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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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Posted: 27/02/2013 at 16:10

Hi Bunny, I'd bung it back in & perhaps keep some of it in a pot as spare/back up. It gives you the chance to replant the newest bits. J.

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Posted: 27/02/2013 at 15:55

Back inside now. Not tempting fate with energy.

Still a lovely sunny day out there. Washing doing well. T'was warm in greenhouse where there are now 3 big pots of dahlias & 1 chocolate cosmos. All the pots wrapped & all covered with a cloche. Greenhouse not insulated this yr., but they should be ok.

There is life too in some of the uneaten autumn sown HA in the one coldframe. Slug pellets put down & have now closed up both coldframes.

Have dug up & repotted a rhubarb crown, or 2 I hope, for daughter & also some persicaria which will love her damp soil. Am amazed that it even tries in mine nowadays.

Bjay that holiday sounds lovely. You'll never get me on a boat, nor hellicopter, but small plane- hmm, maybe. Done the 'taxi' plane from Jersey to Guernsey in the past. It was OH who had a panic, but I loved it. J.

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Posted: 27/02/2013 at 13:54

See we're all out being busy!

5 pots of sweetpeas on propagator on our bedroom sill.

6 dahlias, all Bishops & 1 choc cosmos now on daughter's sill.

Need to investigate the 2 dahlias pots, unknown variety that, last time I looked in coldframe, had restarted! They can go into greenhouse, plus a covering cloche, so will get the light, but not nec much warmth.

Then, if time & energy allow, only my big Choc cosmos & daughter's German sounding dahlia to get going- they may have to sit in front of the patio window on a large tray I think.

Right coffee to go now. Byee. J.

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Posted: 27/02/2013 at 11:46

Sciving then Dean?

Brilliant sunshine here today- thxs Bunny for sending it further down M6.

Having a quick snack then the sweetpea seeds & dahlia tubers await in the greenhouse.

Back later, J.

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