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Posted: 20/03/2014 at 07:06

Morning all xx

Gorgeous sunny day.. what did you all get up to?

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 13:44

Must have? Electricity so that I can hide in there all year round!


Posted: 19/03/2014 at 13:43

I thought HW was what you did when it was raining?

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 13:42

I do enjoy when they show a "normal person" who has a passion for gardening like the chap the other week with his sweet peas and ladies tights (I didn't even know there were so many different colours!) But it would also be interesting to follow a new person, or maybe a student in a horticulture college student starting with their blank canvas and showing the highs and lows that those of us without a huge budget / camera crew to be bullied into moving mud / perfect soil conditions making the SAME MISTAKES WE DO!!


Posted: 19/03/2014 at 12:09

Edd - we live 100 miles away from our family so while we'll be travelling many miles the horse muck itself only has to move a few!! (My Godmother who lives next door to my parents has ponies).

I have a local animal sanctuary in the village I live in that re-homes horses. I hope to nip in and see if they'll let me bag a truck load for a donation but unfortunately the vegetable plot is along way off needing anything other than hard graft and a big shovel for a while.

Gorgeous sunny day.. what did you all get up to?

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 12:03

There is something quite special about a good shed isn't there!

My partner is having his Man Shed delivered in a months time (he's very impatient about this waiting time) and has already mentally prepared the layout several times. I confess to being a little bit envious! I have my green house but it does feel a bit exposed when I just want to hide.

gardening and mental health

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 11:35

I agree that gardening is very good for those suffering limitations. Be them physical or psychological (or both). It gives you a sense of patience (waiting for seeds to grow) and responsibility that doesn't overwhelm you (because unlike the family - the plants don't care that the washing is stacking up or that there's no dinner prepared regardless of how YOU are feeling). It gives you better coping strategies to pace yourself while ensuring your to do list (even if its just cutting the lawn) get done.

(I also think that it does EVERYONE some good to step away from the computer screens and get some fresh air and gentle exercise.)



Posted: 19/03/2014 at 11:26

Morning all. This weekend we're taking my truck and moving several ton of well rotted horse muck for my mother & future mother in law. Can you think of a better mothers day gift??

Not sure if I'll manage to grab a few bags for myself as well - 100 miles is rather a long way to move horse muck when you see several farms nearby that have horses (I'd happily fill a spare compost bin with one to let it rot down in the garden if they'd give me free range to dig up their muck heap.


Get if off your chest.

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 11:12

Because I fear GW wouldn't fill that extra half an hour with "here's a project you could be doing" or "follow our complete newbie as they work on their garden" (I'm here if you need me GW!!) or even "here's a really simple way to create a dramatic display in a pot that will last you a few months and then we'll show you how to do another one".

Top Gear makes the BBC big money being sold all over the world, merchandise...


Posted: 18/03/2014 at 09:39

Well Sheffield is popular today! Louise tell your wee lass to keep on waving. Its still looking very grey and heavy over by Rother Valley Country Park (alas I'm stuck in the industrial park next door)

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