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pet companions

Posted: 11/12/2016 at 16:04

I think Floss has had a busy day!

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 11/12/2016 at 15:56

Some more digging, the soil is turning over quite nicely at the moment. As much as I love seeing the plot at the height of summer, I get satisfaction at this time of year when the beds are newly dug. 

pet companions

Posted: 10/12/2016 at 16:02

Hi Vishu, I was working at a large copper smelting works about 2 hrs from Madurai. I met some great people and loved the vibrancy. 

pet companions

Posted: 10/12/2016 at 10:54

If they bring you joy and gladden your heart then they're definitely pets Vishu. I visited India a couple of times as a service engineer, I went to the Tamil Nadu  region. I loved the people and want to go back one day as a ' tourist' .

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 10/12/2016 at 10:28

Very mild and 'misly' this morning.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 20:26

Cracking looking shed Gardengirl, I like the idea of a kitchen area. 

pet companions

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 14:57

Glad to hear Bracken is doing well. Whenever we meet Labs or Retrievers on our walks they go straight to my pocket where I keep some treats for Floss. My sister has a retired Guide dog, lab/retriever cross, there is one friend who always has a treat for Tammie, she remembers and as soon as she sees her she goes straight to her and sits patiently for her treat.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 08/12/2016 at 14:48

Second coat of paint applied to the shed. Started digging over the beds. Weeded raised beds and covered with a couple of inches of manure.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 07/12/2016 at 21:35

Hi Gardengirl, my better half helped hold panels while I fixed them together but after that it was straight forward. It was a lot easier to construct than a metal one I did for my sister in law a few weeks ago.

Gave it it's first coat of paint, green. Hope to add another coat ay the weekend.

Went to dig some parsnips for dinner, only needed one! 


Posted: 07/12/2016 at 19:04

Nice crop there Chris, I always grow a couple of plants because my better half likes them but I'd much rather have cabbage. This year they've been poor, not too sure why as other brassicas have done OK.

My favourite veg on the Xmas plate is roast parsnip. They have done OK this year, we had part of this one tonight.

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