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A Planting & Sowing Extravaganza

After the continued rubbish weather I decided to take the Bank Holiday Monday off to relieve my itchy green fingers and start clearing some things off my gardening ‘to do’ list.


I finally got our potato barrel started off with some Maris Pipers, and found a nice a little spot for it, although at the risk of it getting waterlogged and rotting them, I think I’ll need to put it in the shed for now.

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Winter returns but we will not be defeated (well only a little bit)

Summer visited us throughout the week, thermals were cast aside and flip flops and shorts became the norm.¬†Garden purchases made last weekend arrived – a chicken coop, a potato barrel, a solitary bee house and a shed load of top soil, all ready for another glorious weekend in the garden….

….right up until Saturday morning when the snow returned (along with hail, rain and high winds), dashing all those plans. (Also, S had fallen over whilst assisting with the top soil delivery and cut his knee open so can barely walk).

Strawberries in their planter
Strawberries in their planter

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