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Re: What I did on the plot today 2017
« Reply #480 on: October 28, 2017, 20:56 »
Cleared the last couple of bean wigwams and then dug and filled 2 trenches in my squash, sweetcorn and bean area.  It was green waste and kitchen peelings that will rot fast.

I reckon I have room for 3 more, but ran out of steam for digging and waste for filling.  A job for another day.





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Re: What I did on the plot today 2017
« Reply #481 on: October 29, 2017, 19:56 »
it Sunday clocks turned back and all had a very busy busy day we demolished our garden wall earlier this week and prepared to re build my builder friend drove some metal post's with his JCB n hold some 3 tonnes concreate panels to hold back the soil

so being Sunday and the wall being  on the roadside not much traffic no heavies to worry about we lifted them in with his giant fork lift I was praying every thing went rite  but him up there must have been on our side because we had no problems and we will be getting another 2mts of garden to use

the old wall had been there for over 75 years and we dug loads of good rockery stones when clearing the old wall so rockery that's another job I've been tasked with doing thanks to my wife  :D

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2017
« Reply #482 on: November 01, 2017, 21:45 »
dismantled the 8x6 love shack, hauled it over to the new plot, backs broke now...won`t be any lovin` tonite.
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Re: What I did on the plot today 2017
« Reply #483 on: November 02, 2017, 14:53 »
Had a great day. Emptied and spread a very full 4ft x 4ft x 4ft compost bin. Dug up all bolted leeks and started new compost heap with them. Harvested half a dozen good (not bolted) leeks, a couple of parsnips and three decent celeriacs. Put the fuchsias into greenhouse for the winter and emptied tubs of begonias and other bedding plants. Planted a few wallflowers and dug out some creeping buttercups, nettles and dandelions. Just enjoying a quiet cuppa before putting all the tools away until tomorrow

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2017
« Reply #484 on: November 03, 2017, 14:17 »
Put some ash, and home brew compost on the plot, plus dug over, and covered with cardboard.
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Re: What I did on the plot today 2017
« Reply #485 on: November 08, 2017, 21:12 »
Sat with a cuppa this morning waiting for the frost to thaw then filled topped up my raised beds with half a ton of Greengrow from the local tip.

Dug up my snips as they were in the spot where I start building my polytunnel next week. Really pleassed with my haul, a couple of monsters in there  :D

*Edit* Accidently uploaded a picture of the boy enjoying his hot chocolate ;) Fixed.
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Re: What I did on the plot today 2017
« Reply #486 on: November 10, 2017, 15:25 »
Relaid a few of the loose edging slabs round my pond, and repointed some of the others (had to stop because it started to rain and I had to dash to the shed to get a couple of old compost bags to stop the elements undoing my handiwork.  :wacko:)

Picked a few more Florence Fennel 'bulbs' as they're showing signs of succumbing to the cold (inverted commas partly because they're not of course bulbs, but mainly because I sowed them a bit too late - at least they're nice and tender!  :tongue2:)
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Re: What I did on the plot today 2017
« Reply #487 on: November 10, 2017, 17:59 »
I got a load of manure last week - very rotted horse dung.  Today I removed the weed control fabric from Bed 2 and spread manure over the soil.  Then I re-covered it - it's fabric not just a sheet of plastic.   I'm planning to do this right across the plot - weather permitting.

I still have a few cabbages in, and the parsnips.  And some leeks that are growing nicely, though rather slowly!  They went in on 1 July, my lottie diary tells me.

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2017
« Reply #488 on: November 11, 2017, 15:25 »
Harvested the last few ripe, semi-ripe and green tomatoes from greenhouse No 3 and then took out the plants and manured the borders. Always a sad day for me when the toms are done  :( Still a few chillies and peppers going in greenhouse No 2 and I was pleasantly surprised to find a cucumber lurking in the rafters of greenhouse No 1. Not sure how it's survived as the plants came out a couple of weeks ago! Bit of an odd shape but hopefully it will taste OK.
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Re: What I did on the plot today 2017
« Reply #489 on: November 13, 2017, 12:24 »
I need to do a good veg patch dig and empty the compost bin completely!
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Re: What I did on the plot today 2017
« Reply #490 on: November 13, 2017, 18:17 »
It was a sunny but chilly day, did some hoeing and weeding,  put the number up on our gate, saw a bumble bee, a wasp and a butterfly! Oca has been frosted slightly, will be able to harvest in a few weeks.

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2017
« Reply #491 on: November 13, 2017, 18:38 »
I dug a bed ready for next year. I took the easy (lazy) option and just turned it over leaving the soil in huge chunks hoping the frost would kill the weeds. I suspect it won't so now I've just made it worse.😢😢
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Re: What I did on the plot today 2017
« Reply #492 on: November 13, 2017, 19:00 »
Gave the sheds their second coat of the second colour of paint, now just to touch up where I blobbed on the first colour, very smart they look, need the guttering putting back up & replace the water barrels

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2017
« Reply #493 on: November 14, 2017, 09:54 »
Got a few bonus carts last night, patch still producing a bit.
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Re: What I did on the plot today 2017
« Reply #494 on: November 14, 2017, 22:26 »
Had a huge bonfire & in just over 3 hours burnt most of the old shed & the huge pile  of weeds which. Had decided to compost on their own,but the fire was hot they were soon gone, had a good tidy round, stacked & covered the rest of the wood for another bonfire. Replaced the water barrels at the ends of the sheds now the painting is about done, having repositioned the bricks & slabs they are raised on. Had  a lovely bowl of soup for lunch, butternut squash & chorizo,just right for a bonfire day 😊



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