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Posted: 21/01/2013 at 10:54

Nice pics Gary.

We have sun of a sort, trying at the mo. It's shining through falling snow! J.

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Posted: 21/01/2013 at 10:48

Back again. Glad most of us all nice & snug inside.

OH had more snow his end too, so he walked to work! Probably safer than driving with thiose hills around there though.

My outing tomorrow has been cancelled, so daughter doesnt have to move her car after all. She could take me to my scan on Wed as we're going out for meal afterwards anyway. Ah, daughter says doesnt know way- come on she's been there before. Ok my car wont be iced up etc. So she'll still have to move hers out of way or nobody going anywhere! I could drive hers, but she wouldnt be a happy bunny.

After investigating freezer decided to defrost it after all. So 3 cool boxes/bags outside back door! Use one of those sprays which saves the pan of hot water & a lot of effort. Would also highly recommend those freezer liners that you can buy.

Now have bowl of breadcrumbs waiting for birds next snack! Found some Xmas goodies too- hmm, dare I? J.

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Posted: 21/01/2013 at 08:29

Morning Jean,

Nice pic- you have got a lot more than us. We're pretty close to M/C centre as the crow flies, so rarely get it too bad. Except backing onto open ground, facing East, so it can whistle through there sometimes.

Need to actually do something. Back later. J.

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Posted: 21/01/2013 at 08:26

Oh Bjay, how awful. Stay at home till it lands? Yes I know then quite a long drive, but at least it's daylight. Ah, slight snag, Monday morning rush hour. Poor you & OH.

Wonder if OH got more snow? Woodhead/Snake passes both closed, as per usual. J.

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Posted: 21/01/2013 at 08:21

Morning all.

'B'boiler again, am phoning company anyway today so.........

We've had, & still having more snow. Fine sort, but more than before & does look very pretty out there with all the big tree branches dusted. Daughter just done morning birdfeed patrol.

Now to catch up. Take care folks. J.

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Posted: 20/01/2013 at 19:01

I have abandoned all thoughts of defrosting freezer tomorrrow. Huge full tub of icecream, plus daughters' 'special' one, new! I shall have a root around in there though & start the chuck out/must use it senario. May 'blitz' the kitchen instead, long overdue, but depends on motivation & energy.

Bjay, thx again. That way one of us will remember. Have decided to suss out the dahlia tubers actually in a Parkers GC next week. Still time then to do an order e/w if not up to what I want. Since no real detour to go there after the hospital, why not?

Now do I want to do some ironing? J.

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Posted: 20/01/2013 at 17:49

Night Dean.

Hi newbies- keep forgetting. J.

Geranium maderense

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 17:45

Yes I'd love to grow it too, but no chance up here in NWest.

I'd treat it as a HHA & keep it under cover, minimal watering, if any, over the next few months/weeks. Any obviously dead leaves I'd very, very carefully remove in case they start to go mouldy & that wouldnt be good.

Harden it off gradually as the spring progresses & it will need the hottest, driest spot you've got. J.

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Posted: 20/01/2013 at 17:37

If it's stretched could you try sewing a bit of elastic across it to 'pull it tighter' or better still thread very thin elastic around the inside of the rim. If you know someone who's into sewing they should have both, or know where you could get.

Applecake out & cooling on rack still in tin. I now know why it tends to be flat- no Mum I didnt add 4 tablespoonsful of milk this time, more like 3 coz that old spoon not quite a full tablespoon size.

Quorn cottage pie now in oven. Will reheat the last of the redcabbage thing to go with it, plus daughter has already poured 2 glasses of wine from the box!

Bjay- have sort of made note re seeds, but will also keep a look out for some in meantime. Thx.

BTW that snowman funeral... J.

Winter feeding of cuttings

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 15:24

I tend to pot on/repot any cuttings I've done last season/yr in February. That way they have new compost for a few weeks before they need to go out in May. They will start to grow as the light levels increase. IMO that makes for sturdier plants. J.

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