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Posted: 11/12/2012 at 20:14

Soz folks- have downloaded wotsit, but where are the smileys? being very thick here today....

LILY BULBS

Posted: 11/12/2012 at 20:04

If you're not adverse to using chemicals, then a routine drenching the compost with Provado & repeated at intervals throghout the season should help keep the beetles away. Trouble is I always forget to repeat the applications, so they still struck!

I now dont try growing lilies at all, but do have Fritillaries which they also like. I dont use any chemicals on those, as in the open borders, just pick off/squash as many beetles as I spot. J.

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Posted: 11/12/2012 at 19:55

Did someone say party?

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Posted: 11/12/2012 at 19:53

Still to do 'the clean up' on here. Need to feel brave....you know how much a duffer I am!

Have been nursing daughter who shouldnt have gone to work last night, nor go in tonight but what do I know? If you're ill, you're ill in my book, but apparently only allowed so many days...... & she's panicing!

BTW nurse did contact the other depts' nurse after last weeks session & so shall get even more hospital appointments early next yr! To add to the 1 got already, 1 to arrive, but that will be the week before t'other & probably yet another down at local hospital as well- post tomorrows'-phew! In between that lot still have 3 weekly drug sessions, the walking group meetings, the course group meet ups- gosh wont get bored will I?

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Posted: 11/12/2012 at 18:07

Ok, thxs, shall be brave & try in a bit.....

BTW havent entered todays' GW one- dont want a saw thingy!! J.

Plant Protection - Fleece 'Hats'

Posted: 11/12/2012 at 18:03

I dont wrap my bulb pots, nor cover them. I do put the pots close to the side of the shed or house wall though, neither of which are on the frosty side of the garden. That gives protection but allows the rain to get to the compost.

I do cover my pots with tied on pea netting though- squirrel prevention & also sometimes the blackbirds go rooting in the compost & disturb the top smaller bulbs. Net removed asap the shoots appear. Blackbirds can still uproot things, as can the 'b' squirrels. J.

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Posted: 11/12/2012 at 17:55

Me, lady muck? Nooo, you could put me in the poshest designer dress & I'd still look like a bag lady!

Can someone 'talk' me thorugh the clearing wotsit simply pleeze.......?J.

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Posted: 11/12/2012 at 17:51

What? J.

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Posted: 11/12/2012 at 16:55

All CtrlF5 does for me is put me back to 2cnd page of the smiley thread!

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Posted: 11/12/2012 at 16:50

Ok Geoff choir boy/girl choc.

Becks cant remember...... will check again sorry. Told you my memory c**p!

Drat, my vision has started to play up. Can still 'see' though it all, but if driving I do stop & pull over.

Lottie- assume you're talking about the bosses' wife? I was one of those.....

Will drive down to hospital tomorrow, I walked today. Appointment just too early to get my act together for a 35mins treck at rush hour. All being well should be out soon so can go & do my usual midweek shop & some other chores.

Still thinking about daughter's meal. I'll be fine with just soup but she'll want something more- better go check what got in freezer. Was planning to do a list of contents later anyway before I go shopping tomorrow.

Also waiting on the boiler starting to whistle- anytime now.... It woke me nicely (!) just before my alarm went off this morning. J.

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