Sunday, 25 January 2015

Gardening...

Well, I never thought I would say this, this early in the year but both yesterday and today, have dawned sunny but cold:

These look like con trains from aircraft but are in fact clouds (con trails go in the other direction over us). The pictures don't do them justice but they were so ethereal and pretty.

Yesterday I finally got the manure on all the fruit, both soft and trees. I have saved some to put under the roses but as they are covered with gravel, need another dry day to scoop it back, lay the manure then re-cover with the gravel. In the mean time, I have begun to cut back things in the front garden that didn't get done in the Autumn. I have only done 1/2 an hour but filled one large container. A tea break is being taken now, then the roast chicken to go on for the start of the food challenge.

Once both those things are done, I shall return for another 1/2 hour of pruning. Won't do any more than that as my fingers get too cold.

I have updated the menu tab with last weeks (6 rather than the normal 7) meals as the challenge is beginning today.

8 comments:

  1. Well done! I haven't managed more than thinking about gardening! I have been on a 2hour walk in the local countryside both today and yesterday though. We're having roast chicken too - a complete detour from the original plan of tomato and butternut lasagne but eldest is going out for the day, so we are sneaking in a roast chicken!!

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    1. Got to sneak things in when you can!

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  2. Slow and steady gets the work done DC, what type of manure do you use?

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    1. Levington organic. I try to buy it when on offer such as 3 for £12 but paid full price of £16 this time. I don't use it every year, maybe 1 in 2 or 3 years. The rest of the time I use just our home made compost.

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  3. You are a hardier soul than me! I have run up to the allotment, picked something for lunch and run away back to the woodburner!!! Well done on getting so much achieved, I hang my head in shame xxxx

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  4. Not really, I felt a right wimp. Cooked a roast dinner, plus pudding. Bones will make a nice chicken and vegetable soup for a few days.

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  5. Well done, just a bit to cold up here in the North of Scotland, we are about 4/6 weeks behind you. Although there are some fantastic gardeners up here who will go out in all weathers. I was about to ask what manure you use, when I see someone has already done that. Have a Blessed week. Woo xx

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    1. Going to get even colder after Wednesday for us and worse for you I should think. Might try and get some more done today and tomorrow whilst I have the chance.

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