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Posted: 30/01/2014 at 17:34

She grows bedding plants and tomato plants for sale in the spring. The tomatoes and cucumbers go in  buckets of new compost for later in the year. This is only part of the order, the firm rang up to see if she would take delivery on Monday as the van was lying idle.  The rest of the order is to come on a Friday, so my nephews can shift it over the weekend. My dad has been trying to get her to give up growing things, mainly because he doesn't want to do the compost humping, pot washing and filling that are his delegated jobs. (He is 84) The compost has been moved from the front of the garage, around the back, and into the top polytunnel. There are three polytunnels and a greenhouse.

Irrigation systems

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 17:10

I use leaky hose around the beans, burying most of it just below the surface and leaving the end connector sticking out to plug a hosepipe into. I have also used it around the potatoes, grown in lines. I have never used it around root veg apart from potatoes. I also have one permanently placed around the rows of raspberries.


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 16:56

Verdun,  if you think thats a great offer, get it. Saturday is a new month. It may be that he has to fill his quota this month and is prepared to sell one car at a loss to get his target. Next month is a whole new ball game.

I have just helped OH to move 90  x 60L bags of compost at my mums. Once we had dismantled the dangerous ramp my dad had erected to make it easier. It was easier just to carry them up the steps. Snow stopped while we were doing it, but then started again. It has turned to rain, back here in South Notts, but in North Notts it is settling.

There was a voucher in the local paper for Hodsock priory snowdrop month, 2  admissions for price of one.I think I will wait a week or two, the snowdrops are only just coming out.

 I'm sat in front of a roaring fire now. I don't plan on venturing out again today.


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 12:27

We're not far from you Kef, and you're higher up so I expect you'll get the white stuff.

Its not settling though. Its varied from thick white flakes to snowy mizzle.

 Stacey, time to feed that body plenty of protein and fruit  to get it better


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 09:34

I'd wait until all the bulbs have died down, then fork the area over well, removing any weeds, and then fertilize with bonemeal and replant.  After a while the bulbs need splitting up and rejuvenating anyway.


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 09:28

Fluffy white stuff coming out of the sky. I have to go and help OH move two pallets of compost at mum's. 8sacks for me and pallets to make bug hotel.  Porridge and home made blackcurrant jam first.( little beads of sunshine )


Posted: 29/01/2014 at 22:20

Dove, has the flooding on your brothers farm gone down yet? I was looking at the terrible pictures of the somerset levels, but there  are no reports of what is happening in the south east.

Fertilising the Veg Garden

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 19:20

Isn't that the same as the "night soil" that the old cottagers used to put on the gardens.?


Posted: 28/01/2014 at 13:16

Happy Birthday , Dove.

May all your birthday wishes come true.


Posted: 28/01/2014 at 13:12

7000 posts on this thread!!!!!!

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