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Posted: 23/09/2014 at 08:23

Morning all.  Hope your father had a quiet night Dove!

Another glorious sunny day - but its autumn equinox! 8'C last night and my the house is chilly this morning. That heating isn't coming on til October though - that's the rules!

Best get the greenhouse tidied up so I can start moving things back in. Plans to dismantle this one and rebuild it next to a second greenhouse appear to have slipped down his to do list somewhat. Still - he is doing work on my new company car for me so I shouldn't complain too much. I'll try and get you a photo of my new car - I think it'll give any of you who gave had to travel through rush hour in Sheffield quite the giggle!


Posted: 22/09/2014 at 13:23

Lesley don't worry they leap out the way - just don't let your grass get rudely long like I've done and you shouldn't have any problems seeing them!


Posted: 22/09/2014 at 13:07

Afternoon all! Got the day off so have snuck on here while I recover from mowing the lawn - I decided OH must have given it up being his chore judging by its length! Still at least I didn't run the lavenders down too much this time even with the emergency stops for pheasants and frogs.

I've got to go and top up my supply of chopped chilli in a bit - I'll wear gloves this time! Found out my beloved rather than picking from the 1kg of fresh chillies on the worktop has been reaching for the jars of pre cut stuff in white wine vinegar. Didn't cotton on you're only meant to use that when all the fresh stuff had gone apparently  does he think I'll chop all the fresh ones up for fun?! Maybe the chilli willy ones in front of him at his current rate of common sense thinking.

Keep safe everyone - hoping I'll be on here a little more often soon!

Vegetable Seed Swop

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 12:59

Lyn do you still want Roma tomatoes? I saved more than enough from mine this year (mine being seeds sent from KEF) and will happily send you some out. Just drop me a PM as I'm not on here much at the moment. 


Posted: 16/09/2014 at 09:11

Since its my day off I'm waiting for rush hour to be over before I trek into the big city. Trouble is its so foggy outside I can't see the greenhouse much less the vege plot that needs digging.

Chilli peppers

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 09:09

I can confirm WEAR GLOVES when handling your chillies. On Sunday I cut up jalapeños to keep in white wine vinegar ready for using... its Tuesday and my lord can you tell when I accidentally touch my eyes / nose / lips. 

I've also got some threaded on a needle and thread hanging in the sunny windowsill to see if I can dry them this way. We'll see!

I'm just waiting for a few more purple riots to ripen - they'll be going in the freezer I think.


Posted: 15/09/2014 at 19:04

Bekkie - considering the amount of fire engines we have you'd have thought I could manage something myself! 

OH is working late here too. Cheese on toast seems a good idea Mrs G - I'm not sure how much longer I can hold out on cooking dinner.


Posted: 15/09/2014 at 18:43

Evening all. A plea to parents - whatever sugar loaded goodies you're putting in your dear little angels lunchbox... stop it! I had a school of 60 in today. They were wonderful all morning but come afternoon good lord were they intent on destroying everything they could.  

Still I have a day off tomorrow... going into work regardless to see what I can tweak on the tour to keep their interests.


On a gardening front - is it okay to put coffee grinds in my wormery? I don't want my worms too hyped up but I'm sure I remember reading it made good compost. 


Posted: 15/09/2014 at 07:25

Morning all. Still working flat out - just wanted to wish you all a happy Monday xx

Dig For Victory

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 08:39

Lynn! Just wanted to nip on very quickly and send a HUGE thanks for the sun flowers. I can't tell you how excited I am!  


(Sorry for very quick post -  can not explain how busy work has me now! Loving it! X X )

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