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  1. Autumn update

    by , 20-10-2010 at 10:42 PM
    Just thought I'd have a ramble now that summer is definitely over ......
    Not been a bad year , the freezers are full and so are the cupboards...mainly with gherkins. So what's left growing....well there's psb, spring and red cabbage in one bed, then there are leeks at various stages of development, parsnips, ruby chard , kale and winter cabbage. Also If it's survived the frosty nights we've started to get I have some romaine lettuce, chicory and radicchio. There's still some celery ...
  2. September

    by , 02-09-2010 at 11:04 PM
    An update on our second summer of gyo.....
    I'm actually pretty pleased at how things have gone after a bit of a rocky start to the year. Runner beans are now flowering after being decimated umpteen times but whether we actually get some remains to be seen, french beans have sort of climbed and have had some strange goings on with the leaves but we've been getting a reasonable crop off them. Mange tout once they decided to germinate were good and cropped well. Courgettes put up a lot of leaves ...
  3. Jobloggs . Spring update.

    by , 22-03-2010 at 09:08 PM
    So apparently Spring is here . Lottie seems to be ready for the big push sowing and planting wise.
    The garlic has overwintered very well and is looking healthy. The spring cabbage (what the slugs left) seems to have woken up to the fact that it needs to get growing. I've now got a little pond in front of the wildlife hotel . It needs plants around it but I've been promised some frogspawn in a couple of weeks. I've already planted Bergenia in the hopes that the wabbits don't like the waxy ...
  4. JoBlogs

    by , 10-02-2010 at 09:53 PM
    We both had a day off today so decided that whatever the weather we would go up the lottie and sort out our seating area. This is a space which was full of weeds growing between the two sheds. When we pulled down the worst shed we covered this area with some carpet. So today we lifted the carpet and levelled the ground. Then replaced the carpet and used pallets(the filled in kind ) to make our decking. Amazingly it actually turned out level . Next step will be to put up supports and make a sort ...
  5. Jobloggs

    by , 13-01-2010 at 11:43 PM
    Trip up the lottie today to deposit some pallets I'd got from work. I think now there's enough to make my patio area. Just need the snow to go and the ground to defrost so we can level it and lay the pallets.
    The PSB look to be completely demolished by the netting that collapsed under the weight of the snoe but as it was getting dark and still snowing couldn't do much about it. No animal tracks about unless they'd all been filled in.
    So as nothing much can be done ,spare time at ...
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