• morning all, hope you are not all snowed in, just a sprinkle here but very cold wind, sun shining at the moment, covered plug plants with newspaper last couple of nights to keep the worst of the cold away from them – in the greenhouse but no heat in there – enjoy the rest of your weekend, beginning to wish I’d hibernated this winter it seems to be…[Read more]

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 4 days, 14 hours ago

    good day folks, after an amazing sunrise – deep reds, pinks and oranges (red sky in the morning etc. etc) it is now rather grey and windy might get out in the garden shortly to tackle a bit more, ground elder has started to appear so that will be my first job to try and reduce that – enjoy your day wherever you are and whatever you are doing

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 5 days, 17 hours ago

    mornng clickers, sun it shines, OH has just suggested we go out for lunch, garden too wet anyway to do much so consider it a plan, planted tomato seeds, peppers and chilli yesterday, broad beans in root trainers in greenhouse as is first sowing of beetroot, feel more spring like now – enjoy your day folks

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 1 week, 1 day ago

    bit damp and grey here, managed to get the runner bean trench dug yesterday and a bit more tidying up on the allotment, off to son’s shortly, been invited for lunch and then bit of rugby when I return, kind of the 6 nations to perform for mother’s dfay weekend – ha ha just what this mum needs – enjoy your weekend.

    • Absolutely Jenny :lol: HAGD and bravo on yesterday’s allotment work … sure keeps us out of mischief this gardening lark!! :rose:

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 1 week, 2 days ago

    morning all, bit grey andnippy here, more geese flew over earlier, northwards again, might get outside this afternoon, but think its rather wet to do much

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 1 week, 5 days ago

    morning all, bit damp and grey here, but much warmer, big supermarket shop this morning, we only do it about every 6 to 8 weeks so it will be good to get it done and stocked up again, desperate to garden, feel like I’ve been hibernating this winter, its either been wet or frosty or the beast from the east keeping me indoors and looking out of the…[Read more]

    • Shall expect to read reports of ecstatic mature woman running amok in a Cumbrian street, shouting, “I’m free, I’m free!” – and divesting herself of thermals while running. And I’ll know its you, Jenny. Enjoy today and the big shop.

    • Go it Jenny :lol: HAGShop!! :love: :rose:

  • Yewbarrow posted a new activity comment 1 week, 6 days ago

    everyone deserves a chance BS, think you are on the right track, never make judgements is one of my maxims, none of know for sure how others lives are

  • Yewbarrow posted a new activity comment 1 week, 6 days ago

    we still have a milkman so milk comes in glass bottles then wash them and put them out for the next day, same with egg boxes in that milkman keeps chickens so our eggs from from him and the egg boxes go back and fro each week to be re-filled. I grew up in a house with 4 of us there, we had one metal dustbin, empted each week, and that bin…[Read more]

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 1 week, 6 days ago

    good afternoon each, bit grey here but much warmer tempt outside and a bit damp too. Watched over 100 geese fly over this morning, heading north, terrific sight and can but hope that means spring is just a whisper away, blackbird yesterday was also collecting nesting material – fingers crossed, hope everyone is recovering from last weeks weather,…[Read more]

    • Hello Jenny. What an awesome sight and sound those geese must have been. Certainly much warmer now, let us hope it continues.

    • Hi Jenny. All back to normal now and quite warm today. Thankfully the gales have dropped. The geese must have been wonderful to see. Not quite gardening weather here but nearer than last week :lol:

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 2 weeks ago

    just started raining here so the temperature must have increased a bit

  • Yewbarrow posted a new activity comment 2 weeks ago

    having spent last year challenging daughters PIP decision and appealing (which she won thank goodness) any more shananigans will be the last straw – the whole system is a joke

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 2 weeks ago

    morning all, hope you’ve managed this last week, not much fun, although we escaped large amounts of snow in the South Lakes, it has been pretty grim elsewhere, the cold wind was something else – had so many layers of clothes on it was quite difficult to move at times, hope everyone is safe and warm wherever you are. I did plant some seeds for the…[Read more]

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    afternoon each (just) the snow is slowly melting a bit in the glorious sunshine, but a bitter wind from the North East is keeping it cold, schools are shut in this area so imagine there is a lot of sledging and snowman building going on. Going to start some seeds off though this afternoon and pop them in the propagator, not much else can be done…[Read more]

    • Hiya Jenny…must say I am enjoying a bit of enforced laziness ;-) My heated propagator is full and I have run out of compost so I am having a snow day :lol: Keep cosy and wait for it all to melt away…spring is getting closer every day :-)

    • Hi Jenny, I had to go out earlier, but thankfully it wasn’t too bad then. ‘Tis brutal now, so glad to be inside with a pot of coffee. :good: Enjoy your seed sowing, I’m holding off for now.

    • Good afternoon Jenny :high-five: Same old, same old here: one minute :notacloudinsight: the next :light-snow: :mad: :silly:
      HACosy warm evening :rose:

  • Yewbarrow posted a new activity comment 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    we’ve got them burrowing in the compost heaps Anne, am about to go out with a fork and disturb the flippin’ things again – we also have a lovely little brown vole who sneaks out quickly outside the conservatory and takes the sultanas I put out when the blackbirds come there so am reluctant to poison the rats so I will just annoy them instead

    • Oh Jenny I do empathise with you. I actually think that rats are terrific critters but consensus here says I can’t risk disease so :disappointed:
      Watch out with that fork :shout: I once skewered a toad hiding in my heap in Normandy … it was very surprised …. so was I :silly: HANWeekend :rose:

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    morning each, sort of can do anyting day today weatherwise, wet first thing, was going to dig some more parsnip but plot will be more like a paddy field so will leave it for now. Another week of running after one and catching two – what is this retirement all about? it sure aint wall to wall doing nothing – house viewing booked this afternoon,…[Read more]

  • bought mine towards middle of January, have large egg trays (begged from our milkman) and they take the seed spuds perfect for chitting in the conservatory = not as hot as indoors and a bit more protection from any frost – they are chitting nice and slow

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 1 month ago

    afternoon each, yes I am still here, just dashing around rather a lot but not to worry. Day turned out better than it started hope you are all coping with our weather at the moment. Can’t ;wait to get outside proper, spring must be somewhere out there – booked tickets for Malvern Show, looking forward to that, making the most of my RHS membership

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    evening folks, what a glorious day, have gardened today – attacked an old species of miclemas daisy ( we inherited it when we moved here) – it spreads across the ground and gets all tangled up with other plants, so I have been getting some of it out and under a bit more control, don’t ever seem able to get rid of it and quite like the flowers – as…[Read more]

  • Yewbarrow posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    We’ve reduced the amount of spuds too lots of slug damage by the time I got them dug so I grow another row of peas and more sweetcorn instead I can freeze any surplus as well

  • Yewbarrow posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Bet they would Anne can’t understand much of grandchildren’s homework these days and they can’t work out my method s either happy day s

    • Was chatting with another GC friend this afternoon Jenny, and what she was telling me about her friend’s [still in teaching so obviously a lot younger] experience it’s as bad, if not worse than ever Jenny. I think the rot set in about15-20 years ago and it doesn’t sound like a job for me any more … plus my special subjects, for which I had posts…[Read more]

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