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Posted: 30/03/2014 at 09:27
KEF wrote (see)

Hi Clari & scroggin.

Clari I'd go for 2 GH's. I don't have a very big veg bed, but I plant closer than recommended and enrich the soil between plantings, depending on what is going in. I can produce plenty to feed two and stock the freezer.

Glad to see Lizzie's post, she was a busy lizzie  

Two does feel like it'll give me more options should we have a poor summer and extend the seasons slightly. I'm thinking of  building two lengthwise raised beds in the second greenhouse to grow the likes of my tomatoes / chillies / other delights I learn about (thought about a grape vine) in while retaining the potting table and staging in the first. 

(I haven't told him about wanting a secondary freezer in my Lady Lair to store harvests yet! Maybe I'll sneak it in when they do the electrics for the washing machine & tumble drier that'll also be living in there).


Posted: 30/03/2014 at 08:51

Morning all!  Looks like the sun will make an appearance which'll be lovely as I want to get the compost bins area finished and the old bins emptied and dismantled. Need to wait for my partner and his heavy feet to tread the area down as I've levelled the area with soil full of rubble that wasn't really suitable for the vegetable garden. 


He's also changed his mind and says I can have two green houses again. But do I need two at the sake of loosing some vegetable plot space? Oh the decisions!!!


Posted: 29/03/2014 at 22:21

Evening all. Found out it was Earth Hour this evening - of course I found out too late so will have to hope Earth forgives me when I rotate the compost bins tomorrow. It's looking good stuff from the two wheelbarrows full I dug out this afternoon although it seems the previous occupants granddaughter might have used it for hide and seek with toys a few times.


Keep safe and remember to test your smoke alarms when you change the clocks in the morning x

chilli peppers

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 08:45

50?! Good lord Lady how many other chillies did you sprout?  I was wondering where I'd find space for my few if the summer was poor as it is!


Posted: 29/03/2014 at 08:43
star gaze lily wrote (see)

Clari, saw the moan, should of been on rant thread lol. Think they think you're a mr too 

Oh yes my little pink strawberry flower does look so very manly doesn't it!  

No sign of F1 qualifying starting any time soon.  Think I'll go and make a start wiring the second battery and charging system into my truck til the ground dries up enough to make a start on the compost bins.

Or I could stay in bed, be all lady like, and add more plants to my wish list on the rhs website. Hmm... 


Posted: 29/03/2014 at 08:07

Morning KEF! Morning V!

Bernie Bungs BBC Bosses

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 08:00

The garden centres are all disjointed individual concerns, they need to come together in force and unity for them to make an impact. I'm sure they notice peaks of cash flow after good programmes on gardening but is it enough for THEM to act and commission / encourage programmes that are more than a one hit wonder?

I understand what your saying, I imagine many other forums based on hobbies say the same thing. The poor sewing devils get a few sewing bees offering little in terms of technical advice and are then forgotten about until next year.

Perhaps we ought put ourselves forward as places the BBC could start their new programmes on. I'd happily let them follow my gardens progression,  especially if they're any good with a shovel.

Glad to see you are also a moron, though us morons may be disappointed in performance today it really is not good weather there. Another wet practice.  How exciting. 


Posted: 29/03/2014 at 07:52

Old Timer, last weekend I was clearing several ton of horse muck and can assure you the wooden shavings rot down very well, they do take slightly longer than the straw (little pony kept eating the straw and was getting rather portly!) But for the average gardener I don't think you'd know the difference. But oh my gosh the worms!! There were hundreds per bags full! Seriously I kept expecting to see the bags moving there were so many! We had to spend several minutes clearing our boots of worms before we got in the truck.


Posted: 29/03/2014 at 07:44

Expect it come mid afternoon at this rate!


Hmm, apparently I'm a moron! Bit harsh for a Saturday morning! Always used to think myself a little more well rounded than that. 

Bernie Bungs BBC Bosses

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 07:41

I'm watching the F1 right now, thing is the F1 one is BIG BUSINESS,  as in seriously huge, and plenty of people - us morons if you will, who want nothing more than to watch it (you'll be pleased to know the engines are much quieter this year).

Gardening?  There's no money in it, no one interested in doing huge programmes at great expense, the BBC had to expand their deadline looking for people wanting to participate in their Kitchen Garden challenge (I think it'll be similar to Great British Bakers) so low appeared to be the interest, hell their messages on Twitter were turning borderline desperate. 

Why not pass your rant directly on to the BBC. If enough people contact them and show interest they might actually do something about it.  Til then they'll just go with what they know works For the majority of the masses. (Just in case you want to put your rant to good use rather than just moaning on here like a grumpy old git).


Your friendly moron x

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