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    crichmond is offline Tuber
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    Morecambe, Lancashire


    Planted some more tatties yesterday in tubs in the greenhouse and also some (120) aquadulce broad bean in cell trays, moved the poly tunnel and compost bins from my old plot onto the new one and cleaned out one of the greenhouses on the new plot.
    Last edited by crichmond; 06-01-2008 at 11:10 AM.

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    Dec 2006
    Loughborough (Twinned with Legoland)


    Yesterday harvested most of veg left in lottie
    Carrots, Beetroot, purple curly kale, chard & savoy cabbage.
    Also dug up some JAs (still plenty left)
    So it's cream of artichoke soup.
    Still left in ground. Sprouts,winter cauliflower,spinach, garlic, onions(winter)& JAs
    The river Trent is lovely, I know because I have walked on it for 18 years.
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    Have got to grips with assembling my dream pressie for Christmas. A Mantis rotovator.
    Cant wait to get some use of it when soil ready.
    I could be lucky , lucky , lucky...

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    Leicester- the epicenter of world rugby


    Another fine day here but cold to start with. Today Kazzi was again in the polytunnels prepping for the spring.

    I lifted and divided a huge clump of michaelmas daisies and replanted here and there as well as planting an opal dessert plum tree on the new half plot. The last of the cape gooseberries were also picked in the greenhouses and can now be cut back and covered in mulch to keep the worst of the frost off, ready to grow back again in spring.

    A huge trug of leeks were pulled and tonight will be incorporated into chicken and leek pies for the freezer.

  5. #29
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    piskieinboots is offline Gardening Guru
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    Nov 2007
    Audlem, Cheshire


    I planted:
    Dahlia Optic Illusion (in pots ready for ground in April)
    Dahlia My Love (see above)
    Garlic Wight Christo

    Washed and sorted all my seed trays
    Catalogued all my seeds by sowing month in a box

    Oh and checked out Piskie's potential plot
    Last edited by piskieinboots; 06-01-2008 at 04:38 PM.

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    Southern-most South Yorkshire


    Today I rediscovered the Grapevine and spent a happy hour browsing around in a vain attempt to catch up on what I've missed over the past 6 months or so.

    Then I dug out last year's garden note book and used it to draw up a very rough and ready plan for this year, and finished the evening by digging out the umpteen boxes and tubs of seed ready to sort through them tomorrow once the girls have gone back to school.

    I child-proofed my house, but they still manage to get in.

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    Feb 2007
    Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands


    Good grief, Kris - good to see you!

    Yesterday I went to the Hill and dug in the rest of the green manure on the plot which will be legumes. I also dug parsnip and leek, picked kale and a small cabbage. Reflected on the fact that I did not sow enough kale which is utterly delicious but only giving me one meal every week or so.

    Today I have sent out a heap of seeds - however seed packets live a shady life in the seed box and multiply of their own accord, I think.

    Did next stage on wine kit - checked SG which would appear to indicate that it will be the driest wine ever produced.

    Still eating totally from the Hill, veg wise - tonight's dinner roast lamb shanks (inc garlic and onion) served with potato, roast parsnip, leek and cabbage.

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    I hoed around my leeks and garlic, forked over part of the plot, started to dig over another part of the plot and went to B&Q and bought some summer flower bulbs, 2 seed trays, more organic slug pellets and some weed killer.


    Managed to blag a 6x4 greenhouse for 50 which I'm going to dismantle on Wednesday. I just hope I can get it in the car. :|

    All in all quite a productive day for me.

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