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Posted: 07/10/2014 at 07:00

Morning chicky  

The last place I want my mobile phone is in my bedroom.  It stays downstairs unless a vulnerable member of my family is ill or flying halfway round the world.

Tilted garden taken over by weeds

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 06:57

I'm afraid I'll have to disagree about the polythene.  I don't see the point of stopping the weedseeds germinating until you are ready to plant and/or sow in your veg patch - only for them to all spring into life when you've sown/planted. 

If you have a good sharp Dutch hoe and spend 5 or 10 minutes with it whenever you see those tiny cress-like weed seedlings appear during mild spells in the winter, by the time you're ready to get sowing/planting, a large proportion of the weedseeds will already have germinated and been dealt with.

Then, sow your seeds in rows and mark them, and continue to hoe between the rows - that will get most of the weed seedlings.  All you have to do then is remove any that have sprung up in the rows when you thin out your veg seedlings.

Keep your hoe handy

Leaky water butt

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 06:47

If a washer doesn't do the trick, I wonder if this would


Posted: 07/10/2014 at 06:45

Wot!  Everyone early to bed last night???


Well, good morning all   Slightly warmer overnight - only down to 6.1C - now up to 8ish and damp out there.  The heating has come on as we had it on last evening, and I'm too comfy to get up and turn it off. I'll turn it down when I get my coffee refill


Posted: 06/10/2014 at 21:41

BL - a TWIGS outing in July to meet up with you at BC's and/or Bressingham?  Sounds fantastic. All of July is free at the moment!  Can you build East Ruston in Norfolk into your trip as well?  I think you'd enjoy it.

We've had a lovely day out - now we're on the sofa watching some very old Star Trek.

Catch up with you all tomorrow - sweet dreams everyone

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Posted: 06/10/2014 at 11:40

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I don't bother with notifications - I get more than enough emails anyway.  I just check the forum every so often.

Hope that helps


Posted: 06/10/2014 at 11:07

Is it this one Alan ?

Sunny?  Not here it isn't - overcast and chilly - we're heading into the city for a day of food and culture


Oh, and maybe a little bit of shopping


Posted: 06/10/2014 at 10:54

Woody   I'm glad you enjoyed East Ruston - I'm on the lookout for a fine day this month and I'll take myself out there for a day on my own just luxuriating - I might even take a sketch book! 

Shame you didn't have time to call in here for a scone - I made 11 pots of Raspberry Jam especially   However, I'm quite relieved that you didn't get to see my lawn edges

I've not been to Beth Chatto's for years and years and years - we must do that outing next year!

greenhouse for Aeonium arboreum

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 07:51

Bumping up in the hope  that someone who grows aeoniums will see it

End of the season thoughts

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 07:31

I'm a bit behind the curve due to having injured my wrist, so still have loads to do - and I'm awaiting delivery of some native-type daffodils due any day now.  Loads of perennials are still blooming their socks off so I'm not cutting them back yet and I think there's at least one more meal coming from the runner beans. There's lots more seeds to sow and I've still not planted up any pots of bulbs  ........... busy busy busy

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