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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: Today at 10:16

Jungles are wonderful, Mattbeer87. 

Still doing battle with moss whenever I get the chance - yesterday, in gaps between mending tears in the strawberry net.  Will get the net on tomorrow if the forecast is right, while the fruit is barely set, and before the squirrels have noticed there's anything attractive to eat.  2 years ago the berries were turning red before I got the net up, and the squirrels chewed through it to get to what they wanted...  had to reinforce it with chicken wire in the end. 


Posted: Today at 10:11

Morning all! 

Still raining here, but lightly.  About to go out to learn how to make proddy rugs (a good Northern tradition - but one which would be appropriate to Southern Wombles too, I reckon!).  A good use for Dad's favourite gardening jacket, and a coat I made myself 30 years ago... 

This afternoon is mane-cutting.  Hope the hairdresser has scheduled a long appointment - I can't see out at the moment!



Posted: Yesterday at 14:59

Afternoon all! 

Found Mum walking unaided when I visited this morning - the first time she hasn't needed an arm to lean on since her fall.    She's very slow and rather stiff, but the pain seems to have gone.  And she called me by my name, something she's not done for months.

Flying showers here, but I'm trying to get the strawberry net organised before we go away on Monday.  It seems to have developed holes in storage.  (Extra big ones, I mean.  Yes, I do realise strawberry net is supposed to have holes in...  )  Perhaps we've had a mouse in the shed?

It's my birthday

Posted: Yesterday at 14:16

Happy birthday Yvie! 


Posted: 27/05/2015 at 09:24

Morning all! 

No sun for us today, but high cloud - ideal for garden tidying I think.  Need to leave it spick & span ready for hols on Monday.

Papa Womble should be very proud, Wonky... though if he's like most dads, he'll probably say "What you SHOULD have done is..." 

Lizzie - hope you get the leak sorted quickly, and the bill isn't too horrendous. 

Yvie & Lily - enjoy your ice creams!   

Have a great day, folks.


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 19:40

Aren't coffins throw-away by definition, Verdun? 


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 17:21

Great stuff, Wonky!  Got plants for it yet? 

Like the Tardis, Dove.  And your broad beans look wonderful... 

Off out again to water nematodes on my primulas.  Vine weevil have struck! 


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 09:27

Morning all! 

Making summat out of nowt Wonky?  That makes you an honorary Yorkshire woman as well as a Womble. 

Lovely photos, DD.  I'm sure that on your open day it will be just as pretty - as Lizzie says, something will be following on, for sure.

Lesley, so glad your mum is feeling better!

Hope the Shedlet lives up to expectations, Dove. 

Off out to run errands now - hopefully will get into the garden this afternoon. 


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 09:06

Planted runner beans and erected net; weeded the rest of the veg and the strawberries.  Dug out more dandelions from the lawn.


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 13:43

 Saw a lot of these on my walk along the canal - including 8 together in a "creche" with 4 adults. 

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