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Post by Compostwoman on 17th January 2010, 11:41 am

I am late to do this, this year...but it needs to be done!

So, today I will be in the Polytunnel, emptying out pots of growing medium, spreading them on the veg patch. I had no blight in the PT so am happy to do this, otherwise I would add it back into the compost heaps to be processed.

I will be brushing all the pots clean with a bristle brish and then will wash them all out with soapy water and lavender essential oil.

My pots are actually builders buckets with holes in, btw!

I shall sweep and clean and tidy away all the bits of rubbish and plant matter on the floor, did most of this at the end of the summer but there is still a bit needs doing.

AND I will pot up the strawberry runners which infest the floor area and they will be this years early plants....


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Post by Compostwoman on 17th January 2010, 3:37 pm

Phew! Just come in for a tea break!

Have done half of it and have now got the Guinea Pig run installed and Fudge in side it, so the poor little fellow can have a bit of a run around!

Have also cleaned out hens and done a load of composting....

back to work..

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Post by Green Rosie on 17th January 2010, 4:27 pm

Which reminds me I must get some repair tape sent to my SiL so she can bring it over with her on her next visit - I have one bit of damage I need to get fixed before it gets any worse.

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Post by Sparhawk on 17th January 2010, 5:00 pm

Compostwoman wrote: Have done half of it and have now got the Guinea Pig run installed and Fudge in side it...

Wouldn't straw, sawdust, or shredded paper be better Wink ...

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Post by Compostwoman on 17th January 2010, 5:36 pm

Ummmmm ?

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 17th January 2010, 5:38 pm

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Compostwoman wrote: Have done half of it and have now got the Guinea Pig run installed and Fudge in side it...

Wouldn't straw, sawdust, or shredded paper be better Wink ...

You'll never lure Hansel and Gretel with shredded paper.

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Post by Compostwoman on 17th January 2010, 5:46 pm

oh ha ha , his NAME is Fudge...... Rolling Eyes Very Happy

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Post by Compostwoman on 17th January 2010, 7:42 pm

Sorry, a bit slow on the uptake there....its been a long day!

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 17th January 2010, 7:56 pm

Is that a headless chicken at the back of your polytunnel CW?

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Post by Compostwoman on 17th January 2010, 8:04 pm

No, the headless chicken was behind the camera....trying to get 10 things done in the space of half an hour, as usual!

Still, made quite a dent in the untidyness level, should get it finished tomorrow and found several sprout tops and some fresh kale which I had forgotten was ready, so picked that...also have LOADS of strawberry runners to pot up, so will be selling some at the gate later in the year I think...

I get a surprising amount of passing trade in the fine weather from people out for a sunday afternnon drive in our picturesque area....

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Post by Sparhawk on 17th January 2010, 8:55 pm

Compostwoman wrote:oh ha ha , his NAME is Fudge...... Rolling Eyes Very Happy

Sorry couldn't resist...

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Post by Green Rosie on 19th January 2010, 12:38 pm

Green Rosie wrote:Which reminds me I must get some repair tape sent to my SiL so she can bring it over with her on her next visit - I have one bit of damage I need to get fixed before it gets any worse.

Done - so I can tick that off my to do list. I still need a major PT tidy up but as the garden is diggable at the moment I'm outside and will save the PT for a rainy day.

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Post by Adrian on 19th January 2010, 12:43 pm

So immensly jealous to hear that a garden is diggable

Mine is under at least a foot of snow and ice and will be for another 2 months

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Post by Green Rosie on 19th January 2010, 8:16 pm

Badger wrote:So immensly jealous to hear that a garden is diggable

Mine is under at least a foot of snow and ice and will be for another 2 months

I have to say I was surprised after the rain and then snow we've had. I do not envy you your cold winters at all.

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Post by Compostwoman on 19th January 2010, 8:19 pm

We still have a solid 2 inches of snow/ice on the bare soil so no digging here......

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