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    Welcome to the vine Diana 1. Re: wormery, can't personally help as don't have one but put in a search here (or google) also look for brandlings (small red worms).
    Today I helped OH build the framework for my 11' x 5' veggie bed which I had painted earlier. Carried it down the garden and put it in place, hammering in the corner posts. Took off the longer grass from the bed, covered it all in wet newspaper. I was wondering at the time why I was messing about in cold water when it would be just as easy to put it down dry paper and use a watering can on it.
    For those not as daft as me, wet paper DOES NOT fly around the garden like dry stuff does!!
    Used one and half compost bin contents over the newspaper ready for tomorrow and the addition of manure and multipurpose compost and cardboard.
    It was bitterly cold at 9am when we started so it was a thermals and hat day. Great to be out in the fresh air though.
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    Today I have sown two small seed trays of mesembryanthemum, and one of rosetta lettuce. The mezzies are the tiniest seeds I have ever seen!

    Also, sowed my remaining 8 Spencer sweet pea seeds, 8 Harlequin sunflowers and three pots of flat leaf parsley on the kitchen windowsill.

    Pinched out the Night and Day Sweet peas that I planted two weeks ago, which are now 6 inches high. Moved them all into senior son's bedroom (he's away at uni) to get maximum light, and turned the radiator off in there.

    Spent ten thoughtful minutes at the kitchen window, gazing blankly at my empty(ish) unheated greenhouse, and realised for the first time how shaded it is at this time of year by the evergreen oak directly behind it. The tree was obviously a lot smaller when the previous owners sited the greenhouse. I don't want to lose in entirely as it provides a great deal of privacy from the neighbouring garden,and some welcome shade in mid summer, but I must look into having some radical pruning.

    Remembered the mini poly tunnel that I bought last year, and haven't used yet, so I have set it up over one of my two rows of autumn sown broad beans - I'll be interested to see how much difference it will make, being able to compare the two rows side by side.

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    Spent a freezing hour weeding out buttercups. I hate them.
    The first wallflowers are about to open, so I took some cuttings of non-flowering sideshoots & put in heated propagator. You never know, they might take
    All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.

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    More digging of the new bed are, but with help today.
    OH has been laying the path round, so half is now done! Means I can now keep diggin without treading on the stuff already dug.

    Tomorrow he hopes to get some of the ned raised beds made so I can paint them in the week.

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    Today I've (with help from hubby)

    Planted a loganberry and 12 strawb plants
    Made a leaf bin
    Pulled up a conifer to make space for an apple tree
    Potted out some overwintering herbs into bigger pots.
    Sown some seeds into propagators - aubergine, tomato, peppers, chilli, red onions
    Tidied up the greenhouse
    Turned the compost

    Phew, time for a cuppa tea I think
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    Dug out the old runner bean trench and put the soil on my new raised bed where I intend to grow mainly potatoes and poss. sweetcorn. Topped that with 2 bags of composted manure and one bag of multipurpose compost. Then put on the cardboard and black weed suppressant. Laid some cheap 1 shop weed suppressant along one edge of the new bed and topped that with home made shredded branches to make a path.

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    Today I dug alongside trellis which will be home to my runner beans. I also sown Brussel sprouts ( Nelson F1 ) & Cabbage ( Sovoy Estoril F1 ) Modules indoors.
    Last week (25th) I sown Lettuce ( All Year Round ) & Radish ( Sparkler 3 ) Indoor raised bed.
    26th..Propagating Leeks ( Lyon Prizetaker ) & ( Musselburgh ) Onions ( Kamal F1 ) & 10 peppers. ( Sweet Ramano )
    28th..Spring onions ( Shimonita ) Module sown. Planted Rhurbarb ( Timperley Early ) Outdoor raised bed.
    29th..Chitting Potatoes ( Duke of York ) Bought inside Strawberry plants for early forcing.
    Water & winter feed for my citrus trees..Inside conservatory. Lemons,Limes,Kumquats,oranges.

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    today i dug over the area on my plot ready to plant my onions,shallots and garlic.harvested some leeks for the roast tommorrow if i can be bothered to cook it.
    Next went to supermarket and bought some crusty bread for the veg soup i made yesterday in the slow cooker,which tasted suprsingly good.Then on to the garden centre to look at their potato seed collection.Home to sow some basil to go with the tomato seeds already sown last week.Finally watch telly.
    a good put down line to use !

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