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Verdun-you're right about people not having food. At the risk of being controversial-why are we sending billions of pounds in aid to other (wealthy! )countries when there are people here who need help and pensioners dying of cold.
Ranty pants/angry trousers going on I think....
Had to give up my plot measuring after half an hour as the wind was impossible to work in even with daughter helping! Hands were freezing and measuring tape had a life of it's own
Had nice roast for dinner though
Evening Verdun and all,been nice and sunny today been picking out few more seeds and sowing some more wondered down the garden to see what is growing, lots more to do still
Hi everyone, another warm day today, fertilized and mulched all my roses with compost, planted out some hardy perennials and violas, am now on my knees.
Here's a cute fellow made entirely of veggies (photoshopped of course), but looks great
Agree with you wholeheartedly Fairygirl. Blooming ridiculous.
Got so windy today, that I gave up outside and have dutifully sat and finished inputting stuff on spreadsheet. Only problem is I can't seem to get the automatic adding bit to work and everytime I do it manually, I get a different total! So gave up, went back out the garden where the wind had dropped and started shifting rubble and dirt. Trying to level the ground behind the shed. I think I'm mad.
Weetabix Fairygirl. Creature of habit.
Hello folks - I'm home from work absolutely shattered - OH has been working at home and, bless him, he took my little tiny tomato plants outside into the sunshine for the day, like I did yesterday, so they got more and better light than they would if they stayed on the dining room windowsill - the Under Gardener is learning, isn't he ?
Hi there one and all - Dove, your OH sounds like he is really getting the hang of it, taking the baby tomato plants out for a bit of fresh air !
Woo2 - glad I 'm not the only one who dashes into the garden in a dressing gown and wellies. My neighbours are used to it now
Been away for a while - my computer has a virus, and have only just worked out how to log in on another machine. Hopefully the computer doctor can fit us in soon, as I can't find anything on this one.
Had a great weekend gardening. V excited to see my magnolia flowers finally starting to break their buds - less excited to frost forecast for Fri and Sat - which will finish them off just as they are starting. Lets hope the forecast is wrong.
Nice one Dove. Mine have spent the last 3 days and nights in the cold greenhouse where the temperature hasn't dropped below 10C and are looking as though they've really benefited from the extra light. I'll leave them there until I get home on Thursday evening when temps are forecast to drop to 6C or below. Then it's back to their daily journeys from indoors to the GH and back again until GH minimum night temps are once again 10C or above. As I started them much later than usual this year, they'll get extra tlc .
evening all been cloudy here in devon pricked out 84 cabbage seedlings and potted them on took forever then off to a little family run garden center and bought some queen victoria lobelia bargain two pounds each in i litre pots got quite excited as i have got two empty beds to fill so saving up now for a big spend.
Slugs just love Lobelia Queen Victoria. Just as you think they are beaten they climb up the remaining stem and start again.
Love the plants though and £2 each a good deal
not mine matty2 ive put a sign up no tresspasing.
Get a good catapult and station yourself in a comfy deck chair with a G&T to hand - no slug will survive
fantastic even better chucking them over next doors. oooh im bad
Evening all in from work at half past four and just potted up some plugs i got today and re-potted 60 tomato plants in for tea now then out to plant potatoes in 4 bags.