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Garden table

Posted: 10/12/2012 at 18:19

Still no joy.

Knowing Rain & her skills/paintbox bet it does look good.... J.

Fork Handles

Posted: 10/12/2012 at 18:05

You see I did think Herod, but couldnt see how it could be a chocolate?

Daughter has eaten something, keeps snapping at me so must be feeling a bit better.... I've only had a snack type meal too, just didnt feel like cooking properly what with her being poorly & me being tired! Must plan a menu before I shop on Wednesday after hospital, again.......

The boiler has a new noise! Same solution though. Wonder if OH did phone manufacturer today? J.


Garden table

Posted: 10/12/2012 at 17:57

Nope still not see it- am on firefox too. J.

Garden table

Posted: 10/12/2012 at 16:42

Rain- the 2cnd image of the painted table hasnt come up for me. Just a message about it being deleted?? Jo4.


Fork Handles

Posted: 10/12/2012 at 16:27

Aww Maud, bighugs!

Geoff- completely stumped...

Becks- 3choc coins/decorations, a wiggly rubber worm, a pen that has several colurs- to use with the colouring book....

Nearly gave up shortly after going back out, but somehow had a 2cnd wind- no Gary- & carried on until about 3.30. Found 2 lots of slug eggs- now suitably disposed of! There's lots of signs of new life already there but in my case still a lot of clearing to do. I really must try & sort out some areas to be less labour intensive. Ideas buzzing around head, but wonder if will ever get sorted? J.

Fork Handles

Posted: 10/12/2012 at 13:55

Phew am hot! well several layers, double gloves, hat, etc.... nice cuppa now.

The 1 compost bin almost full, leaf cage ditto & have even added stuff to council bin as was nearer to walk to!

Am actually going to cut back some of the stems of the fuschias in the big pots. Visible from house, totally frosted now & annoying me. I have several others in the borders which shall leave alone. Have cutttings too on porch sills.

Daughter has reappeared. Colour better, still doesnt fancy eating, but doesnt feel sick any more. Unlikely to be the noro virus as she had that couple yrs back & knows she just doesnt feel that bad. Just hope that I dont get whatever she's had/got! Have clinic appointment again this Wed.

Right, back out. BTW still thinking Geoff J.


Talkback: Slug-proof plants

Posted: 10/12/2012 at 12:26
Unfortunately one of my potted Hellebore Niger plants proved irresistable to the slugs this yr. It's just about starting to regrow.

I did however discover that crusts of soya/wholegrain type breads proved to be slug magnets! Put some down for the birds & everytime ended up going out & collecting loads of slugs!Better if damp/wet btw. J.

Fork Handles

Posted: 10/12/2012 at 11:55

Becks you can pull muscles from lots of coughing, I know, ouch.....

Geoff- I was only thinking that earlier. Trouble is when I'm off-colour  or whatever she's fast enough reminding me about all the various tablets etc hopsital has supplied. I ended up saying didnt want the one lot again as still had 3 boxes- 1 in each handbag & 1 in cupboard! OH still had to return some to the pharmacy! Tis a case of 'physician heal thyself' upstairs today.....

Am still thinking about the clue & not getting anywhere...... J.



Posted: 10/12/2012 at 11:38

Siskins maybe? J.

Hardy Fushias

Posted: 10/12/2012 at 11:35

H/JF the hardy varieties often do have smaller flowers IME. Oh apart from Mrs Popple that is- I assume my Dads' plant is that. Just know it withstands very cold winters in WMidlands & has done many yrs. I've got a couple now in my garden & yet more cuttings, just in case. Just call it Dad's fuschia!

I grow Greyrigg & Hawkeshead. GR definitely is hardy, came trough the last couple of winters up here. Late at restarting in spring, but very delicate white/pale pink flowers. There's a good sized shrub of it at Harlow Carr which I spotted last yr.

Hawkeshead, which has small white flowers, I did actually lose- when I didnt protect its' roots in a large pot! So I now have a new plant in the ground & several good cuttings- still in my porch! J.

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