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Sat 27-Mar-10
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JoannaS
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Awww I like blackcurrant jam too, especially on a slice of cake Cheers

Sun 16-May-10
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photos of veg plot and fruit patch as promised as well as a few of the garden in general

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Sun 16-May-10
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Thanks for that Shelley, your garden looks as though it will be very productive.  More photos as the season progresses please? Witchy_Happy

I'll try that again!

Sun 16-May-10
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You've certainly worked hard, Shelley - fabulous shrub planting, and, as TA says, it looks like it will be productive with the veg too.

WellDone Big_Hug

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Sun 16-May-10
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Does your dad fancy a few weeks in Latvia, we will need something around our greenhouse now that we are on the finishing stretch. Ian used the tractor today to shovel soil up to the foundations and I raked it into place. Its a start but we need to get it level so that the tractor can get around it in winter when we have to remove the snow. Doh

Mon 17-May-10
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Nice shots, Shelley. Thanks. Love the blue shutters!

Fiona has been putting up sturdy walk-in fruit cages in the past week. The materials cost her about £40 per cage compared with commercials ones that start at about £200+

I think she plans to blog about her method shortly.

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Mon 17-May-10
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Thanks for posting piccies. The veggie plot looks like it's off to a great start!

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Mon 17-May-10
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thx for all your kind replies!

I love my garden and am pleased that you seem to too.   More photos will follow as the season progresses

Joanna, sadly my Dad is wheelchair bound - the thanks were for his funding of the new lawn as supposed to the work!!  He would have loved to do it when he was mobile though and is always giving me tips for my garden!

Danny the blue shutters are local to the region (although ours is the only traditional style house on the estate - funny as we are the only non french!!) I look forward to Fionas fruit cage instructions

How about some pics of your gardens now guys!?

Tue 18-May-10
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OK, here goes - a few of my minute patch


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I'll try that again!

Tue 18-May-10
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Lovely - TA - and very pretty. Ok

Despite being a small-ish garden and being a walled garden too, we suffered badly with the cold weather, so it will take a while for some of our plants to look good again. Sadly.

I'm quite envious of your pretty garden ........ Big_Hug

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Tue 18-May-10
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Thanks BS, but it is actually an over-grown jungle.  I keep finding things that I thought were gone for good, like my Whisky Mac rose!

I'm surprised at how much survived the winter and hope that yours will soon recover.

I'll try that again!

Tue 18-May-10
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Shelley, so sorry to hear that your Dad is not so mobile now, does he get to do any gardening at all these days? I know some folks have waist high designed gardens but that can't always be very practical.

I have one very overgrown patch to sort out tomorrow and I bought some plants to put in. Nothing grand but just something to perk it all up a bit. Other than that we have an allotment and 12.5 ha (33acres) of grassland and forest so not quite a garden really. Pics on my blog though as it certainly looks pretty at this time of the year. Cheers

Tue 18-May-10
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Dad has been in a wheelchair since his early 30's and whilst he gets tired easily he dos like to potter in the garden, feeding the birds and what not.  He refuses any help in the house and cares completely for himself§

TA your garden pics are lovely; a real reminder of the uk; here in France most people just have a 'lawn' ; I am considered very odd for having a garden!!

I'm off to have a look at your photos joanna!!

Wed 19-May-10
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Lovely shots, TA. Thank you for revealing a little bit about your patch (broomstick well hidden, I noticed!).

Our patch is changing dramatically as Fiona expands the flower borders to try to accommodate the 1,500 seedlings. Good news for me, though, as I will have far less lawn to mow. Witchy_Happy

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Wed 19-May-10
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Thank you all! 

Danny, my broomstick becomes invisible when not in use so you wouldn't see it!

I'll try that again!

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