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Fork Handles

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 18:07

Is that significant in 'magic' terms? Does any one know. (Next Wednesday i mean)

Fork Handles

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 17:35

On BBC Midlands - the weather persons name tonight was Sara Blizzard!

Like the metal sculptures Norm, Wouldn't greenhouse be heavy to hang up. I have a courtyard type patio that needs interesting pieces if you can't think what to do with it

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 16:44

Last Christmas day was very mild. We had had a wood burner and were unsure how to lay it etc. Son came on a visit and demonstrated - it was so mild we were sitting there in T-shirts and windows open to cool down while it burnt 

Fork Handles

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 15:46

That's really nice Jo - Erysimum with frost. it does mean come spring you will have to go seasonal as well

Pinned dolls hair on with safety pin, son comes in and says 'you can't give a baby that it's got a pin in it' (sigh)

so much encouragement 

Fork Handles

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 14:59

Put mini greenhouse in big one  Raised tender plants up on veg crates bought earlier. Put out a blackbird food tray raised up and  covered with old hanging basket to prevent wood pigeons - was that your idea as well Jo?- weighted  chains with bricks in case wind gets up. OH is out chopping wood, fire is laid. Wrapped some bubble wrap was around a pressie from Amazon yesterday (recycling) around pot with a hardy fuschia in and draped fleece over it in case this severe weather come.

Now to have another go at the dolls.

Oh and Flo how's chicken?

Lovely sunny day.and not too cold

 

Unheated/uninsulated greenhouse

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 14:52

Ok - Put up mini greenhouse (found out its called a pot greenhouse) inside big greenhouse and put more tender plants in it raised up on some veg trays bought earlier. Have told OH he has to have soup tomorrow for lunch so that I have a tin to put a candle in. Have candles -they are chunky and were in the little bit of sun we had in the summer and melted and are misshapen so will use those for heat source only on coldest of days(nights). Feel well satisfied with that - now will just have to wait and see if it works

I think Jo you are really a mine of good sound economical gardening advice  Pat on the back

Unheated/uninsulated greenhouse

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 12:45

Artjak it's my first year with a greenhouse as well, I have found all this info sooo helpful, Am now going to construct a warm area within greenhouse based on this info.

Let's hope it works 

Bjay

Fork Handles

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 12:22

Saturday is bacon sandwich day here to 

Fork Handles

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 12:18

Oh! pressie - rolled up felt tip pens and a packet of Haribo

Fork Handles

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 12:17

another favourite Muppet to go on the list

Sorry realised when out that I was so busy wondering who Scrooge was I forgot to say HI to Kate

Just been up to our local shops - like a proper village centre and today was Christmas Market day. it is organised by the traders for local charities - Santa was in the travel agents, face painting in the toy shop (that's a good money earner) Hairdressers were wondering round in costumes, one was an Easter bunny, and the puppet show was outside the undertakers, which was decorated with flags!

At greengrocers bought 3 plastic veg trays for £1, and then bought local water and cider for some Chrissie pressies..

Still not sorted out frost protection in greenhouse, but there is the rest of the day,

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