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Posted: 20/03/2013 at 17:08

Sorting out this house is taking forever Bunny. Once, if, the weather warms up, you can find me outside & s*d the sorting inside!

As for decorating- hmm, when OH feels like taking time off work perhaps, as long as he doesnt expect me to stop gardening to help!

BTW I gave in & bought a size up pr of jeans . Weird though as was wearing same make, a size smaller, honestly.....

Oh yes, 4 trays of germinated Cosmos this morning in propagator!

Still to watch GW as been pootling around threads. Right can of worms I see. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 17:02

Dull, dampish, sort of day in WManchester today. No frost this morning but only reached 4-5C later on.

Having seen the forecast for Friday/Saturday will hibernate again!! J.

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Posted: 20/03/2013 at 16:51

Afternoon all.

Dull, vaguely dampish sort of day here.

Sorted out the 3 drawers of sideboard first thing. We have a good charity collection tomorrow. I even went to neighbour to get another bag.

I went down to Lowry Outlet mall for some retail therapy this morning & a coffee, of course. Anyway got OH some more jeans, correct length & daughter has a replacement dust-buster so I can keep her other one!! She bought it originally for use in her car, but somehow I find it more use than her.....

Have spent this afternoon doing a clothes sort out- mine. Rule is buy one, throw away/charity at least 1 'old' item. Am now feeling smug & charity bags full.

Am going to watch last weeks GW next. Let's see if I can stay awake.. J.

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Posted: 19/03/2013 at 20:07

Just nipped back- OH says they are called 'chunnels' around NEast Derbyshire. Byee again, J.

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Posted: 19/03/2013 at 19:49

OMG you lot!

Totally lost the plot here. So s l o w at thinking & typing so giving up tonight. J.

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Posted: 19/03/2013 at 19:46
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I have to share my passage with the neighbours!

OH's little house alleyway set up is shared with at least 4 houses. Very disconcerting having strangers from up the road wandering past the back door/window, neither having frosted glass. So breakfast taken with the blinds pulled well down. People have to pull all the wheely bins through everybody elses' garden to get to their own space, each garden having 2 side gates.

I suppose if you imagine a T shape set up, OH has the first house on RHS & immediate neighbour the first on LHS. It's apparently quite a common set up around there with a row of terrace houses. J.

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Posted: 19/03/2013 at 19:14

Tree surgeon Rain.

BTW why Hellebores inside? They are totally hardy. I'd just tuck the pots next to a wall outside & leave them be. They do take for ever to germinate, but best from fresh seed. So if your dont want to show this time perhaps try again with some seed from this yrs flowers? I've got a few pots of 'babies' from my Ashwood plants. Wonder what they'll be like? J.

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Posted: 19/03/2013 at 18:58

It's ginnel around here too, but alleyway as well. Think it depends on where the resident grew up. From WMidlands so alleyway to me & neighbour Southerner so she's the same, but PCSO uses ginnel. They arent allowed to work near to where they live, but she's still a northern lass.

OH's little house has one next to it, but for the life of me cant remember what they call it, def not ginnel nor alley/way.

Bjay, sympathies re drug situation for your daughter. We have had some past probs at the side/behind us, but touch wood, not for a few yrs now. Drinking teens, now that is the latest problem. J.

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Posted: 19/03/2013 at 17:23

In the kitchen!! Noway around here either. Hope you do a good clean up before your OH returns Dean.

Have just swept up mess in greenhouse despite the potting sheet I use- no idea where it came from, but very useful as has corners to trap all the bits & then gets folded up & shoved back into shed. Have slung the fleece sheet over the geriatric spider plants which are now residing down there. If they cope shall use them as gap fillers in the border somewhere. Got babies all over & next generation now in lounge.

Off to reheat my meal now otherwise will open the biscuits...... J.

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Posted: 19/03/2013 at 16:45

Geoff you're never going to win on 'tother thread. bigsighsmiley.

Am cracking on with the house plants. It started to rain abit earlier so washing back inside, but didnt last-typical. A fleece sheet handy to cover plants & am trotting back & forth muttering about pot sizes & covers & gettting on with most of them. Will leave the jasmine as in full flower still/again & daughter's orchid, though will do that soon then she can it have to look after. Ditto the 'triffid' which is an Hoya rescued from MIL greenhouse, pruned to bring back in hand luggage on the plane & is sooo healthy that it needs to feel stressed before it'll produce flower spikes. At least daughter has windowsills suitable for them all.

Only 2 diffenbachias to go! J.

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