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Post  TP on Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:00 am

Its cracking here. Ive got my Shorts and T shirt on. Been outside. Hope it lasts a while?

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Post  lollyfin on Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:05 am

Ok im sulking now!
Its poured with rain all day today and been so cold i have spent the day working on my winter prep
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Post  TP on Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:06 am

really where are you?

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Post  lollyfin on Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:07 am

About 40 miles NE of aberdeen and its carp here today
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Post  TP on Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:13 am

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Post  alec eiffel on Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:26 am

It's gorgeous here. Our living room is south west facing so I've had to shut the blinds to keep the sun out and the room cool.

I've been for a little poke around, looking at the flowers and the thousands of berries. One of the blackbirds was very put out at me being out there and make a right old racket until I came in again. Typical.

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Post  lollyfin on Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:43 am

It has turned into a beautiful night here
its all golden and lovely Very Happy
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Post  TP on Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:36 pm

me Very Happy

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Post  Bitsy Beans on Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:02 am

It's too hot out in the sun here in West Mids Embarassed hung out the washing and then made a hasty retreat.
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Post  dolly blue on Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:13 am

Its a bit hot for weeding in Shrops so inside jobs now.
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Post  TP on Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:51 am

only to cut the lawn. Sad

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Post  alec eiffel on Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:16 am

If it's ok with TP and everyone can we use this thread to talk about gardening in general? One of my big things for 2012 is to get the garden sorted out so I'm sure I'm going to want to talk about it a lot, so having a thread here would be great. I'd love to pick the brains of any keen gardeners as well as sharing what we're all up to.


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Post  TP on Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:20 am

i was looking at the lawn today and thinking it would take a cut its so mild.

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Post  dolly blue on Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:33 am

Yes our lawn needs cutting, it will also collect up the fallen leafs, just want the neighbours tree to go bald now
Still haven't emptied my buckets my toms were in, thinking of making another bed to use them up
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Post  flibsey on Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:57 am

yes. I went to tidy the brussels and broccolli, remove yellow leaves, check for pests etc.
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Post  2boysmum on Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:24 am

alec eiffel wrote:If it's ok with TP and everyone can we use this thread to talk about gardening in general? One of my big things for 2012 is to get the garden sorted out so I'm sure I'm going to want to talk about it a lot, so having a thread here would be great. I'd love to pick the brains of any keen gardeners as well as sharing what we're all up to.


I would love to get my garden sorted too, but really don't have a clue about gardening. At the moment all we do is trim the hedge and cut the grass (for grass read weeds). I would love a nice flat lawn with a veggie patch, so that is my challenge for next year!
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Post  flibsey on Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:48 am

2boys... take off any turf where you want your bed to be (remove the grass and top 2" soil). dig lightly, top with either a cheap blanket or upside down carpet (preferably wool but other is fine if you're leaving it for under 6 months) and cut crosses in your cover every couple of feet or so. plant a bog standard potato under each cross. the carpet/blanket will keep down weeds and the potatoes will basically dig the ground for you! in 4-6 months, remove the carpet. if you want to harvest the potatoes and not just use them for digging purposes, leave the plants until they flower then harvest.
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Post  alec eiffel on Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:30 pm

Do you get much wildlife in your garden?

I'm loving all the birds today. I've just seen about 15 long tailed tits in the quince bush. We've also had coal tits, great tits, blue tits, the bossy robin, the blackbirds, a couple of linnets, starlings, goldfinches and a couple of noisy magpies.

The way the gardens are set up here means there are no real gaps for animals to travel through so we don't have anything like hedgehogs, we have seen a frog a couple of times - there's just enough space for it to squeeze under the fence. We're thinking of making a pond so maybe we'd get more frogs.

We get hundreds of starlings on the lawns at the front and on the phone lines. They roost on the piers (one here and 3 in Blackpool) so we get loads. I love them!

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Post  TP on Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:02 pm

get quite a few cats.

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Post  alec eiffel on Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:06 pm

TP wrote:get quite a few cats.

LOL,yes, we get 4 cats on a regular basis. Our living room windows are floor to ceiling so I often see a stand off between a cat licking its lips and one or both of my rabbits staring back through the window!

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Post  TP on Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:35 pm

we had lunch outside yesterday bounce

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Post  pipling on Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:52 pm

TP wrote:we had lunch outside yesterday bounce

It was lovely wasn't it, I saw a man yesterday walking around in shorts, t-shirt, sunglasses and flip-flops! Not bad for february! Shocked
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Post  Bitsy Beans on Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:54 am

With our new puppy have been out in garden a lot. Have noticed over last two weeks how little rain we've had as most toilet training trips have been done in the dry lol
Was out last Friday, was glorious. Saw about 5 lady birds. Does this mean spring is on it's way???
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Post  alec eiffel on Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:18 pm

I think spring is on the way. The bunnies have been going mad for the past few days, tearing about and binkying all over. The seagulls are up really early at the minute too, seems like they're getting ready for something...

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Post  TP on Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:52 pm

Have heard the birds singing. Today was meant to be sunny nothing yet not cold but nothing like last Thursday.

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