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Nearly Christmas again already!


It’s amazing how fast the last year has gone. Today i need to sort out all the Christmas presents, get them wrapped, and probably realise i’ve missed some so i’ll need to go out for some more! I will be glad when that job’s done.
As soon as i’ve done that i shall be heading down to the greenhouse to pick off all the dead foliage to try and stop the tubers rotting. I must admit i haven’t been down there for a little while, it’s been so cold.
I shall need to get the greenhouses brushed out and cleaned, then smoked out ready for the start date. Next year i shall try starting at the start of February because the bulk of my plants are producing their best blooms after the Shrewsbury show has finished, but there were some brilliant plants for the smaller shows afterwards.

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Sounds like you have all your plans sorted, especially for the greenhouse. It will be interesting to see what difference it makes getting early work done in February.

Best wishes to you and family for a Merry Christmas.
Happy gardening in 2009, from
Terratoonie x
Conker the Shetland Sheepdog x
Crocus the budgie. x

22 Dec, 2008


I went to Sherwsberry show a couple of years ago, i'm thinking about going again next year,as long as there are some coaches going from here.

22 Dec, 2008


Dont work too hard...all the best for Christmas

22 Dec, 2008


Merry Christmas, Mark. Steel yourself to go in that greenhouse! Although the weather here has been milder today.

22 Dec, 2008


Thanks for your comments. I would also like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

I've discovered that the 2nd greenhouse thermostat is bust, it's empty of plants now, lucky they all fitted into the other greenhouses. Tomorrow i shall continue picking the rubbish up in the other greenhouses. I will leave cleaning them out until after Christmas though!
I will have to get the heating fixed in that greenhouse before i need to start using that house again.

22 Dec, 2008


A very Merry Christmas to you and yours Mark.

23 Dec, 2008


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Mark. Good luck with the greenhouse and the begonias.

23 Dec, 2008


Good luck with your begonias for next year Mark. Hope you win plenty of Golds.!

Merry Christmas from us all here.

23 Dec, 2008


All best wishes for Christmas and the new year Mark.

23 Dec, 2008


I'm glad the thermostat was in the OTHER greenhouse, Mark!

Happy Noel (just to make a change...) and every success in 2009.

23 Dec, 2008

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