Mummy Muddy Paws

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WEATHER this week

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 12:41

Woke up to snow.  Then it turned to sleet.  Now it's overcast and threating to drizzle again.  Apparently I'm not allowed to go back to hibernation now, the boy needs taking to school, and toddler just starting terrible twos.  At least she didn't start at 18 months like the boy did.

Have said very rude word and stolen Husband's jumpers.  He doesn't feel the cold (it's a 'man' thing up here to go out in as few layers as possible, otherwise you're a 'nesh southern pooftah').

Cunning plan now is to win the lottery and move to where there is some sunshine.  That's if the politicians don't decide to tax it, they tax virtually everything else.


Posted: 19/03/2013 at 18:11

Got any 'ose?


Posted: 19/03/2013 at 14:12

Aren't we all Forkers?  Or am I just talking Billhooks?


Posted: 19/03/2013 at 10:54

Woooohoooo!  I have some sunshine!  Still cold, although the sun does have a little power in it, just dropped biggest little one at school, it was nice walking in the sunshine for a change.

It's one of OH's late days at college, so no gardening for me yet, once it gets warmer will think about setting up the playpen outside so I can potter for a bit.  Can't WAIT for the clocks to spring forward, will have a bit of light to do an hour or so's pottering when OH gets in.

So today is normal for me, dog and little one fed & watered, fed dishwasher, will feed washing machine and then think what to feed the little monsters that will actually get eaten.  Baby is fine, she'll eat anything offered (but especially likes onanges (oranges) and 'nanas (bananas)).  Big one is VERY fussy, and what he ate yesterday will be a no-no today.  Heigh ho the joys of being a mummy paws.

Oh, and we've snow forecast for tomorrow, makes a change from the frosts we've been getting I suppose.  Still no playing outdoors for me!

In the Green

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 21:00

I think I would cut irregular shapes from the turf, pop the snowdrops in and re-seed with a mix of grass seed, compost & sand mixed.  It depends how proud you are of your lawn, and if you are prepared to have a few holes in it for a while.  Ether that or use a weeding knife to remove a small plug of soil & turf, and drop the bulb in.  That does seem a lot of hard work though.

Allotment shed can anyone help!?!

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 20:52

Really daft.  I think the rules  have been made up arbitariliy, without asking anyone with even a passing interest in gardening.  Is it worth printing off this thread and showing it to your local councillor, or going to a parish meeting with it?  I'm sure if they realise they are making a rule that's pretty daft and will lead to lots of unsightly constructions that will make it look like a shanty town instead of allotments, they will change their minds pretty quickly.

Allotment shed can anyone help!?!

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 18:58

Do you think they mean a pent shed rather than an apex shed?  Some really rather dubious reasoning going on there I think.

Using plastic non heated propagators for flower seeds

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 17:39

I think I'd be wary of moving them outside once they'd germinated, if they germinate outside it means it's warm enough, otherwise they wouldn't germinate!  Waiting until they're up and then putting them outside in the growhouse might be a bit harsh.  It just depends what the weather does.

I think if I were you, I'd move them outside ASAP, they will then germinate when it's warm enough, it might take longer, but I wouldn't risk losing everything later on if there's more snow on the way.  Waiting is difficult, it seems to have been winter a long time this year.

Allotment shed can anyone help!?!

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 17:32

I think they're being daft.  Surely they'd rather you bought a shed that looked tidy, rather than you having a go at making one out of old pallets that looks tatty (I'm assuming your woodworking skills are as good as mine = non-existant).

I remember arguing with a lady from the council when my ME/CFS was so bad I was in a wheelchair, and being told I wasn't disabled enough for a blue parking permit.

Rules are there for the obedience of Fools and the Guidance of Wise Men - Petronius Arbiter, AD66.

WEATHER this week

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 16:42

2 sproglets, 1 dog, 1 OH that regularly needs dynamite shoved under him to get ANY movement, 1 garden, 1 wilderness, 2 houses in need of decoration (one not been done since the 70's so if you like orange & brown wallpaper & dark green shagpile, it's lurverly).

So hands very full.  Why God didn't design women to sprout another pair of hands every time they sprogged I really don't know!  Proof that he's a bloke.

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