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It's time for GARDENING again!

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OK - admit it.

How many of you planted seeds too early because you wanted to get a head start on the local gardeners only to struggle to keep the sickly lanky things alive indoors because you didn't have enough places to keep them whilst you potted them on cos it was too cold and wet outside, and half of the panes in your greenhouse are broken, so now they're all dead and your having to start again LATE! ...........................................................................................................:mad: :mad:

OK - SO! Just me, then? :hehe:

I have to move my tiny (6ft x 8ft) greenhouse so I can get at yet another wall that needs to be rebuilt.:(

I have built my new base, in its new location, under the tuition of a friend. I decided to make it 2 breeze blocks high so i could build 2 b. block high walls running around the inside forming raised beds (easier on the back) for tomatoes, peppers, and perhaps a cucumber (I'm a cucumber first timer).8)

Great! After putting my 4in x 4in lengths of wood on top of the base so I can fix my greenhouse frame and gain even more height, I am now left with the steepest steps up to and down into the smallest greenhouse in christendom.:eek:

I can see for miles on the top step. and i am now going to have to go out and buy some more lengths of wood to clad the base cos b. blocks look dead ugly. This is proving the most expensive bit of DIY ever.

Fortunately I have some pea and broccoli plants that we grew on the course that are still alive, and i have ended up planting onions and very, very, very, late garlic (should have been done in autumn!!!:p :p ) on my kitchen windowsill, so I'll be able to stick them outside next week.

I have also made 2 wood stores (stores made of wood for storing wood) and heeeeey! they look like a normal person made them!!!:lol: :lol:

The birds are all busy creating a rumpus and squabbling, ripping bits off the trees for nesting. I have seen the owls that have nested somewhere near the garden and produced offspring every year that we have lived here (3 years).

Unfortunately the rook colony is also back directly above the children's trampoline (which is now covered in 'white' and large twigs they have dropped whilst nest building. i'm sure they hurl those twigs at one another.

What a NOISE
! It would be a site more quiet living within spitting distance of the M6.

The builders are due to start our house extension within the next couple of weeks, so prepare for Mrs Stresshead from Stressland on the Slopes of the Mountain Stress type posts .....

Perhaps I'll learn how to post photos this year????:)
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By now, I am usually up to my elbows in dirt and worms..but this belly of mine is too large to overcome LOL :eek:

My garden looks like a long forgotten wasteland this year...but I have a different kind of life growing instead! ;)

I laughed out loud at your mother in law funny...yes it does always seem to work out that way... hee hee

Beer traps always worked well for me...slugs always attacked my squash plants. It sounds like you have made a happy home for all creatures indeed...dont fight it..embrace it - you wont win anyway :)

ALWIN;506439 said:
Embracing all creatures indeed. I remember feeling really, really sensitive about anything to do with babies in distress, and any type of cruelty or sad happenings when I was pregnant. Even to a fly. Are you feeling like that?

I cannot tell a lie...I dont exactly love all creatures great and small...:blush:

The other day I squished a big hairy spider in my car with such a vengence and not a second They really creep me out, even though I know they are essential to balance out the insect world...I really dont want to share any space with them! :eek:

As it sounds like you are all going to corner the market with just may not make for edible veggies...A neighbor told me mustard powder keeps insects and slugs at bay as well...I have found it to be true to keep away pesky squirrel from my windowsill ripping my screens apart...and a little less volatile than wee!!!

Best of luck with your gardens everyone...SPRING HAS SPRUNG!!!:wink2:

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