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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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Posted: 18/06/2012 at 18:53

David, TAPS has a 'sort out' every so often I believe. Geoff could do with some masculine support around here.

Parcel turned up just before 6pm! Van came up road, which usually means he tried the other house first.

If London wasnt so far south I'd join in the tented village 'do', but shall be glued to tv or radio for 2 weeks- ooh daughter got some hol next week, so must hide remote! J.

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Posted: 18/06/2012 at 17:18

Geoff- no sign of the voucher! Paper wheely bin got done last week, so...... I still think it'll turn up with OH's stuff. It could easily have got knocked/blown down onto the floor where a pile of his paperwork was lurking......btw I did check in the wheely bin as best I could before it went- have a long-handled grabber, very useful.

Am still waiting for that parcel!! Hope that they didnt try down the road, same number 4 doors away. Shall not be best pleased. It's a dehumidifyer- half price in sale & cheaper than on Amazon! We have a cold wall, despite cavity insulation & still get some problems with rooms that side.So after some muttering again earlier this year, when still cold outside, I decided to get another one- had in past.

I did sit outside though, until all sun disappeared, & enjoyed reading.

Amended/added to tesco, after a quick rethink on menu. Any mutters from daughter & I'll scream!! J.

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Posted: 18/06/2012 at 12:14

Hi all.

Lottie am soo jealous- when suggested for me was met with flat refusal- but glad that you all had a great time.

Am stuck inside on a nice sunny day waiting on a large parcel delivery guarenteed for today & has been dispatched. Hmm, note on door perhaps?

OH phoned to say he'd taken a 2cnd cauliflower! Drat, that was for daughters' & my tea! Why couldnt he look in the carrier first AND I'd told him that his was in there- we got 2 really nice ones on saturday. Now am stuck for tonight.......

Neighbour has spoken to boss of workmen & put them/him straight. Our door, after me doing it yesterday, isnt too bad, but hers' is, despite the plastic covering it. As long as no workmen set foot on our property I dont care what they do to her side.

Now where is a sheet of paper for a note? J.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/06/2012 at 12:02

Lunchtime in Manchester is sunny with lots of fluffy clouds around. Washing out, another lot on the go & am stuck inside waiting on a large parcel delivery! Hmm, note on door perhaps? J.

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Posted: 17/06/2012 at 16:48

Picnic trip was abandoned. Daughter pointed out that to sit on soggy picnic tables wouldnt be much fun so would need to be in the car! OH didnt fancy that, so we had the picnic, plus wine (!), inside at lunchtime.

I now have more security on this pc- whoopee.

Neighbour was found cleaning our wheely bin! When asked why? she replied that the workmen had said I'd moaned about the state of it!! I soon corrected her about  that & what had really gone on. I've managed to do some cleaning of our garage door, using a wooden nail stick. Ironically neighbours', despite its' protection, is also a mess & her side gate is damaged! She is not a happy  bunny.

Have been out & restaked the poor plants that had flopped despite the supports.

Best of all, I saw our hog this morning! My shriek of excitement meant it scuttled away-oops- but pleeze hog keep eating the slugs as now no sunflowers, 2 chewed courgettes & no seedlings left in trays! J.

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