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Johnplotman's Journal

Johnplotman's Journal

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Vegetable study notes today.

21 November 2009 11:20:09
My garden is lucky to be on a hill.

My garden is lucky to be on a hill.

I just dont know what to say about the weather.Once again nature has won.A complete washout here with the wind getting pretty noticable now.I can see the poor veg beds below and they after allowing the dalm slugs come out on top again.Either the man above has it in for me and other gardeners or maybe sending on plenty of rain to have the beds good and watered for an indian summer.[I wish]

Now that plans have been changed around i will spend some time looking through garden notes on the vegetable area and after lunch to work in the seed room and hang up some garden pictures to brighten up a dull,hatefull and disaster of a day.No further garden plans out in the vegetable area for the weekend.Once again the weather has won.Nature handled the ball that was heading wide and helped score a goal again gardening today. 


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J.D. J.D. 21 November 2009 11:33:50

Maybe it's time for me to take out my painting again. And paint flowers like the pictures you will be hanging up to cheer yourself up. Good photo.


milkchurns milkchurns 21 November 2009 12:07:27

hi john.at the way things is going i think the only answer is a bigger polytunnel. one to cover all the garden.


AitAlainn AitAlainn 21 November 2009 12:09:50

Sun is shining down here in Clare at the moment - hard to believe that storm and more rain on the way. We have escaped the worst of the flooding though. Going out now while I can so over and out till later!

 


Ternie Ternie 21 November 2009 12:43:38

I was told you have problems with flooding, but I didn't realise it is all aroun? the country.


Monkells Monkells 21 November 2009 14:31:13

Sun is now shining in Kells. Very windy still !!! May as well stay in and read as I dont think anyone will get anything done in the garden this weekend.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 21 November 2009 17:29:01

Jacinta,[thanks] could you paint me a cover to keep off the rain from the garden.

Your right there Paul,the bigger polytunnel would solve a lot of problems weather wise.

AitAlainn,hope all went to plan there.The weather was great for about two houre after noon,now a return almost to our usual supply of rain.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 21 November 2009 17:48:02

Olga,we are only a drop in the ocean compared to a lot more serious areas in other parts off Ireland.

Monica,it was a washout here for the first half of the day.The beds got a great soaking.A few good hours after lunch with a little sunshine,but like you mention not looking the best for the rest of the weekend to do some gardening.


sparrow sparrow 21 November 2009 18:42:00

Great picture John. Were any of the houses below you flooded? I think you are breeding slugs Ha Ha. You talked about an indian summer, thats wishful thinking!!!


Mairin Mairin 21 November 2009 23:59:40

Oh, wouldn't it make you sick if you were a gardener and the gardener flooded?  Thought not bearable.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 22 November 2009 00:25:26

Thanks Mary,The lower end were.I think and hope for an Indian summer in the not to distant future.

Mairin,it sure would.I know we are only a drop in the ocean compared to other counties with the damage they have.To see ridges full of water i walked by at lunch time today in the garden is unthinkable.


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