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Only problem I have is that the garden waste collections dont start for another 2 weeks and I already have enough garden rubbish & bags to make a second garden. lol
Morning all. Fairygirl, I'm one of the most Southern (SW France) and we went to Scotland last summer. My brother lives near Perth and we went to Edinburgh as well.It was beautiful.
I'm getting behind on the gardening now, mostly due to the weather. Haven't finished pruning, half the veg garden to rotovate, new bed to make (plants already bought, so many good offers at the moment, couldn't help myself), clearing up of herbaceous borders to do. I leave a lot of the dead growth as protection in winter, but like to remove it before daffodils start, but it's been so cold and wet.
Hey up and good morning to all forkers, spaders hoers rakers hedge clippers I think you get the drift How are you Brumbull well I hope lifes to short to brood abart things I mean him with that big cycel thing is creeping nearer so Laugh and the world laughs with us weep and you do it alone.Regards Brian.
Gradely Brumbull Gradely.
Morning all. Today the weather looks good for gardening, not sun but that sort of decent spring day. This morning I am cleaning the house and this afternoon visitors come and are staying over so no gardening but I love the visitors
So I will say good morning for tomorrow as well
Goodmorning everyone. How great to see so many posts. I'm early this morning as I don't usually roll out of bed until 10! One of the pleasures of being retired, although I know it wouldn't suit everyone.
Today, apart from doing mundane things like washing (clothes), I will be sighing over the accounts which are now sorted ready to input onto spreadsheet. This is a labour of love for son.
Enjoy your day, whatever you are up to.
Why are you under your desk Dove ?
Must dash as I have my little doggie job to do and it looks very much like snow on the way, it was -4.1c at 2am brrrrrrrrrrr, just went back to bed and pulled the quilt a bit further up under the chin
Hi all. Just back from work. Thanks to everyone for making me feel welcome here. The mercurys reached the dizzy heights of 2.5 degrees here (almost bikini weather up here) - woo hoo! Even the birds are wearing coats. Still, much better than rain. Busy Lizzie, Perthshire is a really lovely part of Scotland- your brother's very fortunate. Good walking area -some fine munros. I miss my hillwalking terribly but a knee problem stopped me about 18 months ago. Getting better now and getting fit again so hopefully get back up there soon. Sowed some tomato seeds earlier today, which I haven't tried before as I usually buy a few plants, so I'll see what happens. Might try one of those pvc greenhouses? Where I was before I had a huge conservatory so didn't need one so if anyone has any thoughts on the subject I'd be very grateful!
I am in love with my heated propagator I made it's getting fast results after 24 hours I found most of my lettuce and a good proportion of my tomato's have germinated the extra heat is working wonders. It's great to go to bed at night and see new seedlings pop up the next morning. it's keeping the soil at about 20 degrees C. My PVC greenhouse is quite good but it doesnt provide the heat needed to get seeds going quickly its becoming a case of propagator and then transfer to the greenhouse and hopefully plant out when the weather improves. So bored today not a lot to do I've even skipped taking the fleece off as its a low 8 degrees in the greenhouse.
I've often used an ordinary propagator but not tried a heated one. Have some good south-ish facing windowsills here in my new house and one has radiator below it so will take advantage of that and get some lettuce and basil going! Sweet peas to sow too so might have to take over younger daughter's window as well! Know what you mean re the greenhouse with the weather the way it is so will probably give it a miss for now - once the freezing cold gives way we get a lot of wind here so it might end up heading further north unless I weigh it down!
Afternoon fairygirl............. you are more than welcome
Cheers Brum. I'm off to move the lilies my daughters gave me for M's Day. I used to love the smell of them but finding them a bit oppressive these days. Is that my age? Help!