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Decision of the day

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 12:30
Its meant to be raining here too. I've washing out, electrical cables running across the garden, I've already watered my pots, I've even loudly mentioned BBQ but still the sun shines!

I'm putting the weed and feed on tonight and hoping for the promised rain that may now come down tomorrow.

Funny just a few months ago I was using a bucket to drain the water off my garlic!!

Today's big decision for me is where does the wormery go. I really don't want them cooking!!

Growing in tea bags

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 12:24
25kg? I reckon we get through that in a week here!!

Growing in tea bags

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 07:53

Stacey taught me to soak my chilli seeds in tea overnight (it took a while to master not putting milk in) as the tanic acid mimics a birds stomach juices which encourages the seedling to germinate. 

So perhaps tea bags might work for some!


Posted: 21/04/2014 at 07:49
Orchid Lady wrote (see)

LOL Clarington 

Oh Orchid! It got worse when I climbed into bed! Even my tablets match!!


Dovefromabove wrote (see

Still none of the promised rain - I even hung a line of jeans out overnight to make sure it would rain, but nothing.  I shall have to put the sprinkler on the front lawn to water in the weed & feed 

Dove - we've guttering and flooring to lay in the shed, I watered all my pots yesterday... why isn't it raining yet?!

Do I talk too much.?

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 07:41

Mike you're over thinking everything aren't you. If we feel the need to tell you to shut up I'm sure we will do. I don't think any of us are above having a little stampy feet tantrum every so often If someone oversteps the mark. If three people tell you - then is a time to think about it, you're safe for now!

Til then enjoy the hearty debates, the silliness, and KEEP ON IMPARTING THAT KNOWLEDGE OF YOURS! I can't tell you how much I have learnt from this forum thanks to people like you tapping away on their keyboard xx

Looking for an unusual sized shed - 3ft x 4ft

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 20:39

Where in the UK / world are you? Are a very nice company who might be able to help you.


Posted: 20/04/2014 at 19:28
Dovefromabove wrote (see)
Orchid Lady wrote (see)

Sounds like you've been busy Clari.

You don't convince OH that you want chickens, you convince him you need chickens 

Nah, you've got it wrong - you convince him that he needs chickens 

Ha ha! This! I think I'll start dropping hints next year once the garden and house is sorted. But that wont stop me planning space in, just in case.

Just tried to be all girly and paint my nails - it hides the ingrained dirt lovely but I just realised I match the wall paint! (See link!) Guess you can figure out my favourite colour 


Gardening Book

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 19:21

You don't need to thank me Mike - just let me know when I can pick up my signed copy! 


(Hope you're having a good day)


Posted: 20/04/2014 at 17:07
We need some proper rain too OL. I can't believe I'm out with the watering can so soon having been convinced my garlic was going to drown it was so deep under water.

Potted up my chilli seedlings this afternoon which I'm hoping will give them a wee kick up the rump to get growing. The tomatoes are going like they're on a race to reach the moon.

ManShed is coming on nicely - wont be long til he's moved in the good and proper!

This evening I want to start coming up with revision 83 of the herb / vegetable gardens So that they'll be more in keeping with our new dietry needs (since all the fun stuff isnt allowed anymore).

Now; how to convince my partner we want a couple of chickens...


Posted: 20/04/2014 at 08:37

Happy Easter all!

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