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Posted: 01/02/2015 at 21:33

Hello Woody is not fair on us - trying to keep it lit is not easy even if I do garden all year around nice to be warm inside and not having hot water horrible

It will be trying to keep under the duvet or dooner as Australians say to keep warn with bottles   

Thanks Bekkie try some spuds this you know you want to

Remember to grow sunflowers as this year is the year of the sunflower

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 21:22

Yesterday went to a potato day brought seed potatoes and some small bulbs in pots and seeds and trays, got to look around at plants stands did a seed swap and lots of gardening bits, when home I put my spuds into egg trays for chitting

Today got some seed trays in and seed compost to warm up and sorted my seeds out in boxes

Yviestevie look at this


Posted: 01/02/2015 at 20:46

Hello all, I went to the potato day and got 40 seed potatoes altogether well more than I was going for as they had cheap potato bags so I got some of them

mainly 5 of each variety as they sell them loose

1st early Foremost, Homeguard 

2nd early Bonnie, Blue Kestrel, Milva organic grown , 10x Balmoral

Main potatoes Carolus also got some seeds peas and beans

Saw some snow on some fields and bits on the grass by the road side was cold

Today was dry but cold and windy out my fingers went cold so quick when I went and fed the birds   

KEF trying to stay warm hot water bottles as heating still playing up on and off a lot

1Runnybeak1 what other seed potatoes you got?

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 20:18

Hello all

I went to the potato day and have got my seed potatoes ,well more than I was going for as they had cheap potato bags so I got some of them

I got 40 seed potatoes altogether mainly 5 of each variety as they sell them loose

So here goes with my list of potatoes

- 1st early Foremost, Homeguard

- 2nd early Bonnie, Blue Kestrel, Milva, 10x Balmoral

- Main potatoes Carolus

Will add pics sometime  

computer playing up posted it and internet went of so lost the post


Posted: 30/01/2015 at 15:40

Wintersong if it is the lactose just buy lacto free milk - that is what I drink just the same as other milks - you can get fresh and cardboard milk

Been out fed the birds and had a pull at bits in the pond need cutters really, spotted all the bulbs poking there heads up may even get a daff soon

Woody how's your garden?  are you preparing it for the open days 

Nesting boxes

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 12:25

LeadFarmer great pictures

Nesting boxes

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 12:24

Joyce that is amazing bird not gone near my nest box yet need to clean them spider done in though

got a new one to put up nearer the house, made by my local nature reserve


Posted: 30/01/2015 at 12:11

Hello all, nice and sunny today must go feed the birds

Pain here wind keeps making the boiler flame go off so not really any hot water or much heat as we keep having to put the thing back on constantly

KEF arm not too bad think my leg is a bit sore from jumping on and off my table to wash the window, looks good in the sun today so when I sow seeds they should have enough light  

Bekkie know what you mean about dangerous house cleaning few year back I tidied a few trays and one of those silver thing tray with spikes that chicken sit on, on top of the oven with high grill right at top later I moved the grill pan and damn thing fell off I tried to get out the way but it was supper fast and walloped my left foot really bad agony bruised, later on got an x ray as was still painful damaged my ligament and still plays up in winter when really cold     

I get to go and get my potatoes today there will be so many to choose from

work in progress

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 11:53

Good to grow squash underneath the sweetcorn

Are you going to make anything out of pallets?

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 11:34

Zoomer44 just looked up the rules from the our council website

You must cultivate at least 50% of your plot (by this we mean preparing the ground, planting, growing and harvesting crops/flowers) and the remainder must be cut down and free from weeds (the area must look maintained). From the start of your tenancy agreement you have a two month period in which enforcement for non cultivation is not applicable

So I will get two months less time

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