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Posted: 03/01/2013 at 16:09

Have collapsed for a bit- phew. When did I ever last actually move the sofa, 3 seater, properly? At least it's now hoovered beneath- only 1p, some Kinex bits & a small bit of black plastic tube - no idea about that!

Tree is still not in the box. I cant work out how to pull the final section apart- bright red face, much struggling, etc & it wont budge. It's got to come apart somehow, but am blowed if I can work it out....

I still want to clean kitchen etc, but it just may not get done today after all. Think tea will be whatever I find in the freezer.

The big Kinex wheel-thingy (proper name escapes me at the mo) is still up. OH will be dismantling that this w/end!

Right, a bit more hoovering to do. Why is it that bits of tinsel/glitter etc stay despite the cleaning? J.

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Posted: 03/01/2013 at 14:04

I need one more day out there to finally finish the last cut back/tidy up! I would like to remove the old/tatty Hellebore leaves asap as their buds will be showing any time now. They are scattered around a border which also has loads of bulbs, so damage can be done if the Hellebores get left until later.

The pruning of the fruit bushes can wait for a bit, even until they start to show, but then asap & get the netting up/over re the bullfinches around here!

I also need to get to grips with yet another moss infested border, but again it'll have to wait...

My Uncle had an orchard in Vale of Evesham- oh 'plum tummy ache' was part of my childhood. Grew cowslips there too.

Oh well, light on again... J.

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Posted: 03/01/2013 at 13:11

Daughter has just found my balloon pump circa '60's. No, she cant have it, t'was part of my childhood, but they sell them on e-bay!

Now to see if I can fit the tree back into it's box- I may be gone some time...... J.

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Posted: 03/01/2013 at 12:26

Not cold here either Frank. Just wish we had the dry weather- wet again! J.

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Posted: 03/01/2013 at 12:24

Back again, lunchtime snack here.

Am amazed at how long it takes to dismantle a tree. Daughter will have lots of decorations for her house- we've already had a bit of a sort out, but they will all go away into their usual boxes for the meantime.

1 decision has been made. Am dragging OH to GC on Saturday, after supermarket shop. Then can buy a half-price 'skinny' tree in the sale. OH will be on hand to load box into car too. Have checked up on the proposed cabinet depth & measured existing tree & it just wont work where I thought, with needing access to a socket for lights. BUT, daughter will, hopefully, have a bay window! So she can have our wide tree & have to decorate both sides this time! She actually agrees a good idea! So there will be 2 trees, all being well in the loft this time!

Right, must crack on. J.

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Posted: 03/01/2013 at 08:45

Morning all.

Lovely pics everyone. Glyn, my OH keeps dooing things like that too.

Heard a woodpigeon/collard dove, latter not been seen around here for a while so not sure, but whatever, at 3.10am!  Daughter just said when she went to 24hr tesco last week, after 2am finish, that there were loads of blackbirds singing & all over the carpark. There are lots of trees/shrubs/surrounding gardens nearby though.

 I am surrounded by decoration boxes. Problem with daughter not using many on the tree, I've no idea from which box they came- so need the lot to try & sort. Job for today then will rearrange the furniture & hoover.

Need my breakfast now. J.

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Posted: 02/01/2013 at 21:28

'Ooh you (lot) are awful'- as someone used to say!

Completely forgot that pc was still on. Have been sort of watching tv & snoozing.

Off now, play nicely. J.

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Posted: 02/01/2013 at 18:39

Ooh am drooling as well!

I always watched Crackerjack!

Need to get the decoration boxes down later ready for the dismantling. Daughter will be sleeping after nights this w/end, so shall either need to have done it, or be very quiet- not easy in my case.

May drag OH down to pics on Saturday, if he's not too busy with work again.

Daughter has promised me new photos of our/my garden sometime soon. They gave me a calendar of pics from garden, shows & Austria - all out of synch with the flowering months - but still rather good.

Just had the remains of the cauli cheese pasta with veggie sausages & ketchup & wine......oh dear. J.

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Posted: 02/01/2013 at 16:49

West of Manchester- wet!! We are due to be drier on Friday, I hope so. J.

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Posted: 02/01/2013 at 16:46

I'd write down a 'wish list'of what you'd really like to have Girasole. Then be sensible, , bearing in mind your budget, time & strength to do things & redo it! Remember it doesnt all have to be done at one go! Unless you want to, can afford it that is....

Always buy small plants & never ignore the sale section at GCs. They tend to sell off all sorts once it's finished flowering but it's still a perfectly good plant, often with good propagation oportunities!

If you're good on a pc then draw to scale your plot, or do on paper. Note the aspect, shade areas, soil conditions/type & off you go! All the things I didnt do when I first started.... J.

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