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Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 17:50

Was a sunny day today, though a bit cold. Spent nearly 3 hours weeding and tidying the veg garden bit behind the GH. Hadn't looked at it for ages, was in a state. Two piled high barrow loads of rubbish removed and a small bucket of large potatoes from a forgotten row, hope they are OK.


Posted: 26/02/2016 at 17:25

Glad you are liking the mountain DD. Looks like whipped cream.

I've spent nearly 3 hours outside. Got up 2 piled barrow loads of weeds and rubbish from the veggie garden. Found a forgotten row of potatoes that I hadn't dug up. Dug up a small bucket full, they look fine, will try some mashed tomorrow. Tonight is Moules Marinières with baguette and green salad. Found tender young perpetual spinach leaves in veggie garden, young frothy fennel shoots and flat and curly leaved parsley to go in the salad.


Posted: 26/02/2016 at 13:16

I've just bought a new shower head too. The one I bought last week was hopeless, water spraying out in all directions where it shouldn't, so I've changed it. New one is fine.

Lovely day now, has warmed up. Need to tackle the veg garden.


Posted: 26/02/2016 at 09:16

Morning all, -4°, frosty. I've been out feeding the horses and walking the dog. Hands are tingly now they are warming up.

I hope you have a good lunch lily.

I hope you get the Doctor's appt. Clari.


Posted: 25/02/2016 at 22:42

Thank you Lily, he did. I'm off to bed, he's going to watch Question Time.

Butternut squash

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 22:38

I live in Dordogne, I think summer must come a bit earlier here.

Turkeys that didn't make it past Christmas

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 18:49

Yes, forgot pies! I've done that too.

Seed planting

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 18:09

That's what I do too, sow in straight lines.

Butternut squash

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 18:08

I grow them but I don't sow the seeds until early April and plant them out when the weather warms up. They like warmth. I usually have too many, but they do store quite well.

Snowdrops in the green

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 18:06

I've been given snowdrops "in the green" and they have done really well. I transplant them in the green too as I can see where they are. When I bought them in bags in the Garden Centre (bear in mind that garden centres here in France aren't as good as English ones) they were dried out and I've never had any luck with them.

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