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Lousy weather = playing with seeds

It was a really magical day yesterday. Beautiful ceremony, friendly people, great food (4-tiered cake made of speciality cheese…mmmmmm heaven!) and fantastic music for dancing to. But do to, erm, prosecco ‘injuries’, I’m not up to anything other than some gentle seed sowing and perhaps washing the odd pot or […]

Progress with strawberries

Good stuff today – despite forgetting to take pictures. At the plot I’ve made a small start into sorting out the strawberry runners from last year. 19 runners had escaped and rooted themselves under the apple tree – now safely out and ensconced in pots. The apple area is blissfully […]

Sesame Street fans…

This update is brought to you by the letters O and W! Yesterday and today I’ve been shifting earth for the new path, hacking out blackthorn stumps and barrowing the soil into the hedge. It’s squishy, smells stagnant and bloody hard work. I’m resisting buying yet another pair of boots […]

Sowed sweet peas today. I don’t have a good track record with these so I’ve another couple of packets in stock for if/when these fail…One more hot wax and one aubergine too. I’ve given up on the others, I could see some tiny weird see-through/whiteish wormy things in the compost […]

Hooray hooray I have a soakaway!!

Not a big one, because it sends some of the water down the north edge of my new neighbour-to-be, but enough to mostly drain the moat that was the lower path. The stuff under the water is thick with slimy algae.  In the search for silver linings, I am glad […]

It turns out taking down an old (really quite old) greenhouse is at least twice as difficult as I thought it would be, and Hastings is surprisingly far away! I spent most of last night looking at threads on taking a greenhouse apart, packed 2 boxes of gear in readiness […]

New structures

Cleared out my garage so my leaky convertible has a house and can stop hosting puddles in the footwells and the seats. Took up 6 x 60L bags of compressed leaves from the garage to the plot, which is even more boggy than before. I didn’t think that was possible! At […]

This weekend I bought some twigs from Wilcos – the dog roses have been soaked and heeled in at the plot for prettifying the hedge later in the year and the loganberry is soaking in the kitchen to be potted up later tonight. Most of my seeds have arrived now […]