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Small shed

Posted: 20/05/2012 at 19:12

Gemma, have a look on Ebay you can get some good bargins on there, my two sheds came from ebay. A lot of garden centre's sale them these days and there are a lot of shed companies to look at. Is there one called Sheds R Us? lol

May In Your Garden

Posted: 20/05/2012 at 19:04

Went out into the greenhouse today and something has eaten my pepper plant, I've got two growing and both were doing really well. Now I have one good one and the other one has just its stalk left. I've sown somemore though, I will not be beaten. The sun didn't last too long here and the clouds soon arrived. Sounds like good weather for next though wooohooo!! 

May In Your Garden

Posted: 20/05/2012 at 14:03

It is a beautiful day here in Bournemouth, the sun is showing its face now and again but it isn't cold. If the weather stays good I am hoping to plant my runners beans and sweetpeas out this week. I have been just itching for the weather to buck its ideas up to be able get outside again. More sunshine pleeeeze!!! 


Posted: 18/05/2012 at 17:55

All your pictures steephill are just lovely. Here are my baby sparrows being fed, I stand for ages at my kitchen window watching the birds.

Here they are having a bath.

Choosing a greenhouse

Posted: 17/05/2012 at 18:33

As figrat said having a greenhouse is the best thing in the world. I have now got two of them and I love them. I use one for my main growing and the smaller one for harding off. I have only had the second one about 6 weeks and while we were away on holiday  the police had chased a car into our road and the person they were chasing then bailed out of the car and ran down the side of our neighbours house lept over the fence and straight through my greenhouse roof, I was so upset when we got home to see it all twisted and broken with glass everywhere but thankfully my plants survived. My husband has now repaired it so I am up and running again. I spend many happy hours in the greenhouse and I hope you do too, good luck and enjoy.


Posted: 14/05/2012 at 18:33

This year I have sown Dwarf sunflowers as I want to put them into pots. These don't grow very tall so I hoping they will be ok in pots. I got the seeds from Lidls and they are growing on very well. I usually pot mine into the next size container when they are still seedlings then when they are big enough I put them into their final pots. Good luck.

Holland - Beautiful Tulips

Posted: 14/05/2012 at 18:24

We have just returned from 4 wonderful days in Holland. I have never been before but my husband worked there with a Dutch Flower Company. He took me to the flower auctions and into an area where the public are not allowed. What an amazing time I had, flowers, flowers and more flowers. 

This is at the Keukenhof Gardens, beautifully laid out and just full of Tulips.

 I brought these back to England, my husband got these 2 buckets of beautiful  Tulips for me from the flower auction there are 100 tulips.

 This is the flower auction at Aalsmeer where my husband worked.

 I am now really looking forward to going back to see other parts of Holland, it truly is a lovely country.

Electric strimmer purchase - advice please

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 17:51

I have had a Black and Decker strimmer for years and it has worked really well. The line feed has been no problem at all, when it isn't cutting as it should I just have to give it a tap on the ground and this feeds out more line and cuts the old piece off. Brilliant!!

Shed Theft

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 18:05

I'm so sorry to hear your sad news. It is so mindless and pointless, but then we are dealing with the brain dead society. They have to be brain dead because they don't use their brains for anything else. Allotments are always so remote so no one will hear them smashing their way in. May be you could all get together and put plants around the perimeter that are thorny to try and stop them getting in, anything is worth a try. Good luck to you and I hope you can stop them.

My Baby Robin

Posted: 01/05/2012 at 18:50

I have been watching the birds in my garden today and for the first time I have seen two baby Robins. I watched as both parents were were feeding both of them. What a joy is was to watch. As you can see I managed to get a photo of one. The garden has been really busy birds today and when the sun came out this afternoon there seemed to be even more. These tiny birds work so hard to keep their babies alive it is just such an amazing thing to watch and really gives you a warm glow.

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