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Posted: 09/08/2012 at 20:08

A quick 'nip in' tonight as too much sport to watch! Getting in ironing practice too!

Had a productive garden day. Taken cuttings, deadheaded & generally pottered about. Discovered new cold frame lid is sooo heavy for my liitle arms, but have sussed how to cope. Seed sowing I think tomorrow.

May have a touch of too much sun- oops, despite loads of cream. Definitely am caviar for insects again as have at least 2 insect bites! I really should know better than to dive into a shrubbery when wearing shorts!

Have organised appointments to sort out earwax & feet, I hope, before end of month. Only accountant & car MOT now to get done!

Right, off to watch 'lympics. Jo.

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Posted: 08/08/2012 at 20:32

I dont particularly like asparagus Geoff. Every year I try it, but unlike daughter & OH, dont see what all the fuss is about.

Right, am now going to actually watch some atheletics etc. J.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 08/08/2012 at 20:28

Phew it's been hot over here. My thermometer, in the shade, said 22C max, but felt a lot more than that when outside.

Very sunny first thing then lots of clouds arrived, some looking a bit ominous, but no rain. Finally by early afternoon the sun reappeared & stayed. Got the lawn cut, after being out all morning with various tasks, it was still a wee bit damp after the deluge they had had here at w/end.

I then sat out with a good book & had my meal outside too. J.

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Posted: 08/08/2012 at 20:20

Hi all.

Am, sort of, finally watching the Olympics. Busy day, started early after a disturbed night- daughter on weird rota at the mo. Lots of things to be done, now all sorted. Oh no, tell a lie, 1 more thing to sort, but that will get done tomorow.....

Finally got the chance to sit out with a book, but had done a lawn cut beforehand. Also had tea outside too & have watered all the big pots & returned pot saucers to the majority.

Ppetal- that's a good price for a penstemon. Especially if a nice one with lots of cutting material. One of my jobs for tomorrow is doing cuttings- must get up earlish as will be cooler with greenhouse, where I do such things, being in the shade until late morning. By then anyway will have had enough if it's as hot as today. J.

window boxes are a wash out this year

Posted: 07/08/2012 at 19:30

Now my marigolds, sown late last summer have been brill! Star performers this year. Bought some more seeds this morning, will sow this week I think, & hope to collect my own at the end of September.

Much of everything else sown has been eaten by slimey so-n-sos &/or mice! I haven't known a year as bad recently. This is the 4-5th rotten summer up here, so have had enough. J.

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Posted: 07/08/2012 at 13:07

Oh yummy, the first of the GDelight toms on a buttie! J.


Posted: 07/08/2012 at 12:59

Hollyhock- the 'beetle' looks like a Harlequin ladybird to me. J.

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Posted: 07/08/2012 at 12:55

I too need to own up to an elderly, but clean tartan rug on back seat. It was the picnic rug when was little- lots of pics of it!

Wet but brightening up now here today. Daughter & me got caught out as wasnt wet our end when we set of for our coffee & cake at GC, postponed from last week. It got wetter as we drove, no waterproofs on & 1 brolly! We coped, well not sure about daughters' parking ability, so got out smartish, got wet & left her to it!

Tv on already. Lunch now, but not too hungry after cake- oops, treat for today. J.

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.

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