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Composting through the winter?

Posted: 13/12/2012 at 22:00

Yes you can still add to a bin. You will need to keep it mixed/stirred. It will speed up again once the weather warms up.J.


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Posted: 13/12/2012 at 21:37

Geoffrey!! I'm around you know!

Actually that's cheered me up. OH has refused the offer of a taxi to/from the 'do' on Sat night. Great, shall be sober whilst all getting tiddly around me. AND before you ask, OH wont be driving!!

He'll be lucky if I manage to stay awake after the drive over- especially with 'could you be as early as possible? coz 'so n so's choir is carol singing in the main square in town at 11am' !! J.


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Posted: 13/12/2012 at 19:58

Caz- they were saying today that people are leaving their shopping later & later waiting for the discounts that will come. Not sure that I'd be brave enough, especially since have to post several. Wasnt impressed to see that Marks have reduced their tins/boxes of biscuits already. The only time I splash out.......oh well shall hang on next year, maybe.....

Off to watch the cooking now. J.

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Posted: 13/12/2012 at 19:53

Becks- before I forget, again

Another necklace & 2 choc coins.

Yes Geoff, simple pleasures like a decent airing cupboard matter! We've far too much stuff I expect, but the main problem in this house is cupboards/built in wardrobes on outside walls. Cold despite, cavity wall insulation, so a dry & warm cupboard for storing towels is wonderful!

Tomorrow I must get cleaned upstairs & packed for the w/end. Daughter may start to do the tree, or not.....she's still not a happy bunny, despite that sleep earlier, but at least she's sort of eating again. J.

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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.

green toms

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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