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  • A remarkable transformation Penellype, looking very good

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    • The plot is looking great! Your hard work is really starting to pay off.

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      • Very pleased with the way things are coming along. I just hope the weather lets me get some more done over the weekend (its currently snowing).
        A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP. - Leonard Nimoy

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        • Nice one Pen. When I first took on a plot I was told by a veteran with 60 years under his belt that good gardens are made in winter.

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          • Originally posted by Penellype View Post
            I am now in possession of 9 5 inch deep 3ft by 6ft 6in raised beds and one 3 tier bed of the same size which will be a hotbed. Huge thanks to Geepee for sourcing the wood and for loads of help and advice.

            The beds are roughly in position but still need some proper lining up, which hopefully I will have an opportunity to do over the weekend. I also need to lay and properly secure the weed matting for the paths. Then it will be all systems go filling them with rotted horse manure and other bits and pieces.

            I didn't take my camera today as I was worried it might get damaged while I was moving the wood and beds around, but I will take some photos soon (although not tomorrow as I have a very busy day).
            Thankyou........your just too kind...
            Never Let the BAD be the Enemy of the GOOD

            Conservation and Preservation for the Future Generation

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            • Originally posted by Penellype View Post
              I am now in possession of 9 5 inch deep 3ft by 6ft 6in raised beds and one 3 tier bed of the same size which will be a hotbed. Huge thanks to Geepee for sourcing the wood and for loads of help and advice.

              The beds are roughly in position but still need some proper lining up, which hopefully I will have an opportunity to do over the weekend. I also need to lay and properly secure the weed matting for the paths. Then it will be all systems go filling them with rotted horse manure and other bits and pieces.

              I didn't take my camera today as I was worried it might get damaged while I was moving the wood and beds around, but I will take some photos soon (although not tomorrow as I have a very busy day).
              Seems like Every day is busy for you......you wont rest until youve turned an ordinary day
              into a VERY busy day....you pack 3 normal folks days into 1 and then still look for something else to do just to fill time ..!!!!.......DYNAMO springs to mind...
              Never Let the BAD be the Enemy of the GOOD

              Conservation and Preservation for the Future Generation

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              • Originally posted by geepee View Post
                Seems like Every day is busy for you......you wont rest until youve turned an ordinary day
                into a VERY busy day....you pack 3 normal folks days into 1 and then still look for something else to do just to fill time ..!!!!.......DYNAMO springs to mind...
                Not really - "busy" can cover a multitude of things. On Thursday I was stuck in a meeting involving a group phone call to the bank which took up a large chunk of the day. Yesterday my main problem was that I needed to work with someone on a problem at work - this happens fairly frequently. So I message them on Skype and sit and wait... and wait... and wait. I can spend hours "tied to" the computer, and I can't get away until the person I need to speak to has responded. I can get other things done while I am waiting, but going to the allotment is not one of them as I need my computer, not just a phone with internet.

                Over the years I have got very good at slotting jobs into little bits of time while doing other things. It becomes a habit after a while!
                A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP. - Leonard Nimoy

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                • Today I wanted to get as much as possible done as I have a feeling tomorrow is going to be a write-off, with a hard frost over night followed by snow turning to rain eventually.

                  I started off by levelling the ground where the hotbed is and measuring and straightening it so that it lines up properly with the opposite bed. I then put down the weed matting on the paths around it and put some wet cardboard in the bottom. At this point it was time to go and muck out my horses, which formed part of today's plan.

                  Having finished that job and accumulated a car full of fresh horse muck, I then started to fill the hotbed. After collecting another car load of muck I have now filled about 1/3 to 1/2 of the hotbed. Weather permitting I hope to do the same again tomorrow, which might, if I am lucky, fill it up.

                  After lunch I levelled off the rotted horse muck in the first of the raised beds to be filled and added layers of part rotted leaves, grass, paper and finally another layer of rotted muck from the sacks and buckets I filled a couple of weeks ago. The bed is now full and I will leave it to settle then top it off with used compost from home. I will either put onions or early peas in this bed.

                  The other job I wanted to finish today before the ground freezes solid then gets saturated was weeding the rhubarb, so I got on with that and finally put away most of the miscellaneous stakes and pieces of wood that were lying about.

                  I'm happy that I have achieved what I set out to do, and I should be able to add some more muck to the hotbed unless the weather is really appalling tomorrow morning.
                  A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP. - Leonard Nimoy

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                  • I tell you what Pen , i wish i had half your energy i really do

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                    • Originally posted by jackarmy View Post
                      I tell you what Pen , i wish i had half your energy i really do
                      I do seem to be getting a little fitter. Less tired and sore than I was this time last week.
                      A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP. - Leonard Nimoy

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                      • ^^^^^^ Likewise! ...........

                        Although I am nursing a frozen shoulder at the moment which is proving very uncomfortable and holding me back slightly!

                        But you go "Lady P"

                        Your making "Great Ground"
                        "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit, wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad"

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                        • Oops! You beat me to it!
                          "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit, wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad"

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                          • Originally posted by Deano's "Diggin It" View Post
                            ^^^^^^ Likewise! ...........

                            Although I am nursing a frozen shoulder at the moment which is proving very uncomfortable and holding me back slightly!

                            But you go "Lady P"

                            Your making "Great Ground"
                            Ouch - hope the shoulder gets better soon Deano.
                            A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP. - Leonard Nimoy

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                            • Cheers "Lady P" Me Too! as I have things to do!
                              "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit, wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad"

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                              • Originally posted by jackarmy View Post
                                I tell you what Pen , i wish i had half your energy i really do
                                It's because she is not really real - she's a fricken machine !!!!
                                .......because you're thinking of putting the kettle on and making a pot of tea perhaps, you old weirdo. (Veggie Chicken - 25/01/18)

                                My Youtube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnC..._as=subscriber

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