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Posted: 21/06/2012 at 19:09

Well, we may have escaped the worst weather here today. Not tomorrow by the latest local forecast! Oh well, wonder if the remaining bean plants will survive a slimey attack with all this wet weather? & as for the sweetpeas........!

About half of my dahlia plants, in the borders have been 'got'. Wonder why some & not others close by? That's why my 'choice' ones get grown in pots- but even one of those has been attacked a bit. Moving it to another part of the patio usually helps them regrow new leaves etc- as if the slimey 'b's dont go that way!

Have sourced quite a choice of 'bar' stools, ranging in price from £25-£59. Tesco do 'a pack of 2', but I dont want 2! Wish Ikea had in store the one they've got on-line, it's almost an exact match, style-wise, to our decent (Nan's) one. Decisions, decisions- somehow I can see me not bothering & just keep reminding OH not to use the old set of steps as steps, just as a stool. J.

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Posted: 21/06/2012 at 18:08

Hi from a 'not raining in Manchester at the mo'!

Have been out to lunch with a friend & the weather was rotten driving back home. But as we got nearer I realised that the roads around home were dry! Ok didnt last, but not been as heavy here as others I think.

Trying to find a new stool for breakfast bar in kitchen. One at Ikea is a possibility, but tesco have 2 for less £ & it'd match our existing one better. It was my Nan's I think & is solid wood & really nice. Whenever I get one I shall take the old step-down stool, circa 1970s & wobbly, to the tip to stop OH using it as steps! It's just not safe. Daft thing is also tucked under bar is a very solid fold-up set of steps that I need to get into top cupboards- not a wobble from them at all.

Have my next session of home- drug tomorrow morning. Oh well only another 7 to go! J.

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Posted: 21/06/2012 at 17:53

It's actually a lot brighter here in Manchester now. Yes we've had rain, but it was much worse Warrington way, where friend & me went for lunch. Bad driving back on motorway, until nearly home when realised there hadnt been any rain this end! That didnt last, but not as bad as expected.

Ironically I may have to water some large patio pots as they are underneath a very large tree, on adjacent land. That sometimes acts as an umbrella depending on which direction the rain is coming from. J.

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Posted: 20/06/2012 at 21:57

Ok, ironing done! Keep eating daughter's homemade biscuits, yummy.

Day out tomorrow with friend- total wash-out weather expected, but never mind.

I can also remember 208, gosh Tony Prince. J.

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Posted: 20/06/2012 at 12:45

Ironing sheets?!!! Daft I may be, but noway. Good tug/pull straight around here.

Am waiting for a few mins for suncream to settle. Spent a busy morning cutting back loads & completely filling the wheely bin. I do not put aquilegias, tellima, mysotis nor A. mollis into my compost! Well not any more- that's why have sooo many unwanted plants all over the place.

Happy birthday to Cody & well done G & Mrs G. (just worked out we're coming up to 36yrs next month)

Dont need another dress, 1 enough- just not something I usually wear.

All being well this little notebook will behave today- think/hope it was something to do with updates going on, even though no notification of that happening.

Ok, off outside to flop with a book- Dan Pearson's The Garden- anybody remeber that? J.


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Posted: 20/06/2012 at 12:31

Lunchtime in Manchester. Our sun is coming & going, Still am going to sit out with a good book, have put on suncream, hat & insect repellent.

Spent this morning filling the wheely bin with finished Aquilegias, Tellima & unwanted A. Mollis. Made a note to split/move a hardy geranium as just too big for its' position close to a path. Did cut it back too, almost gone over- literally. J.

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Posted: 19/06/2012 at 22:29

Oh we won then?

Not a footie, nor hat person either. Only possess 1 dress, & it still fits, hope it still does after all the munching have done today! That's for the wedding next month. BTW daughter banned me from getting that jacket! Her comments not repeatable.

This little notebook had another 'wobbly' earlier. Wouldnt turn off- not go to standby- actually off. Much bad language, then decided to allow battery to almost die & it finally obeyed my instructions! Now this could be famous last words......

Geoff, 1600, big by my standards. My 1400 in a small body pretty nippy enough for me. J.


Posted: 19/06/2012 at 22:13

I'd be inclined to repot it into a slightly, only, bigger pot, with fresh compost to allow it to gain some nutition. Ok, it'll be unlikely to flower even next year, but at least you know that it's got some substance in the pot rather than nothing. Then a couple of years on it'll flower. J.

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Posted: 19/06/2012 at 13:07

Must have a bigger engine/ be less 'ecco friendly' than mine then Geoff, mine wasnt that much £135, did this morning.

We had an unexpected shower, heavy too, last evening so plans to do lawn today were abandoned amid much swearing. Yep, still wet grass this morning, but just now it's dry enough to do! So off to get into garden scruffs & do the cut, then tomorrow dont just have to get car out when not planning to go anywhere. J.

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Posted: 19/06/2012 at 12:58

Had an unexpected short sharp shower of rain mid evening yesterday! None had been forecast. Grass was still wet this morning, so abandoned plans to do lawn today.

Just now have been & checked & it's dry enough to do a cut- car still out after doing errands earlier, so easy to get mower out of garage.

Some sun out there, but quite a few dark clouds over to the west. Must get a move on. J.

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