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The right tool

20 January 2011 21:02:37
The right tool

The right tool

Yes the steam engine fire shovel is in use again, I found it brilliant for digging out the correct amount of soil to put in half a dozen tulip bulbs together :-)

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Lìga Lìga 20 January 2011 21:14:14

Good idea Martin!:))

Jacinta D Jacinta D 20 January 2011 22:03:55

That raised area is going to look so eye-catching in a few months.

Clara Clara 20 January 2011 22:12:07

Great work done there Martin will look brilliant.

Rachel Rachel 20 January 2011 22:13:31

How many tulips left now?

Cloncaw Cloncaw 20 January 2011 22:29:13

Love Pup investigating. Is that the new fern bed?

MartinB MartinB 20 January 2011 22:56:39

A thousand left Rachel. Pup loves my new shovel but I won't let him play with it. It is the new fern bed, but my ferns are not ready yet

Deborah Deborah 20 January 2011 22:59:08

Martin planted 66 tulips today. He is a bit of a lightweight, mind you I didn't plant any.....

Jacinta D Jacinta D 20 January 2011 23:27:09

That was very generous of Martin lending you his fern bed, Deborah. How long will it take for his ferns to be ready?

kindredspirit kindredspirit 21 January 2011 06:19:44

If I was you, Martin, I wouldn't let Deborah invade my fern bed with those nasty little bulbs.

:)   :)   :)

Mind you. I planted 800 of the pesky things in the red sanstone pavement last autumn. Had to dig out between the cracks, put in the bulbs and then wheedle back the soil.

600 Crocus and 200 Siberian Squill.

Dick Dick 25 January 2011 22:34:36

Martin, the pup seems to smell something on the shovel.

HeadGardener HeadGardener 26 January 2011 12:31:03

Wow guys thats some job doing 1000 tulips!! rather you than me, Martin try not to get too confused with that shovel or you might end up either digging for coal or burying coal instead of tulips :-)


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