Latest posts by GillyL

Starting seeds

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 16:41

You can germinate seeds in the seed trays with plastic covers very easily in an unheated greenhouse,have germinated beans/cougettes tomatoes sucessfully this year.


Posted: 23/05/2013 at 16:35

Thinking of hiring a team of huskies and coming up by sled.Bit concerned banana loaf cake won,t last until I get there.


Posted: 23/05/2013 at 16:28

On my way,just hunting out my thermals.

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 16:01

Given up today as a bad job,pouring with rain ,and strong gusty winds.Until I can move some plants out of the greenhouse,not much more I can do in there,

Would have done some cutting down but the bushes would not stay still enough in the wind even if I had managed to dodge the rain showers.

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 15:57

Maybe they planted them upside down bluejan or they could have been that lesser known Australian variety



Posted: 23/05/2013 at 15:54

I make that due to come out of the oven at about  six minutes to five just the time for a nice cuppa,or does it have to cool down first? I hope not,can you have it with cream?



MOB rants

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 15:48

We are at pesent fighting an aplication for 9 wind turbines on the Somerset Levels,there can be nothing worse than these intended monsters to spoil a near perfect view ,which at present allows us to see acrooss the Severn and into Wales.

We have already got a solar panel "farm"(though what it has to do with a farm I don,t know,)on the edge of the village,but this is not as bad as some of the old cottages who have sucumbed to the "hideous contraptions"on the roof.You see a charming cream cottage,roses round the door,look up and then aghh........................


Posted: 23/05/2013 at 15:34

Rain , strong winds,and cold,.....

Crumble sounds good Fairygirl,but could you stop just thinking about making a banana loaf cake and make one please.............that sounds delicious.

How late is this 'spring'?

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 08:29

I think we areabout a month behind here in Somerset.the greenhouse is full to bursting with plants waiting to go out,have had good exercise in carrying things back and forth to harden off.


Posted: 23/05/2013 at 08:18

Morning all,

Sunshine and blue skies at the moment,but grey clouds beginning to form and it is quite windy and colder.

Yesterday went to GC for OH to get some pond plants ,just leaving when someone said to me that a clearance section round the back had just opened.Well it would have been rude not to look! and  they had reduced most stuff to 50p,We grabbed a large trolley and filled it,the nice lady on the checkout gave me two large trays to hold the plants in the car.Alpines,campanula,osteospurnum,geraniums etc all need to be potted up,now when are pots going to be reduced?

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