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Posted: 07/06/2012 at 15:55

You could also use copper rings around the small plants when you transplant them. Ok, not cheap to initially purchase, but can be reused every year around any suceptible plants. J.

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Posted: 07/06/2012 at 15:48

No waterproof trousers Lottie? <smugsmiley>

Seriously, it was only last year I realised that they should be fished out of my rucksac & used when 'pottering' after wet weather- brilliant!

Am having a break after paperwork sorting- now to file it all away!! How much junk do we get with everything? the shredder has got red hot too.

OH says not got the V, hmm, not convinced, but then still cant see how it fell off shelf & onto his pile of 'stuff'. Just very puzzled now- no change there then! J.

pinching out

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 13:27

I'd just be inclined to keep tying the shoots in to their supports, rather than risk accidentally removing potential flowering shoots in error- well quite likely in my case!

Clematis are greedy plants, so keep them well mulched, if in the ground, & apply a general feed next spring to pot grown plants. J.

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Posted: 07/06/2012 at 13:22

Ha ha Geoff!

Replacement will be form a certain Scandinavian store I think. Down to NWorcs tomorrrow & will need to escape the rush hour traffic on M6 on the way back.

Saturday have to take my car for its replacement windscreen! Thank you lorry passing by on monday. Contrary to the adverts, my insurance company need me to pay an excess!!

Lottie- got waterproof trousers? J.

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 13:15

I need to do a cull of some of my aquilegias. The ones daughter & me like/want have coloured wool tied around them, so hopefully I wont remove those!

Shows how hot a domestic compost bin doesnt get. The main lot have come from compost spread on a relatively new bed, at the time, a couple of seasons ago. Unfortunately last Autumn/this spring I wasnt able to do much thinning so now have this expanse of them, actually creating a nice, airy screen when viewed from the patio.

Mind you last spring it was Mysotis all over the same bed! J.

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Posted: 07/06/2012 at 12:58

Fancy a trip 'up North' Geoff? my hoovering needs doing oh & the dusting............

Still raining & am having a coffee before going upstairs to 'do a paperwork sort out'!

Cross about that V still, but dfinitely nowhere to be seen/found. J.

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Posted: 07/06/2012 at 12:13

Weather not the sort to tempt me outside today.

Have a sort of Jo crisis at the mo- know that i bought a GC voucher for friend's birthday pressie, combined with her OH (never know what to get him). Now it was sat on bureau with a post-it on envelope saying what it was. Not there now & cannot find it anywhere. Know when/where got it & in desperation have phoned friend to check if had already sent it to her- unlikely, as only bought it actually on her birthday & know sent the card earlier. No, not there either.

So will get another 'v' tomorrow from elsewhere & should the original turn up I shall enjoy spending it!

The only other thing is has OH somehow got it with his paperwork? but since he didnt come home this w/end.........

Ironing got done- Lewis good viewing for us. Know Oxford so it's lets' spot where they are half the time. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 12:00

It's not as bad as that here Geoff.

Wet, yes, but not too heavy & actually bright at the same time. About 13-14C out there at the mo. J.

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Posted: 06/06/2012 at 16:40

Hi all.

I had a nice snack at a GC yesterday & didnt buy anything else!

Managed to show OH the trellis stuff I plan, well he'll have to do it, to use across MY side of new fence to give me more privacy from neighbour & friends. Need to measure up & get it.

Lottie- I tried the half birthday idea, but family wont take me on!

Weather been very mixed here- did some pottering outside & got pretty well all the wash loads dry enough before it threw it down early afternoon. Huge pile of ironing now- better be something decent on tape/tv tonight. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 16:31

It didnt actually start to rain until about2.30pm! Typical forecast had said heavy showers all morning so didnt expect to get anything done out there.

Did remove all the saucers from beneath pots, tied in a couple of clematis,  the runner beans & sweetpeas.

Put an obelisk over a clematis I'd dumped into a large pot after it'd failed to start in what was last yrs veg bit. Needless to say it just kept being chewed off beneath the soil, so the pot was a last resort. Totally happy & may yet see some flowers from it- it's not a large plant & had previously been fine in another large pot which I needed for something else last autumn!

Found a cover for the wormery-oops, it's a bit wet after all the rain we've had.

Even had my lunch sat outside in the sun & managed to get loads of washing almost dry with the breeze. J.

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