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  1. Weathers gettin' better

    by , 20-02-2008 at 06:39 PM
    Well, been a wee while since I last posted but the birth of Niamh has, as expected, turned everything upside down, but things are slowly returning to normal - the last of the long stay visitors departs on Friday, so I can get back to doing some good hard work at the field. I've received my seeds (bar the Fartichokes which I'm still waiting on, and the tatties which I have yet to order. I opened my onion sets (25kg Sturon, 25kg Red Baron) and my back gave a twinge - obviously hasn't forgotten planting ...
  2. Greenhouse Goes Up

    by , 20-02-2008 at 11:05 AM
    It's half term which means I have time for a lot of elbow grease and scraping of glass as I am re-cycling 2 greenhouses into one large one.
    The weed suppressant is down inside and we have covered this in gravel.

    We spent yesterday adding glass protective sealers to the frame and started the long and laborious job of sorting and replacing the glass. Even more laborious is the fact that the glass size differs by 2/8" which makes all the difference to making a non-leaking ...

    Updated 20-02-2008 at 11:12 AM by Bibliobeck

  3. Cold here!

    by , 19-02-2008 at 09:52 PM
    Here I am buying enough seeds and artichokes, grape vines and plum trees/blueberries and asparagusto set up a small holding and the weather goes and turns!

    Finally had a few days off work over half-term (I am a teacher in FE) get up and look out the window and the plants are sitting in my kitchen now. Frosts here in South Leicestershire are possibly the worst I have ever seen. Ground is frozen solid and my plans to get digging have got to remain on hold until the weekend. ...
  4. My favourite spuds

    by , 19-02-2008 at 04:34 PM
    Here are my favourite spuds that always give a good crop and are very tastey. My first earlys are Foremost and Homeguard.

    Attachment 22931

    My maincrop are Pentland Dell a good allrounder.

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  5. boy is it cold!

    by , 19-02-2008 at 03:20 PM
    Yet again Wilkos has come to the rescue, I'll admit its probably notthe best gardening place in the area, but its so handy when we're shopping at the weekend. My better (in every sense) half goes to do the domestic shopping and I have a wander round the gardening section. A bit disappointed that I can't find the sugar snap peas in there mentioned in the last issue of the magazine but they did have horticultural fleece.

    Now I've never used this before, never had any need to, but ...