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Posted: 03/11/2013 at 07:25

Good morning all  Bright and blustery here this morning.  Quite a few noisy fireworks last night, but we still managed to get to sleep - waking for the bangs and then drifting off quickly again - we must've been really tired.  

A Baking Day today for the Pudsey Cake Stall at my leaving do - after all, I'll have lots of time to garden after that 

Think I'l make a rich fruit cake, then someone can buy it and ice it for Christmas - not sure what else to make.  I bought some lovely Saddleback pork chops for supper so the oven will be free for baking all afternoon. 

What plans have you lot got for the day? 


Posted: 02/11/2013 at 21:02

Mmmm, warm and cozy on the sofa while the wind swirls around the chimney - feeling drowsy - see you in the morning folks - sweet dreams everyone

...and todays identity crisis is...!!!

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 20:37


Posted: 02/11/2013 at 20:27

Thank you Mrs G - delish

 Getting a bit blustery here too Farmergeddun

...and todays identity crisis is...!!!

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 20:23




Posted: 02/11/2013 at 20:15

A cherry one  for me please Mrs G , and can OH have a truffley one please 


Posted: 02/11/2013 at 18:48

Did we?  Yay, we beat the Aussies 

John Innings Number 1

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 18:43

If you're using it as seed compost it won't need any fertilister adding, even if it's been out in the rain all winter. 

Plants Online

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 18:31

Hi Ryan - really good to see you back and so good to hear that your health problems are behind you 

No real advice to give that the others haven't already given except keep records - keep really good records, of all your expenses and all you takings.  Even if you don't earn enough to be liable for tax, it's a really good habit to get into early on.

And don't forget, that if it really does take off, you'll need to take advice about the special allowances you can set off against profits in the first year - there's bound to be someone on here who can advise you better, but great big oaks from little acorns grow, and it's best to be prepared!!!

Best of luck

Leaf Mould!

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 18:10

Our ash leaves are breaking down well in six months in bin bags - in  a year it's fine to use as leafmould, but we actually add it to the compost heap in layers the year after gathering them (so at about 6 months) as we find it helps make the compost mix work better, and because we don't have a lot of space to keep it in bags. 

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