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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 20/12/2012 at 10:31

Good luck to everybody in those areas.

WManchester- wet! The rain lashing against the back windows awoke me in the night.J.

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Posted: 19/12/2012 at 21:27

Lovely pics everybody. Am shamed.... will try I promise.

All ironing done, & just had a bowl of cornflakes with sugar to celebrate! Just fancied that.

Anybody see the Goodlife prog? OH couldnt remember the ending & I'm not sure I'd ever seen it before, must have, but....

Now am reliving my yoof watching all the Christmas no 1s! well the 70s that is... J.

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Posted: 19/12/2012 at 18:34

Yes Geoff, I know.....shall at least charge it up & try daughter again tomorrow.

Enjoyed Eggheads- fun trying to work out which female was whom, until it was explained. (I can do a good Brummy as well )

Lots of ironing to do, so shall depart for a bit. J.

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Posted: 19/12/2012 at 17:58

Like I said Geoff- have forgotten how to work my camera, which needs charging up anyway. Plus get it onto here..... Shall smile sweetly at OH when he arrives back, so maybe.........

Well 22 mincepies are cooling on the racks! None split either! What I dont understand is the recipe says makes 3dozen...noway. The most I've ever managed from it is about 26! Depends on which fat combination & flour combination I use. This yrs was 50/50 butter/Trex & white SR/brown (wholemeal) plain. Always use the same spoon for the the water too.

Oh I wish pastry & me werent such a trial, bigsigh. The mincemeat was fine- had to sample a bit of course....

Tomato risotto cooking. Had to psyche myself up to actually cook something tonight but better than 'picking' at all sorts instead. J.

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Posted: 19/12/2012 at 14:02

Me too Flo. Just asked daughter- OMG what a reaction!!

My early NY resolution, actually made a while back, is to spend the winter months relearning how to use my camera & then, hopefully, to post pics. Dont hold your breath though folks....... J.

winter box problem (sarococca)

Posted: 19/12/2012 at 13:24

I tend to agree with nutcutlet.

Any plant in a pot is dependant on us to feed it. Watering probably has been too excess this yr, through the awful weather. That means that any remaining nutrients in the pot compost will have long gone- either used up &/or washed out.

So any permanent pot planting needs at least an annual feeding- you can push in those pellets in early spring. If you havent repotted it since purchase, nor topped up the compost that wont have helped either.

I'd be inclined to repot it into fresh compost early this coming spring, or now if not actually freezing out there, using one designed for more permanent planting- ie JIno3 type. Then also remember to feed it occasionally & in the following spring, 014, replace the top couple of inches of pot compost with fresh. That way you dont need to repot it every yr. J.

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Posted: 19/12/2012 at 12:48

Coo Bjay, I do need to add to our tree. Just dont tell daughter though.... She's in a better mood now as her mortgage has been approved after the survey of the house. Yet to get full survey report though, so hope no nasty surprises. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/12/2012 at 12:45

Just walked up to local shops in the dry, but wet as walked back. Wind increasing too. About 5-6C outside at the mo in WManchester. J.

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Posted: 19/12/2012 at 12:41

Like the logic Lottie.

Been up to Aldi & got the forgotten bits & pieces. Also advised a lady on the aftercare of an orchid! I could've been cross though as she asked could she go in front of me to 'just get it priced'? Then of course she proceeded to buy it & almost my bits as well! Drat!!

Anyway t'was a pressie for a friend. The push-in-q lady was a flower arranger & just tended to grow evergreens in her garden & her friend grew the flowers.

Back now, raining again. The council havent swept any of the fallen leaves off the pavements this yr, so actually quite dangerous walking in places. You just dont know what's beneath.

Lunchtime now. J.

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Posted: 19/12/2012 at 10:53

Geoff- angel choc.

Dont hold your breath re our tree, someone woke up grumpy this morning. Have also decided to add some more decorations & lamnetta to it- the control freak in me is surfacing again!

Walking up to Aldi next to get bananas & mushrooms- oops. Then will brave the  baking of mincepies.... J.

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