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Posted: 29/02/2016 at 07:33

Good morning all   G'day Pat wherever you are

It's definitely a spring morning here - a pair of greenfinches on the feeders, a pair of bluetits popping in and out of the nest box and Mrs Blackbird (looking very broody) has popped down to the birdbath for a splash before feeding and going back to the nest - from watching her I think she's been sitting on eggs for several days now. 

My neck wasn't too bad in the night, only woke me a few times, and this morning the pain is definitely less than yesterday - if I take it easy it'll be fine in a couple of days.  I'll put off visiting Ma until Wednesday


Posted: 28/02/2016 at 17:15

Topbird - that sounds a bit suspicious


Posted: 28/02/2016 at 17:00

Sunday lunch at the local pub was very good and very filling - friend has just caught a cab to the station and OH and I have walked home and collapsed on the sofa incapable of doing anything more strenuous than watching Miss Marple. 

When will people learn the difference...

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 13:13

If the majority of people don't know how to use language properly it puts the power into the hands of those who do - it used to be the scribes and the Pharisees - now it's the lawyers


Posted: 28/02/2016 at 13:11

Harrumph!    Cricked neck still painful and going into spasm if I turn my bead wrongly.  More Deep Heat rubbed in and Solpadeine Maxi Strength taken - trip to Cromer for fish and chips cancelled and Sunday lunch at local pub (walking distance) booked. 

On the bright side, we've been sitting watching the bluetits nest-building in the nestbox we re-sited to the remaining ash tree

Tomato seedlings

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 09:56

How many leaves do they have?  If they have more than the two 'seed leaves' then I would prick them out into individual pots, planting them deeply - right up to the seed leaves.

Are they still in a propagator?  If so they're probably too warm and not getting enough light. 


Posted: 28/02/2016 at 09:54

Clari - I'm very pleased to hear that   but from what you're saying it sounds as if you're buying supplies for work out of your own money ... even if you get paid back that's really not a good system!    (sorry to sound like a worryguts ).

Just a thought, but there may be mileage in seeking some funding that is ring-fenced to pay the salary of the fundraiser (and most important employee). That's not an unusual situation in my experience of working for small charitable operations.


Posted: 28/02/2016 at 09:03

Morning Clari, Rb and the rest who are still to arrive

The sun's coming out and OH has rubbed some Deep Heat into my neck and more coffee has been made

 Help yourselves everyone


Posted: 28/02/2016 at 08:23

I agree with Verdun - I apply FB&B a little while before planting. 

I only use chicken manure pellets on the areas where I'm going to grow leafy veg such as brassicas and salad crops.  I find that if I use it on areas where I'm growing beans, peas, root veg etc, they put on too much leaf at the expense of the roots or seeds which is what I'm growing them for. 


Posted: 28/02/2016 at 08:19

It's an improvement Hosta

Afternoon Pat

Morning Verdun  and Topbird

Fg,   I'm jealous too - we were promised sunshine

BL - I hope it wasn't the Adnams that upset your OH's tum   Hope he's better soon.

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