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Posted: 07/03/2013 at 19:18

Well this week I have

1.Done the first lawn cut, didnt re-edge it though as ground was so hard after nearly 3+ weeks without rain, that would've hurt to do it. I ached enough anyway.

2. Cleaned out the majority of back patio slab cracks. I allow lots of self-seeders, but there is a limit. Think I last did it properly in 010! The bottom patio & path still to do. It's a crawling on your knees job- double kneeler used.

3.Started to repot/cull the house plants. Listed the ones need to send with daughter. Really must sort out the pot covers too- job for sometime next week I think when too cold to do much else.

4.Emptied out a layer of the wormery & then re-set it up. Put the resulting compost onto this yrs veg bed for the worms there to do their bit. Saves digging.

5. Had lunch/coffees sat outside on 2 days. Even sat out with a good book one afternoon.

6. Went shopping locally & took loads to the charity shop. Organised an appointment at Bank for next week.

7. Had an old friend from my childhood village phone- lots of chat/advice there. I will get down to WMidlands to give support in the near future.

8. Finally got a cold-caller to actually talk to me when he finally accepted that OH not available. Peace now reigns. OH managed to do a 'silent' call to our land line t'other day. So used my mobile, & credit!, to phone the factory to get him to sort it out. Not a happy bunny OH!

9. Took another friend out today for her birthday. Another GC after a quick shop for us both at a Morrisons en-route, she doesnt drive. Went the 'pretty' way round Bolton oops, will know better next time.

10. Managed to do my 'quick' clean up around the house as well today. Now need to sort out what daughter needs to take for her bed making at her house. She's planning to be there over the w/end. If I see another paint/fabric sample I shall SCREAM!! Apparently it's Dunelm & Laura Ashley on Tuesday..... Think it's my turn to buy the meal out.

Next week I think, at the mo, Monday & Thursday are 'free'..... but that could all change.

So life rather busy. Quite glad that this w/end shant need to do any gardening up at daughter's.

The dahlias are starting, as are some pots of sweetpeas. No rush to do anything else yet though. J.

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Posted: 07/03/2013 at 17:57

Nothing out of the ordinary around here then?

Chill? what's that? What we're due to get weather-wise next week by the look of it...

Just made, successfully this time, pancakes on which I spread low-fat garlic cheese, rolled them up with more grated cheese on top & grilled. Served with very fresh Spelt bread & a mixed salad. Yummy.

Fasting blood test tomorrow morning. So breakfast will be at a GC! Traffic always bad trying to return the M/C way, so no point. I also have a list.... J.

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Posted: 07/03/2013 at 16:29

I've arrived. First time pc been turned on since w/end.

No excuses, just been soooo busy this week.

Anything major happened? Geoff? J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 16:27

First rain here overnight & first thing this morning. We needed it.

Got lots done in garden though on Monday & Tuesday including eating my lunch sat outside! Yesterday was a shopping & paperwork day. The wind was rather cold.

Dont like the look of next weeks' forecast....J.

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Posted: 03/03/2013 at 19:06

Oh & before Geoff reminds me that it's not my garden, I have followed my instructions, most of the time.....

I'm planning to do the first cut of my patch either tomorrow/tues. It's been sooo dry up here for ages, so am grabbing the chance. I need to re-edge it as well, that always makes everywhere look smarter, even when it isnt.

Bjay, that's some size of garden- good old MOD!

I've lots of snowdrops & crocus now well out & even a couple of tete a tete daffs, plus an unknown early small one. Not a snowdrop to be seen anywhere in daughter's- I've offered some of mine, but she declined. I must rescue one clump that is trying beneath an evergreen fern that is now huge.

We've just had a mascapone & spinach potato bake with buttered crusty bread & salad cream for me & OH- it just perks it up somehow. They've had jam sponge pudding & cream for pud.

Right, the ironing awaits. J.

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Posted: 03/03/2013 at 18:04

Hi all.

Awol -been doing daughter's garden the last 2 days & swallowing painkillers to stop the drug side-effects getting too much. So far so good....

Tomorrow & tuesday, weather permitting I'm doing my garden!

I'll catch up sometime, I hope, but then maybe not.... J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 17:59

WManchester/SLancs. Today was a lot duller than the sunny yesterday & felt colder outside to me. No frost first thing today though.

Have spent 2 days trying to instill some sort of order into daughter's garden. New to her, but very neglected. Not a snowdrop anywhere, but some primroses, not polyanthus & signs of a few daffodil clumps. Lots of shrubs, some of which I've still to identify.

At least she realises it's not going to suddenly turn into a well tended/colour all yr round space without a lot of hard work! I have my instructions....... J.

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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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