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26 August 2014 20:11:35
In the veg garden i set up a way to remove stones from the veg beds.I have been planning to do this job every year.Thats me, in one ear but out the other.Once sowing starts then the sifting job is pushed to one side.On Saturday last i done the long planned work to the outer tunnel veg bed.I used crates with the bottom one turned upside down not to damage the soil to much.I would empty the blue crate when app 50? full of good clay.Another crate can be added to make things higher.The centre section was a deep blue crate.The sifter was made up a small crate having a section of the bottom removed.A pice of quarter inch mesh wire with some ties attached to it.Done the job well for me.The veg bed B2 had similar done to it.
12 August 2014 20:06:22
I called to the local doctor this evening to get something to control the flu.Though good weather,the in and out of tunnels and greenhouses cant defeat Mother Nature.
All was not lost.This evening i dug up the late planting of potatoes in some polypots.Just small black bags designed for the job.A total of 12 bags.
The type i grew were late first earlies (Pentland Jav) in the coldframe.Earlier brassicas (cabbage etc) were started there.Then when empty,prepared for a quick planting of potatoes.Quite happy i was with the turnout.At least the flu cant win there.
12 August 2014 19:46:00
At the weekend, Alan, Kate ( my sister) and family returned from a holiday in America.Not before the time,and finally decided to take their holiday from work.All went well for the two weeks.I was given a pressie with some of flower and veg seeds which im very thankful for.The thought was there.What i was amazed with was a simple bird feeder to attach to a 2 litre bottle.I got a funnel from the garden shed and the birds think Chistmas came early for them.All done with a small section of steel.Simple,small,attaches perfect,and loved by them.The birds and the bee's they sing so well in flowers and trees.
09 August 2014 15:19:59
I know it is lavatera but the full name im afraid not.
Again the seeds were given to me.Could i get its full name and is it hard to save its seeds in autumn.
09 August 2014 15:15:40
To me its like the Willow Herb,only it is a lot smaller.I notice the purple flowers among some shrubs in the lower bed.Or will i just class it a weed for sure and exit it.Only problem is the flowers look well.