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Posted: 17/06/2014 at 07:18

 Screen shots of my potatoes.  After my weekend away I came back to find something had eaten every leaf from my potatoes so they might not have been ready but I didn't think they'd grow any more without greenery. I grew in bags and found the soil around them had near set like concrete which is something to sort out next year.


Posted: 17/06/2014 at 07:04

Morning all!

Bags of potting compost purchased - absolutely rubbish

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 15:07

I've found the (10 bags purchased so far...) cheap stuff from Wickes to be some of the better quality (texture, lack of smell, lack of bolts and chunks in it) I've used.


Posted: 16/06/2014 at 07:39

Good to hear Dove!


Posted: 16/06/2014 at 07:19

Morning all! Got home late last night from my little adventure. Only managed three hours sleep on the Saturday night so am really rather tired now!

Next time I must book the Monday off!


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 08:03

Will do! 


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 07:57

I'm hoping we can Dove - we've a big bbq planned! (I'm driving an ambulance and there'll be a police car going too but they're not as fun as the fire engines).

Watercress? Yes!

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 07:55

Does anyone have fish and watercress in their pond? My fish have destroyed just under £50 worth of oxygenating plants happily munching away even though the fish specialist said they don't normally like this variety. Just wondering if I can start growing water cress in there to give them something less critical to much on!


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 07:52

Morning all. Bluetits here seem happy though practicing their take off and landings over the pond is a bit scary!


Everything that wasn't rained on has been given a good soaking. Now I've a weekend of vintage fire emergency services - good job I'm not used to having air conditioning ina vehicle for a two hour drive!


Posted: 13/06/2014 at 08:19

Yes they were Mrs G (til 9 am today) but there is always contingencies in place so it was dealt with very quickly. Fortunately no one was injured but the house was almost completely destroyed and I fear the neighbours will have suffered massive damage too. I'm keeping an eye on the local forum to see if they need any help.



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