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  1. Now that's quick...

    by , 30-01-2008 at 07:35 AM
    Well I'm utterly amazed.. the lettuce and raddish plants that I sowed on Saturday have started to sprout.. after only 4 days!!!! don't think I've ever had anything come through this quickly :-)

    Still worried that it's a little bit early so will be starting another batch of 4 off in a couple of weeks, hopefuloly if I can keep on doing that will have a nice supply of lettuce right through the summer and beyond. Really must get that coldframe put together and on the bottom bed this ...
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  2. Chuffin Back.

    by , 30-01-2008 at 05:51 AM
    A restbite from the rain and wind found me on the allotment digging a 25ft x 8ft bed of weeds. Not that big you may say, i thought the same, so i got stuck in like a mole on speed. Every now and then one of the lottie holders would come up to me and say "take your time and watch that back". Well i thought i was taking my time, but the last time i was digging was before i had all that grub,wine,beer,cakes ecet at yule tide. I got home at 1.30pm just in time for my dearest to return from ...
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  3. 29/01/2008

    by , 29-01-2008 at 10:24 PM
    Came home to be presented with a broom by Zaz. "There's an injured swan in the garden," he said. I asked him if he had called the Swan Rescue people. He had. The chap on callout said, "Oh for heaven's sake, not another one. They are so stupid. I'm just picking one up that's mistimed its landing on a lake, crashed into a concrete post and knocked itself out. Grab a couple of brooms and get it into the river - it will sort itself out. I know the swans on your bit of the river ...
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  4. Jan 29 Rotovating

    by , 29-01-2008 at 06:58 PM
    Well at last some energy and time to get my new toy inaugurated! Got the Mantis tiller fully assembled , fuel sorted and mixed and gave it that first yank on the starter and soon enough off it went. Quite straightforward and you get a technique going that works the soil down to the depth you want. It was a little heavy going in places as clay content quite high and despite fine weather it does clag up the tines eventually.
    The spot I chose had potatoes last year so was quite open already ...
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  5. Jobs done!

    by , 29-01-2008 at 05:50 PM
    I bought a Hoe ho ho on Sunday and whilst at the GC decided I would buy some seed potatoes (just in) and have a go at growing some in a pot. We ordered 120 litres of compost and a big plastic planter thing, I reckon it'll be big enough for four seedlings (I've got ten so will have to get some more recepticles from somewhere). The compost was delivered today and the potatoes are chitting as we speak. I'll plant them out in about three weeks.
    I also got the evergreen planted in the bed ...
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