Victoria Sponge

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What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 11/12/2017 at 16:49

According to the BBC weather app it isn't snowing, but looking outside seems to suggest it is and quite heavily🤔

Need to be at the vets at 1815, wonder if I should set off now

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 11/12/2017 at 16:11

Exactly GD, I'd like to tick something off ✅

I don't think anything I have started was a standalone job affecting nothing else so I have started everything and finished nothing 

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 11/12/2017 at 15:05

Glad to hear some of you are having fun playing in the snow☃️

A colleague kindly gave me some bricks so collected them this PM, got 49, hopefully might have enough with the ones I've already got and laid out on the ground to create a new brickety path, will try and create a step and have a corner to create also somehow. Got some bags of sharp sand yesterday, couldn't remember if I used sharp or building sand to create the last brick path but it has welded itself together nicely without actually being stuck down (if that makes sense🤔). 

Got a lot of projects going on at the moment, could do with completing one of them🤔

Vic's Allotment Adventures

Posted: 11/12/2017 at 12:17

Took another load of chip up this AM, trenches look about full but they aren't, nearly sank into the ice water when I stood on the chip.

According to the thin layer of snow I'm not the only allotmenteer visiting, although I couldn't figure out who as the prints only went up and down the centre path🤔

Birds ate the food, apart from a suet cake which is untouched. It will be birds as I left the bag on the plot and it hadn't been nibbled. Will take more up tomorrow.

Car reckoned it was -6 this morning, don't know if that's true. Butts in garden are frozen though and I've given up trying to get to the bottom of the birdbath, just take off the top.

SOS Allotments appeal

Posted: 10/12/2017 at 13:05


Vic's Allotment Adventures

Posted: 10/12/2017 at 12:50

Took some cardboard, garden rubbish and more chip up to tip in the trenches. Everything still frozen might be a bit colder than yesterday. I'm off work for a couple of days so will try and get another two car loads up there, it will be nice to get the woodchip gone and get my drive back at some point.

I got some free daff bulbs when I bought some sale alliums, I didn't really want them for the garden as they are mixed. Going to put them in the lotment, found a suitable place but ground is frozen. Eventually I'd like a line of bulbs all down one side, could make it fairly cheaply with sale bulbs but I've got enough projects on the go and too much clay.

Took some bird food up the lotment, a robin bounces out the hedge everytime I take the woodchip up but I know there're no bugs in there - packed it myself.  Took a flimsy heart chip feeder and a coconut half for the plum tree and chucked some stuff on the ground. Took a water bowl but the tap is frozen.

Pleased with my Broadholme Beauty apple tree stick, it now has fuzzy antlers of growth for next year and this year has grown a new leading twig of about 8".

Haven't received my fruit order yet but I imagine it'll be here before Xmas, got a crab apple and raspberries. Thought there was something else but can't think what.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 09/12/2017 at 16:42

Lost my previous attempt at this post but basically it said I moved a manuka today and it was difficult.😐

Vic's Allotment Adventures

Posted: 09/12/2017 at 11:17

Went up first thing this morning with a car full of wood chip.

Water has dropped by about 4" in the trenches which is good as it means without rain, it is draining or evaporating and I think the ditch creates an exaggerated water level.

Even better the ground was frozen so it's much easier to tramp up and down with the bags. Zoomed up to B&Q before the day trippers awoke and bought the last of the reduced price manure, now £1 a bag. Got 17 of them in total, some frozen. I know it'll be old but I still think it'll have value for allotments and spent garden beds.

Got back and bagged up more chip to run up with tomorrow.

Was going to do some garden gardening for the rest of today but I think it's a bit too frozen for planting and I don't want to disturb the birds. They only get breakfast normally but gave them seconds today. Might buy them some cheese.

Vic's Allotment Adventures

Posted: 04/12/2017 at 20:10

Aye, it's a bit damp🤥

Vic's Allotment Adventures

Posted: 03/12/2017 at 17:05

Was discouraged by the water levels today on visiting the plotment:

And near the test currant:

It has rained, sleeted, snowed and hailed in the past week and of course water will sit in a hole rather than not, but still

Tipped in cardboard and weighed it down with garden scraps and woodchip. It isn't full so will take up more chip next weekend. It was mild today and so work was made even less fun by the sticky clay clagging up my boots every step.

On the plus side all this batch of garlic is up, Early (purple?) Wight according to my improved record keeping:

Took a pack of allium sphaerocephalon to plant but forgot, they will keep until next week. Also left my hooded top which wouldn't keep and had to plod back up.🚶🏻‍♀️

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