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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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Posted: 20/01/2013 at 15:04

Well I may/may not have requested a catalogue from SR. 90% sure hit the coirrect button, but you know me.....

Anyway have decided to order 2, or 3 from Avon bulbs whom I do use regularly. Just had a thought though, am driving past Parkers GC later in no P&P to pay. Think shall just check out their website first...... J.

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Posted: 20/01/2013 at 14:40

Bjay yes, my previous health history wasnt such a problem, ok it bumped up things a but not that bad. C another ball game totally. Oh well whilst OH still working it's not a major problem, but he thinks may retire next decision time.

Doesnt do office/workplace politics & had a bad day last week. It's almost 'water off a ducks' back' to me, as have had to cope with all his ups & downs over the yrs. Being self-employed myself too, you just get on with things. I suspect he may choose to work part-time from home next time. Otherwise he'll be soo bored & fed up of decorating at daughters'! And he'll get cross every time I want to go & garden! J.

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Posted: 20/01/2013 at 14:22

No decisions here, just exactly when we'll go back to the Austrian village we love. May have to 'do it ourselves' this yr as previous tour operator & hotel owner fallen out big time.

My problem is to get reasonable health cover for me. As soon as you mention the C word, wow, the brakes go on & quotes go almost to the moon! Luckily I now have a list of possible companies which the cancer charity provided.

We also want to spend more time in various bits of UK, using our NT membership & inexpensive hotels. NE England for one & also S of where we both grew up in Midlands. So hopefully lots of little breaks. J.


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