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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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Posted: 02/08/2012 at 19:24

Phew you lot. I need a snooze after reading all todays' posts.

Didnt actually manage any breakfast, nor coffee, until about 10.30am today! Decided to quickly trot to post box, first thing, with SILs' birthday card. Every few yds someone stopped me to chat! Was quite surprised that I didnt feel ill, eating that late.

Anyway, have really done a good weeding session of my main flower bed. Removed all the unwanted self-seeders, moss, weeds etc. Then titivated (!) the cleared soil with a small fork. Does look a lot better. Bound to have missed some things, particularly in the middle of the bed where a couple of huge plants are in full flower, but should be a lot easier later on in year- that's the plan.

Went in to get a coffee only to discover t'was raining again when I went back outside. Didnt come down too hard, so lawn will get done first thing tomorrow. Daughter said heavy rain as she was driving back from the other side of M/C centre, not that far away!

Had stuffed, baked mushrooms plus braised lettuce & baked pots for tea. Both of us too full for a pud. J.

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Posted: 01/08/2012 at 19:47

Had homemade cheese rissoles plus salad, not homegrown, & baked potatoes followed by strawberries, not mine either- zilch crop this year apart from the alpines.

Am about to start the ironing- need to keep up my skills if your kit needs to look good. Havent got much to do, but will no doubt get distracted by the swimming finals. J.

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Posted: 01/08/2012 at 13:27

Started off damp here in Manchester today, but has sort of dried up. Quite breezy so have risked putting some washing out. About 16-17C at the mo & getting a wee bit brighter.

Lawn is squelchy, so no chance to cut today. Have done some deadheading & wandered around planning which plants need to use for cuttings. J.

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