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    notmilk is offline Seedling
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    Today i earthed up my spuds in the garden, and planted out my peas which have been growing in cardboard toilet roll tubes.
    I also sewed some radishes and spring onions as intercrops...
    I sewed some nasturtiums and planted some morning glory seedlings into the flower border, and also put some runner beans into more cardboard tube pots.
    Also, (my I've been busy it didn't seem like much at the time) I let the chickens out of their coop to free range around the garden for an hour.
    The joy of being off work sick with a nasty cold :-)

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    Basked in glorious sunshine. blue skies, no wind and a wopping temperature of 15 degrees. Yes that is summer for us up here. Didn't do much as I just wanted to enjoy it. So sat in the garden in my deckchair (in a T-shirt and shorts) and read my GYO mag and did a bit of hoeing.

    That was until 7 pm - now the fog has come in and I can't see the end of the garden. That is the trouble here - one day of sunshine, three days of fog. Oh well .............

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    I went to town clothes shopping for my holidays. Midway through the afternoon the sun came out so i abandoned the shops and came home to my greenhouse where everything was drooping for water. The ups and downs of the english and irish weather.!

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    I found a brown slug in my greenhouse, the door had been partially open but I found it in my basil seedlings which are on a table. It had chomped through 2 seedlings before being stamped on. How on earth did it get there? There is gravel all round the front of the greenhouse. Little scamp. I'm hardening off my thyme, corriander, parsley, chives, oregano and sage at the moment. Peas, beans and sweetcorn are next out although not all germinated yet

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    I spent an hour sieving soil in my carrot bed and weeding weeding weeding

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    Amanda1, slugs have never heard about not walking over gravel, broken egg shells,seashells etc. & will get in any nice cosy greenhouse!
    I've been juggling eveything around from the plastic greenhouse, kitchen etc. again today & have planted out my asparagus peas & broad beans. Painted the front step as well so the cat is bound to sit on it- she can't read the note pinned to the door saying 'wet paint'.
    Into every life a little rain must fall.

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    Potted on my PSB, calabrese, sweet peas, tomatoes, tagetes and some lettuce.
    Spuds in buckets all through and out of top of buckets, maincrops just breaking through the ground - they were earthed up at planting time.
    Hoed onions and shallots and garlic.
    CCA salad leaves will be ready to eat this weekend.
    Mowed lawn, cleaned car inside and out - all since 5 0'clock.
    Weather is scorching hot and has been for three days now - have severe sunburn on back of neck and tops of arms / shoulders - ain't nowhere to hide in a 45 acre field !
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    Been stuck indoors all day with work

    Came home did 10 mins hoeing and after dinner harvested more rhubarb. Took 16 stalks which was just about a third of what was there and I can see more 'shoot' (or is that thunderbolts? ) coming through... I'm going to be drowining in rhubarb soon!
    Shortie

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