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Posted: 22/03/2013 at 14:54

No the tax & MOT are different coz it must've only had 6mths tax on it when we bought it. That I do know!

Now I've got to have a conversation with GP, how bad was that blood test??

Am also puzzled, checked outside re some noise assuming top of coldframe got blown off again, but no, so yet again no idea......bigsigh.

Bergerac on again now. J.

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Posted: 22/03/2013 at 14:24


Snow not stuck here, rain now. Daughter no snow either, nor OH at the mo. He's just asked me when his car's MOT runs out-how the h*** should I know!

Anyway have had my LAST home drug session!! Will be swallowing regular painkillers from teatime onwards, but phew, that's good.

Now all we need is the weather to buck it's ideas up in about a weeks time & i'll be a very happy bunny, sorry Bunny. J.


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Posted: 22/03/2013 at 11:11

Oh that's weird, coz when I put quoted bit into reply box it didnt 'seperate' like wot it's done when actually posted..... hence the what the heck! J.

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Posted: 22/03/2013 at 11:09

Hi all, waiting on nurse arriving. Just nipped out in the gale & driving sleet at the mo, to postbox.

Jean how come you get it worse than us? You're nearer the coast, exposed perhaps? Glyn I accept as up in the hills. wrote (see)
Jo whenever you say OHs little house I visualise a Wendy house

Ok il get my coat now .......

What the heck- oh well, Bunny, OH's rented house IS little. Just right for 1 or 2. Not quite a wendy house.

Re Chaenomeles- tough as old boots, very thorny, freestanding or tied up to fence/wall. Mine came from parents' garden & need to do cuttings for daughter this yr. J.

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Posted: 21/03/2013 at 20:13

I've gone back to a smaller size again as couldnt get the full page size on the screen & it was drivivng me mad.

Anyway, am watching The Planners whist pootling on here- somebody wants some structures/steps in their garden.

I managed to give myself a good lump on head t'other w/end when down at OH's little house. The chair is under the open staircase & who stood up & cracked her head? Ouch, so Dan, take care. J.


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Posted: 21/03/2013 at 19:58

Dont envy anyone having to travel tomorrow/Saturday. Forecast a wee bit grim for us up north. I know no comparison to you Obs, but we're just not used to it any more. OH works in NEast Derbyshire & he's staying put this w/end. Thank goodness for rented house.

Have pruned the Cornus really hard today. Big mistake in originally planting it a bit to close to a path through the borders. So hopefully I can maintain a better shape this time.

I also finally cleaned off the plates etc used as pot saucers for big pots on patio. All now stored until needed.

No sign of any restarting of my Hostas- all in pots, sat by house wall. However there is now signs of life in the 2 pots of sweetpeas that I thought were 'duff' & just popped onto the shelf in my very cold greenhouse.

The various dahlias are now just restarting, some are on a window sill. others are sat in front of the patio doors.

Sympathies re sciatica. At the mo am free of problems, but not holding my breath. J.

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Posted: 21/03/2013 at 19:33

Has that worked? yay, thx Geoff.

Daughter has just stared at weather forecast in horror. Nagging Mum was right about boots, shovel etc in car. Maybe she'll get a proper size yard brush now.......

She'll need to go a different route to work tomorrow morning, across country on B roads not sensible. I'm hibernating, just hope the nurse makes it ok. J.

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Posted: 21/03/2013 at 16:09

R.I.P. my Caenothus. After 2-3yrs of looking increasingly miserable I've take the saw to it. Not sure how old it was, but at least 10yrs+ & I know that they are short lived. It wasnt going to cope with the increased competition from the wild cherry tree, on other side of fence & a vigorous E/G berberis my side.

The cornus has also had a hard prune this yr. Realised that it was getting an odd shape, which is because I planted it far too close to a path. So it should regrow hopefully a better shape, or give me the chance to keep it that way.

Need to scrub myself up next & get cooking or daughter will be back & no meal. J.

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Posted: 21/03/2013 at 14:16

Becks, any old empty compost bags around? They're black lined & have holes for drainage. Or you could always put the charity bag into a black bin liner, plus some holes for drainage, & that would be darker & thicker too.

Have cleaned & stored the 'pot saucers'- well a collection of old, cracked, chipped side/dinner plates/bowls. Have far too many, but daughter will need some for her house plants/babies so a good recycle there. I always find myself remembering when we actually used them as plates & where we got them from. Certainly a cereal bowl from my uni days still going.

The wood from daughter's futon has been stashed inside the shed. Far to good a quality to tip it. I now have space on the greenhouse staging. Still to find room for the supermarket delivery crate that daughter brought back from uni.  Hmm, sturdy, very good handles, lots of drainage.....must think on that.

Anyway, after these jam butties, will go & prune the cornus so have the stems ready for plant supports next month.

Oh & the 2 pots of s/pea seeds that I thought were 'duff' & just popped onto the shelf in the 'not frost free greenhouse' are showing signs of life after all! J.


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Posted: 21/03/2013 at 11:52

Morning, just, all.

Back from my 2 mile round trip to Morrisons. Takes for ever though as keep meeting folk & chatting en route. B cold out there, sun shining, yes a frost first thing, but with the wind washing out & flapping well.

Good luck Bjay. I'm usually being Mrs Mop the day before nurse arrives, ie today, but did it all earlier in week this time.

Think will change into scruffs & well wrap up to finally go & sort out the pot saucers. They just need a stiff brush over/out & then will have morer space in greenhouse.

1st shoots on the big dahlias & my chocolate cosmos. Wonder which 2 dahlias they are? At least the posh German named one, daughter's bargain at £5, is also starting.

Right snack lunchtime & get busy. J.

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