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Posted: 04/01/2013 at 16:55


Treebox wont fit under the stairs! It will get put back up into loft, along with the new one- assuming we get one ok. OH asked why daughter would need the old one- well she quite happy about it as saves her buying one!

I'm killing time before need to go & do something exciting with some salmon steaks......J.

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Posted: 04/01/2013 at 16:28

Typical, OH got his choice on TV, & is now snoring in the chair!

Am going to tie up the tree box next, then it can go upstairs at least, so I can get understairs for ironing board & iron. That's tonights' job.

Have told OH we're buying a new Christmas tree tomorrow. Then on Sunday he can use his new bits for camera down at Dunham. Weather due to be ok, so will leave going to the pics until a wet w/end. I need to try & keep him out of house as much as poss when daughter asleep. He doesnt understand about being quiet.... Only a few more of those shifts to 'endure'. Daughter isnt the only one who'll be pleased! J.

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Posted: 04/01/2013 at 15:07

Back again.

All the remaining tatty herbaceous cut back, all the old hellebore leaves removed & I dont think I stood on any babies nor too many bulbs....lots of birdsong.

OH back, been fed, daughter resting before night duty later, but I could hear her pc, oh & now here she is.....J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 04/01/2013 at 12:20

You lucky lot!

Ok it's not cold, nor raining, at the mo, but everywhere is sooo wet. Am about to don waterproof trousers, wellies etc to 1. pick some stems for inside the house & 2. start to remove the old hellebore leaves. J.

Helleborus x hybridus

Posted: 04/01/2013 at 12:17

Mine need doing too Berghill. I also noticed some buds before Christmas & like to get the leaves off asap. Got lots of bulbs starting to show around a lot of my plants so cant leave it much longer.

Waterproof trousers will be worn. Although not actually raining today- wow- everywhere is soaking wet. J.

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Posted: 04/01/2013 at 12:13

Am back. Not a wobble at all today, & it's a good 2mile round trip with some shopping bits on return.

Munching on lunch. Still to go & pick some foliage for a vase, but even just doing that shall wear waterproof trousers as it's so wet out there, but at least it isnt raining today!

Lottie- quite a few 'lurgies' going about. Rang a friend earlier- was hoping to scrounge a cuppa, but she's just getting over viral flu & still feeling pretty rough so advised me to stay away. We'll get together when daughter on nights again in a week.

Glad Grandad now doing ok. When they get that old they are tough! J.

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Posted: 04/01/2013 at 10:06

Geoff, mind did! The sticking window was the problem she said.

Right, I too need to get dressed & do something. J.

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Posted: 04/01/2013 at 10:04

Well now it's light it isnt actually raining, nor blowing a gale.

Cant get my car out of garage as daughter gone off leaving hers parked on drive! Spare keys somewhere in her room & I wont go rooting. So one plan for today scuppered! I just hope she gets back before OH arrives as he wont be impressed, especially as next door have some white van man parked where OH/daughter would like to park.

So shall walk up to local shops just to get a few bits & stretch my legs. Walking better for me anyway. Then shall get out into garden- waterproof trousers though as everywhere soaking. J.

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Posted: 04/01/2013 at 08:57

I'd be inclined to use the troughs for the tomatoes this yr. They can make quite big plants, depending on variety. Peppers, aubergines etc will do fine in large pots either on the floor or on the staging.

Early salad leaves could be done in the troughs before you need to put in the tomato plants. J.

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Posted: 04/01/2013 at 08:51

Nope, up, having breakfast & wondering what on earth daughter up to? A lot of banging & thumping from up there....

Ah, first harlequin ladybird of the yr crawling up the insde of her window. Now caught & put outside. WD40, which you always keep in your bedside cabinet (!), applied to stiff window which now moves smoothly.

She's off to meet up with friend later, so peace will reign. J.

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