Good Morning..any special plans for today?

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Good Morning..any special plans for today?

Postby midgin » Sun May 17, 2009 6:43 am

I thought I would start a Good Morning thread where we can share our plans for the day....if you so wish.
Good Morning All. I am hoping to get outside and clear a bit more of my 'jungle' area, however from past experience I know that I can be distracted very easily and end doing something entirely different.
We have an excellent forecast here in the Hunter, expected temps 9o to 21o, mainly sunny.
Enjoy your day, whatever your plans.
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Re: Good Morning..any special plans for today?

Postby ozfoxton » Sun May 17, 2009 8:29 am

Beautiful day here today, max. temperature predicted to be a lovely 26 degrees. Plan on spending a few hours barrowing mulch for my new trees today, and once the dew dries will be out with the Roundup if the wind doesn't get up. The weeds have gone crazy.
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Re: Good Morning..any special plans for today?

Postby jayendra » Sun May 17, 2009 9:11 am

just about to pull out the last of the tomatoes - even though there still on there.

I am going to plant japanese daikon radish
cylindra beetroot
red acre cabbage
yellow orach mountain spinach
parsnip
purple carrot
snow peas
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Re: Good Morning..any special plans for today?

Postby Sam » Sun May 17, 2009 9:12 am

Washing, finishing watering upstairs - too dark to finish last night. Didn't get to it until too late as we had a big day out. Nanna took Sophie to netball (where she scored another goal - one day I'll see one!), while Brian and I took Clare to the Qld All Schools Cross Country - she wanted to go because she thought it would be a once in a lifetime opportunity - so confident about sport... She was disappointed to come 84th out of 100 - she thought she was last. We pointed out that at least 16 didn't finish the race. She sort of cheered up eventually.

Off to the markets to try to cadge some donations for the plant stall at the school fair (why did I agree to this???)... Maybe I should get the kids to approach and say something like "Our mummy stupidly agreed to convene the plant stall at school..."

Deadhead the roses this afternoon and do some weeding...
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cinnamon make it Greek, soya sauce makes it Chinese, Garlic
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Re: Good Morning..any special plans for today?

Postby antains » Sun May 17, 2009 9:56 am

Hi!
Been a while since I posted here, but I have been dropping in from time to time.

Today, I am preparing a few holes so I can plant some pittosporums, which are hopefully going to screen the new unit next door from looking into our baby's bedroom.

Hopefully, I'll also dead head roses and try in all futility to remove the oxalis from my vegie patches.

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Re: Good Morning..any special plans for today?

Postby karyn » Sun May 17, 2009 10:06 am

I've already cleaned out the chooks and bunny run, planted some garlic, collected a whole lot of fallen sticks and put them in the kindling box, raked some leaves and weeded the cabbages...I still have to do a bit of mowing (how fast the weeds grow after rain...) and weed the **&^$@** oxalis out of the bark chips.

And pick those beautiful mushies that have popped up everywhere...but that's a different thread...
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Re: Good Morning..any special plans for today?

Postby bubba louie » Sun May 17, 2009 12:54 pm

I haven't actually got out of bed yet. :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Re: Good Morning..any special plans for today?

Postby jayendra » Sun May 17, 2009 1:17 pm

^^^lol^^^
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Re: Good Morning..any special plans for today?

Postby belladonna » Sun May 17, 2009 9:42 pm

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Re: Good Morning..any special plans for today?

Postby midgin » Mon May 18, 2009 7:57 am

Good morning all. It sounds like everyone had a busy day yesterday. I wouldn't mind going for a spin in that car, belladonna. :wink:
Our forecast is possible showers today, so I may be doing more housework than I intended.. :roll:..however I shall try to get out into the garden. I have a large fern that needs re-potting. That shall be a task in itself as it is in a heavy cement pot.

Whatever your plans, have a great day.
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Re: Good Morning..any special plans for today?

Postby meriash » Mon May 18, 2009 8:50 am

Good Morning, have fun with that fern,M.

I am going to keep on with topping up all the pot plants with some goodies, and listening for the call from the shed.

Helping hold the screw driver or spanner for H, he is working on an old Landrover and the bits and pieces have ceased up, bit like me really LOL.

Have a good day.
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Re: Good Morning..any special plans for today?

Postby Luzy » Mon May 18, 2009 9:42 am

Good morning all. (#)

Such a lovely day here so far, perhaps I'll be tempted into the garden...

Good luck with your fern, midgin, and with your Rover, too, Meriash!
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Re: Good Morning..any special plans for today?

Postby Bulbinella » Mon May 18, 2009 11:10 am

Good Morning to all .... mmmm .... today I am resting, well ... actually I've done the washing this morning and later today it's off to work.
We finally had the whole backyard fence replaced (.... YAY ....) about 6 wks ago ... yes, finally after almost 3 yrs ... and an 18 mth battle with Bamboo and disputes about the fence type ...timber versus colourbond .... and yes :!: ....the timber won :lol: so for the past 4 wks I have been spending every weekend creating new garden beds and giving the rest of the garden a serious makeover .... of course all of this has been a really, really good excuse to buy more plants :lol: :wink: :lol:
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Re: Good Morning..any special plans for today?

Postby belladonna » Mon May 18, 2009 12:17 pm

cooking tea as I am working a late shift.Wandering around the garden looking at all the bulbs that came up wow it's going to be amazing in spring.Also looking (but trying not to see :wink: )all the soursobs oMG I am never going to get rid of them all.More mulch on top me thinks
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Re: Good Morning..any special plans for today?

Postby midgin » Mon May 18, 2009 4:37 pm

Thanks Luzy, I soon discovered why the pot was so heavy...half of it was full of rocks and rubble. I haven't re-potted it since I bought it at a garage sale. :shock: :shock: That will teach me.
Marion, I hope you were handy with the tools for the Rover...that sounds like a great project for your hubby ..I won't mention it to Ross.. :wink: ..we don't need another car. :roll:
I am glad you settled the fence issue Bulbinella, it can be a real hassle. Now you will can enjoy the pleasure of creating and planting...the fun stuff. :wink:
Belladonna, I have to ask what is a soursob? Is it a thistle?
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Re: Good Morning..any special plans for today?

Postby belladonna » Tue May 19, 2009 12:17 am

na it's yellow oxalis what a weed!!!!
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Re: Good Morning..any special plans for today?

Postby midgin » Wed May 20, 2009 8:26 am

Good Morning All. We have had some welcome rain here for the past day or so, with more on the way. I love the way the plants respond so quickly to the rain...it seems to have an instant effect.
On the weekend I planted more Tete a Tete daffodils, I am quite taken with them. I love the way they produce a few blooms per stem and the fact they are such compact plants.
A lovely friend has given me some cuttings, so I hope to pot them up up today....between showers :wink:
Have a great day everyone.
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Re: Good Morning..any special plans for today?

Postby Sam » Wed May 20, 2009 9:20 am

We are about to float away. No chance of getting into the garden.

I think we're about to get cut off from even leaving our area with flooding.
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Re: Good Morning..any special plans for today?

Postby Pam » Thu May 21, 2009 6:25 am

I'd send you some floaties Sam, but I doubt anyone is likely to be travelling down that way at the moment.

It will be dam reinforcement work for me here today..... if I still have a dam. It's been too dark to check.

EDIT: Yup, it's still there. Thank goodness for bentonite.
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Re: Good Morning..any special plans for today?

Postby abwal » Thu May 21, 2009 12:31 pm

Good afternoon. Rather a busy morning. During the last couple of weeks we have been doing some work on our son's car - new head gasket. Took considerably longer than anticipated as a couple of bolts had broken off in the engine block and were a little - actually, a lot - difficult to remove. Then we discovered that the coil had given up the ghost - after much time checking and cleaning every fuse and electrical connection. The car was driven away yesterday. YAY! Now we have the carport back. This morning was spent removing the grease and oil from the concrete. :evil:
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