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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.


What's the weather like in your area?

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.

What's the weather like in your area?

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.

Alpine Strawberry plants

Posted: 18/06/2012 at 19:10

Yes, mine also were grown from seed.

Doesnt explain the new plant though that has appeared at the edge of a flower bed though- I'd obviously thought it was a potentilla. J.

Become a hedgehog champion!

Posted: 18/06/2012 at 19:07

I saw our resident/visiting hog early yesterday morning! My shriek of excitement meant it scuttled off rather quickly!

We've no holes at the bottom of our fences, but have an alleyway next to us, which is totally unkempt, that leads to open scrub/woodland behind us. I regularly find 'poo' along the route it must take- just about next to where I get out of my car after reversing it out of the garage!

Am hoping that the slug population will soon subside a bit....... J.


Posted: 18/06/2012 at 18:59

Biennials stay, slugs permitting, as small plants eg foxgloves over the winter months & then flower the next year. J.

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