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Margo
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Went out to the Polytunnel to clear the tomato canes. I've got daffodils coming up and in bud there. I utilise the space and put tomato's where the daffs are.
Last year I'd planted sweet peas each side of an archway. One side did better than the other. When I got out there, the side that didn't do well has all leafed up and right to the top of the archway, so hoping for a few early sweet peas.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pouring Rain this Morning so had to skip the AM walk...called into another Neighbour who is laid up following a Car accident 2 Months ago...he is back on his feet with the aid of a Walker but is still Housebound and has a Cage on his Chest which he hopes to have removed later this Month...spent 2hrs heating his Room with all the hot air we spoke to each other...

Denis Wife went back to work this Morning after 2 weeks off with the Shingles... she said in the few Hours she had the "Cure" on her the Soreness had gone when she woke up this Morning and for the 1st time actually felt relief...coinsidence...???...dunno' but she was one happy Lady today...

Rain stopped at Lunch time so did the PM walk...several Brooks overflowed onto the Boreens making the walk more a Tip Toe and Heelie walk but being the now Agile and swerving type Very Happy I quickly manouvered my way around the flows...even found myself quickening the pace without realising it...

Anyway thats what I did today...still no-go in the Garden although tomorrow I'm going to have to refit new Gate catches on one of the Gates leading onto the N4 which was torn off during the Winds...I only noticed it coming back from the walk this Evening.....Cheers...
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yesterday {Tuesday} was a lovely crisp Day...cold but dry...did the 1st of 2 walks at 8.30am...the once 1hr walk is now down to 50mins which I'm delighted with and hopefully can only get better...

Managed to get the Gate fixed and replaced 3 broken Fences, that was my 1st Gardening work this year and it felt great...

Did the 2nd walk at 2pm...felt sore from the earlier walk and took a while to loosen up but not enough to equal the 8.30am walk...

This Morning it is overcast but was out again at 8.30am and back home before 9.20am just as a Drizzle began...I was hoping to stain the repairs I carried out yesterday but thats going to have to wait for another Day until the Weather improves...Practically no damage done to any Plants in the Garden which mystifies me considering all the Winds but I'm not complaining...hope everyone else was as lucky...
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have three compost bins, two big sturdy wooden ones that man nor beast couldn't shift and a lightweight plastic one that has disappeared across the fields!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could have been worse....the 2 sturdy Barrels could have blown away and you'd have been left with the Plastic one....always try to look on the bright side of every disaster.... Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hurricane Katrina wouldn't have blown the wooden ones away. Made from 6*2", approx. 4'6" by 3'6" and 4' tall. Made to last, shouldn't rot for years as they are made from treated timbers from timber frame houses.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another beautiful crisp Morning here in the N/W { would I lie Embarassed } managed to get my AM walk done just as the Sky blackened over and let loose a shower of Ice cold Sleet which really cut into the Skin...thankfully the extra layers of Clothing kept the Body and Hands warm...looking out the Window now its a mixture of Sleet and Snow falling pretty heavy but the wind is playing its part and preventing it settling...suddenly there is a break in the Clouds and the Sleet/Snow has stopped...there's hope yet for a respite before the next onslaught...

"Operation Transformation" is still going on but the Weight loss is now down to a dribble a week...the 1st 2 weeks saw a loss of 18lbs but that was Liquid or so I'm told and now the Body is adjusting to Fat loss and being confined to Walks only I'm unable to partake in more rigorous Exercises to speed up the loss...todate 24lbs has been shed...I'm told thats good so who am I to argue with that...I will admit I do feel better all round but Patience always was in short supply with me...

Denis has a Path worn out to my House...I suppose he's wondering if the Weather is any better my side of the Road...he has lost about 8lbs so far but ain't in any great hurry to lose it quickly...back tonight for another Weigh-in and maybe another lb or 2...next week its down to Cork for a long W/E and then Dublin on the way back...hope the Weather improves before then...Cheers.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So Geronimojess did I meet you on the road today? I met a silver car with a Sligo reg bombing along the N73 between Mitchellstown and Mallow.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, not today but on Tuesday and Thursday...
Sowed three types of chili pepper, three types of basil. All sitting on a propagator in the conservatory.

Sowed rosemary, bergamot and catnip in the other propagator.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're growing rosemary from seed mypotatoes? Please let us know how it goes! I've never heard of anybody trying that!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know, yeah. It's meant to be difficult to grow from seed, of that I'm well aware.
I've been emboldened by my experience with bay.
I'd heard that bay is difficult to grow from seed and does not grow well outdoors in Ireland.
A few years back I gathered bay seeds from a neighbour's hedge and sowed these in my propagator. Half of them germinated (the ones where I'd removed the flesh; those intact did not germinate).
Now in my back garden, my best bay are those grown from those seeds. The couple of bay I'd bought in a garden centre never look that healthy 'til summertime.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Planted 2.5kg of Casablanca, earlies, kept them in the dark in a cardboard box since receiving them, 3 weeks ago, but looked in this morning to find they all had sprouted some long straggly ones which I rubbed off, put them in deep and threw over a 3 inch layer of manure, heres hoping for a crop in May.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tippben wrote:
You're growing rosemary from seed mypotatoes? Please let us know how it goes! I've never heard of anybody trying that!


They've just germinated and the radicles are emerging.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
So Geronimojess did I meet you on the road today? I met a silver car with a Sligo reg bombing along the N73 between Mitchellstown and Mallow.
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Nah...mine is a Red Kia Venga...Donegal Reg...the Daughters Computer was knackered hence my absence over almost 2 weeks...only home a few hours now...we returned to Sligo via Dublin after an overnight with the Son and Family...beautiful drive all the way home...pulling into the drive when the Heavens opened as if to say "Welcome Home Suckers"...

I hit every Pub in Mallow waiting on you with several rounds each but I ended up having to drink them all sooner than let them go off...I cried over every one of yours... Crying or Very sad Maybe next time...
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cleared out the Polytunnel. We've had a blooming rat which we think we've exterminated. So its digging over where its run was.
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