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Posted: 13/12/2012 at 18:44

I won some rose bushes, 4-5 I think in a raffle on IOM in 70s. At the time we didnt even have a house, let alone a garden, so my parents took some & MIL the rest. Parents' ones were still going when we sold the house in'11. MIL moved so I expect hers stayed up at the bungalow.

Daughter has just eaten a decent meal & has settled down for a sleep!

I still need to finish some sorting of 'airing' which is dumped on my bed. The 'new' airing cupboard is brill, especially on the top shelf, which is higher than the boiler. With the previous set up the hot water tank was well lagged, so although some heat escaped, not that much. Wish I didnt need the step ladders & a walking stick all the time though. The lower shelf is where I keep clean towels, but isnt half as warm. Under the lot is room for a box of toilet rolls, shampoos etc, so all in all a good useful space! J.

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Posted: 13/12/2012 at 16:28

Posts crossed Bjay.

Yes the garden bug does 'bite' doesnt it? If daughter gets the house then I shall have a sunny one too!

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Posted: 13/12/2012 at 16:26

Daughter queried who cards were from. Said not addressed to her & virtually every card has her included!

Having homemade red pepper pasta sauce on plain pasta for meal. Now what do I do with those mushrooms? Drat! J.

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Posted: 13/12/2012 at 16:16

Well done Bjay. Agree, pruning also very theraputic.

The 'b' boiler whistling again! Didnt do it at all this morning & I was lying awake waiting for it!!

Postie just been & I dont owe the taxman anything- yay! J.

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Posted: 13/12/2012 at 15:05

That's good Alan. No waste then.

IME green tomato chutney is best left alone for about 3 months or agree it's still too raw tasting. J.

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Posted: 13/12/2012 at 15:02

Blimey Bjay, that's awful. Store manager & bank again repeatedly until someone owns up & sorts it out! Point out too the cost of sorting it out- all the calls/inconvenience etc. Bad at any time of year, but not now- lay it on really thick- pensioners etc etc.

Rain- is it really 12 months? Gosh, you & me both then. I'm terrified of slipping too. I know what you mean by 'dry frost'. You can then judge where to walk etc much easier. I've got some of those grippers- must try them out sometime. Probably around garden fiorst, knowing my clumsiness.

Have moved the seed & niger seed feeders around in an effort to foil the squirrels. Now have the spare seed feeder at the front of house- dont mind too much about any self-seeding there. I can just about see it from the kitchen window. It does show how much the front shrubs have thickened out since I last put a feeder out front. Hanging one now on the Ginko just isnt visible from inside. J.

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Posted: 13/12/2012 at 13:05

Our bank has been on the phone earlier, after OH. I do hate it when they are concerned about your balance- fine in our case- but I explained was needed for builders. OH would have gone ballistic. He wants to change banks anyway- probably will in NY. I do agree as I also feel as if they are 'snooping'.

Decided to do the Mrs Mop tomorrow, although have cleaned some windows just now after the knocking on them re the squirrels!

Must go back to Becks' presssie....BTW had a go at one of the other GW comps- wouldnt mind some plant supports etc. J.

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Posted: 13/12/2012 at 12:58

I've also entered one of the other GW competitions- would quite like some frames/supports! J.

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Posted: 13/12/2012 at 12:37

Just been chasing squirrels- well yelling at them from outside. That seems to be the only way to actually get them to leave the garden for a bit to give the birds a chance!

Have abandoned the chilli powder business, just ended up even more messy & our squirrels still ate the food!

I have shut our back gate, should be ok now. See that Nola also got the same problem.Which reminds me-

Nola, if nec throw either a bit of fleece over the plants in greenhouse, or old net curtain. If you get chance wrap the pots too. Some penstemons will come though ok, also the verbena but it does depend on where you are & variety. J.

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Posted: 13/12/2012 at 11:30

Probably Geoff!

Decision sort of made. Choice of 2, 1 of which got deoderant mark on! So that's been sponged & hung up in bathroom.

What hadnt realised is that daughter may well be working next week, but doing a twilight shift, so she'll be around most of the day! Still to wrap her pressies. So may call in TC on my way back from w/end to get her & OH a card & probably have lunch & a coffee too. Could always trot into town before I set off though- hmm maybe better perhaps as bound to be murder at TC by the time I'd get there.

Cuppa next whilst daughter watching something on TV. Then 2b Mrs Mop upstairs. J.

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