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Posted: Today at 09:40

Mrs G. I was perfectly safe I wasn't the one holding the welder this time so its all good. Fortunately we caught it before too much damaged was caused - its an old vehicle with a timber frame and the wood was rather dry!

Got an email today to say that my worms for the wormery and mealworms are being delivered today - at least it wont be too hot for them! I've asked for them to be left by the back gate but I've never used this courier before so we'll have to see if they do it as otherwise my poor little worms will be having quite the bumpy time on the roads all day (I just hope we'd be able to collect them on Saturday!!)

Bet you can guess what I'll be up too when I get home - I hope Edd is around to answer any questions!!

Welcome Bonkers. I see you've managed to get a thread going. Hopefully we'll be able to come up with some suggestions!

Using waste water

Posted: Today at 07:17

I used to decant my bathwater into old cola bottles to water the garden (once it has cooled down). Didn't seem to do my veggies any harm! 

You know you're jinexing it asking about dun shine don't you 


Posted: Today at 07:08

Got home gone midnight again.

Possibly set a fire engine on fire.



Posted: Yesterday at 16:37

Saw a spam merchant on the forum. Less than three minutes after reporting our moderators were on the scene tidying up. They do look after us well!!


Posted: Yesterday at 15:27

I know for sure not to put meat in a compost bin (cooked or raw) or cooked foods as that it like a homing beacon for rats.

Is that any use?


Posted: Yesterday at 15:16

Since I'm so terribly busy at work this week I have been spending most of today watching this

Its a live feed to the Peregrines nesting atop Saint Georges (Sheffield) - they should be hatching any day soon!


Posted: Yesterday at 15:13
Orchid Lady wrote (see)

Clari......good question  That is only some of the veg too!!  I've got courgettes, aubergines and more toms on the go!  The courgettes and aubergines were meant to be for on the veg patch, but I have since read that aubergines do better in the GH, arghhhh........I need a bigger GH!!! The latest toms are outdoor ones so hopefully will be ok. I've never had much luck growing veg so I've sown extra thinking that it wouldn't all germinate.....7 cucumber plants, 10 courgette plants.......goodness knows how many chilli plants later I am thinking I was a bit silly 

Ha ha! Oops! I have to say I am looking forward to that second greenhouse even if it doesn't make it for this season - I've already worked out planting plans!!

Could you not make a frame or tunnel over the aubergines to mimic the benefits of a greenhouse but not leave you void of space to move?


Posted: Yesterday at 13:27

Rosemummy - I think its never ending when it comes to houses!

My strawberries are looking a little sorry for themselves right now. They kept flowering far earlier than they should have done and I am wondering if they've exhausted themselves. Gave them some B&B which I hope will perk them up as even though last year I left the berries for the birds it was nice to potter around the garden and eat one straight from the plant!


OL I think I got my seeds a little sooner than you did which might explain why my purple is a bit bigger. Where are you going to find to put all of these once you pot out?! I really struggled with germination this year but in hindsight perhaps that was a good thing as I'm not sure where I'd put them all if we had a chilly summer. As it is I keep eyeing up shelving to put in the greenhouse (I'm being good until we move the greenhouse and add the second before I do too much).


As you can tell work is terribly busy today.


Posted: Yesterday at 11:22

(As for the house... well we've the plaster from the bedroom, hallways, lounge, dining area, kitchen to rip off, the kitchen to rip out completely, a trench to dig through the house from front to back, a gas fire to rip out and replace with a log burner, the attic to clad out so we can use it properly, some minor rewiring to do, carpets to pull up...


... and then decorate!

I'm reckoning that we'll be living in a state of undress for about five years!)


Posted: Yesterday at 11:19

 repotted all my chillies up on Monday as they didn't seem to be doing much in terms of growth so I wasn't sure if they needed a bit more space or whether they weren't getting enough sunlight (so I've moved them to the greenhouse rather than in the spare bedroom - they get put in a plastic greenhouse within the glass greenhouse at night to keep them warm. If we get a cold patch I'll bring them back in the house).

I can't embed instagram images (I'm at work so its the easiest platform for me to pull pictures off my phone) alas so here's some links:




All of them! 

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