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    Down on the plots this morning. The tool shed on plot 1 and the tea shed on plot 2 were spring cleaned ready for a big surge tommorow.

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    just returned from the allotment having spent three hours in the sunshine, weeding and spreading manure. Potted on some winter lettuce that are in the greenhouse, and sowed some leek seeds, packet says January and I'm soooooo itching to start, will sow some more in Feb and March!

    I pulled some small carrots from pots which were meant for Christmas but were too small, they're still a bit small but v tasty!

    It's all an exciting learning curve as only had the allotment since August.

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    Went through all the freezers and categorized every single container of frozen food (all made from stuff from the garden in one form or another) so that we know what we need to eat between now and when we move to France when the cottage sells to Mr. & Mrs. Gorgeous.

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    Took car for MOT and left it at garage........walked from MOT station to allotment which took over an hour!
    Everything was frozen including allotment and even inside greenhouses. Temperature was just on freezing point inside...........Chopped some logs and managed to get the woodburning stove lit...........soon had the temperature up to a pleasant 70 degrees inside!
    I have a raised bed in the greenhouse which runs along one side and one end constructed like a dry stone wall (a re-used stone fire place!) I've decided I only want the raised bed along one side now though so proceeded to dismember the short wall and spread the contents over the other raised bed.This kept me warm until the stove warmed up!
    I then stripped my recently dug Gladioli corms off the old corms and the bulbils and generally tidied them up for storage.

    My intention is to get some chooks myself in March but I was sad to find out that Mr fox had paid a visit to one of the allotments last night and killed all 15 of one poor chaps chooks!

    Anyway, after another one hour hike back to the MOT station I was relieved to find out my car had passed it's MOT after the mechanic had replaced a brake light bulb for free!
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    Today I planted another cordon apple tree along the front fence of plot 1, only 4 more to do but the effort will make it a very productive strip of ground.

    On plot 3 a bonfire was built, getting rid of offcuts of timber, sweetcorn haulms, soft fruit prunings and general non compostable or useable rubbish. By then it was time to road tax Kazzis car on the way home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigletwillie View Post
    By then it was time to road tax Kazzis car on the way home.
    Deffo reccomend doing that online Piglet. I had endless trouble after taxing mine at the Post Office, kept being told my car was untaxed though it had a disc!!!
    Happy Gardening,
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    Was working this morning but managed to get out on the lottie this afternoon. Turned over the top of the compost heap and remulched with plenty of old newspapers. Did a bit of weeding of the asparagus and raspberry beds. Was far to wet to do any digging which will have to wait till we get a few dry days in a row. Took some pictures but haven't had time to put them on the blog yet.Sowed some carrots in a deep plant pot. (Early Nantes) Checked the propagator and the peas and onions are all through, will leave them in there for the time being. Checked the seed potatoes and they are chitting nicely. Autumn sown onion set are not doing very well and will probably end up on the compost heap. No sign of the shallots on the lottie shooting but ones in pots under cover are doing very well.
    Ian

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    After getting all the potatoes out for chitting in the morning, and tackling some of the overgrown hedge, had a VERY successful trip to Woolies - Red currant, Black currant, Gooseberry and Tayberry (plus 5 other plants for the decorative part of the garden) all for 1.99 each. Good plants too, names varieties.

    Then to Wilkos for some nice dahlias at 1, plus some trays and modules.

    All in all, a very good day

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