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Posted: 01/01/2013 at 16:24

What are you watching Bjay?

I've just eaten the last of my Christmas chocs! That's it now, must be sensible.... J.

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Posted: 01/01/2013 at 15:55

No more naive than me Lizzie.

Have given up on trying to read a seed catalogue on-line & ordered it instead, much easier!

It began to rain, as expected, but luckily was coming back from compost bin, so grabbed washing just in time.

OH back at 'little house'. He's gone back with a good selection of vegs, goodies & all that washing I brought back when his machine non-functional. J.

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Posted: 01/01/2013 at 14:46

Blimey Geoff, what have you done to get these things? Lots of cash?

I do suppose if an elderly person received it they could fall prey? I know that Dad had all sorts of unneccessary insurance, debits going to various charities etc. He wasnt unintelligent, far from it, but age & diminished mental capacity didnt help.J.


Posted: 01/01/2013 at 14:40

I've had beetle attack on my Eve Price for several yrs now. Am lucky in that the shrub is not next to a path/window, so I can chose to ignore the damage.

Luckily some yrs are worse than others. I read somewhere that new foliage, such as post pruning is more suceptible to attack. J.

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Posted: 01/01/2013 at 14:31

Spollie dogs- never heard of them until today! Friend has 2 Springers, in fact as long as have known her, 57yrs(!) she's always had a Springer, or 2.

OH's Father was a retired farmer, the last farm collie was around when OH little, so he loves those.

I grew up with Golden Retrievers. Am sort of thinking about getiing a rescue one, but not just yet. I need to get myself sorted out first- ha- before I can cope with a dog again.

It's blowing a real gale out there now, but still staying dry.... J.

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Posted: 01/01/2013 at 13:48

I'm sure I've said it before, but the best sale plant I've ever bought!

Just had a look round outside & only the VBodnantse in flower, nothing else.

Lots of signs of bulbs though & fresh moss.   The C.Coum are up next to the rhubarb clumps. Putting them there means I know their position & they dont get mixed up with the other cyclamen.

Off to strip bedding now... need to work off the mincepie & the piece of cake had earlier- 2 treats in 1 day! J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 13:29

It's just about dry at the mo in WManchester, but blowing a right gale. Sun very intermittent, darkening cloud again now.

Was a clear dry midnight last night with a lovely moon. J.

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Posted: 01/01/2013 at 13:25

OH has just had to get into his car via climbing over the passenger seat coz he moved it closer to the wall when daughter grumbled! Assume that's how he got out of it too, but he never said....   J.

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Posted: 01/01/2013 at 13:21

I'm back to me as well. Keeping my avatar coz 1. I like it & nowt else really in flower & 2. havent got any new ones yet to take it's place.

OH just loading up his car & I'm listening to the wind vibrating through the patio doors behind me! That means if it stays windy the roof tile above our bed will also rattle tonight! J.

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Posted: 01/01/2013 at 10:47

I've just popped some washing on line & had a trot round outside. The sun coming & going.

Only plant in flower this yr is Vibernum Bodnantse, but lots of bulbs coming up, lots of moss , & my sweetpeas in the coldframe are trying to reshoot after the slug attack!

Found a nice (!) group of slug eggs on top of a pot in 1 coldframe- birds now enjoying! J.

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