AliCat

  • AliCat posted an update 4 months, 1 week ago

    Evening all, I have bought my seed potato’s, 2nd early’s are Kestrel which I have grown for the past 2 years and a new maincrop to me called Carolus which has a very high blight resistant score on foilage & tubers so hopefully I will manage to get a main crop through the full growing season. Tomatoes, Sweet Peppers, Chillies, and lots of other…

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  • AliCat posted a new activity comment 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Evening Lynn, yes the prep is harder than the finishing work, hope all is good & well for you have a great evening :rose:

  • AliCat posted a new activity comment 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Oh er I hope not Allan, I will have to dash out with a brush to clear the greenhouses, we seem to have missed an awful lot of the bad weather here so far so I can imagine it will give me some grief sooner or later ;-)

  • AliCat posted an update 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Evening all, hope everyone is well and wrapped up warm. A cold but sunny day here so I did manage to do some work outdoors. I am re-positioning the raised veg beds at the bottom of the veg patch as they are not getting enough light so plenty of digging and huffing and puffing kept me warm. We are forecast a very cold night and snow tomorrow so I…[Read more]

    • Six inches forecast for tomorrow Ali.

      • Oh er I hope not Allan, I will have to dash out with a brush to clear the greenhouses, we seem to have missed an awful lot of the bad weather here so far so I can imagine it will give me some grief sooner or later ;-)

    • Evening Ali, yes its cold and wintery, so no real gardening being done, so it’s indoor stuff, we are decorating the bathroom, the prep seems to take longer than the painting!!!! Stay warm and safe :nailbiting: :rose:

      • Evening Lynn, yes the prep is harder than the finishing work, hope all is good & well for you have a great evening :rose:

    • Hello Ali :-) I say with trepidation that we’ve been snow-free so far :good: Take care and keep warm!

      • Hi Ali. :fingers-crossed: the snow doesn’t reach the west for you. Tile grouting doesn’t sound the most fun to be had ;-)

  • AliCat commented on the post, Sheila 5 months ago

    I am so sorry to hear this.
    Sheila was always poised and a great source of humour & wit.
    A great loss to the family and to everyone on G.C.
    We will remember her with great fondness and Sheila will be very much […]

  • AliCat posted a new activity comment 8 months ago

    Thank’s Lynn, we have had dry weather for 2 days now so drying out quite nicely.I hope we all have some calm weather for a while :-)

    • :good: news on the dry weather, we had a damp start, but it sort of dried up, some bulb planting 120 crocus, just the daff,tulips, alliums to go :lol:

  • AliCat posted an update 8 months ago

    Evening all, busy day spent chopping and clearing tree branches from the conifers we felled a couple of weeks ago, such a glamorous life we live ;-)

  • AliCat posted an update 8 months, 1 week ago

    Evening all, busy day in the garden, most the mess is gone now so hopefully tomorrow I can do something a bit more enjoyable. Have loads of bulbs to plant but need to get some grit/gravel to line the planting holes first so might have to wait till I next go shopping. :eyeroll:

    • Evening Ali, so glad you have got things back in order,I did feel sorry for you and your garden :-( but one thing us gardener’s and our gardens are know for is resilience. I have bags of Bublé to plant so must make a start. Hoping for a improvement in the weather. :good:

      • Thank’s Lynn, we have had dry weather for 2 days now so drying out quite nicely.I hope we all have some calm weather for a while :-)

        • :good: news on the dry weather, we had a damp start, but it sort of dried up, some bulb planting 120 crocus, just the daff,tulips, alliums to go :lol:

  • AliCat posted a new activity comment 8 months, 1 week ago

    Thank you Anne :-)

  • AliCat posted a new activity comment 8 months, 1 week ago

    Sorry I nearly missed it HAPPY BIRTHDAY Dix, have a great one :rose: :present: :beer:

  • AliCat posted an update 8 months, 1 week ago

    Evening all, thankfully we had a dry day so clearing up the mess has been the order of the day. Most of the water has receded but loads of leaves plastered on top of plants so had to get them off before they welded themselves onto them.
    Lots more clearing up to do but at least we made a start on it. Fingers crossed the plants recover from being…[Read more]

  • AliCat posted a new activity comment 8 months, 1 week ago

    Because we a little higher up we have had it easy in comparison, this is a picture of a cafe in our town courtesy of the BBC website, the whole high street has been flooded, not good for such a small community :disappointed:
  • AliCat posted a new activity comment 8 months, 1 week ago

    Thank’s Dixon, hopefully it will drain away quickly. Better than some others have had, so counting ourselves lucky

  • AliCat posted a new activity comment 8 months, 1 week ago

    Evening Dix, managed to get my muck on the beds a week or 2 ago. Hope you have a good day with the family :good:

  • AliCat posted an update 8 months, 1 week ago

    Evening all, it has been monumentally wet. Woken up by the wind & to find the house surrounded by mini streams which rapidly turned into rivers. Garden badly flooded but thankfully the water didn’t manage to get into the house unlike some of the other unlucky people nearby. Had to go food shopping which involved several turn around’s and detours…

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    • Evening ali, looks horrendous, hope there is not too much damage after all the hard work you have both put in, best wishes. x :rose:

    • Thank’s Dixon, hopefully it will drain away quickly. Better than some others have had, so counting ourselves lucky

    • It all :good: looks so pretty too Alison …. good luck for tomorrow :love: :rose:

    • Because we a little higher up we have had it easy in comparison, this is a picture of a cafe in our town courtesy of the BBC website, the whole high street has been flooded, not good for such a small community :disappointed:
    • It missed us here Ali,We were sheltered by the mountains each side of the valley,But the river had reached its peak,The valley the other side of us caught it all.There were roads blocked and trains had to stop, That’s the worst we have had for a very long time.

    • Hopefully it’s going to be a bit better for everyone in different parts of Wales today – stay safe Ali ,Allan, and Walt and keep cosy.

    • So sorry you’ve caught this weather, Ali and it’s awful those worst affected. Stay safe :rose:

    • That isn’t good Ali and I hope it disappears soon. The weather patterns are really wierd nowadays. I hope it hasn’t damaged your lovely garden.

  • AliCat posted a new activity comment 8 months, 1 week ago

    Evening Karen, yes its been a tad nasty to say the least but better than the poor U.S. now what they have had is just devastating :-(

  • AliCat posted a new activity comment 8 months, 1 week ago

    I’m here Cilla :-) Been very busy with the garden this summer, lots of things done but can’t remember what I have or have not posted :dunno: :cowboy:

  • Thank you everyone, it’s Allan’s beans that are the winners :-)

  • I was beaten by 1.5 cm and the use of sticky tape :dunno:
    But hey ho, as they say all is fair in love and war ;-)
    Wow, 27 inches I would have to try a lot harder to get anywhere near that :-) :good:

  • AliCat posted an update 8 months, 1 week ago

    Evening all, horrible night and day weather wise really quite nasty winds and constant rain since last night with another possible 160 mm forecast :bad:
    Without power for about 4 hrs this morning, but thankful it came back so we have had a hot drink and cooked tea. I hope everyone else is safe & well

    • Evening Ali. It’s ages since we chatted and now you’ve gone :-( Windy here but not much rain. I’m glad you are safe and have power again. I hope you’ve enjoyed the summer.

      • I’m here Cilla :-) Been very busy with the garden this summer, lots of things done but can’t remember what I have or have not posted :dunno: :cowboy:

    • Hi Ali, Glad to hear your electric is back on. You seem to be getting it very bad in South Wales, stay safe – and dry! :good:

      • Evening Karen, yes its been a tad nasty to say the least but better than the poor U.S. now what they have had is just devastating :-(

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