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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 22/01/2013 at 10:26

Brilliant sunshine in WManchester at the mo.It snowed lightly all day yetsrday, but no more overnight.

The temperature dropped as the sun rose this morning, from above to below freezing. Now just about above freezing out there despite the sun.

Need to clear our front path & daughter move her car, so I can get mine out of garage. Ice grippers for boots, salt & spade at the ready. J.

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Posted: 22/01/2013 at 10:20

Not good Geoff- assume you've sorted?

Daughter just put the last bits of new paper into OH's printer- hmm, shall remove it & replace with the 'once used grotty stuff' that OH & me use when not important. See -recycling. Will need to add paper to tesco just to get us by, saves me carrying it. Daughter also run out of paper for hers..... Oh am so looking forward to somebody living in her own house!! J.



Posted: 22/01/2013 at 08:38

Small strawberry plants will be around in GC/mail order soon Verdun. That would be the simplest way & you may find out which variety they are. Cant help you on that as my original plants were given me by a neighbour, so no idea.

My first experience of the Alpines was when walking in the Austrian Alps one summer. There was a group of plants on the top of a very sunny slope, just at the edge of the tree canopy. Flinty, lime, soft woodland soil mix at that spot. They remained there for a couple of yrs, then the authorities decided to dump a huge heap of gravel, which they use for the paths around there, right on top of the plants! Everytime I walk past that spot now,I wonder if someone removed the plants or not before the tipper deposited its' load. J.

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Posted: 22/01/2013 at 08:26

No you're not a wimp Jean, totally understand you. My days of willingly drivivng in snow have gone too. If I had to then I would, but never enjoyed it.

It's slipping on ice when walking I dread. Will never ski, though could be tempted by the crosscountry sort. Then perhaps not, remembering my attempts at roller skating!

Daughter beat me to bathroom so shall watch the birds arriving on feeders. J.

Pruning Buxus

Posted: 22/01/2013 at 08:17

Agree with Chicky- Derby day, 1st week of June & a couple of weeks after the Chelsea chop around here!

I also do a light trim in September if needed. J.

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Posted: 22/01/2013 at 08:12

Morning all.

Was awake when Gary posted, but only because of the boiler!

All the mending done. No Geoff, even I'd chuck those. Daughter decided to start her room sort out, before & after Lewis. I can now safely walk up to her bed to deliver a cuppa!

A few chores planned for today, then will clear the snow at the front a bit more. Am careful though, as slabs beneath the snow can be slippy- due their power wash soon- so often worse than lying snow. I need to go into M/C by bus on thursday & pavements look lethal so snow grippers over boots until I get to bustop I think.

Back later, J.


Posted: 22/01/2013 at 08:01

Brown leaf tips often indicates lack of humidity, plus possibly of water. It does depend on whereabouts you have it though, as too much water wont help especially cold water straight from the tap at this time of the yr.

Is it too close to a radiator/heat source/sunny sill? I try to group plants together to create a mini humid area for them. If that isnt possible, & you suspect it needs more humidity, then misting &/or standing the pot on pebbles/gravel should help. J.

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Posted: 21/01/2013 at 20:02


OH driving back Friday when more snow forecast- hasnt got half of that here let alone there!

BTW am a Brummie!  Yea ok now been in Manchester longer, but still dont always 'get it' up here.

Have found my darning wool. OH's jumper. Daughter says why bother? Honestly, nothing else wrong with it. He wont mind. I cant find the matching socks though to some I've had in the mending bag for yonks. Bet I've binned them.

Off now to watch TV & continue with the mending. I will clear out the spare room, I will clear out the spare room..... Night all. J.

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Posted: 21/01/2013 at 19:21

Oh yes rest of question as OH already taking a day off, are you with me Geoff, adding another day off if nec for engineers is a possibility.

Ooh, Dudley Zoo on Tv..... know it well. J.

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Posted: 21/01/2013 at 19:20

Ken Dodd you twit. You know his shows are notorious for over running, by hrs in some cases. So since show on a Sunday night, OH has booked the Monday off. Comprende?

Anyway, would you be stupid enough to state to tv reporter that you'd phoned in work to scive the day off? Doh, or what? J.

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