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Garden table

Posted: 12/12/2012 at 16:24

Success Rain. Great table.

You're not the only one with 'wash out' planters/baskets this year. In my case it was my dahlia pots, the sweetpeas & all the vegs!!

Next yr nemaslug again! J.

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Posted: 12/12/2012 at 16:19

OH that reminds me to get our lights & decorations down tomorrow or Friday. Daughter going to do the tree, which is already in the hall, over the w/end whilst OH & me galavanting!

Quite glad daughter wont be going to work, as means I can do a decent hoover up in our bedroom now. Downstairs can wait until she's back at work next week.

Not sure what will do for tea. Dont expect she'll want a proper meal yet, but I could try. I'm wobbly again- drat, but have done a lot today, so not really surprising I suppose. Have flopped for a bit, being good. J.

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Posted: 12/12/2012 at 14:41

Hmm, just had to reinstate my favorite locations on the bbc weather site.....

Wonder what else may have disappeared? J.

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Posted: 12/12/2012 at 14:36

Geoff- snowman from me too.

Becks off to think again! Glad Asda arrived.

They were promoting the click & collect at tesco today. Cant see the point for myself, unless I was driving past from work. You've still got to lift the stuff into/out of car boot so back problems inevitable in my case! Am sticking to delivery! J.

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Posted: 12/12/2012 at 14:26

Am back. Busy morning at hospital- again! Some technician gave me confusing instructions so I went down to clinic to try & sort out. Now feel guilty that she got a ticking off from the Dr, but I was correct to query it.

Chemist next to collect prescrptions. Then drove to a Tesco store to shop, got petrol- no problem about receipt this time! Next to a nearby M&S food for a coffee & snack lunch, coz by then I was starving! Back via Aldi- phew.

Not surprised to hear daughter arrive back about 5-6am this morning. Am surprised she lasted that long. She's already phoned HR as not going in tonight, sense at last!! If any probs re 'too much sick time off' other staff & union will back her up.

Now to catch up & need to unpack the shopping. A raw day outside today, so am glad have finished all my errands. J.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 12/12/2012 at 14:16

Another frosty but dull day in WManchester. Below freezing again first light. Been out & about, sometimes sun (!) & others quite misty. No real fog here though. Only about1-2C out there even now. J.

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Posted: 11/12/2012 at 21:57

Ta da!! Night all, happybunny jo!

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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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