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Posted: 11/02/2015 at 10:20

Good morning all.

Went to bed earlier than usual. Woke up at 2am, couldn't get back to sleep for ages. Thoughts going round in head and right arm hurt. Must have been the apple tree pruning yesterday.

But it's a sunny day, although -7° at 8am. Hope to get out to the veggie garden this afties. Still full of dead weeds and remains of past it veg, needs clearing. Big plastic chest arrived for putting all the flower pots and small tools that are cluttering up the GH shelves. Need lots of pots as I can have between 500 - 800 baby plants in pots in spring. As well as for own garden I sell them for charity.

New website for the Open Gardens in France. Mine is open on 17th May.  


Posted: 11/02/2015 at 10:14


Rum for Clari


Cheap greenhouse - advice please!

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 22:29

A greenhouse does need to be put on a firm base to stop it moving and warping. It also needs to be attached so it doesn't blow away in a gale. Some GH makers do a base frame which you can put onto level earth and cement it at various points, or attach it to concrete pavers. Then you construct the GH on that.

Be careful what you wish for!

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 21:30

Oooh, a freebie greenhouse, lucky you. Don't forget to post photos here when you get the camera.

Raspberry Problem

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 21:26

Do you water them enough? Raspberries are quite thirsty. Are the flowers covered in insects, especially bees, for pollination? Mine are buzzing when the flowers are out. Then they need feeding, I use rose fertiliser, and watering.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 21:22

Another sunny day. I spent part of it up a ladder (again, and I hate heights) pruning an old apple tree.


Posted: 10/02/2015 at 21:19

Looks lovely whatever it is

Does Dove really go to bed that early or does she go off and watch TV?


Posted: 10/02/2015 at 17:34

Just in time for sowing Bekkie 

Went to vet's. Tigger hadn't got a sore tummy anymore so the cortisone must be working. All treatment is palliative, he's too old and his heart isn't strong enough for an operation. But now he's had proper food I don't think he'll want to go back to tinned food. Has just wopped down minced beef and rice!

Have pruned the last apple tree, but Monsieur the log man pruned the other four! But it meant going up a ladder again. He did the taller ones though.

Spring Bulbs not flowering

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 10:51

Depends on the hellebore. My Lenten ones aren't out yet.


Posted: 10/02/2015 at 10:50

Morning all.

I found Edd's post hard to understand at first too. Good advice from Dove, as always. Stick together as a couple and share the problems or problems can drive you apart. I sometimes found it hard to understand first OH's problems as he was bi-polar and I am boringly down to earth, but you have to help each other whether you understand or not.

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