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Sue Deacon
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Margo, I think I'm a day ahead of you in the cold stakes! Crying or Very sad

Mind you, I did manage to drag myself into the greenhouse (where some hyacinths in bloom started me sneezing again Rolling Eyes ) and finally got around to sowing the broad bean seeds I put to soak three days ago. Fingers crossed they should be alright.

Time for another mug of Tay.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sue Deacon wrote:
Hi Margo, I think I'm a day ahead of you in the cold stakes! Crying or Very sad Time for another mug of Tay.


I have done nothing all day except eat, drink tea and watch videos
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It got extremely mild this evening now its stopped raining and blowing a gale. Couldn't believe it when I looked at the temperature at 8pm it was 12. What is happening to the weather.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First day of spring today. Time to get the gardening hobby into top gear. Came home from work this evening and went straight from the car down the garden and tidied up a few things for almost an hour in readiness for my tractor man who should be coming at the weekend weather permitting. All this and my dinner was ready on the table but I wanted to make use of the daylight. Already know what I am doing tomorrow night. Greenhouse will be the weekend project, it has to be finished and ready for planting on Sunday.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wind and rain most of the day. Its blowing a gale at the moment and its gone right down to 2. Doesn't feel like the 1st day of Spring
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, first day of Spring .... and snow is on it's way .... sounds about right. Very Happy

My raspberry canes arrived today. They are tucked up in a pot of compost 'till the weather improves.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bought approx 100kg of potato seed this morning. Golden Wonder, British Queens, Kerrs Pinks and Rooster. Don't think I will be hungry for the next year or so.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now you just have to plant them! Very Happy

Had another great day in the garden. Managed to get a lot of 'Spring cleaning' done and got the land drain laid out in the ditch, ready for the stone.

While I was working around the veg beds I heard a tap tapping and traced it to one of our bird boxes. It was on one of the trees that has to come down. Hoping for the best, I rushed to get ladders and my screwdriver. I waited for birdy (a blue tit) to leave, shot up the ladder, unscrewed the box, took it over to another tree and snuggled it into some ivy. Another screw in place, and back down the ladder. Seconds later birdy came back and I swear he did a double-take, 'wha? I'm sure this was on another tree!' Laughing

The camera box is up and running too. Dave has just ordered a wireless camera for it as the wired one was damaged when the pine tree fell, the sound is a bit dodgy.

Off out for lunch tomorrow. Think I might get some seeds planted in the afternoon.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All this talk of vegetable seeds, spuds etc is reminding me that my raised beds are a sorry looking sight. But I will get around to cleaning and tidying them soon. In previous years I've been disappointed through planting too early, in some cases. Meanwhile, the multicoloured chard which has stood all winter is capeable of providing some leaves for the table once more, I'm happy to say.
The rest of the garden is gradually emerging from the mess of old dead stalks and foliage and is looking pretty good, with lots in flower and that crab apple has had its pruning - just as the leaves are starting to break.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Sue, what was the end result of your neighbour using tarmac as filling?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey James/Verge. Should this thread be moved to the overall discussion section?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
Hey Sue, what was the end result of your neighbour using tarmac as filling?
It's still sitting there in a sorry heap! Had a word with neighbour last week. He asked me what I thought about 'that stuff'. I told him!! He said 'yeh, I should have told him not to bring any more after the first load.'

He is such a nice, mild-mannered chap, he wouldn't say boo to a goose. I cant be cross with him. Dave said he would happily call the guy and tell him to collect his cxxp!

Neighbour says he'll sort through the stuff before he levels it - it's only the first lot that has the tarmac, the rest is broken flags, wood and general rubble. Rolling Eyes What he intends to do with it, I don't know.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I spent a pleasant couple of hours finishing off the weeding of my herb bed and then mulching it with stuff from Envirogrind. Its directly opposite the kitchen window so i like it to be tidy.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After a lovely lunch at Creevy, I spent the afternoon in the greenhouse. I sorted out some dahlias and scented geraniums and threw out some of the 'last chance saloon' plants. The sunset was SPECTACULAR. The deepest shade of red I have ever seen! Shame my camera isn't up to the job.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll try again.......

tagwex wrote:
Hey James/Verge. Should this thread be moved to the overall discussion section?

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