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DeclanTipp's Journal

DeclanTipp's Journal April 2016

Last Post 574 days 17 hours ago

On the High Stool

21 April 2016 23:52:48

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Spent an agreeably few hours pricking out and potting on. Managed a tray of Stock , one of Zinnia and a third of Clary. Once you get going it's really theraputic and the time flew. Had some cabbage too that needed potting on so they got done too. A couple of Tomayo plants thrown into the mix and now the grow house looks busy. The high stool from the kitchen was deployed at the potting table and no backache at all . Happy days and the garden magazine arrived in the post for some bedtime reading . 

Veg and Roses

17 April 2016 00:23:34

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the veg patch is almost full! That's because I carried out some winter gardening this year. Might have to break some more new ground . No salad crops in yet . The rose cuttings in the trench look alive but need a spraying shortly . I must get Dick to advise ?  They will stay in trench until next year anyhow . 

Caterpillar Alert

16 April 2016 00:20:44

Raised beds

14 April 2016 20:13:17
Raised beds

Raised beds

My neighbour has put in raised beds for his veg patch . I must say they are looking good . He told me his back wasn't up to all the stooping anymore. He was applying the preservative when I met him out with my dogs today . 

Large stone advice

14 April 2016 20:05:35

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This huge slab has been lying here sonce 1991. Time to do something with it . Would anyone with rock advice suggest a plan ? Maybe a center piece in the front lawn which is mostly grass ? My neighbour will lift with his tractor and loader whenever . Iam thinking a center bed with gravel surrounds and a few shrubs . Easy maintenance !

Beans and Sod

13 April 2016 20:42:17

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The beans I sowed last Oct as an experiment are already flowering . Bought from seedaholic and then forgotten about . Lovely aroma off the flowers too. Ive sown the second half of the packet some weeks ago so there should be earlies and laters ! With the weather a little drier Ism hoping to get the second earlies (Queens) in tomorrow . Are the photos posting properly now I wonder with the site upgrade ? About to find out ha ha 

If I had 4.5 million

07 April 2016 15:35:43

Potting on timeb

05 April 2016 23:16:43
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Tomorrow it is

I love the whole seed thingy but then when it's potting on time I go all , time enough yet, keep putting it off . Not too bad once you get started . Tomorrow is the Potting on day .... Unless something else turns up ? 

Sky has arrived in Tipp..,

01 April 2016 23:02:55
Sky has arrived in Tipp..,

Sky has arrived in Tipp..,

Great news . I guess most of you have sky tv for years but not I . We had Chorus tv up to now but were forced to change when Virgin Media who bought them out lost the broadcast license . Guess what my first download was and the whole series is now programmed in .... Yep Gardeners world with Monty.. Rainy days are now sorted 

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