08/2012 at 09:51

Morning all.

Touch of OCD around here too Dan, sympathies..... Any tips for short term memory loss? My usual stategies not working recently.

Rain again here, not too heavy at the mo. Inside tasks were on the cards for today anyway. Hoover reassembled so can now use it. Waiting on call from local mechanic to finalise when he can do my cars' MOT & service, but have a back up plan should things not work out.

Jean- am on 2cnd coffee & just realised forgot to order more when did Tesco. Drat! Still have plenty, I hope, but none in reserve. J.

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Posted: 16/08/2012 at 20:33

Hi all.

Have had a 'busy' day doing nothing much! Turned out rather pleasant after all, not hot, just warm enough to sit outside with lunch, then a bulb catalogue & pad & pen! Have to actually order them, but have been quite restrained really. Use them for 'choice' items & pop into local Parkers GC for the basics if need more. Did also do some deadheading & made more notes 'to do' as the year progresses. Didnt get much done last year, nor the previous, when was living at Dads', so much moving & splitting of plants needed this.

Discovered that am missing Southport Flower Show yet again! Started today, oops, forecast c**p for tomorrow & am off out Saturday & Sunday! One year I'll make it again.....

Had courgette & tomato garlicy pasta with lots of Wenslydale cheese & basil scattered on top. Yummy. No room for a pud!

Ok some ironing awaits. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 20:10

Actually turned out rather nice today.

We had a short shower early on then it's been bright & breezy for the rest of the day. Think it reached about 19-20C & in the sun certainly felt good. J.

Compost Problems

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 19:14

Unwanted seedlings from homemade compost when used as a mulch, now means that anything I dont want an excess of, does get put into my council garden waste wheely bin. Their systems really get hot & so the seeds dont survive. Ok an excess of Mysotis & Aquilega were very pretty but took quite an effort to sort out.

BTW always put potato peelings into my bin & yes, the odd potato plant also pops up.

I also use bought seed compost. Am lazy & dont always seive mine, nor do I want to use my microwave to sterilise it. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 18:11

Too right Frank. Would love a new greenhouse, but not on the cards. So shall continue to spend every windy day/night wondering if the roof panels are still around- at least when they do flip out they dont shatter nor do any real damage.

Over the winter any plants stored in there are well covered with fleece & cloches & so far so good. One of the panels has actually slipped down so a permanent small gap at the top ridge. That will need to be pushed back up before the colder weather. OH will have to do that for me, with much muttering no doubt.

Think you've been very lucky with the weather. Rain stopped here now & have reopened various house windows so cooling down. J.

GW Presenters

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 16:41

Great minds think alike Geoff. Just watched BG on i-player. J.

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Posted: 15/08/2012 at 16:34

Meant to say behave as a toddler J.

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Posted: 15/08/2012 at 16:33

Ooh I could try that I suppose if I accidentally pick a call up. It's actually very hard to let it go to answer machine when you are around to answer in person.

Wonder if/when will get my call to inteview re benefits? Once my medical condition was noted all letters, need for sicknotes etc ceased & they leave you be. Cant last can it?

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Posted: 15/08/2012 at 16:26

Thx for the scam advice. Did speak to OH who said just that. We do have an answerphone, so must just leave any calls to go to that. Genuine people will leave a message. Then dont have to be polite to a distant relative, not mine, who religiously rings every week to check up on me. Now I know I shouldnt mind, but it does get rather wearing.....

We've just had an almightty storm. Now not the best time to discover that the extension guttering needs clearing out- OH doesnt 'do' ladders/steps & as only 5'2'' I'm not a happy bunny up them either. J.

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