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Dan. I didn't think that for a minute! I think the last pics I put on there were of the re-layed patio. I didn't do much else to it last year. This year I have started to dig proper veg beds, so it looks like a builders yard out there at the moment, with bits of wood, and various tubs I'm using for sieving soil all over the place.
I should really update it, but will wait until I have new pics of it looking a bit more tidy.
Spring has sprung in Andy's photo
Good job Andy! Were they your bargain bulbs?
Should we start a new thread "What do you keep in your back passage?"
This is my greenhouse me & brother built last September and everything in there just now waiting to break out when weather gets better. Only spring in the greenhouse Rosa up here in Scotland.
Your working hard Becks but all will be worth it when you finish and can enjoy the garden.
Everytime the plants in my garden think spring's nearly here they get a load of snow dumped on them - more forecast for tonight/tomorrow
I know Dove - it's like one step forward and 2 back .
Do I start my tomatoes and coleus off this weekend or shall I do some more baking?
Looking good Becks, hope you've been cashing in on the free labour or have you been doing it while Jess has been at school?
Becks - good work with the digging there The only thing is all that work makes you hungry - good job you've got the cooking bug
Dove - its a tough decision.
Ketchupped on some of your posts, but not all. Brain's a bit fried at the mo - sorry.
Last night I dug another couple of rows on the allotment after work, but it was still like forking plasticine. The surface had dried, but it was sticking to my fork and I had to use my boot to lever it off.....sigh. Tonight I left work early (we have flexi-time) to do a bit more, and it started spitting with rain as I left the car park. Planted the rest of my onion sets in the raised bed and pulled up some weeds (Verbena bonariensis - don't ask) and the rain got worse and it was cold - yuk. More rain forecast for tomorrow down here, and the weather chap was saying on the wireless this morning that it's going to stay cold for a couple of weeks - WAAH!!!
I hope all you lovely Forkers are well. Good luck to those with new jobs and no jobs. I was out of work last year at the ripe old age of nearly 60 - everybody said I would never get another job, but I did. There's hope for all!
Have I landed on the right thread? Is this the mad forkers! ... Not posted for a long time, logged in yesterday and couldn believe my eyes , it was all kicking off! . Have finally got a permanant job, full time community nursing, basically what I was doing but without the contract. So now thats secure i can relax and treat myself to goodies without so much worry. Have been busy on courses over on the mainland updating my skills, essay writing and exams, but now thats done with for a while I can keep up with you all on here. And just in time for the garden season as well , Oh Merry belated Xmas and New Year
Hello to old and new Fork Handles
Miss B x
I have 12 days off coming up and (as blasphemous as it sounds) I will not be spending 1 day of it in the garden I'll be spending 6 days in Southampton with the fam and 6 back home but I will be entertaining guests, so I have been making the most of the weather and pressing on.
Hi Miss B, congratulations on the new job. having a regular income does make this gardening malarkey a little easier
Bits of weekend, and bits when she's at Nursery Dan, which is only 3 hours a day. But it's the sieving that's slowing me down big time. It's just too wet to go through the holes!
Hey! Miss B!! Long time no see! How the devil are you!
Cheers Andy, it's that thought that sticks in my head. And once I've done them, they won't need doing again!
Caz! Aint that the truth!
Dan, is that the front bit of the house that was all brambles?
Glad to hear about the new job Miss B. . Happy gardening times ahead