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Posted: 28/02/2013 at 19:52

I nearly forgot- have a solitary little daffodil out.

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Posted: 28/02/2013 at 19:51
Rosa carriola wrote (see)

In the center - no more though will stop being an ony mouse 

lived near becks and David K

Ah, opposite side to where I grew up. Of course that's why you go back that way sometimes. dohsmiley, my brain.....

Met a lady in M&S in NEastDerbyshire on Friday who was born in same hospital in Brum as me. Long since demolished. Just heard the slight accent when she was talking to me- I was asked for some cosmetic advice, me?!!

Done my on-line bumph. Ta da! That's good. Even knew where to find the paperwork- wow. Roll on getting space back around here then maybe, just maybe, I'll sort out my boxes of stuff that I cant get at properly coz of daughter's things..... J.

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Posted: 28/02/2013 at 19:34
Rosa carriola wrote (see)

OH used to work in B'rum. So lived close-ish 

Night Dean

Being nosey Bjay, whereabouts?

I have fished out that work paperwork- now to get stuck in- I may be gone some time...... J.

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Posted: 28/02/2013 at 18:49

Welcome Ben, from another Brummie- ok I left in the 70s but so what!

My leg playing up again-drat. All because I was probably bending awkwardly when doing the Epimedium. Hop along around here now with much muttering going on. Still will be back on regular painkillers tomorrow again, so that should help.

Still to do the important stuff on-line, oops. Since nurse will be around lunchtime tomorrow, I shall do all the outstanding paperwork/computer stuff tomorrow morning. I know that I could get my act together & do it tonight, but dont want to. J.

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Posted: 28/02/2013 at 16:12

Oh yes, saw the first bumble bee as well!

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Posted: 28/02/2013 at 16:11

Back inside. Ended up cleaning out the big pots after all. Moved the big coldframe a bit so, when it actually warms up, I can have my breakfast sat outside without anyone seeing me.

Then realised that hadnt cut back the 1 Epimedium, so that is now done & I can see all the snowdrops & hellebores better. The flowers of the epimedium are just showing too. It's always a bit behind the others. Good job it's council bin collection day on Sat as have filled it again.

Finally caught up. Lottie- that's good news. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 13:11

Frosty first thing. Now bright & sunny, but a few bits of high cloud around. Some breeze, so washing out. J.

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Posted: 28/02/2013 at 13:08

Hi all.

Being Mrs Mop going very s l o w l y here, but doing it properly this time. Have done some phonecalls needed to do though. Need to find some work, wots that?, associated paperwork so can do something on-line asap.

Was planning to do some sorting out of big pots/planters this afternoon, but just not motivated to get out there today. No rush. Soil still bone dry/frozen so some jobs cant get done.

If anybody thinks am crawling around on knees clearing out the patio cracks of unwanted things whilst it's still cold, despite the sun, they can forget it. I will try & do before April, she says.....

Seeds- I now settle down with my seed tins etc between Christmas/NYr. I check what already have, want & need to chuck/compost- well into council bin in that case so no surprises from my eventual compost yrs later. J.


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Posted: 27/02/2013 at 19:45

Having had a meal out last night- daughter apologised - tonight was the macaroni, well penne, cheese over cauliflower. Ketchup of course. Now totally confused as that's normally Mondays' meal, but with me driving back somehow that all changed. Afters was low fat yoghurt with raisins & a satsuma for me & Greek youghurt with honey for daughter.

Now though back to my ususal Wed evening occupation- ironing. The washing nearly dry today so makes sense.

One of daugters' front room long curtains in the washer now. I just couldnt get the 2cnd one off it's hooks- combination of shorty me, who wont use very top step of step ladder, especially as was on my own in house at the time, & said ladders wobbling on the one side of the bay window.

Have another half day of gardening planned for tomorrow. Shall be Mrs Mop quickly first thing, until it's warmer outside. J.

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Posted: 27/02/2013 at 16:19

My PGarnet is hardy up here bjay. I still take cuttings though in late summer/autumn, just in case. I've also an unnamed lilac variety that comes through too. Nowadays tend to stick to those that do survive for me. The name of the lilac will come back to me sometime......

I have already had to cut my parent Garnet plant back this year- yes could be too soon, but the flopping was driving me mad everytime I looked out. Have now got some new supports to use that'll be better for it.

I also noticed that my plant had layered itself, so that'll do for daughter as i dont want 2 so close together. J.

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