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Mrs Barnowl



Joined: 25 Jan 2015
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 15 8:10 pm    Post subject: Hello from the north east  Reply with quote    

Hi everyone, me and my husband say hello and we are here to chat all things country, growing, eating and living....
We are in an ex-council semi on the edge of a windy village, been here a couple of years, getting settled in. Plans for the future hopefully include a couple of chickens, a much better herb garden and an expanding veg plot. Hope to chat more to people over time! Thanks for reading.

vegplot



Joined: 19 Apr 2007
Posts: 21297
Location: Ynys Môn
PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 15 8:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Hello from the north east Reply with quote    

Mrs Barnowl wrote:
an expanding veg plot.






Welcome to DS.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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Location: yes
PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 15 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

hello and welcome

no surprise me too if it makes it easier

sean
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Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 15 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Welcome aboard.

Mrs Barnowl



Joined: 25 Jan 2015
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 15 8:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Hello from the north east Reply with quote    

vegplot wrote:
Mrs Barnowl wrote:
an expanding veg plot.






Welcome to DS.


Hello! Your surprised face surprised me! An expanding veg plot may sound a bit overly grand? In my head it's a beautifully laid out kitchen garden complete with gravel/reclaimed brick pathways - a lovely stone walled garden where everything works in harmony and fits perfectly....
In reality I'm squabbling with the blackbirds for raspberry rights and wondering how to reinvigorate my flagging honeysuckle.
Ps no blackbirds were harmed in the making of my jam! I love them little feisty creatures, but also want some fruit for my crumble!

vegplot



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 15 9:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Hello from the north east Reply with quote    

Mrs Barnowl wrote:
An expanding veg plot may sound a bit overly grand?


Your ideas are grand.

It's just my sense of humour.

Pilsbury



Joined: 13 Dec 2004
Posts: 5645
Location: East london/Essex
PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 15 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mrs barnowl, have you noticed the user name of the surprisedface post?
I think he is trying to stop himself expanding...

Mrs Barnowl



Joined: 25 Jan 2015
Posts: 13

PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 15 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Pilsbury wrote:
Mrs barnowl, have you noticed the user name of the surprisedface post?
I think he is trying to stop himself expanding...


Thank you, yes, I think that was just me being a 'newbie' on the forum and thinking oh no did I say something daft!

Spruengli



Joined: 12 Jul 2006
Posts: 537
Location: Dorking(ish)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 15 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hello Mrs Barnowl, welcome

Rob R



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 15 9:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Hello from the north east Reply with quote    

Mrs Barnowl wrote:
We are in an ex-council semi on the edge of a windy village,


Makes a change from a barn


Mrs Barnowl



Joined: 25 Jan 2015
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 15 9:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Hello from the north east Reply with quote    

Rob R wrote:
Mrs Barnowl wrote:
We are in an ex-council semi on the edge of a windy village,


Makes a change from a barn



Thank you everyone for a warm welcome!

Yep Rob, i agree, barn conversions seem to be all around I find, especially reading country-type magazines, but if your budget is a smidge lower!, then ex-councils are great in many ways as they often have more outdoor space than a new build, luckily for me ours has a decent square sized kitchen too, not trying to be smug here or anything!. Not as pretty as a cottage but a rose around the door maketh the house in my view!

Jamanda
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Joined: 22 Oct 2006
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Location: Devon
PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 15 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hello there

Rusticwood



Joined: 01 Dec 2009
Posts: 2119
Location: All over the South West
PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 15 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hello from Devon

MornieG



Joined: 17 Jan 2013
Posts: 933
Location: Bromham, Wiltshire
PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 15 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mrs Barnowl wrote:
Pilsbury wrote:
Mrs barnowl, have you noticed the user name of the surprisedface post?
I think he is trying to stop himself expanding...


Thank you, yes, I think that was just me being a 'newbie' on the forum and thinking oh no did I say something daft!


No good posting on here unless you say something daft now and again....and again....and again......

Oh welcome by the way to the madhouse.

Mo.XX

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 15 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Welcome. May your honeysuckle prosper and may your vegetables grow. I hope mine will this year too after a complete failure last year.

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