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Posted: 21/03/2014 at 12:43

Well, it is Friday.


Posted: 21/03/2014 at 11:33

I've had a quick flick round with the hand held dyson. Its only good for 10 mins on one charge, so thats that.  Some seeds to sow I think. Now I'm going to have more hardening off room......

Panda, your scatter patch... if you PM me your address I can send you some seeds to scatter left over from the seeds I collected last year.  Otherwise they're going in the geurilla patch next door. I shoved some rose cuttings in, when the builders went home the other night.


Posted: 21/03/2014 at 10:43

I can't read the label. What sort is it.?


Posted: 21/03/2014 at 08:41

I have one of those mini hand held things for the stairs. I agree that leads are a bit of a trip hazard. It's a sunny day out there but a bit windy.


Posted: 21/03/2014 at 08:22

I probably should do some housework before OH gets back. Do you think vacuum cleaners are safer than wheelbarrows?



Posted: 21/03/2014 at 08:21

All ok here.  Just thinking about getting out of bed.









Posted: 20/03/2014 at 20:19

He's getting used to home grown veggies. This extends the season, and we've had leaves for BLT from the greenhouse for the last year. Those bags in the supermarket  taste nowhere near as good, you use a handful and the rest goes slimy. I have a tray of rocket, a tray of assorted lettuce and a tray of mixed oriental leaves.I'm trying round carrots in a deep tray and hoping to avoid the carrot fly. I grow various tomatoes in the main greenhouse, I might grow peppers in this.


Posted: 20/03/2014 at 19:43

OH has agreed that I can replace mini polytunnel (6 ft by 4ft) with a Gardman heavy duty polytunnel. (3m x 2m). They are half price at £80 at the garden centre. I have £7.50 worth of vouchers so £72.50. We will fetch it Sat morning as it is 2 man lift and won't fit in my car. The cover has gone on the old one, so I will use  the frame as racking in the new one.  Funny thing about greenhouses, they are never big enough. Then I can get stuff to harden off out of the greenhouse, rearrange the nursery area,

busy, busy, busy....


Posted: 20/03/2014 at 19:08

ITV weatherman says its going to feel like Autumn. Did I miss Summer?

I'm not allowed to go up ladders when I'm on my own. Mind you, the new 15ft tripod ladder needs two of us to move it.   and I daren't go near the chainsaw.





Posted: 20/03/2014 at 18:41

I already thought of that, punkdoc.  OH is away and I didn't have a phone in my pocket. I did think as I lay flat on my back, that if I knocked myself out, I would be missed sometime on Saturday. I didn't get knocked out and there is no bump coming up. Just the plastic bucket damaged I think. Still I'm being good and sticking to coffee. Dangerous things , wheelbarrows. It doesn't help that the garden is terraced and there are two sets of steps to bump down. At least I'm not trying to barrow it uphill. The muck pile is by the back gates. Very useful for Mr Farmer to drop it and leave it for when I'm ready.

The other casualty, the hellebore stem is looking droopy. I think I will take off the flowers and float them in water.

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