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Posted: 14/06/2012 at 12:12

Think you're entitled to rant Kate. I'd be yelling at everybody!!

Am having lunch now before need to set off to hospital. Choice of 2 carparks but no idea where will need to go once inside. Hopeless memory means that even when told etc will have to ask for repeat of instructions! Luckily if any staff spot a vacant look on patient/visitors faces indicating 'I'm lost', they always ask to help!

The dress fits!! Daughter wants to go shopping tonight at TC so shall see if the jacket a suitable match. Had a quick look in OH's wardrobe & may be taking Geoff up on his offer!! J.


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Posted: 14/06/2012 at 12:03

Morning Frank.

Sun & breezy today here in my bit of Manchester. Washing flapping & I've watered in the greenhouse, which is still in part shade for a bit.

I've got a hospital appointment, so no chance to garden today!

More signs of hedgehog visiting the garden- slug population seems untouched! J.

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Posted: 13/06/2012 at 20:53

Have finally organised a tesco delivery for next week- just kept being interupted/being distracted by phonecalls/tv!

Daughter working late, so I've got the remote- she's almost as bad as OH! Springwatch at the mo.

Have got out a dress am going to wear for a wedding next month- assuming it still fits!! Realised that it also needs a wash! Not going to be co-ordinated though, bag not quite the same colour, but close enough. Noticed un-lined jackets at M&S today so may investigate on way back from hospital tomorrow. Memo to self- put dress in bag & take with me! Choice of 2 pairs of shoes, depending on weather & have already put a note on calendar to get a head scarf if my hair not grown back sufficiently. No idea what OH will wear........J.


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Posted: 13/06/2012 at 17:29

Gosh Lottie, you have been busy.

Only toms, runners & courgettes this year. Oh & some chard as well. This garden is 'slug heaven' despite the hog & thrushes, so salad stuff takes a real hammering.

The courgette in the compost bin is the happiest, but the 2 on this yrs veg plot, next to runners are fine too. The one in last yrs plot is already well munched! Beginning to think, after 2yrs without, that nemaslug is worth it after all.

Oh yes, I found a healthy alpine starwberry plant in the flower bed- must've thought it was a potentilla! Not quite ripe yet. J.

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Posted: 13/06/2012 at 17:21

We had showers this morning, but it's a lot brighter now- bit late as teatime!

Yesterday I did manage a lawn cut & got the last of the summer planting finally done- phew!

Things now less pressing, but tomorrow am due at the hospital again so no chance to get outside & as for the forecast for friday onwards.......... J.

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Posted: 13/06/2012 at 17:15

Geoff is happy!

BTW I had a crush on Russ Conway when I was about 4! J.

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Posted: 13/06/2012 at 17:14

Hi all.

Apart from a shower this morning today has brightened up quite well. Tomorrow due to be nice & am due at hospital-grr! Still at least shall get the washing put out before I go & trot down to greenhouse & water in there.

Went for some retail therapy this morning -to celebrate getting the planting done you understand -& as usual the Boots & M&S vouchers arrived in post just now, at least 4hrs after I returned! Note that M&S are now imposing minimum spends nowadays, which even I cant bring myself to do!

Have finished all the planting out- well whatever the slugs & co had left me! Have culled the excess aquilegias & found the missing sedum, it's very small for some reason, but at least still there.

Our 'hog' been around again. Not impressed when nearly trod in fresh offerings as got out of car after reversing out of garage this morning.

Still no sign of the missing GC voucher though........ J.




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Posted: 11/06/2012 at 20:47

We stayed dry all day up here & all being well shall get the lawn done tomorrow once car out of garage.

Abandoned the patio crack clearing- my fingers just arent up to grasping fiddly things yet- was wearing very thin gloves, as per usual, but the chemo has 'b' up my finger tips as well as toes, so still couldnt cope. Oh well it'll improve sometime.

So managed to remove all the excess aquilegias- they had all but finished flowering today. Left all the ones with wool tied around them, will cut those back later on. Discovered that my rudbekia deamii is being well & truely eaten this year, doubt will get any. 

Think have 'found' the missing hardy geranium, but will know for certain when it flowers. Not quite where I thought it was though........

Eek, a spider has just walked across the carpet in front of the sofa, where am sat, & disappeared beneath! J.

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Posted: 11/06/2012 at 20:30

Well the sun went in as soon as I got outside! None too warm either, but did get into a flower bed & removed a load of self-seeders. Memo to self- be more ruthless next autumn!! (if possible)

Sun came out just as I'd finished & packing things away!

All being well another dry day due tomorrow, so plan to cut the lawn. J.

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Posted: 11/06/2012 at 11:24

Hard luck for your OH Kate, I know that I was in some sort of shock after some male person did that to me some yrs ago.

Yesterday's weather was great up here- sorry- & today the sun has just come out. Just waiting on washing machine & then am off to do battle with excess self-seeders on the patio-we ie me- keep tripping over them! (since have 2 knackered big toes at the mo, from the chemo, tripping is not to be advised, nor stubbing on things, but try telling my brain that! ouch!!) J.

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