Late Winter Bits and Bobs - 2018

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Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs - 2018

Postby robo » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:59 pm

Our plot is under water the chickens are growing gills the wind is bitter cold and constant hail showers it's good to be alive
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Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs - 2018

Postby Colin2016 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:07 am

What a bright sunny day yesterday after all those high winds, even had jacket off.

Got another raised bed 3ft x 12ft finished, painted, filled & covered.
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Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs - 2018

Postby Shallot Man » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:03 pm

robo wrote:Our plot is under water the chickens are growing gills the wind is bitter cold and constant hail showers it's good to be alive


Y eh. But other than that. You are OK. :wink:
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Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs - 2018

Postby robo » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:25 pm

You have to be ,shallot man ,I've no option
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Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs - 2018

Postby Westi » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:59 pm

When is this rain going to stop? I've so much to do both at home in the greenhouse and on Lottie! And why does work crank up so you miss each window of opportunity - OK only about 10mins of opportunity but time to put the snorkel on at least! :)
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Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs - 2018

Postby oldherbaceous » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:45 pm

Pretty frustrated here too, Westi, It was the same as this two years ago when i didn't get all of my Winter digging done.
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Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs - 2018

Postby Westi » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:27 pm

Phone weather looking good for Sunday to date at lottie. Might be a bit wet underfoot but I'm sure there is something I can do - like hammer in the stakes again, rescue the netting & mesh off the fruit trees, (again) find the plastic covering the burn heap (again) ... but will be down there which is more important! Oh forgot - throw the tennis ball constantly for the dog!
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Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs - 2018

Postby retropants » Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:04 pm

I've just heard that one of our greenhouses did not survive the recent storm. Will go and see on Sunday. Had it all prepped ready for this years peppers and chillis :(
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Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs - 2018

Postby tigerburnie » Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:22 pm

Tied in some rampant thornless blackberry shoots, that will probably be my only gardening this weekend, apart from talking nicely to the seed onions still in the propagator, they will need potting on some time next week.
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Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs - 2018

Postby Monika » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:14 pm

Beautiful day today, so started the big spring cleanup in the garden: cut back all the spent vegetation of herbaceous plants because they were masking the bulbs coming through. So now the swathes of snowdrops are really visible, great. Tree surgeons are coming in two weeks' time to cut back a large bird cherry, several hawthorns, a pyracantha hedge which has grown too tall and thick and, particularly, give our ivy a 'short back and sides' cut against the dry stone walls. I don't think the resident house sparrows will be very pleased but needs must and it may encourage them to create havoc in somebody else's garden .......
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Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs - 2018

Postby peter » Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:29 pm

Haven't set foot on my plots since Christmas, they are soggy soggy soggy.

Watched my team get stuffed by Coventry today, embarrassing scoreline.
The new bar is pretty solid, but the 3'×16' hole in the front do let the wind and rain in, faces the prevailing wind at a slight angle.

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Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs - 2018

Postby Pa Snip » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:59 am

The new bar is pretty solid, but the 3'×16' hole in the front do let the wind and rain in, faces the prevailing wind at a slight angle.




And there was me thinking you tough rugger supporter types like your ale on draught !!
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Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs - 2018

Postby peter » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:05 am

Have to hold the glasses up to the taps or the wind blows the beer onto us and the rain gets into the beer whole the glasses are stood on the bar.

Rugby supporters don't like to see beer wasted or watered down. :shock:
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Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs - 2018

Postby Pa Snip » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:37 am

you got there before me on the 'watered down' bit :lol:
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Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs - 2018

Postby tigerburnie » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:23 pm

Cov are having a good season, my old club Leicester Lions are not doing so well in Nat2 North this year.
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