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Posted: 14/03/2013 at 12:03

Well done Bjay. Fancy a quick trip up M5/6 to do some lawn re-edging for me?

I would put couch grass into council recycling bin. Not fancy my chances of it rotting down fully in my bins as 'cold composting', unlike the councils huge, 'hot' set up.

Am having cottage cheese on toasted panini with ypughurt & fruit for afters. No more coffee til much later- perhaps that's why was sooo ratty! j.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 14/03/2013 at 11:44

-4.5C this morning.

Sun initially, but now just started to spit with rain.

Have abandoned plans to sow seeds in greenhouse, just too cold, so am shredding loads of obsolete paperwork which will ultimately end up as compost, so a sort of gardening. J.

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Posted: 14/03/2013 at 11:40

It's just spitting with rain here now. Was dumping stuff into wheely bin recycling when realised, so washing now tumbling. I just couldnt be bothered with draping it around various airers. Also someone has a fire nearby. T'isnt the local pyromaniac- he's been very good since I lost it, after 25yrs of hassle, & shopped him to Environmental health!

Anyway, wont be sowing today, but the bag of shredding will ultimately end up in various compost bins/wormery, so it's a sort of gardening.

Yes M&S egg custards, almost as good as Glovers'- Chorley market. J.

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Posted: 14/03/2013 at 10:55

Am actually calming down now. Just consumed an egg custard, my 'treat' for today.

The sun is going, so may actually leave the seed sowing after all, as still cold out there & am well into the swing of shredding old OOD paperwork. It's creating a lot of spare folders/files so no need to buy more, let alone the space at the bottom of my wardrobe. Once daughter fully 'gone' will need to move stuff, & sort as do it, from spare room into what was her wardrobe & the paperwork from my/OH's into the spare. Very theraputic actually.... Byee. J.

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Posted: 14/03/2013 at 10:18

Not only have I had the agro of the b boiler- e-mail gone btw, - but now some s*d at bank didnt transfer some funds to the correct account so that 2 cheques written would be honoured!!! That advisor who's just phoned up to tell me that fact has just received - well you can imagine the tone of my reply...... Since same advisor sent out paperwork to me using incorrect postage which involved a visit to sorting office & payment !! you can imagine just how ballistic am feeling at the mo.

Rant over, am going to continue with sorting/shredding some paperwork until it warms up just a wee bit & the sun reaches the greenhouse when I shall go to do seeds & hopefully calm down! J.

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Posted: 14/03/2013 at 08:32

Morning all. Gary- I saw the moon last evening, agree wonderful sight.

Am up, courtesy of boiler, & having to take the tablet. Mail going off shortly to heating company- OH was supposed to be sorting, but he's been busy at if you want anything doing round here, do it yourself!

Painkillers taken with food. I will get into seed sowing later, but brass monkeys out there still. So have done a pile of shredding, a washload, well not me personally, & am on my 2cnd coffee.

BTW am one of the women who have had a double/triple whammy re their state pension date, so dont get me started..... J.

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Posted: 13/03/2013 at 19:54

Ooh cooking prog on, byee. J.

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Posted: 13/03/2013 at 19:48

Hi Bunny, one trouble with MG is that once germinated they grow like mad, so you'll need some support in place fairly soon. The main problem is that they just dont like cold night temperatures. So unless you've plenty of space- conservatory/heated greenhouse- they'll start to go yellow, sulk & generally look miserable. IME it's just not worth the effort of trying them this early. Beginning of May is fine. They'll germinate in an unheated greenhouse then & do fine.

Problem I have is they are slug caviar. So I now grow them in pots, with copper tape around them, next to a trellis which they eventually scramble up fine. I still lose the odd one, but if I planted them actually in the border I'd end up with none. J.


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Posted: 13/03/2013 at 19:38

Ok we could have more snow here tomorrow. I'm still planning to sow some seeds, but not MGs until May!!

Just put the bin out & there's a wonderful crescent moon in the West. Looking at how fast the temperature is dropping, a sharp frost tonight is on the cards. I have reinstated the bubblewrap letterbox flap. All the cuttings in the porch are as far away from the door as possible, should be ok. J.


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Posted: 13/03/2013 at 18:18
Rosa carriola wrote (see)

Well doneBecks - be hurtling around the Chase now

Lovely plant dean - not sure if soil is suitable though

Oh Jo you'll be cooking larger than needed quantities of food. Takes ages to get used to smaller quantities.

Can you post that on my other thread Dean so that it keeps it to the fore (thanks)

Bjay, no such luck- on Thursdays she's working nearby so it's easier for her to come here for tea instead of sitting in a huge traffic queue to get home. She's gradually emptying her room & elswhere (!) of her 'stuff'.

OH has to assemble the remaining Ikea furniture on Saturday & he'll take some more things up when he goes. I'll nip to do the supermarket shop this end, then make a 'picnic' to take up for the 'workers'. She's got to show me the 'back way' to get there this time. I tried my own version last w/end & got very confused/lost. Luckily I recognised a garage at some traffic lights & so found my way back onto the ususal route. It's actually not too bad, but sometimes very busy & loads of junctions, lane changes etc. J.

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