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Posted: 11/12/2012 at 21:50

Well I thought I'd done it, things certainly 'happened' & said all ok, but even more confused now..... & still no sign of the festive smileys around here! So will give up for now. Tried asking OH on phone, but that didnt help either. Daughter Mac trained & also poorly & now gone to work, so that abandoned. I wouldnt be surprised if she ends up back home.......

Tomorrow is another day, so will pop in when get back from appointment/shops etc. Need to do some mincepies too, but they may end up being done on Thursday at this rate as also need to do the pear flan, that we always have, whilst oven is on.

Going to find something to watch so can 'flop' a bit. Night all. J.

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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....


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 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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