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Posted: 27/12/2012 at 10:23

Oh heck, I've just re-read what I put..... Off to get busy now..... J.

Red currant pruning

Posted: 27/12/2012 at 10:21

Bjay- excellent book on pruning is 'How to prune' by the late John Cushnie. My copy is full of scribbles in the margins.

I also keep a diary of when & what I did to my bushes each yr. The weather also plays a part & last yr we had very liitle sun up here!

Looking at the latest forecast I've already told OH that shall be pruning my fruit bushes this Saturday! J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/12/2012 at 10:12

Oh poor you Rain, take care.

Yesterdays' sun didnt last- it threw it down later on!

Was surprised to find the temperature in the back garden only 1-2C this morning. It's dull & damp out there now. Decided against the GC sale visit after all -will go next week instead! J.

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Posted: 27/12/2012 at 10:01

Well it's cheese rissoles tonight, plus veg. I need to see if any 'fresh' herbs around for the mixture, otherwise dried will do. It uses up all the part open cheese bits & the rissoles are equally yummy when cold with a bit of pickle! daughter saysthey're better that way.

Decided against going to the GC sale today. Need to do some cleaning of sorts. Who emptied the shredder into the bag, for composting, & didnt take care so bits everywhere? Not me I might add..... & as for the floor in workshop/study! Daughter off a couple of days next week so she & me will go instead. I probably will have to stop her buying sale plants for the house garden! But have to admit have already fished out a couple of books for her & ordered one from Amazon that she'll find very useful! 'Old garden, New Gardener' by GH & Gay Search. Absolutely spot on for her situation. I still refer to my well thumbed copy. J.

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Posted: 27/12/2012 at 08:39

Bet you've fed/let out chooks & Cody though before going back to your pit.

BTW all those papers/articles etc I collect over time have been sorted & recycled in the majority of cases. Cant find Septembers' copy of a mag though, did take on holiday & remember reading it on the plane- hmm wonder where it's ended up? J.


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Posted: 27/12/2012 at 08:16

No, I'll join you! J.

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Posted: 27/12/2012 at 08:02


Still dark out there, OH already doing his paperwork & daughter will be off to work soon- Gary she worked yesterday.

Tablet taken, timer set & am supposed to be unloading dishwasher.....

Keep finding half used packets, plates of 'all sorts' so todays' meals will be a bit odd I think. Always use up left-overs. There were comments on radio yesterday about people nowadays not knowing what to do with them....

I will weigh myself first thing tomorrow as nurse will ask me....... Ooh, breakfast allowed now. J.

What's for tea?

Posted: 26/12/2012 at 20:31

Had to cook more vegs earlier on today,  so we could have our traditional bubble & squeak tonight, with the remains of the parsnip roulade & cranberry & apple sauces. Mincepies & brandy butter for pud, yum. J.

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Posted: 26/12/2012 at 20:26

Hi all, just read that thread. Trouble is you dont realise about the nasty piece of work until too late.

My typing is being affected by el vino again..... Had to cook more vegs to do the bubble & squeak for tonight. Bad planning on OH's part yesterday, or we ate too many......

I managed not to buy anything on e-bay- swanksmiley- but got OH to buy stuff on Amazon for me.

Have already 'lost it' with the Royal Institution Christmas lecture & I did Alevel chemistry.... J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/12/2012 at 11:33

No sales shopping here- may try GC tomorrow though, cards yes & whatever takes my fancy.

After a wet day yesterday, today is bright sunshine at the mo. Was colder this morning though & only about 6C now. J.

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