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    Went to the plots in trepidation to see if all was well after the gales. Well two sheds and three greenhouses were in bits as I walked to my two plots leaving me less than confident. However the tunnel and both greenhouses are in rude health, the water barrels are still in place and the weather vane still catches the wind. With that it was a quick lift of leeks, cut a cabbage and pick some chillies and off home to watch the Leicester Tigers hopefully monster Munster in the rugby. The rijoca is open and breathing ready.
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    And of course...washed you hair!!

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    Well we finally managed to get to the lottie today. Miss E climbed the huge pile of wood chips and stuck a "flag" in the top. Well it was actually a bamboo cane with a plantpot stuck on the end.

    Mr E dug over the patch (and some) where we have moved the compost bins to. Plastic down, wood chip down, pallets laid and compost bins installed. They had to be emptied first but at least that's the compost aerated.

    I managed to dig out my ericaceous bed for my blueberries and cranberries and plant the little honies. Only raspberries, gooseberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants, and three fruit trees to go.

    Unfortunately the recent winds have failed to take down the dead plum tree so that is another job we will have to tackle. We have plans for the stump and photos will be taken.

    All in all a productive day. Manky plot looks a bit tidier and I know where the beds will go on that one.

    Now for a juicy steak, a good red and a big plateful of our own sprouts and carrots.
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    Well Leicester Tigers monstered Munster and ended Munsters unbeaten record in the European cup at Thomand Park.

    Munster 6 -13 Leicester Tigers Tigers top the group.

    At half time, after toping up the Rijoca, I made some Carnival Squash soup. As its open pollinated, I have saved the seed for planting in the spring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigletwillie View Post
    Well Leicester Tigers monstered Munster and ended Munsters unbeaten record in the European cup at Thomand Park.

    Thought you were a bit lucky to hang on in the end pw!
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    And a heaven in a wild flower

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    Twas never in doubt, a shut out, 2 tries to zip. Poor mites.

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    Carried on with work on my donated greenhouse.
    I discovered today it only has solid support at the corners so having to dig out to get bricks under.
    But worth it when I think of what I can grow in it this comming year.
    The river Trent is lovely, I know because I have walked on it for 18 years.
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    Well im feeling pretty pleased. ive sown some leeks and some summer purple sprouting broccoli and some sweet peas. Bought my seed potatoes today too. Couldnt resist buying some more seeds. Thought id try some red sprouts this year. Has anyone tried them? How do they taste? Bit too wet to do any digging on plot but have asked my brother to return 'Rita' my rotavator. So i think tomorrow i will rotavate a plot for the spuds and cover the ground with fleece.
    Spring is on its way - i just keep reassuring myself.

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