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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 


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

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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,

Fork Handles

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 10:04

Oh - the one who disappeared into education of sums land. That case Scrooge can be as miserable as is Scrooge's nature

Fork Handles

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 09:59

Who the ******* is Scrooge???

Fork Handles

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 09:54

Just watched a few seconds of that georg - is our version Bob Flowerdew?


Morning All 

Dog had me up again . On the third time (1 am) I picked up his bed, made him follow, put a water dish in the corner and tucked him up in the hall. I heard him pattering around and thought he'll be up stairs but no. When OH got up he was curled up on his bed and didn't move. So all curled up and toasty (new quilt) I to had the rest of the nights sleep. Hooray.

Garden today - to frost proof an area of the greenhouse, to replenish bird feeders and have an attempt at making a wood pigeon free bird feeder for blackbirds - Jo's idea

Then, hopefully, another nights sleep to look forward to

Oh and sometime I have to get on with the ET's

Choco - turkey

Fork Handles

Posted: 07/12/2012 at 22:57

Thanks Flo. we think its foxes set off the security light, and maybe reflection in the plastic bird feeders. 

We have to have a made to measure blind and the firm said they would try and get it before Christmas as it was urgent!! All over a daft dog!!

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