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    Mar 2009
    Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England


    Bought sweet woodruff and oregano for the herb garden.

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    Glenfield, Leicester


    Busy day today, we had to cram 4 days of gardening into one because we've been lazy the other 3 days

    We found mason bees nesting under our paving slabs, saw the taters had started to come through the soil and thinned lots of lettuce and salad leaves out.

    We started using the grinder we got on freecycle too and made a pile of dead branches into garlic bed mulch.

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    Durham. Pink Panther territory


    Cashed in my sweet jar full of change at Tesco's and got 138 for it. Good start to the day that!

    Planted Tesco's butter beans for my bean poles as i don't particularily like runner beans.
    Moved and stacked about six full barrowloads of bricks I've been saving for a rainy day and stacked them neatly. The area where they were will become part of my extended onion bed.
    Moved chicks into run i built for them as it was quite sunny. Harvested the remains of my carrot crop before they shot away to seed.
    My Conference pear is in full bloom, my apple bloom buds are ready to open like wise with my cherry which looks like it's going to be full of bloom.
    Fed chicks and chooks, collected eggs, watered everything that needed watering from my 1000 litre container and headed for home and a nice bath!
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    Was working at the estate garden til 4 - clearing stones and rubbish from the area I've cleared of Ivy, in preparation for grass and wild flower meadow.
    Went back to the tunnel for an hour - sowed 175 Climbing French Bean (Blue Lake) and brought home some homework - got 200 Runner Beans to sow tonight,

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    Rose Valley, Near Kazanlak / StaraZagora Bulgaria


    I just spent the day taking a few rows of tiles out, turning them on end, digging up the soil underneath ( luckily not on concrete or cement, just on soil) then i put a few bags of BQ manure a few of topsoil 100L of perlite in, dug it over ( its always been a bit wet as theres an underground river ) then i went to asda and got 20 bags of asda compost to fill it up, then dug it all over to mix it up
    Then if that wasnt enough , i went and emptied our 7.5 ton lorry of model aerpolane bits and pieces and a couple of get to the generator i knew was in there somewere., on the way back i ended up in homebase..... trays of strawberry plants 6 in a tray for 4.99 , but buy 2 get one free so it was 18 large plants, with some flower buds on them all for 9.98, i got one lot of 3 as ive just got another 100 bare root on ebay

    it did look like this, ive widened it a by 2 tiles now its large enough to use, i cant go more as the greenhouse has to fit in the paved bit once i chop the sycamore trees down, ive been lowering them bit by bit for a few weeks

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    Melton Mowbray ..finest pork pies in the world.


    Sown more Radish & Lettuce. Planted Dahlia,Lilys,Zantedeschia Aethiopia.
    Potted up various Peppers. Mown lawns.
    Never mind the TWADDLE here's the SIX PETALS. Annual seedlings.

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    Today was nice and sunny but there is still a cold wind. Sowed some PSB, turnips, Sutherland Kale, some seeds I got from Ailsasyl and Happybunny (part of the Turnip family but looks like broccoli), also sowed Lemon Cucs, 4 courgettes (free seeds from GYO), Achocha, and a few other things that I can't remember. Next free day is Thursday time to get more peas sowed and perhaps some early beans.

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    Farnham, Surrey


    Looked for some bits of wood that would retain the gravel from going on the path. Found some and cut to size and fitted along one size of my path. The other side to be done tomorrow, weather permitting. Did some weeding, swept path and patio. Checked plants in gh and all seems to be well. Decided to cover gh and pots tonight as we had quite a clear sky this evening so worried about frost.

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