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Posted: 07/01/2013 at 15:44

Dont stop using the drops until it says- even if your eyes look/feel better. Strict hygene in face washing too, dont rub! Use a clean tissue, with washed hands to mop up any 'gunge' , & dispose of tissue down loo. Nag, nag, nag.

Seriously if no signs of improvement after a week back to GP. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/01/2013 at 14:28

Dull & dampish here too Frank. About10-11C out there.

Keeping busy inside today, plan to do some garden-related jobs later on in week. J.


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Posted: 07/01/2013 at 14:00

Forgot- any eyedrops/ointment must be kept in fridge & always dispose of it after 28days, or whatever it says on packet. Dont store in bathroom cabinet, it's often above heat, gets forgotten, is non sterile & breeds bugs!!

Sorry to go on, but I do know about eyes! J.

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Posted: 07/01/2013 at 13:56

Glyn- just bathe the eye(s) with some cooled boiled water, with a teaspoon of salt added. Use individual cottonwool swabs/balls, once only, wiping from inner to outer corners. No need for honey/milk. J.

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Posted: 07/01/2013 at 13:52

Becks- order on-line? No need for wheels then, nor petrol! I'm lucky in that have 2/3 stores fairly nearby- 1 within walking of OH's little house!

Have just eaten the very last of the Christmas cake! That's it now, will be good/better from now on. Daughter can eat that gorgeous choc/walnut creation from OH, I darent. She's still asleep, cant remember if she said to wake her up.........I need to start some cleaning, but if I do mop the kitchen she'll wander down.........will wait a bit longer & then just get noisy!

Pam- problem with my barrow's tyre is have lost the valve! Otherwise that filler stuff would've been just what I needed- about 2-3yrs ago when just had a puncture!!

Dont use blue cheese, but cant see why that cheese rissole recipe wouldnt work using it as one of the cheeses, as long as not a very strong one? J.

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Posted: 07/01/2013 at 13:09

The colour just fades gradually Nutcutlet. Although I cant say for definite as never thought about it.

I always intended to do something with the prunings every yr, but never did- bar chopping & adding to compost bin. Because they're quite slim & flexible they are pretty easy to make a structure. I also use some of them as 'hoop' supports around potentially flopping hardy geraniums.

BTW none of these stems did root, but agree with Verdun about checking around your shrub to see if it's already done the job for you. J.

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Posted: 07/01/2013 at 13:03

Afternoon all. Another dull, damp day out there. Washing all being tumbled.

Overslept. OH left about 5.30am, I think, & daughter got back just after 8am. Dont think I really came to until after 9am this morning....

Like I said my wheelbarrow, boring green, is used as a shelf in shed! I tend to use those big plastic/rubber trugs for all my stuff. If I cant source a replacment pneumatic tyre at reasonable cost/easy to replace, then tip it should be.

Becks- Dunelm Mills do blackout blinds/curtain linings. We use the linings in the 2 bedrooms as they face East.

Still sniffy, think it must be due to (?owing to- come on teachers I can never work that one out ) the drugs, as no cold developes & it's more or less constant at the mo. Roll on end of March, wonder how long all the effects take to go from this lot? J.


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Posted: 07/01/2013 at 12:46

I'd certainly try the layering as they are very inclined to spread this way naturally.

When you do the stem cut back, later this Spring, then I'd also use some of those bits as cutting material as well. So 2X the chance of success.

BTW I use the longer stems of mine as a woven support around a peony & some taller herbaceous plants. Spotted this at a NTrust garden last yr, tried it & it worked a treat! J.

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Posted: 06/01/2013 at 18:26

Am really stuffed now. I do love 'what's at the bottom of fridge/veg rack curry' plus yummy naan & mango chutney. Had wine too which did go with it!

Never did shorten those jeans, so they wont get ironed tonight. Rest will get finished & then am back 'on track' after the 'hols'.J.


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Posted: 06/01/2013 at 17:32

I have to have a kitchen blind. Kitchen at front of house next to front door, visible from road & sometimes the alleyway next door- but not now my Escallonia has thickened up nicely!  Did inherit a roller blind- noooo, pulled up & all visible. So have venetian which allows room for plants on sill!

Mistake was to insist we got one of those wooden ones couple yrs ago. Yes very stylish, coulour great with floor covering, but sooooo heavy, plus part broken wotsit, so cant raise it unaided to either water plants properly nor clean the window. I used to do a monthly kitchen blitz involving cleaning prevous v.blind & no idea when the window last got done inside. One good thing about the wooden type blind is that it doesnt seem to get as dirty, or perhaps I dont look any more......

Poor Becks, they weigh a bit too.

Right, curry awaits. J.

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