• dandlyon posted an update 31 minutes ago

    Evening clickers, quite a pleasant morning, cold wind returned lunch time, not as strong as the past few days. Started another 60 onion sets off in my garage a few days ago , could just see a green tip on some of them so moved onto a sunny window sill. Could not believe the growth spurt they made in just a few hours
    • Centurian onion sets.. Extra onions as expecting some to bolt due to the prolonged cold spell.

  • Yip, sorry Sheila, I’m on the “take glass out” side too. Any twisting at all could break the glass and dropping roof glass on people isn’t clever.

  • gertie posted an update 5 hours, 33 minutes ago

    Good evening All :high-five: Hope your day has been good for you after all the various mishaps I have been reading of …. Bon courage :good: :love: :rose:

  • Frank … would it be possible to lift from one end and place a plank underneath, gradually sliding planks along until the whole base is just supported on planks… then lift off the base with lots of helpers, 2 to each plank, and place the whole GH down until new base is made? Sorry if this is a silly idea … I have never had to do it.. Good…[Read more]

  • Hi Sheila
    I would not recommend attempting to lift the greenhouse off the base as a whole because I think no matter how many people you have helping
    it will be almost impossible to get everyone to lift together and to the same hight and uneven lifting will cause the framework to twist resulting in glass either breaking or springing the clips and…[Read more]

  • Afternoon clickers :-) after an awful start to the day (carried over from last night) to do with a student who was questioning my work and cost, I’ve been outside and had a blissful time in the garden. Some seed sowing, some weeding, some repairing, and also potting up 14 gardeners’ delight tomato plants :good: This is such good therapy!!! And…[Read more]

    • Bummer on the student Jane, :bad: hope you hadn’t returned the work before payment? Glad that your day seems to have improved – big time. ;-) Garden time is always balm to the soul. :good: Mine started well and then I managed to flood the utility room this afternoon. Thankfully it is very small. :lol: Such a good day that I decided to get…[Read more]

      • Very glad you sorted your flood, Karen – always a worry with water and electrics together! Still, it means you won’t have to mop for a while ;-)
        I quote a range in price so that they pay more if it takes me longer per 1,000 words and so I can’t really get any payment in advance. I’d worry that I’d only get a deposit. In 10 years, I’ve only had a…[Read more]

        • Really horrible that even a few people do it Jane. :bad: I’d never accuse you of being cheap – wouldn’t dare sweetie. ;-) 😍

          • Afternoon girls. Blooming ‘eck, what a tale of disasters and woe :-( Cheeky flippin’ students, Jane, how very dare they upset you :angry: Glad you were soothed in the garden, though. :-) Cor Karen, what a day you’ve had. Not an easy job emptying a washer or washing oilskins……….both of you need a medicinal :drink: and lots of :rose:[Read more]

    • Hello Jane don’t let stupid people get you down. In all lines of work you get that someone said it to me last year i said ok and went home. Hope you enjoyed the rest of the day

  • Hello Sheila
    I’m not the person to advise on this as I only have lean-to greenhouses and OH put them up on gravel. However, I did a search to see if I could find anything at all helpful before the experts on site advise you properly.
    This company does what looks like good bases – I don’t know if anything can just be fitted on top of what you’ve…[Read more]

  • gertie posted an update 13 hours, 45 minutes ago

    This was on ‘cat-up-tree’ day … now why didn’t it concentrate on the ground more?!!! :-( :confused: :excruciating:
    • :bad:

    • That’s what I thought too Karen :-( … looks young and healthy doesn’t it.

    • ‘afraid so Anne, not a good sign. :disappointed:

    • Ooo errr, Anne!!

    • Indeed Jane … Shall not do anything whilst feeding the birds in the cold weather….. then we shall see :-( :rose:

    • We had a visit from a rat too today, so I topped up the bait boxes, sorry I don’t take any prisoners as we end up with a few if we don’t do something,haven’t seen it since this morning though.
      Lots of birds visiting, robin’s, blue, great, & long tailed tits. Jenny wren, pheasant and the magpies! Even some of the bee’s came out in the sunshine…[Read more]

    • :disappointed: why not me too Lynn ;-) HALE too :love: :rose:

    • I have a lot more space than you, so they can always go somewhere else! Plus we have a lot more opportunity for them to set up home and go unseen!!!! Hence the need to deal with them, they are a pest even if they are cute and can cause lots of destruction. Don’t fancy them in the loft or chewing through electric cables!!!

    • Absolutely Lynn … I shall deal with them soon, I promise. Am a bit worried that the new cat might be affected so need to keep tabs on what I am doing xx :rose:

    • It doesn’t take much for an infestation. Seeing them through the day is not a good sign. I did see something a rat feeding station which were bird proof it’s a young rat I would take my feeders down

  • karenp posted an update 13 hours, 56 minutes ago

    Morning all, heavy frost this morning so the remaining snow a bit dodgy to walk on, defrosted the bird bath and put more food out on the table plus some on the ground for the blackbirds :-)
    Hens had their porridge too as seems to really perk them up first thing in the morning, still getting eggs from 2 of them but Elsie my oldest lady who’s…[Read more]

  • gertie posted an update 14 hours, 26 minutes ago

    Good morning from :sun-clouds: in C.P. :high-five: let’s hope that all our plans go as planned today :fingers-crossed: HAGO ALl :rose:

  • Morning all, no snow or frost, we had + temps overnight :good: rain first thing,but clearing now :good: and it’s officially spring, but like everyone else I shall be holding back, from any outdoor sowing for a week or so.
    Nothing written in stone day to do, have to pop to the post office, to post grandson Sam’s birthday present, which is Monday…[Read more]

    • How old is Sam now, Lynn? You must be quite lucky where you are to have + temps – BBC news has photographs of snow-crusted daffodils and hedges frozen with icicles. Make the most of it Lynn, there are lots of envious clickers looking on….

    • Hi Bean, Sam will be nine on the 26th. Am trying to load a pic of him & Max!!

  • Morning Cilla , Shelia its 5C at the minute, window open , its too hot for seed potatoes :lol: Not in a hurry to plant things would just like to take some plants to the allotment green house and free some space at home. Normally would have sown tomatoes and put them under lights but have so many onions in the grow tent there’s no space.

  • Morning Karen, winds dropped , blue sky and the sun is shinning :good: will be able to play outside :lol:

  • Morning Clickers and Happy Spring Equinox, Yippee :-) It is a beautiful bright morning here and the sun is just rising. Another heavy frost though, so my spud planting is on hold for now; I usually try and get them in around Paddy’s day, but it’s too cold yet. Some warmer stuff on the way, which would be nice, as long as it doesn’t tip down as…[Read more]

    • Good morning Karen, how lovely to see you so perky :-) Enjoy the swim, wiz through the work and have a lovely g/h afternoon. :-) :rose:

    • First garden bin collection this morning after four months – and I FORGOT to put my two bins (which were stuffed to overflowing) out last night. Luckily Mrs Motorhead next door noticed , and put them out for me – otherwise it would be a disaster. Just been outside to thank her – and it’s utterly Baltic out there although the wind has dropped.…[Read more]

    • Hello girls :-) :walt: :walt:

      • Afters Jane, how is the work going?

        • Hello Karen :-) had a bit of a ‘to do’, partly explained in my afternoon click ;-) I went into meltdown and OH sorted it and got the payment, thank gawd!

          • Just read your click Jane, sorry should know to refresh the clicks page before opening me gob. ;-) So sorry honey, sounds really horrible. :-( Thank Frith for your OH, they do have their uses – sometimes. ;-) :love:

  • gertie posted an update 1 day, 1 hour ago

    Nightnight All :rose:

  • That’s a lovely photo Lyn and fascinating too :good:

  • karenp posted an update 1 day, 2 hours ago

    Evening all, haven’t seen the Fox lately but know it has to be around waiting :-(
    Will keep checking to make sure it’s not trying to dig under the run too, have got chicken wire under the run but not taking any chances :confused:
    2nd day with the snow and its still around in places, blooming well cold but supposed to be improving from tomorrow :good:

    • I am very impressed with your fortified Hen area Karen. I knew it would be well fortified , but even to have wire underneath is brilliant :good: :-) :rose:

      • karenp replied 1 day ago

        Yes Anne but can see why foxes are seen as very cunning creatures though as I’ve been told that they have been known to jump up and knock the gate latch so again to be safe I hang a padlock through it, got to do my best in keeping my girls safe ;-) :good:

  • :lol: Mad Susie, totally mad!! :lol: :rose:

  • gertie posted an update 1 day, 7 hours ago

    In the Music Room it was cosier, and some Teds had a sing-song to the strumming of guitars and a lute ;-) :rose:
  • gertie posted an update 1 day, 7 hours ago

    Then they tried a dance around a snowy pot, but Fuzzy Ted fell headfirst into the snow and TT got a cold bottom :confused: :rose:
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