London (change)
Today 6°C / 1°C
Tomorrow 6°C / -2°C


Latest posts by jo4eyes

Fork Handles

Posted: 31/01/2013 at 15:35

Afternoon all.

Had a shopping trip & lunch with daughter today- Ikea & M&S. She's been making decisions about from where to buy/what furniture she needs.

Last of the big spenders she's been- a packet of clippits & a wardrobe catalogue from Ikea & a childs' wrap cardi in M&S sale!! It even fits me!! Oh & a sample of furniture fabric from M&S which is probably now redundant, as we found a nice combination at Ikea for quite a bit less.

Now to see what you've all been up to. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 31/01/2013 at 15:28

Still blowing hard out there, but slightly less than this morning perhaps? The greenhouse roof panel did slip down, but has now wedged itself in the guttering rim, so less likely to actually flip out. Will sort out over vw/end, when less windy, I hope.

Intermittent sunshine, but quite a lot of dark clouds around too. About 8-9C outside at the mo. J.

Fork Handles

Posted: 30/01/2013 at 16:09

Just remembered, the work done covered by 10yr FENSA guarentee. So although the company who installed things has ceased trading, , there may be some help out there.

Daughter back. She phoned earlier from the gardening section of Wilco to ask if I wanted anything?!!!!! List was upstairs, me down & reception awful so we didnt bother. J.

Fork Handles

Posted: 30/01/2013 at 15:52

Have joined Flo in having a leak!! The strong winds have blown water in just above the edge of the bathroom window frame. Wonder how long that's been going on? We had noticed the UPVC cladding on front wall of house above that/spare window had begun to 'discolour' as if damp. Oh joy, big sigh.........another job....J.

Fork Handles

Posted: 30/01/2013 at 15:33

Geoff- dont call me for hoarding then!

When you've done down there, fancy a trip up North to repeat the garage clear up? Seriously, I usually do ours over Easter long w/end. Shed must get done before though.

Chris that's reminded me to phone for a charity collection sometime soon. The plan is for me to tackle the spare room this Friday, with or without daughter's help/nagging. Roll on her stuff going......the extra space will be bliss. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 30/01/2013 at 14:47

WManchester- started out dry & brightish. Not cold either. 2 lots of washing went outside, but as the wind increased I did wonder if it'd stay on the line.

Suddenly a huge rainstorm with really strong winds. Greenhouse roof panels- ploycarbonate- flapping & now a couple have slipped down & luckily stuck! No plants inside this winter, but wish I'd tidied away the cleaned pots on the staging- job for this w/end I think.

Going black out there again now. J.

Fork Handles

Posted: 30/01/2013 at 13:36

Well it's just chucked it down & I debated leaving the washing out!!

The roof panels on that side are elderly, non horticultural, single thickness polycarbonate. We fitted them some yrs ago after on-going vandalism from the adjacent alleyway, which has ceased, thank goodness. Last incident was early 08 & a panel got pushed in by a thrown brick !! At least no smashed glass over everything.

Now the leylands I planted to the alleyway side, north luckily, are kept above the greenhouse height & there is a generation of kids that dont know it's there. The panels never fitted brilliantly & last yr daughter had the bright idea of using masking tape as well as the wire fittings, to secure the panels to the frame. So far so good. They can slip & sometimes flip out, but, whilst no plants in there, not a problem.

Typical sun now!!! J.

Fork Handles

Posted: 30/01/2013 at 13:07

Eek- the greenhouse roof panels are flipping like an envelope flap!! I just hope that the masking tape hold on!!! Why didnt I store all the pots away from the staging? Isnt safe to go into there at the mo, just will have to wait & see....... J.

Fork Handles

Posted: 30/01/2013 at 12:23

Gosh it's really blowing a hooley out there. Washing keeps needing rescue!

Spotted a 2cnd self seeded poppy! Hmm & I thought I'd taken off the seed head pronto, obviously not.......

Daughter still waiting on her potatoes & bags to be sent/arrive. Time enough for up here.

Parkers GC didnt have any dahlia tubers in the boxes when I popped in on way back from Monday's hospital visit. Noticed that Morrisons already had theirs but not much choice, so shall wait for Parkers. J.

Fork Handles

Posted: 30/01/2013 at 11:22

Back from compost bin & boy is that wind increasing now. Sun in/out but expext shall need to replace wormery cover again later.

Spotted a self sown, not in a decent spot, oriental poppy. Daughter can have, if she wants it. Parent only cost £1 so no grumbles there & it's a belter.

BTW have just realised that a yr ago this friday I started my chemo..... but only 3 more home drug sessions to go J.

Discussions started by jo4eyes

Care & maintenance of elderly Bramley apple trees.

Replies: 2    Views: 2159
Last Post: 18/02/2013 at 20:32

Suggestions for planting in a sunny, boggy site.

Replies: 5    Views: 1340
Last Post: 18/02/2013 at 22:38
2 threads returned