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Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:22
Fairygirl wrote (see)

Make the bread after Clari - that way, if you have dirty fingernails they'll get a good clean...

I work in a riding school so plenty of free 'goodness' whenever I want. Could do with a few trugfulls to put in the compost bin. 

I thinking more about whether I'd have any strength left but I guess clean fingernails would be a bonus!

I'm hoping this lot has as many worms as the loads we transported for our parents for mothers day - you could see the bags moving there were so many! All fantastic stuff for the garden and most horse owners I know are grateful to be relieved of it so everyone wins


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:10
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Morning Fg and Clari 

Clari - take a look here it says they should be available from 2014,

Hmmm, it's clouding up in the west 

Thanks Dove! I'll keep an eye out - our local Tesco taunts me with glorious gluten free goodies one week then I have to wait a month as all they have is awful bread in their place.  That reminds me I must make some more bread today - before manure shovelling or after? Hmm...

I don't believe it.

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:04

Wow! What a monster! Don't tell OL for goidness sake she's only just mastering dispatching the little ones bless her!


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:01

Oh croissants how I miss you!

It's a really nice morning at the moment looks like the rain wont hit us til around 09:00 so I've a couple of hours to potter around with my mug of tea.

I hope you've all got lovely plans whatever rains on you!


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 22:45
Clarington wrote (see)
Somehow ended back at Homebase this evening. Came away with two healthy looking Jonkheer Van Tets redcurrant plants and four more garlic chives for ??4.50.

I've just come back in from the garden having scuttled out there with a torch - this little collection in their prime was £14.00 worth!


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 22:25
Clarington wrote (see)

Yesterday a trip to Homebase brought back 12 strawberry plants, two garlic chive plants, and a blackcurrant stick for £3.00 (not sure the stick will make it but thought it worth a go to nurse ready for planting out next year).I would have had more but I couldn't find a basket!

Whilst tidying up the pots this evening I've just realised that had I brought these plants at the peak of their season (aka when Homebase was still remembering to water them) it would have set me back £15.49


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Posted: 06/06/2014 at 21:14
Welcome to quite the mad house!


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 20:57
Allium it's not looking good is it! pack your wellies you might get some real bargains if other people are put off going!!


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 20:54
Somehow ended back at Homebase this evening. Came away with two healthy looking Jonkheer Van Tets redcurrant plants and four more garlic chives for ??4.50.

Someone had done their very best to hide them they were very buried amongst the roses I could only just spot them!

I don't need the garlic chives but as KEF says its our duty to save suffering plants and they just fell in my basket!

Tomorrow I'm off to fetch as much manure as my truck can carry in return for a donation to the local animal sanctuary. I'll try and avoid visiting a garden centre on my way home!


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 20:44
Lawn double cut - I even managed to miss the onions overhanging. I'm sure my partner will spot bits I've missed but it'll need cutting in a week so he can resume the duty!

Not sure how but I ended up back at Homebase and came away with a few more plants. I think someone had tried to hide them to have for themselves they were certainly well hidden! (I shall go and pop them on the bargin thread).

Pressure washed the paint off an old bench - hoping it will be dry enough sometime this forthcoming week to sand it down and paint it. Watch for the heavens opening over S25!

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