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dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 15 6:20 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

stuff sensible ,im planning to have fun

otatop



Joined: 01 Jun 2005
Posts: 1425
Location: North London
PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 16 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Limited space, so I'm sticking with the tried and tested:- toms, runner beans, garlic, chillies, radishes, chard, herbs. I'll do gherkins instead of cucumbers though - better for the piccalilli. I have to get to grips with pruning the new espaliered apples, and I WILL be brutally firm about re-claiming space in MY shed this year.

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 14971
Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 16 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm dithering about a polytunnel. I have the space, but it needs a bit of maintaining. Probably I should get rid of the abandoned vehicles first. (Except they aren't really mine to dump) Not to mention cut down the undergrowth.

JB



Joined: 08 Jun 2005
Posts: 7748
Location: 91 N
PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 16 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I would have plans if I had the time to have plans. As it is, short of a miracle and a time machine, anything I plan is just doomed to disappointment.

sean
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 16 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

JB wrote:
I would have plans if I had the time to have plans. As it is, short of a miracle and a time machine, anything I plan is just doomed to disappointment.


Hey, you built a terrific shed/playhouse thing. Unless I'm confusing you with someone else.

JB



Joined: 08 Jun 2005
Posts: 7748
Location: 91 N
PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 16 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

[quote="sean:1455852"][quote="JB:1455851"]I would have plans if I had the time to have plans. As it is, short of a miracle and a time machine, anything I plan is just doomed to disappointment.[/quote]

Hey, you built a terrific shed/playhouse thing. Unless I'm confusing you with someone else.[/quote]

That was when I had time. Right now the fences are falling down, the gardens a bog and I've had to resort to contractors and gardeners neither of which I can afford and the use of which just leaves me feeling useless

Bodrighy



Joined: 15 Aug 2008
Posts: 2157
Location: Near Devizes
PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 16 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

To continue to be thankful for my life, enjoy the good things and learn from any negative ones. Sounds twee but sorry, that's it.

pete

Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
Posts: 5370
Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 16 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

JB wrote:
sean wrote:
JB wrote:
I would have plans if I had the time to have plans. As it is, short of a miracle and a time machine, anything I plan is just doomed to disappointment.


Hey, you built a terrific shed/playhouse thing. Unless I'm confusing you with someone else.


That was when I had time. Right now the fences are falling down, the gardens a bog and I've had to resort to contractors and gardeners neither of which I can afford and the use of which just leaves me feeling useless


Maybe 2016 is the year to downsize the gardens?

Or put in no-nonsense, no-upkeep plants?

Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
Posts: 35907
Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 16 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

JB wrote:
sean wrote:
JB wrote:
I would have plans if I had the time to have plans. As it is, short of a miracle and a time machine, anything I plan is just doomed to disappointment.


Hey, you built a terrific shed/playhouse thing. Unless I'm confusing you with someone else.


That was when I had time. Right now the fences are falling down, the gardens a bog and I've had to resort to contractors and gardeners neither of which I can afford and the use of which just leaves me feeling useless


Time is my shortest resource, too. At the end if the day none of it matters a damn so long as you are all healthy and happy. Easier said than done, obviously .

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Posts: 6600
Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 16 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Survive house move
Keep the Pirate from feeling down and carrying the world on his shoulders
Get workshop working
Wrangle finances, spend less , sell more
Get website updated and sorted to sell from there as well as Etsy
Grow food
Design unfitted kitchen for new home

oh, and keep riding our bikes....

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 10882

PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 16 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Not much to do then Gz. All the best with it. I keep trying to get some semblance of order into the garden when I have the chance. I still have to get some small birch trees felled for the tops and make sure the ground is clear so they will coppice, make log sacks for the rest of the winter, help with log loads, make some besoms and try to do some other crafts, then prepare for charcoal making before Easter.

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 8080
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 16 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm scaling back on variety and concentrating on what actually works in our garden. I will also be trying to get loads of compost for the raised beds. A general clean up is also on the cards.

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
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Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 16 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm over-planning, overwhelmed and under-prepared. It seems to be an integral part of my personality. I'm totally incapable of being realistic about what I can achieve, especially in the garden

Aquaponics, anybody? (I haven't planted my spring bulbs yet!!)

Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
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Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 16 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think you should start keeping quail, in a convenient cage set up

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 8080
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 16 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

wellington womble wrote:
I'm over-planning, overwhelmed and under-prepared. It seems to be an integral part of my personality. I'm totally incapable of being realistic about what I can achieve, especially in the garden

Aquaponics, anybody? (I haven't planted my spring bulbs yet!!)


I used to do that but with the cost of seeds these days and the uphill battle that is my garden, I am learning to be practical.

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