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Posted: 14/02/2013 at 14:43

I also think of that geranium as Clarice too Bunny. Dont find it too thugish around here, famous last words??, but it is in a NWest facing bed, totally compacted soil, surrounded by other thugs & overhung by big shrubs, mine & trees from t'other side. So it's got a fight on it's hands.

Never knew that Penstemons could layer themselves. Had a good look at the as yet un-cut-back one & realised that it's actually 2-3!! Donations for daughter maybe?

Not a single seed sown yet- next week I expect. Tomorrow shall cut back all 3 large Epimediums. I only do the 2 really evergreen ones every 2cnd/3rd yr. They arent supposed to need the cut back, but they've got so big that they're swamping an Ashwood's Hellebore which is just in flower, so I want to be able to see that. It wouldnt take kindly to moving, so Epimedium will be attacked instead.

Am sure I could do lots more out there, but if am sensible- moi?- & pace myself it'll be better, if frustrating.

Right, must plod on. Things getting done, slowly, but the wind is flapping the washing, the sun keeps trying to come out & the Goldfinches have returned- along with the 'b' bullfinches- so not too bad a day really. J.

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Posted: 14/02/2013 at 11:35

Me, panic? Nooo, just a real pessimist. Anyway weren't you hoping your flat roof leak/repair wasnt obvious?

Am having a quick lunch before I go & do something, not sure what, but loads of things await that have been put off & put off until I really must. J.

Are Morrisons bulbs any good ??

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 11:21

They also have little pots of Tete a Tete daffs for 50p at the mo. 3-4 bulbs in each. Those were my Valentines' card from OH. J.

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Posted: 14/02/2013 at 11:19

No havent googled re boiler, think that was the first thing OH did when problem occurred. We shall see, she says. Have pointed out to head engineer that hadnt fully settled the bill either.......

No plaster down in garage from flat roof, phew. There's a large crack across the plaster board from when the window men were replacing the windows above some yrs ago. IF/when, probably, it 'goes' it will be expensive. Do know which builder/roofer shall use though. He did next doors about 3yrs back & changed it into an apex tiled roof. Since those neighbours borrowed the plans for our flatroof/extension to have theirs built, we know that it can be done. Several previous roofers saying it couldnt etc & Steve proved them wrong. Looks good too.

Lottie, hope you survive your sons' driving. Just clamp your feet together, mouth fixed in a grin & look out of the side window! That was me being driven down to the cancer hospital every 3 weeks last yr by OH!

Wind got up a bit, so next wash load ready now to go & flap. J.

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Posted: 14/02/2013 at 10:34

OH sent txt this am, but has he found his card that I sneaked into his rucsac before he returned to little house?

Workmen gone, now I'm more confused than ever. Have agreed to 'play' with radiator valve settings to see if 'kettling' stopped/re-occurs, but surely having thermostatically controlled radiator valves mean that each room is set as you want it, not blasting out full heat in an un-used room!!

Am going into garage to see if any plaster fallen onto my car from when man walked across that roof......J.

Are Morrisons bulbs any good ??

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 09:57

The plants/bulbs in morrisons are less expensive IME.

Nothing wrong with them, just usually smaller bulbs cf than from other suppliers so they will flower ok, but may not have as many flower spikes as  the larger, more expensive bulbs.

BTW dont forget to ask in the flower section for their flower buckets- they sell packs of them for 99p. Very useful for all sorts. J.

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Posted: 14/02/2013 at 09:46

Morning all.

Glad OH being looked after Dean. Shall avoid Haslingden today then, know it well!

Man been on our 'no-go' large flat roof at the front -eek- to swop one of our main roof tiles for a venting one (?) for the bathroom extractor fan. Man not the smallest/thinest I've seen, pleeeeze let the roof cope.

More rat bait been put down, & the empty birdfeeder removed into the greenhouse so I can wash it out sometime.J.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 09:32

Dull & damp & no sign of any remaining snow. Already about 6-7C out there.

Removed an empty bird feeeder for washing out, put down more rat bait under the shed, joy!

Man now on our large flat roof at front replacing a roof tile. Please let the roof not then need extra work, nor that flat roof 'go' as normally nobody allowed onto it. J.

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Posted: 13/02/2013 at 20:31

 M.A.S.H was brilliant. I'd forgotten about BJ.

OH says over in Peaks was safer walking back than driving tonight. Hope it doesnt freeze for him walking in tomorrow, but then slush just as dangerous.

One of 'the ladies who lunch' is a 'bunny hugger' at the local animal rescue centre. Since her own rabbit died she goes & sits & strokes the new rabbits to get them used to being handled.

Dean must be visiting/staying with his OH. Hope all gone ok. J.

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Posted: 13/02/2013 at 19:39

Lost me again

Just put the wheeely bin out- snow all but gone & it's sort of raining out there now. Wind increasing, but local forecast says dry for tomorrow. Typical- having tumbled everything today. J.


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