Oh Bu**er !

We know many of you are keen on gardening, so here's your latest plot: dug over, weed free and ready to sow the seeds of new ideas...

 
 
 

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sandra

Oh Bu**er !

Tell me I'm not the only one who has looked after seeds and then just one night , forgot to bring them in.
Was a girls night out and totally my own fault but how damned annoying !
Have given them a talking to and hopefully all will be well.

Now planting up baskets - have an idea this could be a recurring theme !!

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Biggles !

Oh dear no, you are not alone.....

We very carelessly lost a fair few seedlings last year. Despite being much further south than you we do get late frosts into May and they are Killers.

Going to try the local anti frost method this year, 2 slightly conical roof tiles per plant; might as well make use of the old roof tiles that came off the old roof :0)

waste not want not....

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sandra

Biggles

That made me remember so well ! Dad would always use old roof tiles, bits of masonry to protect young plants.
Very sad his daughter is such an idiot !

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Biggles !

old roof tiles....

Ohhhhh no, times change.

Good to know that something we only discovered last year has been in use in earlier times :0)

How many people have enough old roof tiles, masonary kicking around these days?



Hmmmmmm, off to check the remains of the rubble pile tomorrow.....

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sandra

Roof tiles

I know, people no longer recycle as they used to.
Beside the compost bins there was always a pile of masonry to be used in all manner of ways. Nettles grew through the whole lot and were left to feed and protect insects.
All the pots son and friends broke whilst playing football are still in use and piled up beside the compost bins - maybe I learnt from Dad after all !

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Fifi La BonBon

Late Frosts

We're skipping round the garden at night flinging old net curtains and lightweight fleece over vunerable plants and OH's pride and joy, his pots of new potatoes. The one night we forget, it will be frosty and we've been caught out before. Oh bu**er indeed.

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sandra

Oh Bu**er !

Well, not so bad after all. Sweet peas suddenly decided to branch out, Morning Glory have dropped first leaves but new growth appearing. Strawberries now potted up and looking quite perky. In fact not as bad as feared.
Also, anyone else noticed a really hard Winter has given the best display of tulips in years ?

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Biggles !

Oh bu**er


Pleased to hear the news and yes our tulips and daffs have been superb this year. Also my lily of the valley has gone totally mad and is spreading everywhere :0)

So have the dandelions :0(
I shall be picking dandelion heads next St George's Day as per Gerry's recipe.

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Yummy

Daffs not so good, but, Kiwi doing well

Tulips are lovely but my daffodils didn't last as long as they normally do, I think it must have been the dry cold wind that got them.

My Kiwi Fruits are getting ready to flower so fingers crossed we may get some fruit this year, they are 3 yrs planted this year.

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sandra

Oh Bu**er

You too Biggles. Lily of valley is fast becoming "Day of the Triffids" !
Love it but having hacked back remorselessly it insists on taking no notice.

 
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