Monthly Archives: January 2010

Lots of like minded people and a condescending comment!

Even though we had been to Evesham the night before to a family party and didn’t get home ’til 1am, I woke up excited to be going to the ‘Potato Day’ with Sue. She had text me to say she was putting on her potato picking clothes, so taking her at face value, I pulled […]

A confidence dip!

I had another blonde moment the other day. When the guys from Access Garden Frames came to fit the polythene cover, I looked surprised and said ‘I thought it would be green!’ Was I thinking of green houses? I don’t know! But it’s opaque and of course will let the sunlight in. I knew that! […]

The First Taste of Spring Today.

By this time in January you can really start to see that the dawn is breaking just that bit earlier every day and by 5pm the sun is setting. Feeling full of cold and going hot and cold (is this what ‘man flu’ is like??) I dosed myself up with everything and went out in […]

Chitting Potatoes

By this time in January you can really start to see that the dawn is breaking just that bit earlier every day and by 5pm the sun is setting. Feeling full of cold and going hot and cold (is this what ‘man flu’ is like??) I dosed myself up with everything and went out in […]

Was this ladylike?

I have been listening to Chris Evans on Radio 2 in the morning.  He is so happy and positive – it’s been great to hear him. He gave two of his team eggs from his own chickens, but then said that they had stopped laying at the moment.  Within minutes a lady had emailed in […]

I've gone wrong right from the start.

With all the snow and ice and being unable to actually ‘do’ any gardening, I’ve been reading my ‘Square Foot Gardening’ book. I have to admit I think he’s my kind of man, I am loving reading it, because he has put into practise all the things that I have thought over the years when […]

In Loving Memory of a Fellow Gardener

I can’t let this week go by without mentioning the sad loss of my lovely ‘mother in law’ Irene, who died on the 10th January. We were great friends and had a love of our gardens in common.  Mum loved to potter around and take cuttings and show me what was growing and what wasn’t.  […]

Warming up my bed!

WARMING UP MY BED! We have a covering of snow here in Crick, but not as much as the rest of the country it seems from the news. I took the dogs out first thing this morning up to the canal that surrounds our village and it was beautiful.  They kept having to stop to […]