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Posted: 07/01/2015 at 07:14

Morning all. I've been up since 5.50am but that's good for Flynn who normally can't hold it past 5.30

Hard frost coming in, good job I've got woolly slippers, my second cup of coffee and GW on You Tube to amuse me until gym class.

Oh dear, I just opened a packet of biscuits for breakfast...two gym classes today then

Garden Journal/Diary

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 07:08

I know what you mean Chicky


Posted: 06/01/2015 at 16:03

Oh how lovely!

I saw two Vs of bird flying over my patch a couple of months back, guessing they were geese and yes, they were hollering the whole way 

Parsnip problems!

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 15:51

@RB Cleve West won Chelsea couple years back with flowering parsnips in his borders, it was highly referenced

PS hope I spelt the chap's name right

Garden Journal/Diary

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 12:41

Funny you should mention this as I've added thoughts and feelings this year to my notebooks. Just whatever is on my mind...

I don't do anything for veg except write the date of sowing on the labels but for many years I've been actively charting my garden progress as the design aspect is my greatest passion.

I've kept notebooks for sketches, diagrams and planting schemes lovingly coloured in and also a large folder of photographs over the years that averages out to about twice a month. I photograph everything including the gaps and ugly bits as I then use that data in the winter months to remember size and behaviour of some plants when re-designing my beds. Its also good for before and after pics where you can appreciate all that blood sweat and tears.



Posted: 06/01/2015 at 07:34

Oh sorry, was still half asleep

Morning all


Posted: 06/01/2015 at 07:33

yes mam!


Posted: 05/01/2015 at 17:51

Welcome back BitterKnitter.

I get my grit from a DIY centre but it comes in builder's bags and although they are not huge, the bags are quite heavy


Posted: 05/01/2015 at 13:58

 I remember the market well BL. It was the hub of the town when I was a teenager and something of a mystery tour for youngsters who were often led around the cows for sale with wonder

The market's outside of town now and the shopping area was extended three sides. Saint Mary's remains lovely on the horizon, Bank St is still Bank St and Middle Row hasn't fallen down yet, so yes, not so humble-tumble as you say but I always feel like Ashford is surrounded by so many beautiful villages with Canterbury/Dover/Deal being such glamorous tourist hotspots that we are a little ordinary upon the landscape


Posted: 05/01/2015 at 13:41

btw...I'm busy watching

200 gardeners' world on Youtube with more in the list.

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