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Winter Equinox

Posted: 24/12/2013 at 09:08

In the spring 


Posted: 24/12/2013 at 09:01

Everything appears to be ok out there.  A polythene tunnel....small homemade one....has been damaged so I need to get some more,polythene today.  Nothing much really

Right now it's blue sky, sunny, calm amd dry. I have a feeling that the bad weather will miss me here and that I will be able to get in a spot of sunbathing over the holidays.  

Of course, the masses will still  be buying, buying and buying.....again. 

Xmas jokes

Posted: 23/12/2013 at 23:24

What did Santa say when reading these jokes?

Oh no, oh no, oh no.   Tickles me that one. 


Posted: 23/12/2013 at 23:20

Sorry misunderstood.   Only the rusty containers remain.  I got peck ish.

Right now all is relatively calm.....wind n rain gone.     For moment anyway 



Posted: 23/12/2013 at 22:48

The log cabin is not leaking's stopped raining.  It's in a natural wood rot colour filled with goodie foods cake and biscuits rusty containers.  

What a stormy day!   My miscanthus grasses still upright and flowering tho 

The storm is heading towards you guys now so be safe everybody

Grasses for bees/butterflies?

Posted: 23/12/2013 at 13:41

Sentiment in the garden is so important.  


Posted: 23/12/2013 at 13:39

Happy Endings

Posted: 23/12/2013 at 13:18

Looks like my own Labrador.  Nice story.  


Posted: 23/12/2013 at 13:16

Leave him there nut.  Get some peace n quiet    

Lots of damage down here...trees down, roof slates blown off, even a town centre closed because of flying debris.  Dog short changed today....brief walk only so far ......but I will have to take him again soon.  Looking forward to that Lotsly 

Mold every where

Posted: 23/12/2013 at 13:07

Hiya james

Ok, mlld here but I would have your bay tree outside.  I think its too  warm and humid where it is right now.  I would bubble wrap your pot and fleece the top amd, yes, leave it in a sheltered spot outside.

Looks like botrytis to me on your herbaceous plugs.  I would spray with fungicide....leaves, stems and soil surface.  Ironically,,the wet spray itself creates a damp atmosphere so I suggest you spray early morning to enable leaves to dry quickly.  Plants need plenty of air circulation too. 

Re echinaceas, they seem susceptible to pathogens during the winter, ironically caused by being too warm at their crowns. At least, that's my experience so I try not to fleece them in the greenhouse.  Cool and dry.....dryish.  I came to realise this when echinaceas not unduly protected fared better than those fleeced.

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