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    Made a wasp trap for the conservatory, as we had our first one turn up at the weekend and my OH is terrified of them!

    Went up to the lottie, forked over one of the beds we'd manured earlier in the year and planted some early spuds (Orla). Checked on the broad beans in their net tunnel - they seem to have survived the snow quite happily

    Chances are it will rain for the rest of the week, so that could be me done for a while

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    Dug up some leeks this morning (made soup, mmmm)
    Put up plastic greenhouse (prezzie from ma & pa) in lottie, ripped the zip but nothing I can't fix with gaffer tape...
    Dug up the remaining JAs and replanted a couple.
    Decided the soil is too wet and claggy for anything useful to be done with it today.
    Used old fence posts to hold in place a couple of pallets to make a compost heap. Need another 2 or 3 pallets, chicken wire and some more posts to finish it.
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    Bought gaffer tape, started fixing tears and strengthening joints, ran out of gaffer tape...
    Planned what to plant where & when, counted the number of 3" pots I'm going to need Time to rummage through the old plant pot pile and see what I've got! Shame I hate yogurt...
    You are a child of the universe,
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    you have a right to be here.

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    Not quite today but over the past few days:
    Saturday - planted !st earlies (Sharpe's Express and Premiere) and a few of the 2nd earlies (Anya) before ran out of space. OH also dug over space to plant rest of 2nd earlies in a week or so.
    Also planted Jerusalem Artichokes and red onion sets (and rememberd that I have forgotten to get any yellow storing onion sets - quick march to shops tomorrow).
    Toddler had fun drinking her soup and doing some digging.

    Sunday, after plenty of good advice here, I pricked out my brassicas and got:
    12 Savoy Cabbage
    16 April Cabbage
    8 Brussels sprouts
    20 Cauliflower all year round
    16 Brocolli calabrese
    19 brocolli calabrese f1

    Today I plan to plant out some lettuces and sow some tomtato seeds. I might also put the mange tout and beans into the ground in the garden and start some more for the plot.

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    went to my allotment this morning at 9 started rotorvator then biggest cloud burst got soaking along with my boy whos 2 not good we dont have a shed just yet so came home to dry out better luck next time .

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    today i helped mum plant pasnips in loo role tubes.Did you no you can do that ?

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    In the greenhouse again after doing some work this morning. Potted on 15 chrysanthemums that were struck as cuttings over the past few weeks and have now rooted really well.

    Some mid sized sunflowers were sown in modules (12 to a tray) and purple podded peas were sown 3 to a pot for planting out in late April. Some parsnip seed was placed on wet kitchen towel to pre germinate before being planted out in their final positions.

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    Carried on with greenhouse removal and erection saga today.
    Today I dug up the sleepers that the greenhouse had been standing on..........not an easy task as they had been there for many a year.
    Surprisingly, they were good enough to use again, so I bundled them into the landie and took them to the allotment.
    Unloaded them by tumbling them 'caber' fashion to where the greenhouse is to be situated.
    Set the sleepers in position and levelled them up with a borrowed spirit level, as I had forgot mine.
    Once level it was time to position the aluminium greenhouse. Propped the back section up with a guy rope whilst I fastened the sides then the front on. Finally lifted the roof in one section and fastened it up.
    I was quite pleased with myself so I lit the woodburner, and had a brew.

    Tomorrow I will have to visit the Garden centre to get a glass cutter, some glasing clips and nuts and bolts that sheared off the original.
    Promised to take one of the old guys to collect some potting compost and in return he landed on my doorstep with 36 new plastic florists buckets for my tomato plants! (Not a bad swap!)
    Came away from allotment pleased with my progress but not looking forward to stripping the glass from a large rickety greenhouse I have on my plot, so I can glaze my ally one!
    Last edited by Snadger; 26-03-2008 at 05:38 PM.
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