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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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Posted: 11/06/2012 at 11:15

Sorry Geoff & all down south, another decent day here in Manchester.

Got the front bed planted out yesterday & the last 2 toms set up in greenhouse.

Off to remove excess self-seeders from the patio cracks now. Was going to cull the unwanted aquilegias from lawn bed, but they are still buzzing with bees, so that can wait. J.

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Posted: 09/06/2012 at 16:48


Survived M6&5 yesterday, not much 'fun' driving though.

Car now has its' new windscreen, but there is some of their 'gunk' just in the middle! I shall try & remove, & if no joy will pay them another visit!

OH & me had a wander around a local retail park. Am sure staff in one electrical shop must've got suspicious with OH, he was in there ages & spent nowt! I came back 2X to find him!

Energy levels not so good today, so was glad of a coffee break in supermarket & have done very little since back home. Rain finally stopped & virtually no wind now either. Didnt even attempt to open garage door last night, just too bad.

All being well shall finally get outside tomorrow- that front bed must now be workable?

Peace reigns too. Daughter gone to stay with uni friends in NEast. J.

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Posted: 09/06/2012 at 16:37

After 2 days of heavy, persistant rain & strong winds- M6/M5 down to Nworcs not much fun yesterday- the rain has finally stopped here in Manchester as well.

Am fed up of being cold & damp & no plans to garden today!

Think tomorrow shall get outside, into greenhouse first & then, plus waterproof trousers, finally plant out the remaining fuschias etc, providing the slugs leave me some! J.


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.

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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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