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Posted: 15/08/2012 at 16:17

And I thought that was bad! We've just had an almighty storm. Never seen rain like it coming from that direction- opposite to usual. Windows got shut, now to cook as very warm in here. Realised that the guttering to an extension just isnt coping, or more likely needs clearing out.

At least the greenhouse polycarbonate panels stayed put. They're not proper g/house panels, just single sheets we had cut to size & fitted ourselves. I freak everytime the wind is strong in the autumn & winter as they can flip out, but when have tomato plants growing in there it would be awful.

Rain is now stopping, phew. J.

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Posted: 15/08/2012 at 14:21

Oh great- not! Am going to a 'well dressing' this w/end. Dont fancy wet & boiling at the same time!

Just had a call centre claiming to be Microsoft problem sorting. They wouldnt say who had asked for help- well wasnt me, OH at work & daughter wont have..... got cross & just cut call short.

Might just check with OH........ J.

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Posted: 15/08/2012 at 13:28

Rain & wind have arrived.

Washing was almost dry, so on airer & if lucky wont need to be ironed!

With the early arrival of both Tesco & TNT, I was in the greenhouse pricking out seedlings when the wind really got up. Loud bang as dead branch fell from overhanging, non-maintained, council owned, tree onto greenhouse roof! Because of previous vandalism problems, that side of roof has polycarbonate panels. Phew- branch bounced off structure & didnt come crashing through onto me! J.


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Posted: 15/08/2012 at 09:17

Got loads done outside yesterday & even sat out in the sun- sorting out plant labels. Now I know what half the plants are, but lots of labels chucked away of 'lost' specimens. List, plus labels, of 'want to try again' though. 3 goes in this garden then fini!

Today it's sunny & warm already. Washing out & Tesco been, but expect t'will go downhill later when am free to go outside. Have to wait in for OHs' parcel.

We have rain forecast for later. J.

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Posted: 15/08/2012 at 09:09

Where is the birthday boy?

Tesco been, wow, what a difference the schools being off makes. Now just TNT with OHs' parcel. J.

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Posted: 15/08/2012 at 08:45

Happy Birthday Geoff J.


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Posted: 13/08/2012 at 16:51

Am cross! as much with myself as anything. On Saturday I noticed that my viola & Evening primrose seedlings were well up & knew needed to prick out asap. Had busy w/end doing other things & so nothing got done. Just been down to check & NONE left!! Despite slug pellets too. Ok I accept that Digitalis seedlings are caviar & since they were old seed packets they being systematically munched was no surprise nor a big loss. The vilolas were from Tatton show so that's really annoying.

So just sown more seeds & this time straight into the kept open coldframe, which so far has remained slug/snail free. Grr!

Also not a sausage of the seeds sown direct into the veg bed- they've all been munched too! J.

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Posted: 13/08/2012 at 15:54

Daisy, Daisy .... only one that got daughter to sleep when a baby! J.

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Posted: 13/08/2012 at 12:47

I've not actually watched the closing bash yet- ended up hitting the 'record' button as knew couldnt last out till the end. OH leaves at a disgustingly early hour on a monday & daughter was also muttering about an early start, so I gave up!

Busy w/end doing paperwork with OH, watching as much sport as I could & actually having a good picnic out yesterday & doing a couple of good walks around Styal estate before the rain arrived.

Already have done various tasks here, none garden related, & am wondering if I got the washing back inside too soon as it's brightening up again...... J.

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Posted: 13/08/2012 at 12:40

Too true Frank, total distraction this last couple of weeks.

W/end weather was whatever it was- busy Saturday & yesterday too. We went down to Styal & had a good walk around the rediscovered garden & then through the fields surrounding the mill & river. Wasnt too hot & just as arrived back in the mill yard, down came the rain! Luckily we'd had our picnic earlier on!

Today t'was bright & breezy, but going ominously dark now. The odd spit & spot of the rain we are due anytime now. So washing just back inside. About 19-20C at the mo. J.

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