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Posted: 02/03/2015 at 10:53

That is beautiful! 


Posted: 02/03/2015 at 10:52

 Here's my now preferred idea on where to put the greenhouses (all not to scale). It minimises the amount of glass to the lawn (left) and house (below) equally so we're not left with a large area to try and merge in. There will be a gap up the middle for cleaning glass and a water butt (and no doubt all sorts of other useful things that don't belong anywhere else).



Posted: 02/03/2015 at 10:39

Glad I can help Hostafan  I do rather put my foot in things.

Snowing heavily here now so we abandoned any idea of going outside.

 First layout idea for the vegetable garden. I'm trying to minimise the about of glass on view from the house but am now thinking they might be best tucked up next to each other (long sides together). Aside from cleaning being a pain in the rump can anyone think of any issues with them being close together? 


Posted: 02/03/2015 at 09:32

KEF - I probably should have done the cleaning on Saturday. But with a 04:00 finish at work followed by a day of bring toured around to look at vacuum cleaners, ovens, freezers, and a trip to Babies R Us to try and find a suitable night light for Reggie... an evening on the sofa seemed more appealing.

Tip to the wise - while in baby stores surrounded by heavily pregnant ladies it is not the done thing to see a price tag on a cot and exclaim to your partner in your-not-quite-indoor voice "good lord we spent more than that on a bed for the dog!" 

I fear we provoked an argument between male "its just a cot, he wont even be in it that long" and fit to burst female "I don't want my baby sleeping in something that costs less than a dog bed!!" *cue tears* that you could hear through the entire store. Partner advised it wasn't a good idea to go and tell the couple we did have a very spoilt puppy. 

Ironing is done, trying to decide whether I start on the bathroom or the kitchen, or sneak outside and sow some seeds... not sure which mark you hence nipping on here for inspiration! Any chance to escape the cleaning.

I'm also having a rethink (again) on the positioning of the greenhouses. I'm now debating them being face to face lengthways across the garden to reduce the amount of glass you can see from the house.

Darling other half needs to pull his socks up and start laying foundations before I completely change the whole layout and create much more work for him!!


Posted: 02/03/2015 at 07:27

Hints of snow here with more expected.

Does snow mean I can not do housew*rk? Isn't there some clause out there?


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 22:35

Or pee in a pot from the safety of your bathroom and take it out into the garden to distribute Verdun


(If you have indoor plumbing that is, I've heard of such luxuries outside of the border).


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 22:32

KEF - 21st? You're feeling enthusiastic aren't you?   I'm thinking more like April! 

Hoping the snow holds off for me to get into the garden tomorrow: I'm afraid I just can't cope with the cold when digging!


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 07:29

Morning all! We're taking Reggie to meet his lordships parents dog Meggie at a country park today. I hope the weather holds!

Hosta - I'd easily plant 60 seeds but don't have the window space! Are you using a heated greenhouse?

DD - have a great holiday! 

I hope everyone who had the high winds last night wakes with little damage. I'm going to have to put my gardening list on the back door - I have a greenhouse frame that I need His help building a base for. I'm getting fed up of it blowing down!


Posted: 28/02/2015 at 10:09

Don't ta worry David come t' Yorkshire we're always proud t' show off our tea 


Posted: 27/02/2015 at 19:08

Bekkie: has he tried tiger balm? As a chronic ouchie I find it sometimes has a fantastic effect on my back when pain killers don't seem to touch it. Mind you that might be due to the streaming eyes when you accidently get a hand too close to your nose.

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