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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/08/2012 at 12:44

Wet, but beginning to dry up? in Manchester at the mo.

Surprisingly was wetter to the West of us, when me & daughter nipped to GC for coffee & cake & seeds etc. It wasnt wet at all when we left. We're nearer to the Pennines & so get the rain before it goes over the tops, & usually drier when go that way, but not today. No  waterproofs & 1 brolly between us!

Looking forward to it bucking up, I hope. J.

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Posted: 06/08/2012 at 17:58

Cauli cheese with penne- my version of macaroni cheese. Yummy cheese from excellent cheese shop in OH's 'town'.

Combination of strawberries & raspberries for pud. Market was selling 2 punnets for £1 & quite happy that I wanted a punnet of each, not 2 of the same fruit.

The missing M&S flower/pressie delivery to SIL for her birthday has turned up only 2 days after was due & on a day that 'they' said didnt deliver to the island!

Off to cook now. BTW thoroughly enjoyed the horses! J.

New Clematis

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 17:51

Agree with Geoff, again , quite likely to be VW damage to the leaves.

The bit about the lower leaves going brown. It can be quite common for those to do that anyway, But, if the whole of the remaining stems/leaves also begin dying then check out Clematis wilt. All clematis need to be planted as deep as possible. If wilt is suspected, then cut away all the infected bits & it should reshoot from low down, often beneath ground. Oh & disinfect any secataurs used. J.

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Posted: 06/08/2012 at 16:09

Hi all, back from a pleasant w/end away at OH's little house. Cant believe what awful weather have completely missed! Some more plants have come home with me......

Thoroughly enjoyed Saturday night's Olympics & I watched last nights too. (OH didnt) Thxs for the heads up re show jumping...

Will catch up on posts sometime soon J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 16:03

Gosh, havent I been lucky?

Spent a pleasant long w/end in NEDerbyshire- t'was pretty warm Saturday & pleasant yesterday. No real rain to speak of. Did some walking & garden visits!

This morning walked into town for a market shop before driving back over the tops to Manchester. Had put some washing out before I went into town & just as I got back to the house it threw it down- washing now sat in basket by back door. OH says he may be able to reput it out for a bit this evening as fine there again now.

Drove back through sun & rain. My bit of Manchester is dry at the mo & more washing flapping on line. Neighbour said the hailstone layer was unbelieveable at w/end & now I wish had organised a clean out of our guttering this spring- oops- bit messsy beneath. J.

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Posted: 03/08/2012 at 19:01

Pam- I'd never keep any actually in the ground up here. All mine in pots & they are wrapped, covered & stored in a cold, very, greenhouse or insulated coldframe over the winter. Friend does have a good sized clump in her south facing front garden. Dont think she ever protects them, but she is nearer to the coast, by about 11miles.........

Have finished off some vino & got the washing back inside. At least GW on tonight, but always 'tape' so if sport good wont worry.

Always fancied learning to fly.... ever seen formula 1 air-racing? Totally hooked when seen on IOM couple of times. J.

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Posted: 03/08/2012 at 17:47

Agree about the agapanthus. 1 of my pots hasnt flowered this year after repotting 2 yrs ago, but t'others are all full of bloom. Pam- you could try digging the clump up & replanting but in a large bottomless pot/flower bucket & see how they do. Apparently they like their roots constricted. Or try inserting upturned slabs around the clump to make a sort of container?

Have had a disrupted day. No GC visit after all but have just managed to do a lawn cut. Actually wasnt too wet under foot- washing still out after all.

Oven to go on next. Fish goujons + vegs tonight. Oh yes have 3 ripening tomatoes!! J.

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Posted: 03/08/2012 at 11:56

Depends if actually addressed to you by name or as Sir. Pedant!

It's really pleasant out there- grr. Washing out already on airer!

Nurse due in a bit then daughter taking me to GC for a coffee. If still dry when return may look at state of lawn. J.

To lift or not

Posted: 03/08/2012 at 11:20

If you cant wait until the autumn to do the moving you could do some pruning of the evergreen types now. They would cope well doing a hard prune now, giving time for the new stems to harden up before the colder weather.

The deciduous types respond well, ie survive, after a Winter pruning. So that's  another option. J.

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Posted: 03/08/2012 at 11:14

Geoff- you do know that HMRC never, ever ask for such details dont you? Just checking.............. J.

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