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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 31/07/2012 at 16:36

Wet first thing again here. Dry when had finished shopping & tip visit. Put some washing out just now to notice within 5mins that t'was raining a bit again. As usual, not at the front, but washing in back! About 16C only out there. J.

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Posted: 31/07/2012 at 16:31

 I was surprised at the airbag thingy- come on, that's being too careful. Falling off horses is all part of the fun! Ok still no idea how I ended up with a neat hoof print across my 5yr old chest. Mum not impressed & friends' Mum equally cross, but dont think anyone owned up......

Enjoying flicking chanels & watching all sorts.

Retail therapy, plus a coffee, of course, this morning. Did some food shopping & a tip visit. Have done a bit of cutting back of an Escallonia so that when OH parks where he did this last w/end, nobody gets soaked sqeezing past his car! Cannot get any more into the wheely bin. J.

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Posted: 30/07/2012 at 19:57

Evening all.

Nice pics Geoff, shows that you've had better weatherr down your way.

Was supposed to be a super efficient Mrs Mop today & get everything done for when the rain stopped. It did, & by mid afternoon a nice day. Trouble was/is my skill, or not, at getting side-tracked. Newspapers, radio prog, then the Olympics. Oh well tomorrow is another day.

Need to shop first thing, before the little horrors get taken shopping. If mine, or any of her friends had behaved the way they do nowadays, then they wouldnt be here! I shall then shall finish off the cleaning- unless the TV etc distracts me again.

What I did find out today, is that phoning our GPs just after lunch gets you pretty quickly through to a receptionist & easy to get an appointment in advance. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 30/07/2012 at 19:43

You may get some of our West weather this week Frank.

Today t'was wet early on, no surprise there then. 2 lots of washing tumbled, then it began to brighten up. By mid afternoon it was dry & bright here in Manchester & so it remains. Anyone watching NWest tonight will have seen the weather from Salford - bright blue, cloudless, sky & sun!

Need to get the washing back inside soon though. J.

Bye bye Clematis Cassis

Posted: 29/07/2012 at 15:50

My Cassis is well in flower, sorry, but another type has sucumbed to wilt, I suspect, this year, so have just cut it well back.

IME Chirrosa is pretty tough & hard to kill- even mine was really cut back/down in a fit of temper, as it persisited in flowering over the other side of an 8ft fence. This year it has regrown & am back to tying the blighter back in to the trellis it shares with the Cassis. J.

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Posted: 29/07/2012 at 15:41

Oh Jeeny, what a night. At least all safe. They are still our babies no matter their ages. J.

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Posted: 29/07/2012 at 15:39

Kate- the Sept delivery is because of new stock arrival/change of catalogue. It's still going to be a 'current' article- phew. So us having paid a greatly reduced price cf full/new price for same thing is good enough for me. As long as same colour..... Apparently Belfast has 1, but delivery/collection from there not really an option for either party.

Weather better here now, so dress from yesterday is on washing line & also the winter scarves/hats! Have been down to greenhouse & watered in there, but no actual pottering done, nor planned for today. J.

Disappearing Pansies

Posted: 29/07/2012 at 15:30

If it's a clean 'snip' then mice are a likely culprit. Should be time enough to get some more sown? J.

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Posted: 29/07/2012 at 12:18

Not a betting person, but am enjoying the swimming. I have the remote! Used to club swim, badly, many, many moons ago......

OH sorting through some gorgeous photos of hellebores he took at Dunham earlier this year. Perhaps for my calendar?

Coldframe now outside with a niger seed feeder inside it to stop the squirrel! J.

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Posted: 29/07/2012 at 11:02

OK am back!

Quick resume- now have emptied 4 compost bins & refilled 2! 1 leaf cage also empty, another converted to an open mixed compost/leaf 'bin'. Wasnt too stiff yesterday. BTW DONT believe an 'expert' who says site your bins under trees etc! What they dont tell you is said tree roots invade the bottom of your compost bin/leaf cage & create a lovely (not) layer of compaction plus roots!!! Anyway job well done after 6 mths delay- I normally toss compost Feb/Aug & this yr wasnt allowed to do the Feb session.

Ikea delivery now scheduled for September!! Date to be arranged & still at sale price- phew.

Wedding went really well yesterday. Finally found the reception venue & which was good. Unfortunately I began to feel pretty rough early evening so we came home. Still it was lovely to see everybody again & the bride looked wonderful.

OH now waiting on better weather later on, we hope, to get my new, huge coldframe outside via the patio doors to its' new permanent home. I've already got soaked once earlier this morning moving the existing duff c/f & contents out of the way & also removing the plant sucers from beneath pots after yesterdays' heavy rain here!

Am actually watching Olympic swimming etc! J.

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