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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.

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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.

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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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Posted: 03/08/2012 at 11:11

Why didnt I do the lawn yesterday?!

Twas brilliant sunshine early on today, & now! But in between we've had a really heavy shower, so everywhere soaked! Extension lead on wet grass not very sensible idea, so lawn cut wont get done, again. J.

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Posted: 03/08/2012 at 11:07

Morning all.

Not a happy bunny, twas brilliant sun first thing Then it has really chucked it down. All soaking out there & now brilliant sun again! Lawn cutting abandoned. Busy few days coming up so no chance to do even if it stays dry- fat chance.

When is this match scheduled? & who are you/we playing? Have I missed something? No chance of clean kit till next week! Need to consult washing machine manual re the care & maintenance of sequins!

Curling tongs? Kevin Keegan style? J.


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Posted: 02/08/2012 at 19:35

T'was damp first thing in Manchester. Then it brightened up & kept dry until a  short shower late afternoon. Plan to do a lawn cut tomorrow if it stays dry overnight.

Daughter drove back from East Manchester earlier where there was heavy rain!

A good evening now too. J.

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