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Posted: 14/06/2012 at 09:28

I'd love a house on Sandbanks - will have to win the lottery jackpot for that though.

Sunny here at the moment but I have lunch plans so won't be digging today! And after work its Cubs and we are preparing the costumes for the village fete which was going to have an Olympic theme until we were told we weren't allowed!

Don't know if the hosepipe ban is over here - didn't hear my water company mentioned as one that had lifted the ban. Maybe Lilylouise knows!

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Posted: 13/06/2012 at 17:53

Simples, its not all ready at the same time! And I have a hungry hoarde to feed. I grew a pumpkin in the compost bin last year, it was by far the biggest.

Not had much of a problem with thieving but there is a locked gate and 6 foot fence at the entrance.

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Posted: 13/06/2012 at 17:20

And relax! But it probably won't be here for long so get out in it while you can.

You asked what I'm growing - you may regret this - here goes: broad beans, french beans, runner beans, peas, garlic, shallots, red onions, white onions, beetroot, potatoes, more potatoes, spinach, chard, courgettes, butternut squash, various other squash & pumpkins, cabbage, cauliflower, rhubarb, strawberries, salad leaves & mint. Tomatoes, cucumbers & mangetout at home.

The PP plot is of course perfect, not a weed in site, (unlike mine!) but they have been civil recently - perhaps they can see I'm trying! (Very trying!)

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Posted: 13/06/2012 at 16:24

I feel I have no hope of a tomato crop this year - no greenhouse, and the poor plants are still indoors because its been so awful. Someone on the plot put theirs out and they already look blighted.


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Posted: 13/06/2012 at 12:28

Last time I went to B&Q the salesman got quite narked at me when i asked him if he had any cucumber plants that weren't dead.

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Posted: 13/06/2012 at 10:47

I don't know what my broody hens are doing - but they did both get off the nest boxes to get some food when I let them out this morning. They are probably back in the hen house by now, but I am removing all the eggs.

The goldfinch is sitting resolutely on her nest, so I am presuming there are eggs there.

Sounds like my kind of galaxy - or milky way!

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Posted: 13/06/2012 at 10:04

Something strange has been sighted in the sky over Woking - a large glowing orb. Should we be afraid?

Will be sardines if everyone has to cram into the house due to the atrocious weather forecast for Sunday! I'm hoping some brave souls will stay in the tent.

Smallswan, I'd like a cornish pixie rather than a pasty please.

Inkadog, those caterpillars sound horrendous. I thought the slugs were bad enough.

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Posted: 12/06/2012 at 17:25

Kate, have sandy soil at the plot which drains very quickly, so it wasn't too much like a mud bath. Would be a totally different story on clay soil.

Smallswan, lucky you, maybe your slug problem will be sorted?

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Posted: 12/06/2012 at 15:40

I actually got to the plot without getting rained on today and did some digging. The slugs were out in force and I had to squash a fair few. Disgusting creatures. Where are those hedgehogs when you need them?

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Posted: 12/06/2012 at 11:30

Well at least someone has got some! None here but the rain has stopped - briefly!

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