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    Had a session in the greenhouse planting broad beans, the Sutton, using old toilet roll tubes, and onions in trays in preparation for a great year ahead.

    Renewed the pvc sheeting one one of the cloches but the nursery ran out of it so the rest of them will have to wait - it was a bit too windy anyway today.
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    Come on then, somebody tell!!!

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    Weather was much better today than its been for a while, (ok, it was a bit cold and very windy, but no rain!!) so we managed to get down the plot for a few hours! The soil is still far too wet to be digging, so we spent the time pruning our 3 gooseberry bushes, moving one bramble further back (it was growing amongst one of the goosegogs!) and cleaning out the pond, which now looks a lot better!

    Just as we were about to leave Mr D noticed that under one of the covered beds something was pushing up the covering, so we pulled it bacj to investigate, only to find that the 3 rows of tatties that we planted in September (they were sprouting ones we'd brought from the supermarket, so we tried them to see if they managed to do anything, and they never did anything at that point) seem to have thrown up shoots and are now showing a couple of small leaves each! Seems a lot too early to me, but we earthed them up to protect the stalks a bit and left them uncovered, who knows if the frosts hold off we may even get some early overwintering taties! If nothing comes of it, then its no loss, but I suppose its worth a go to see if they can make it!
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    Not what I've done today, but what I'm going to do at the weekend....

    Smoke bomb the greenhouse (sulphur bomb)... now my vines are truly dormant, I'm going to kill all the weeds and insects!

    Buy seeds from the GC and see what else to spend my vouchers on

    Plant out the last of my flower bulbs even though I'm a bit late due to flooding and hope they come up

    Prune my fruit trees (plums, pears and apples)

    Mow the lawns if its not too wet

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    Mow the lawn????!!!! I can't even get my tulip bulbs in the ground its so wet! I'm going to have to put them in pots or they;ll be sprouting in their packets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigletwillie View Post
    Come on then, somebody tell!!!
    Is the suspense getting to you? wont tease...
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    Sowed some carrots in a pot outside the back door (inspired by piglet's early carrots thread), sorted out the seed tin and found some tomatoes that could be sown so did them and a few more onions.

    The onions I sowed last weeks have come up, as have the leeks. Getting all excited now, its motivating me to get down that lottie and get some beds marked out and start digging! Got muck coming this month, so need to get the front bit cleared ready for the heap.

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