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Posted: 25/01/2013 at 09:40

Morning all.

Slept wonderfully until guess what? The boiler started with it's morse code whistle, then got more persistant, so I stomped into bathroom to sort it out, before coming down to make cuppas etc.

Got beaten to bathroom by others so am now up, plus 2cnd coffee of day, still not dressed, but need to go out to birds, compost bin & a wheely bin, which is kept around the front side of house- not ideal in dresssing gown.

Back later. J.

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Posted: 24/01/2013 at 20:35

I'm here. Cream crackered & the site going soooo slowly shant stay around.

Had my meeting in M/C this morning, did a bit of shopping & came home just as energy was beginning to go. Not done much this afternoon, managed to stay awake, but struggling now.

OH back home. Daughter cooked meal, I cleared up & then made them pancakes.

Will catch up with you all tomorrow morning. Night, J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/01/2013 at 20:27

WManchester-started the day just below freezing this morning, stayed dull until about lunchtime then the sun came out. I think it only reached about 2-3C in my back garden, but central Manchester didnt feel too bad as I was walking around this morning. Still a lot of icy pavements around our estate, but e/w all clear.

It's dropped below freezing already out there. OH's car still covered in snow from the snow earlier this week in NEast Derbyshire. J.

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Posted: 23/01/2013 at 13:48

Right, signing off now or will be a mad rush later.

Wont be around early tomorrow as got meeting in M/C mid morning- joy- so bus earlyish on to allow me plenty of time to suss out exactly where I need to go, panic, have a coffee etc etc.

Play nicely folks. J.


Posted: 23/01/2013 at 13:44

Hmm, sounds as if you're doing things right. Sometimes plants are just downright stubborn. I know that I've moved a small azalea 3X to it's existing spot & bingo flowers & a happy plant. Literally 1ft to the side of it's original position.

Good luck. J.

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Posted: 23/01/2013 at 13:39

I've just seen the forecast- oh heck OH usually comes back on a friday. He's not going to be a happy bunny, since he didnt come back last w/end. Decisions to be made nearer the time I think. J.

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Posted: 23/01/2013 at 13:37

Oh the 'popman' for us was a couple of old spinster sisters, who sold Dandelion & Burdock from their farm door. 1p back on returned bottles. J.


Posted: 23/01/2013 at 13:34

If they didnt get enough water the previous early Autumn then they can be shy to flower. You can usually start to see the signs of new flower buds by about October IME.

They are in pots, so that will have been down to you despite all the rain last year. If that deck is in sun then they will have been dry at their roots & that wont have helped. They are basically woodland understorey plants, so actually prefer a part shade position.

I'd feed this spring, keep watered, with rainwater if your tap water is hard, & add some more ericaceous compost as a mulch to the pot. If necessary/possible move the pots out of sun into a cooler spot.

They may still not flower this yr, but next yr, if watered in autumn should do so. J.


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Posted: 23/01/2013 at 13:25

Gary yes I remember the visiting various vans in the village when was little. Also remember when Fine Fare came to local town. J.

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Posted: 23/01/2013 at 13:23

Lottie, yes a mid afternoon snack may well be on the cards. Slight problem, as will need to leave well before 3pm to avoid the school traffic locally & the on-going roadworks & schools near to hospital. Then will deliberately park in another depts' carpark, as always spaces- famous last words?- & have to walk the length of hospital to get to unit. Hmm, 2.30 departure I think. Daughter still to move her car & it's started to snow again.

Daughter is a walking disaster zone- almost, but not quite, coffee everywhere- & her house has pale carpets! Ours are old & coffee stains dont show. See dont clean carpets! J.

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