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Posted: 10/01/2014 at 22:48

I'm looking forward to more lovely photos from you Marion, too. I hope the weather is golden for your golden year.


Posted: 10/01/2014 at 22:45

Sympathy and best wishes from me too, Fidget xx


Posted: 10/01/2014 at 09:16

Ouch Clari, your poor nose.

Nice young man has come to help in the garden today, just can't face any more wet leaves, we have too many trees. When the leaves fell it rained and rained. He's also pruning the apple trees, five old ones. I'm nervous up ladders and hands are getting too arthritic (years of weeding and milking a cow!) for prolonged use of the secateurs.

You Know You Enjoy Your Garden When...

Posted: 09/01/2014 at 23:07

My OH is very good and doesn't disturb me when I'm working in the garden, but he does empty my wheelbarrows which is great. Sometimes he offers to get me a cup of tea.

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 09/01/2014 at 23:03

Enjoyed it again. Connie77, they were postponed because Nelson Mandela died. I think understandable, he was a great man. The rest of the programmes are tomorrow, Monday and Tuesday.


Posted: 09/01/2014 at 22:57

No Gardengirl. I have a row of 3 makeshift cold frames along the side of the GH which I made from French red brick building blocks, they are quite thick and have square holes in the middle of them. The lids are just wood frames with polycarbonate. For ventilation I put bricks under the fronts to raise them and if it's very windy I put bricks on the corners. They are about 4m long and about 70cm wide divided into 3.


Posted: 09/01/2014 at 18:23

Pruned the autumn raspberries and cleared up veggie garden today. Cleared away tomato supports and OH did the runner bean ones, should have done them earlier. Then OH went to the DIY shop and bought wood to make new lids for the cold frames.


Posted: 09/01/2014 at 09:28

I had to laugh, Clari, the way you put it, although it's really more painful than funny.

Panda, I hope the week is improving as it progresses.

I was actually up earlier than usual as farrier came and my mare needed some cleaning up before he started. I think horses enjoy mud. But wearing a blanket helps keep them clean as well as warm and dry. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 21:56

Lovely photos, Higgy. I especially like the top one with the lacy tree branches.

Speedy recovery David.


Posted: 08/01/2014 at 18:15

Nice day here, sorry Matty! But hope you get some good weather soon. Finished cutting the dead wood out of the Felicité Perpetué rose. In the end all the prunings came to 5 large wheelbarrow loads. 3 hours just disappeared!

Also groomed daughter's horse who'd been behaving like a hippopotamus in the mud and had given herself dreadlocks by rubbing her neck on a tree. Took a bit of time, but her mane is now silky and half the length. She was a fidget though. Daughter, a teacher, was sent to work in the North of France. No room for a horse.

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