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    Snadger is online now Dundiggin
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    Weeding, watering and applying woodchippings to paths. Been given a slot together strawberry planter which I need to find a place for. As it's circular I need to find somewhere where I can get all round it! As it's likely to be there a long time I'm not quite ready to position it as yet.
    My Majesty made for him a garden anew in order
    to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.- Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon-Ra (1500 BCE)

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    Winged one is offline Cropper
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    Watered the back garden, and picked another few mangetout and a handful of bolting cos lettuces (not bolted so badly that I can't eat them today).

    Between work being so busy, and OHs work being absolutely bananas, the toddler having a dose of something, and OH's uncle in hospital nearby (us being the only family in the vicinity), we are pretty worn out at the minute so while gardening would really help unwind us, we just don't have time to get to it.....

    Will go to plot at weekend purely to dig spuds and harvest brocolli before it flowers.

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    Pulled out all my rubbish onions (golf ball size ~ prob. soil is too poor) and sowed Buckwheat as a green manure. In the rain.
    Harvested loads of big Maris Peers. Yum.
    All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.

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    PurpleBecca is offline Seedling
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    Default Today in Limerick we.......

    Well - it rained on and off all day AGAIN - (I have abroken foot at the moment and am not supposed to be out in the garden but.......)

    Went down and gathered a few carrots and some cabbage leaves. a Large trug of Pink Fir Apple - these were in the tunnel - the outdoor ones must be ready too now. A couple of courgettes fromthe tunnel too - although I notice the outdoor ones have a couple coming too.

    We put the canes in for our runner beans which are pitifully small - only about 2 feet at a stretch - they are strong enough looking but I think the temperatures are just so low here at the moment (we are all in jumpers and boots!)

    We have a cloche over the dwarf french beans as they just were not growing - but they seem to enjoy the protection and are growing well now.

    The outdoor Strawberry bed is still croping although a lot of fruit is rotting before ripening. Raspberries continue to crop well too.

    Have spotted a couple of spaces (one where the dwarf beans didnt come up and another where early potatoes have come out - will out in some more carrots where the beans were and get some perpetual spinach in the other gap, once all the salad potatoes are out I will sew a few more turnip and some swiss chard.

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    Went to lottie..............chucked it down all day...........had a bit potter in the greenhouse.........one thing led to another.........finished up nigh on totally defoliating my tom plants!:eek

    Wish I hadn't done it now, but I'll just have to see whether I've ruined them or I still get a crop!
    My Majesty made for him a garden anew in order
    to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.- Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon-Ra (1500 BCE)

    Diversify & prosper



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    SarzWix is offline Gardening Gnomette
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    Today, I harvested 2kg of Harlequin potatoes from one of my Spud Tubs (still 2 more growing on ); plaited my autumn planted Shakespeare and Electric onions; tied up lots of unruly tomato plants in the Bottom Plot greenhouse, fed & watered, & harvested a handful of Sungold, 1 Tamina & 1 Amish Paste; hoed Plot-Next-Door & picked the last of the gooseberries; watered Top Plot greenhouse & hid from torrential rain; picked half a medium-freezer-bag of raspberries; struggled home with bag full of above produce & wished I'd taken the trolley

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    Yesterday harvested about 3lbs of earlies, lots of slug damage so I might pick the whole lot this week. Put up 'humming tape' to try to salvage some of my apples but also trimmed the hedges near the trees so the birds have to cross open ground to get at the fruit (well, it's worth a try!). Planted out my leeks and removed enormous (7'6") Angelica which has finished flowering in the herb bed. Cooed over the cukes and sighed at the amount of pruning which the Broad Ripple tomatoes need - I just can't keep up with them.

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    Yesterday I did loads of weeding. Also put wire netting round the pumpkin/squash bed as one of my pumpkins has tale-tell rabbit teeth marks in it

    My Mum paid her first visit this year and offered to transplant the rest of my leeks I watered everything.

    Harvested my first ever courgette!

    Sorry to hear about all the rain you lot had yesterday - I got sunburnt (despite the sun cream!)

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