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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.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/02/2013 at 11:43

Brilliant sunshine! Slight breeze. Soil bone dry though.

Washing out & me next! Sweetpea seeds & dahlia tubers await in the greenhouse. J.

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Posted: 26/02/2013 at 17:28

That's the last time I help daughter out!! She can use up her precious leave to stay in for overpriced stuff. She's even moaned about me putting my car away, when she was supposed to be treating me to a meal out tonight. Beans on toast I think now, & tough if she doesnt like beans, she doesnt, so her meal?????

Rant over. J.

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Posted: 26/02/2013 at 17:14

Hi Dean, nice invasion on the whole though? J.

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Posted: 26/02/2013 at 17:13

Am finally warm.

Pd off with boiler that obviously knows am back!

Too cold out there to even think about doing anything. I must seive some of my compost so can use it, plus MP, for the dahlias which are still sat in spare bedroom. The Hoyas need a shower, to remove the dust off leaves, but the big one is smothered in flowers/buds already so that means may have those fall off. Oh well, still intend to do it.

OH rang, I was just walking back inside from the garage.

Yes, once the weather improves we'll all be outside as much as poss. The boards are always quieter then, except in the evenings when people want advice, or a chat. J.

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Posted: 26/02/2013 at 15:23

Chica- I had a similar problem when staying at my parents' house. The neighbours' partner chucked his fag ends over the joint fence. I just collected them all up, in a bag, went round, knocked on door & gave them back to neighbour!! It worked, but neighbour herself was mortified & partner didnt actually live there.... J.

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Posted: 26/02/2013 at 15:17

I'm around now.

Sue- it's so easy to do things like that. Take care.

Am finally thawing out. 'B' hell daughter's house is cold with no heating. I did sort of clean the front bay window, but some sort of deposit ? on it that will probably budge with warm water, which didnt have unless I boiled the kettle, plus elbow grease & vinegar which also didnt have.

I'd taken a fan heater up with me, so moved it from room to room wherever I was! Think they'll need the oil filled radiator up there as well for this w/ends' painting session.

The stored furniture arrived, the big wardrobe had to be dismantled to be got up the stairs- narrow, steep & a bend at the top. They finally got it reassembled, but have broken off a knob & removed the other. No problem, daughter can buy new ones & also some for the tallboy that has the same ones matching the wardrobe. Funny thing is I can remember Dad fitting those when I was little, so they werent the originals.

Does look good seeing furniture around. A bit sad though as lots of memories.

Visited the local Morrisons on the way back, bigger than ours. Then called in at the warehouse place here from where she's ordered her carpets. I'd been telling her they would be cheaper & would get a new mattress for the little bed. Wouldnt believe me, but of course they can......& much cheaper that what she was saying, plus 1 less delivery to arrange.

Now what's the betting that OH will phone me just as am putting my car away in garage. I've got the urgently needed info he wanted, but cant get hold of him. J.

Discussions started by jo4eyes

Care & maintenance of elderly Bramley apple trees.

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