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How To Care For A Baby Cactus!

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 14:36

You can actually get small bags of cactii compost, quite gritty, if that's easier for you to use.

Depending on the type of cactus I agree with Alina on position, but some cactii I dont actually water at all between Oct & March- still keeping them on the windowsill in my unheated NW facing porch.

However the 'Christmas/'Easter' types are woodland plants, so they do get mininum water over the winter & food, when I remember (!). All of mine are about to flower now. They are also in the porch & go outside, in a shadey spot, for the summer months.

Any idea of type/variety of yours? J.

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Posted: 10/02/2013 at 14:16

Oh gosh am stuffed! Filled individual yorkies plus gravy here, followed by yoghurt & fruit, in my case.

Jean, how awful for everyone. Hope she improves soon. Well done your Grandson.

Was hoping to listen to GQT but OH got tv on- ok Lovejoy followed by Hold the Dream- remember those 80s shoulder pads ladies!

Have done 1 e-mail & printed off a voucher for £5 off hardy plants 'til end of month from local GC- where am meeting friend for coffee this week.

Dont 'do' predictive txt. My spelling hilarious these days without that!

Oh goody, OH turned tv off. GQT now on. J.

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Posted: 10/02/2013 at 11:18

Well you lot brought back lots of old TV prog memories. Not all the cowboy ones, but the majority.

Figrat I loved Whirlybirds!

Dove, & anyone else caring for the oldies, sympathies & lots of hugs. It's hard work. Now am dealing with all those memories & that's almost as bad.

Think family just got back.... they've had a bet about whether I would be up & dressed!!

It's raining here & we should escape the snow, she hopes, so KD will be 'on' after all.

Ok snack time now, late lunch planned, so OH & me should then survive tonight. No, plan changed apparently.... J.

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Posted: 10/02/2013 at 10:42

Morning all.

Have given in & started to take regular painkillers for the drug induced aches & pains from Friday's dose. I felt rough yesterday & just moaned, grumped & flopped all day, whilst eating far too much. Which made me even more grumpy coz I knew the weight would get worse.....

The Goldfinches decended en masse to the feeder. OH got a pic! The  Bullfinches were also spotted again, but flew off before he got the camera ready.

Today am finally going to deal with all my overdue e-mails.

Daughter & OH have been on a reckie for daughter's new workplace later this week & I think, not sure, that they've gone to a nearby trade-only warehouse to suss out paint etc.

Now I'll catch up. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 10:35

WManchester- wet again. Not as raw as yesterday. Started taking regular painkillers for my drug induced aches/pains. Now a lot more comfy & less grumpy!

I think that we may miss the forecast snow later on. I do hope so, as off to see Ken Dodd in Bolton this evening. I hope to be aching again but because of laughing so much. J.

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Posted: 08/02/2013 at 19:42

Grr, why cant daughter & OH both like the same food? Oh s*d it they'll get given whatever I feel like doing & tough luck! All I asked was what would people like to eat over the next few days?

At least OH has finally learnt to tell me his shopping needs before we actually get to the store..... Never shop on a Friday, absolutely murder around here. Early Sat am soooo much better.

Then I can flop afterwards whilst they both go up to local shops & library/bank. Have just realised that Sunday meals going to be totally out of order. The KDodd performance starts at 5pm! Hmm, picnic as well??

Geoff sorry you're confused, join the club!

Ok signing off now. Night all J.

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Posted: 08/02/2013 at 17:38

Pause in cooking here. Daughter back, also had cake & OH got the remote......

Dean I did see, but chose to ignore them.

Bjay, drool not drawl, though I quite like the new version.

Dad always had Terry Wogan on car radio when he sometimes dropped me at the 2cnd bus for school. I still cant say Gatwick Airport without a real struggle. It'll always be Gatport Airwick to me. Like big tipper type truncks will always be 'digger ro ros' to me & OH- circa friend's toddler daughter when aged 2-3.(she's now a mum of 3!)

Yet again police chopper flying over!! Route must've changed, that's several times this week. Daughter just tried to spot it, but it's not staying nearby, good.

Ok really do need to go & cook now. Byee, J.

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Posted: 08/02/2013 at 16:39

Glad you're back Figrat. We're all plodding on around here, in my case, cant 'speak' for 'tothers.

OH back, bearing cake & very nice it is too.

He's now snoring in his chair, as usual. BUT he's just phoned boiler manufacturer re 'the problem' & they know what's what- yay! Now to get chief engineer to get them, manufacturers, out to replace wot's sticking inside said boiler..... which has just started again!! Stomps off to turn on tap......right that's sorted.

I didnt go out to garden but have sorted out all 6 drawers of the bureau instead. More junk & memeories, but am glad it's done. I do ache now, thanks drug, but know that'll settle in a couple of days or so.

Now to confuse everybody by doing cauli mac cheese tonight. Yes I know it's not Monday but that's what we're having. Shall do a raspberry jam sponge pudding too for the others.

No sign of the Goldfinches returning to the niger feeder, nor the bullfinches, good. Lots of activity around all the feeders though. Right, need to get the washing back in & make a start on meal. J.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 12:27

Started off dull, but quite a bit brighter now with some breeze. So have put some washing out to flap a bit.

About 6+C out there today. Heating turned down very low so house stays comfortable. J.

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Posted: 08/02/2013 at 12:17

'Ooh er' Bunny!

Nurse gone. Been stabbed.   Am eating my snack lunch. Have put some washing out to dry. Checked on rat bait- still untouched.

Keep looking at the Epimedium that could do with its' annual cut back. Every yr I decapitate the snowdrops beneath, but have decided that waiting another week will be more sensible. Bit daft going out today when have had a higher drug dose & could suddenly be wobbly. Paperwork & e-mails await when I get my act together.

I never spot trolls either. J.

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Care & maintenance of elderly Bramley apple trees.

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