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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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Posted: 23/01/2013 at 12:01

If it's got vicious thorns, then yes a Chaenomeles.

But it also looks like a Caenothus, but that would be downright miserable in overgrown shade. J.

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Posted: 23/01/2013 at 11:57

I've noticed recently that the slots arent filling up as quickly these days. I could have swopped todays' last night, but didnt want to. Yes the later times in evenings are cheaper, but the thought of sorting all that out then, nooo thank you.

Need to decide on lunch soon. With eating out tonight yay! it'll be a wee bit later than normal, so lunch should be delayed a bit, but somehow dont think so. J.

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Posted: 23/01/2013 at 11:31

Rotten news about the roof. Just hope we dont get any trouble with ours.

Have been nagging heating company! Told bloke who was supposed to phone back on Monday, & didnt, that we have answer phone & to leave a message if no reply. Gave him the dates would like, so over to him.  Got through initially to same lady who obviously was going to/gave him a rocket- you just knew that when I said he hadnt called back!

Tesco came in middle of slot time. Majority of stuff put away. I always have 'in bags' & a good job today as one bottle of cleaning stuff was just leaking from top a bit. If no bags, that would've been everywhere. One delivery in past a glass bottle of oil had broken & you can imagine the mess over my shopping & others too, by drivers comments. That time I got onto Tesco & got quite a refund/discount etc! They dont want to lose custom.

Bjay take care with that foot. J.

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