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Crikey! Who pressed the freeeeezing button?

Posted: Today at 08:42

Never heard of it me duck!  (what's the West Midlands version of 'me duck'?). Love it though! I'll be throwing it in to conversation at work (down south, where phrases are few and far between in the West End....other than the odd 'sweetie darling').

Crikey! Who pressed the freeeeezing button?

Posted: Yesterday at 06:11

GWRS your day ahead sounds lovely. I'm just getting ready to jump on the 7am train to work....booooo. No allotments or fires from my desk....and lunch will be an overpriced sarnie and a Luke warm 'paper' cup of tea (we aren't allowed kettles or ceramics because of health and safety!! Yep, we can't be trusted with either apparently!!).

Not as chilly as I'd thought here today though....from the outside looking in! Bet it's cold when I open that front door (in a health and safety compliant manner of course!)!

Crikey! Who pressed the freeeeezing button?

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 20:08

What's cat ice david? 

Chilly again in Notts.  An extra blanket on the bed tonight for sure!

Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 19:03

I loved York gate too. Really like the idea of all those gardens in one place. Does anyone know if members of the public can visit it?

John Innes Compost

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 18:48

Does John Innes compost really make a big difference in people's experience? I tend to look at the price, and go for a cheaper option like Arthur j bowers or murphys.

Crikey! Who pressed the freeeeezing button?

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 18:46

Oh dear! Doesn't anyone like a bit of cold weather? What about the romance of frosty mornings, pretty patterns on cobwebs, gentle crunch under foot, seeing your breath, getting warmed up by a bit if garden work, hot tea outside.....then coming in to beef stew and dumplings?!!

pansyface - slippers for christmas?

 

Crikey! Who pressed the freeeeezing button?

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 17:47

Just nipped outside to take some rubbish to the bin. By heck, it's chilly!  Rushed to close the cold frame lids.  I reckon old Jack Frost is on his way tonight. I welcome him. I like seasons to be 'seasons' and all this mild weather in mid November puts so much off kilter for me..... not sure I'll be so welcoming in the morning though when it's time to get out of a warm bed! ??????????

Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 22:47

It's so refreshing to see a woman like Christine who is very 'real' and so dedicated and passionate. Not a stick thin, 20-something, makeup laden, product of the media. If only there were more like her on the telly box. Christine is a refreshing joy.

Mushrooms in raised bed

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 08:21

I had tonnes too but they seem to do no harm. I just dig this into the soil. Apparently mushroom compost is really good for growing with. The famous Terry Walton talks about it in his book. He used to get tonnes of the stuff for his allotment for free, until the mushroom companies clocked on that they could sell it!

Grape hyacinths

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 07:07

These are one of my favourites plants so I think you are really lucky Nick. They may look messy now, but when those cute little purple flowers come out they are magical. I cut a handful and put them in miniature vases. 

I quite like the grassy leaves at this time of year. It's nice to have some colour and the excitement of something growing away under ground with the promise of early spring colour.

You can move them, albeit the bulbs are so teeny that you will probably find a few still sprout year after year.  I'm rather jealous! ????

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Discussions started by Tootles

Crikey! Who pressed the freeeeezing button?

Getcha long johns out! 
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Composting - where am I going wrong pls?

Dry and twiggy... 
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Last Post: 13/11/2014 at 19:33

Lovely little lupins - is it best to just leave these pls?

What to do next and what to expect... 
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Last Post: 09/11/2014 at 16:03

What do you do next with cuttings that have taken pls?

in the greenhouse... 
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Last Post: 09/11/2014 at 16:07

What is this cute little beauty please?

Love this plant... 
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Last Post: 09/11/2014 at 09:04

A "how much?!!?" moment.....

Much pricier than I thought.... 
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Last Post: 05/11/2014 at 20:33

I've just grown this in my oven...

Anyone for a slice? 
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Last Post: 01/11/2014 at 10:20

Blowing a gale where you are yet?

Has Gonzalo visited? 
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Last Post: 23/10/2014 at 14:22

Aerating the lawn - fab old tool...

But how far do I need to stick it in (oooh matron!)... 
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Last Post: 29/09/2014 at 18:02

Potato berry???

Never seen this before... 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 22:48

When and which plants in pots to but in the greenhouse over winter...

Which ones need protecting? 
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Last Post: 23/09/2014 at 09:54

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Identity parade! 
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Last Post: 15/09/2014 at 11:31

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Identity parade! 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 09:09

Random question but why....

Oh why oh why.... 
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Last Post: 18/09/2014 at 14:03

Dads are brilliant, and mums are pretty cool too...

So much help! 
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