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Johnplotman's Journal

Johnplotman's Journal

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Another step closer.

25 November 2009 22:38:01
Getting near the finish of the seed room.

Getting near the finish of the seed room.

After a very wild night with wind my biggest fear,yet again was for the greenhouse roof and tunnell.At some other similar times of wind throughout the year it could not pass without leaving a mark or two.The same happened yet again.I went down to the take a look at the tunnell at two different times during the night.At 2 am the greenhouse and tunnell were fine.It was at 5 am that i noticed 2 bits of branches stuck in the tunnell down near the base.I will get better pictures another time.Apart from that all was ok and a first light i took another quick walk down the garden and noticed 3 of the covers on the raised beds gone for a visit to the hedge.The wind must love paying a visit to a lot of gardens.No matter what happened i was still a far cry from all the damage with the flooding to other parts of Ireland.

For the last couple of hours i made up another timber frame to hold the drawing of the layout for the garden,done from some more timber left over from an old press that i used for the new seed table top.Nothing planned yet for the garden early tomorrow evening.


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Mairin Mairin 25 November 2009 23:23:32

Your organisational skills are just brilliant.  And I love the comment of making a timber frame to hold the drawings - said almost as if you did it with your eyes closed!  The rest of us would be still pondering. 


fran m fran m 26 November 2009 08:04:48

Hope the winds and rain clear for all os us John.


Drumanagh Drumanagh 26 November 2009 14:35:30

John You have such an impressive collection of books already, which veggie books in particular are on your Christmas wish list?


Rachel Rachel 26 November 2009 17:05:38

What a great idea. The wooden stand looks very official - a bit like a church podium (or maybe that's just the small photo). No fear of mislaying those plans!


Johnplotman Johnplotman 26 November 2009 18:01:13

Thank you all for the nice words.

Mairin,if i could only organise a way to fool slugs and snails.Fran the day changed for the good.You have a fine selection yourself Drumanagh.I hope to get some kind of pocket books on veg.One about the size of the Collins Gem books and one by Carol Klein.Rachel i wonder could i preach to the bad garden insects to move off from the place asop before Spring.


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