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  1. I'm back

    by , 17-09-2008 at 11:20 PM
    Sorry it's been a while.
    Well, today was a monumentous day !! After 19 months of waiting for permission to connect to the mains, I finally have water on tap - one outside the shed and one in the polytunnel - I still don't have full written permission but it gets to the point where you just think "sod it, do it and argue the toss later ". So I hired a mini digger and laid the pipes, connected everything up and Voila - water on tap
    So now instead of anywhere between ...
  2. long day length onions

    by , 15-09-2008 at 07:30 PM
    Does anyone know of varieties of long day length onions and who stocks seed? I am trying to grow at 58 deg north.
  3. Two Weeks In

    by , 14-09-2008 at 09:24 PM
    So my wine has been bubbling away for 2 weeks in our bedroom. It was put there because it's a warm room, and apparently it ferments best at temperatures between 21-28C. The room is usually just over 22 degrees, so about perfect. It's also up on the top of a very stable dresser, well out of reach of curious toddler fingers. This alone probably makes the location a good choice.

    The first few nights it was a bit disconcerting, going to bed and hearing a faint hiss coming from the other ...
  4. Allotment pics

    by , 06-09-2008 at 10:08 PM
    3 pics all looking the same direction over the plot ....
    first one 31st july when we got the plot, full of weeds
    second 8th august when we'd got most of the big weeds out
    third 1st september after we'd finished pulling the big weeds and dug a patch over
  5. 3

    by , 06-09-2008 at 09:07 PM
    in the last few weeks, we:
    - finished pulling up the long tall weeds
    - gave the whole plot 2 treatments of roundup
    - dug over a 9ft x 10ft patch
    another plotholder put some white powder on a wasps nest in the ground

    picked up a van load of timber from freecycle - mostly 4x2 floor joists and tongue and groove floorboards - i've been making plans for a shed for the allotment and started cutting it - not quite enough 4x2 to make the whole frame, but can get ...