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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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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.

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