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Posted: 30/08/2014 at 08:20

Not til tomorrow Bekkie - just doing my work emails in bed before I get up for a shower! (Meant to be off on Monday but am going to inspect a donated vehicle from the police so not sure it counts!)

I'm organising a 1940s weekend over Easter at the museum and wondering whether I could link in my other (currently neglected) hobby a little by having a dig for victory area and giving the younger visitors a taste of it by handing out pumpkin or sunflower seeds to pot up on the day (providing I can find a nice company to donate some mud, seeds and little starter pots as my budget is non existent - although I shall be finding somewhere around here that's doing pumpkin carving and asking if I can help clean up to get the seeds!) to then have a small competition as to who can grow the tallest / biggest? If I can find space we could grow some at the museum (with emergency spares at home) to join in ourselves and feature it throughout the year.


Posted: 30/08/2014 at 07:49

Morning all! 

Problem viewing on Android tablet

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 16:49

Check what else is running on yoyr android Steephill. The site is working just fine for me on my (android) tablet.


Posted: 27/08/2014 at 15:54

Great British Bake Off

The day ahead.

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 13:53

Today is my day off work. So aside from baking I'm spending most of today on the phone to my boss discussing vehicles and movements... good job I love him!  (He's going to be chief bridesmaid! )



Posted: 27/08/2014 at 12:50

KEF - I think my settings are fine. Dave however was put into the compost bin this morning all my tomatoes have ripened their last and were in quite a sorry state! Fantastic amount of produce off them and I've still 1.5kg sat in the kitchen to turn into pasta sauce this afternoon. 

Fish cakes cooling, shortbread very tasty but far too crumbly, shortcrust pastry recipe for tomorrow's fidget pie discarded owing to my hating instructions that ask for "a stick" or "a cup", nice policeman spoken too, cleaning... at the bottom of the list!

Too many chillis

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 10:43

Bump! Hoping to get some chilli action later in the week!


Posted: 27/08/2014 at 10:40

Morning all! Got a day off so am trying to sort all the housework... as you can tell it's going well!

Oh well, the more I'm doing in the evening the more oh might help... I mean go and tidy his man shed up (he reckons hiding in the one area I'm not allowed in counts as contributing to the communal cleaning!) 

Garden is definitely autumnal now its going to look so bare this winter as we've not managed to get the vegetable plots finished,  nor the pond, or bbq area, or greenhouses, chicken coop...

Doesn't it get dark early?!

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 07:45

My greenhouse is now shut much more often than its open with my chillies in there trying to keep warm. I keep trying to be hopeful for a second summer but we seem to be rapidly hurtling through the year.

On a non gardening front I'm now hunting a space to put a tumble dryer as it's intended location wont be ready this year and despite there only being two of us we produce so much washing that having it drying all around the house is disheartening (especially the bed sheets - I love my big bed but it means huge sheets!) I miss drying clothes outside come winter (although last year they were hung out all through winter it was so mild).


Posted: 25/08/2014 at 07:35

Very grey outside this morning, not had much time in the garden recently (redundancy time off wasn't long enough!) And it's now starting to look very tired. Hopefully I'll get a couple of days off in a week or two to get it tidied up as evenings just aren't long enough!

Discussions started by Clarington

Spring tulips and daffodils in my strawberry beds?

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loved gardening quotes

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KEF & her juicy bits

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A collection of unknown plants requiring identifying.

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Heated propagators

When do you decant the seedlings? 
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Lost its ID tag in the move - can you identify it? 
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Enjoy a Free Day Out At 4 RHS Gardens

Not spam - honest!! :D 
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