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Posted: 16/06/2012 at 14:08

The rain appears to be moving away, as getting brighter, but the wind is still strong in Manchester. Only about 13-14C out there, no wonder OH just gone to find a 2cnd jumper!

Loreli- I've got a 'returning' Acanthus that doesnt want to flower. Yes, bits are appearing not quite where I'd expect them, or want, but easily pulled up when spotted. J.

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Posted: 14/06/2012 at 16:27

Am back. Nearly got lost in hospital, even the staff unsure of where I needed to go & how to get there!

Anyway made it! A nice nurse ended up taking me up in a lift- dont usually do lifts, but stairs didnt seem to get me anywhere sensible. Appointment went well & another staff member got me back down to ground floor & pointed me in right direction for my carpark- which was not full, so no problem there.

Nipped into M&S on way back as had dress in bag- if it hadnt needed washing etc it does now! Found jacket & yes the colour would be fine. Sussed out best size- am in-between really- then suddenly thought, big mistake, of the bag want to use. Not sure it'll be a close enough match/tone-in to jacket. Hmm, so have now put bag in my shopper ready for tonight & see if it is ok. You watch the 2 remaining correct size jackets get sold in the meantime.

Even checked out handbags, just in case, but nothing appealed. Why oh why did I not keep that little white one that I got cheap for the last wedding? Daughter insisted that I had a major chuck out a while back- grrr. Could always try the outlet place I suppose.........

Anyway success for daughter's wants, but she can pay for them, again tough if they get sold in meantime.

Have got washing in- pretty well dry & the wind is increasing- the patio doors sound as if a bee trapped in them!

BTW Kate, memory wont come totally back- double whammy to brain in past. I cope, not sure others do though....... J.

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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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