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2014

Posted: Today at 10:08

The contractor has been and explained that the broken roof glass will be removed quickly and the hole boarded up while the new section of the conservatory is manufactured and then the scaffolding for the roof work will be erected partly in next door's drive and over the conservatory into my garden as they cannot stand on the conservatory roof to reach the top.  It is all going ahead from today so it has really been quick work.

2014

Posted: Today at 08:06

Still no rain last night but forecast for today.  i do hope it is more than the teaspoonful we had yesterday.  the runner beans need it and the sweetcorn.  And my back needs a rest from watering 100 pots of 8 varieties of tomato, although i must say I am enjoying going out every morning to tomato avenue and picking the ripe ones before the birds discover them.  Soon be doing the same to the ten pepper plants in Pepper Parade.

2014

Posted: Yesterday at 21:38

Thank you, flumpy1.  I hope you get lots of lovely tomatoes.  they really are quite different from what you buy in the shops!

 

2014

Posted: Yesterday at 11:01

Contractors for insurance company are calling tomorrow morning at 9.30.  They are based in clifton only two miles away so very local.

2014

Posted: Yesterday at 08:50

My goodness i must have needed some sleep.  I slept through the radio alarm set for 7 and one hour of radio 4 and woke up at 8.301  A cooler night and less on my mind no doubt.  Rai forecast for Bristol about 11 so will skip all but urgent watring this morning for which my water meter will be grateful.  i am finding places for the pots from the conservatory ten at a time so this morning it is the turn of the cape gooseberries which will be given a spot in a raised bed where I have dug out some potatoes.  Great crop of pink potatoes this year.

 

2014

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 22:23

Each time you visit your tomato plants just give a little tap to eacg flower truss. just in case the pollinators are not around.  this makes sure the pollen gets distributed.  I feed half strength tomato food every second watering.  Great tomato crops this year and no blight on them or the potatoes!  Hooray!

2014

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 18:15

The insurance inspector has been and approved all the work needing done.  I feel much better now.  It will not be long after my conservatory is mended when it will be full of plants again.

2014

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 07:30

Flowers from my front garden snapped yesterday.

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2014

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 12:45

Blackberries will go with my Mr. Fothergills "Buddy" strawberries which keep fruiting till october as long as you remember to water them in this weather and some late raspberries still fruiting in the spinney to make a summer pudding from a stale loaf i have in the fridge.  Super with ice cream. Plums are ripening and there are tons of them.  Conference pears are getting to be huge as are the Bramleys.  I do get masses of blackberries so will get myself some lemons to make squash with them for Xmas and beyond. 

2014

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 08:39

Another glorious day weatherwise.  Could be two weeks before the awards for Bristol in Bloom are announced.  The insurance company got in touch yesterday and the inspector is calling Wednesday morning between 8 and 1.  A very good friend called to give me a much needed bearhug last night so I have stopped muttering "This too shall pass" to myself and feel much more cheerful.  I have loads of huge blackberries needing picked.  i love that job.

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