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Latest posts by Wintersong


Posted: 03/05/2014 at 16:34

Best of luck with those stairs ighten!

Home from my stupid o'clock bakery shift and did more hours than intended since the delivery driver was late today

Oh well, at least the sun was shining when I took a wonder around my patch and wow, things are gowing away now! Everything seems bigger and my Clematis Dr Rupple is just starting to pop. Although its trained on a lovely trellis, it is currently horizontal because my arch fell down and we havent got round to the bottom end of my garden yet, so it will just have to show off laying across my step for now.

Something else vertically showing off is my Ceanothus that grows up the front house wall. It faces south on builders rubble so the thing is touching the roof now and will need to be hacked back this stops passersby and even raises toots from car horns...I'm sure it trying to get seen on google map!

In my veg plot, my strawberries have lost the plot and gone just a fail on my lettuce so far this year...must have been a bad seed batch because I currently have five puny plugs from two sowings

Anyone want a strawberry that thinks its a banana?

Are these lobelia planted too close?

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 15:34

Planting less than the recommended distance will produce a compact and full effect and not too much trouble for anuals but lets be sensible  

You have enough plants for several planters


Posted: 02/05/2014 at 11:18

Yep. I freeze cake, scones, bread, pastries, pizzas, quiche, pies, in pieces or small sized. Everything is already cooked and cooled down and gets defrosted in the microwave or warmed up in the oven as appropriate.

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Posted: 02/05/2014 at 10:28


Photos of your ponds please

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 10:24

Right up my street Dave Moore


Posted: 02/05/2014 at 10:22
Clarington wrote (see)

 My trouble is that even making small batches the cakes never last that long! At least these are individually wrapped so I can't use the excuse "they'll do dry!"


I bake large amounts and freeze in individual pieces. Everything from quiche to chocolate cake! The freezer is my best friend

Thanks for the toms advice Dove and others. Will do the same


Posted: 02/05/2014 at 09:04

Yeah, I have to work this weekend (stupid o'clock shifts since I'm a baker)

Bit chilly here this morning so the tomatoes are alright in the open coldframe? Or should I just leave them cosy in doors? Trying to harden them off but I'm a patient lass so if anyone could advise me would be great.

Have a great day everyone


PS I dont have a greenhouse

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Posted: 02/05/2014 at 08:56

Yeah ighten, thats an amazing location

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Posted: 01/05/2014 at 12:09
Chris65 wrote (see)
Wintersong wrote (see)

Yeah, my last dog was a black lab. Arn't they just so handsome.

And the garden is goregous too, acid soil?


Erm, pass? How can you tell that?

Yeah he is a handsome bugger, takes after his dad



Some of the plants in your garden only like acid soil

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Posted: 01/05/2014 at 09:59

Yeah, my last dog was a black lab. Arn't they just so handsome.

And the garden is goregous too, acid soil?

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