* Red Dahlia *

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Today's dilemma

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 16:29
Brilliant idea but I just don't have space at all for that unless I put it at the front but was reserving this for raised veg beds. need more garden at the back of my house!

Today's dilemma

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 15:18
To be honest fresh horse muck is more likely to scold my Grandad said. The yard has it removed my a farmer weekly so it never gets well rotted! I have thought about collecting some and bringing home but was unsure how long it would take before I could use. Any ideas??

Tomato seedlings

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 14:35
I keep hinting he should get in and do this but he is waiting for his tomato to ripen!!! At this rate we will have tom's coming out if our ears! We have 6 GD from aldi looking v strong and he wants to try his own. I don't even like Tom's, only when cooked!!

Builders buckets in the plastic greenhouse me thinks!! We had a terrible Tom crop last year! Was v disheartening,

Today's dilemma

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 14:28
It's threatening snow here. Do hope it doesn't my newly planted onion sets are out so I hope they tolerate snow!!

Today's dilemma

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 10:21
Sensible sometimes, organised very in some parts of life, clueless in others. So thanks for the tips. Appreciated.

Bit the bullet! Here comes spring...

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 10:17
Tilting tank- be v careful, if you pull any sediment from bottom of tank in then you will end up damaging the boiler! More costly in maintenance. Hence why they leave a reserve in the bottom.

We have eaten 500l in 2 months!!!! I'm thinking that us far far far to fast. How long does 500L last others at this time of year.

Wish I knew where to buy a drum from -cold!!!

Bit the bullet! Here comes spring...

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 23:15
It's because I took a week off work to ride, garden and do house hold jobs and DIY. Well 2 of the 3 have been done!!!

Back to work on tues and then the garden becomes my escape and switch off time!

Horrid thing is the oil ran out last night so we are blooming cold, except the conservatory will still be warm with the heater keeping them going!!!

Today's dilemma

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 23:07
Ditto, I like the escapism. Our neighbours laughed at me last year when I was digging out clay, making boarded and tending things as I would be out weeding the lawn etc and I would be called in for tea. They said its role reversal. But he knows it makes me happy so he leaves me to it normally!

We set the onion sets in some troughs and round the front of the new tubs for the beans that will go up the arch. We have some left to dot here and there and some for my nephew as a present as he wants to grow 'magic veg' so think I have cracked it!

Needless to say he was proudly showing off 'our' garden, pots, veg and seeds, cuttings today. 'Ours' now is it!!! I think not!

Today's dilemma

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 21:38
I had similar problem last year when he said that we had nettles coming all in the veg patch. He said he was going to hand weed, good job I looked. It was my carrots!!!!

Bit the bullet! Here comes spring...

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 21:36
Yes your right, we get up in the morning and check then again at tuck up time!!!

So sown is/are...

Sweet peas
Sweet peppers
Dwarf red dahlia
African marigold
Perennial lobelia
Primula root
Cheap bulbs that look like allium but they aren't!!
Potatoes in tubs in conservatory!

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