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Country cottage garden

Posted: 18/02/2017 at 14:48

Slum, it looks brilliant! Well done you! What a fab transformation. 

pet companions

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 20:46

Dudley looks lovely. I love the way he's standing with his little feet pointing outwards!

Just catching up on the forum and this little monkey, otherwise known as Mr Sydney, has decided to get in on the act. Keeping my lap lovely and warm.  

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Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 19:58

I had a short pootle around the garden today, mainly to check out everything that's popping up. Snow drops are such a treat to find in spots where I'd forgotten I'd put them. Waiting for the hostas to start poking up but perhaps a bit ahead of myself there!

Have bought tickets to Chatsworth and then remembered I'm being taken to the gardeners world show at the NEC the following week by a client. Lots to look forwards to! 

My mum passed away yesterday.

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 23:33

Sending you a hug a Ecokid.  I hope you are finding comfort in your happy memories. x

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 05/02/2017 at 16:19

I know what you mean about getting in the zone Victoria Sponge. Have just come in from the garden. Spent the day tidying out and cleaning the greenhouse, sowed some sweet peas, dug up the last of the carrots and dug in some potash from the fire.

felt rather guilty about displacing a few spiders! 

Plant labels in the dish washer to see if that'll clean off the pencil for me. 

Now defrosting my hands around a nice cuppa.

pet companions

Posted: 04/02/2017 at 17:33

What beautiful cats Jacqueline. Sorry to hear you lost Sheba. So sad when we have to sat goodbye to them. Pippa looks so lovely and full of gentle character. 


Posted: 04/02/2017 at 17:03

I'll have a go at early potatoes then. Fabulous! Every cloud!!



Posted: 04/02/2017 at 09:52


Whilst making a casserole last night I went to the back of the cupboard to open the last bag of stored potatoes and got quite a shock to find this! Not sure why it happened to just this one bag as the rest were fine!

As these were grown in our garden last year from garden centre bought seed potatoes, can I use these (heavily chitted!) as seed potatoes this year? If not, can they be put on the compost bin or should I just chuck them? Thanks!


Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 03/02/2017 at 09:05

Thanks GWRS. I'm going to buy some seeds for kale and chard this weekend. Any varieties that you can recommend, or tips on growing? 

its blue skies here in Notts today. Wish I didn't have to go to work!!

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 02/02/2017 at 07:04

I'm gardening in my head at the moment. Plan on getting the heated propogator out this weekend to get some seeds going. 

Other half bought me some gardening dungarees and a blue Monty style jacket late last year. Can't wait to get them dirty!

have been watching Alice Fowlers Edible Garden on the commute and it's got me all revved up. Trying chard and kale for the first time this year. 

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