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  1. Better than expected

    by , 01-03-2008 at 09:30 PM
    Well I really didn't think I'd have any gardening to report today. Expected the weather to be really awful.

    So after we got back from visiting some local farm shops and wyvale garden centre I was surprised to find the weather quite reasonable.

    We have been visiting farm shops trying to work out the best ones for free range meat and local products. We're getting round quite a few but starting to find our favourites.

    Any way as for the garden, I managed ...
  2. Potatoes

    by , 01-03-2008 at 06:14 PM
    This week I have put my Maris Piper potatoes in the shed to chit and bought two very large containers to grow them on the patio. I have also secured a sorce of manure, which in a few weeks when im ready to plant the potatoes i will go and get a couple of buckets full. That should help the tates out a bit. After seeking some advice on tates im going to buy some Charlottes to plant in one of the containers.
    The tomatoes i planted last week are starting to show this week and the strawberries ...
  3. hallo eveyone

    , 01-03-2008 at 11:44 AM
    This is my first entry on my first day as a member. I have spent a wonderful morning doing the final preparations to my potato bed. I then got the last leeks and parsnips lifted, so totally wind blown and starving I have retired for a quick break. Tonights dinner will be leek quiche with parsnip & apple rosti ( sounds posh but it is quick & yummy) but before that I need to spread a thick layer of compost over 2 more beds.
    I have been a keen gardener for years and moved ...
  4. P.O.E.T.S day hurray!

    by , 29-02-2008 at 10:17 AM
    Well at last it's Friday last working day thank goodness. Well for this week anyway.

    Let's hope I can get out in the garden this weekend. I know it's early and I'm risking it but I think I might get some potatoes in and plant some sweetcorn.

    Also had a nice new cloche delivered on Monday which really should be over my early peas. The home made one kept blowing away.

    Sitting here stuffing envelopes today, it is so boring but does let me read the vine ...
  5. Bloody gales again

    by , 28-02-2008 at 09:45 PM
    Hi all
    Following last Fridays stormy weather which saw fit to rip the cover from my polytunnel, we have more of the same forecast for tomorrow. My tunnel is all but bereft of covering - new cover should arrive tomorrow but need a very calm day to get it fitted - 1600 square ft of polythene makes a hell of a good kite in even a slight breeze. It's been wet and windy all week so still haven't been able to do much in the way of slurry spreading or poughing or cultivating, so was glad to get ...