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Posted: 17/01/2013 at 20:17

Nothing getting done here after all. Being lazy & slobbing out in front of tv. Tomorrow is another day.

Geoff have set 'tape' for the allotment prog. 

Night all, J.

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Posted: 17/01/2013 at 20:01

Just been out to wheely bin, yep snowing here now. OH says been on/off all day over his way & that one of his neighbours' kittens would like to visit OH's house.

Now shall I order Tesco or do some ironing? Decisions. J.

The best multi purpose compost this year

Posted: 17/01/2013 at 19:53

Blairs- I've never heard of nor seen it around. You are in Scotland, could it be local to there?

BTW the amount of peat & other components should be listed on the bag somewhere. J.

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Posted: 17/01/2013 at 19:11

Just watched the local news- snow blowing around in Manchester & Wigan areas. Here- nothing!

OMG late arrival of Marie Osmond on TV....

Back later, J.

Moss - Do I dig it in?

Posted: 17/01/2013 at 19:03

I have a part shade garden too & also have a moss in borders problem. Like you it's between plants & I spend quite a bit of time removing it & dumping it into the council recycling bin, not my compost bin.

If I was you I'd try to 'skim' it off & dispose of in a recycling bin, if possible. I dont do hanging baskets, but somebody locally may be grateful for it?

Unless you can dig a deepish trench on some new ground to well & truely bury it, I would bag it up to dispose of how you will.

BTW like you I allow my lawn to be a moss patch. Am sure though that this doesnt help, as the spores will get onto the cultivated soil & there's our problem.

I have addressed some of the shade problem by having a large tree felled, but the last 'no sun lots of rain summer' summer didnt help. Good luck, no easy way. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 17/01/2013 at 16:34

I did spot a product at the GC yesterday that you could apparently add to bird baths to prevent/limit the freezing, but no idea of it's name, sorry. J.

Composting and wormery

Posted: 17/01/2013 at 16:26
Lyn wrote (see)

Without reading back the whole lot of this thread, I am wondering what the benefits of a wormery is. My compost is in wooden bins, straight onto the ground and when I shovel out, its absolutely full of earth worms, are the ones in a wormery something special?

Dont forget to put all your junk mail and mags in the bin as well, Monty says everything goes in his.

The worms are the same sort Lyn. If my wormery seems to be struggling I raid the compost bin for a few & vice versa if need to. J.

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Posted: 17/01/2013 at 16:09

Soz that post got delayed coz daughter wanted advice about the baking she's doing in kitchen....

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Posted: 17/01/2013 at 16:08

Honestly Geoff

One of the ladies have met through that course I did, has kept her hair short. She used to have below shoulder length hair before her chemo, but had it cut before she lost it all. Now it's regrowing, still shorter than mine & has had it cut twice! Me & a 3rd lady are still muttering about getting ours done. J.

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Posted: 17/01/2013 at 13:41

Eek, have just had an invite to an Osmonds concert!! Noway!

Bjay, looks as if you'll really get the snow tonight/tomorrow. We appear to be on the dividing line between orange/yellow snow warning areas.

I dont need hairspray yet- getting there though. Wear my fleece lined 'buff' when out & end up with hair stuck up on end when I remove it! Will have to have a trim soon. J.

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