Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby Monika » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:15 pm

I had a large order with DT Brown, including seeds of course but also a heavy net-covered tunnel and other netting, and everything was P&P free!

Saw the first honey bee today, a wren was singing and a great potted woodpecker drummed. Much more important, though: the garden is tidy at last and the mini skip full to the top, ready to be collected.
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby Primrose » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:45 pm

Probably won't be long before the first report of frogspawn, but none here !
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby oldherbaceous » Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:38 pm

Just weeded around my 15 fruit trees, not the nicest of jobs but, once done it's very satisfying.... :)
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby Westi » Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:02 pm

Going to squeeze in one more burn of the last raspberry canes tomorrow then batten down the hatches for the 80mph gusts forecast for the weekend down there. But I have lots of things I can sow indoors & transfer down to the tunnel later or pop in the propagator & spuds need to be out of the netting & start chitting. I have KG mag to read yet as well, & fortunately the 6 nations as started.

I think among this mix will be one happy Westi!
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby Stephen » Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:35 pm

Westi, I did the raspberry canes earlier this week. Cut one day, burnt the next. My pile of woody material is quite big enoug already, and the ash will be useful for the onions.
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby Shallot Man » Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:17 am

I notice that both Unwins & Marshalls are sending out identicle emails. :? :?
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby oldherbaceous » Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:43 am

A sharp frost first thing but, it has now turned out lovey so, going to make a start on pruning the fruit trees. Going to be quite ruthless on some of them, as i'm fed up with trying to mow under the lowest branches...
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby Stephen » Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:45 pm

It is nice now the sun has come out.
Having become really grumpy early (a host of minor irritations) I have now tidied the garage (nearly enough space to get the car back in) and decided to get rid of a lot of old stuff. Phew!
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby oldherbaceous » Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:25 pm

Stephen, as soon as you get rid of that old stuff, you will need something out of it...it's just the way it goes... :)
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby Monika » Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:42 pm

The winter flowering heathers in our neighbour's garden are absolutely covered with excited honey bees today!
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby oldherbaceous » Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:50 pm

Seen two huge Black Bumble Bees over the allotment today and the Birds are singing their hearts out...got an awful feeling we haven't seen the end of Winter, by any means...
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby retropants » Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:53 pm

oldherbaceous wrote:A sharp frost first thing but, it has now turned out lovey so, going to make a start on pruning the fruit trees. Going to be quite ruthless on some of them, as i'm fed up with trying to mow under the lowest branches...


ha! yes, that's quite tiresome, especially if you don't see one, and it bashes you on the head!
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby Stephen » Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:28 pm

oldherbaceous wrote:Stephen, as soon as you get rid of that old stuff, you will need something out of it...it's just the way it goes... :)


No doubt OH. But unless you can find it, it is as good as in the bin.
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby Shallot Man » Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:27 am

Shallot Man wrote:CATS. Been feeding the birds for some time now, recently have two new visitor's [cats] by the feathers left lying around, seems like members ot the tit family. Anyone with idea's :( :(


Hope I am not jumping the gun. But since I installed the sonic cat scarer I haven't been visited by my feline friends. :D :D
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby oldherbaceous » Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:29 am

Fingers crossed, Shallot Man...
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