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After the horrendous storm yesterday today I ventured outside to check things over. The doors to the polytunnel were pushed in but thankfully every thing was fine and we soon battened the doors back into place. The cover has been on since 2009 ( I know because I just checked my old blogs to find out…lol), we plan to replace it at the end of the year. Fingers crossed it lasts the rest of the winter.

It was so nice to be outside again with out the wind bowing. Having picked up all the blown over plants I ventured off to check how things were doing in my little veg patch. To my delight the kale is looking lovely and I discovered some onions and garlic I thought I had lost.

I even had an hours gardening cutting back some straggly cotton lavender. It was lovely to get my hands dirty again after a few weeks off.

It wont be long before we an all get back out there more often. Roll on the spring
Sandra

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Sandra - can you use use up all the rain instead of sending it over please? Glad you're still intact though

4 Jan, 2014

 

there cant be much more up there ...can there?

4 Jan, 2014

 

You wouldn't think so would you?

4 Jan, 2014

 

hi sandra i see your kale and i have seen it growing elsewhere what,s it like eating i would not mind having a few plants this year to try ,are those leek growing xxx steve

5 Jan, 2014

 

I'm glad you were able to do something outside Sandra, and nice to know there was no damage from the wind.
Blodwyn looks snug lol :o)

5 Jan, 2014

 

morning Snoopy..the kale is delicious...the leek look alikes are garlic...after i planted the small plants last summer the slugs had a field day and i thought they were dead...so i am delighted they have survived....
it was lovely to be outside Hywel..cant see it happening again before wednesday as high winds have resumed...thats my Ruby..Blodwyns mam, I was taking the decorations down and she decided the tinsel was her nest...:-)

5 Jan, 2014

 

Hi Sandra ...
It's nice to check around outside and find no major damage done ...
Ruby looks cute in the tinsel :o)

5 Jan, 2014

 

Sorry Ruby :o))

5 Jan, 2014

 

Cannot believe its that long since you did the tunnel, its certainly done you proud Sandra, I bet you need weighted shoes when the winds blowing around where you live.
A stint around the garden always feels good when one hasn't been able to do anything for a while, even if only a general tidyup session or a few snips here and there with the pruners,heres hoping you get through the coming months without any major problems.
Ruby would like her nest leaving out please, our cat Caspar spent every day sleeping under the xmas tree for the whole time it was up and since I put everything away last Friday he's got the hump and refuses to come into the sitting room, now taken over daughters bed......

5 Jan, 2014

 

hi sandra sorry about the garlic see even slugs were not brave enough to eat it,not one of my favourites either,but certainly kale will get tried this year as it is really winter proof i believe

5 Jan, 2014

 

Your kale is looking great Sandra - good job you can't see mine! But my excuse is it went in very late. I wondered how you were going on down there, but you are far enough back from the coast not to get flooded anyway. You should have seen Newgale yesterday - the shingle all down and blocking the road and the pub isolated in a lake!
Snoopy you can buy bags of kale in Tesco if you want to try it. Its like the stronger sort of dark green cabbage and is reckoned to be very good for you.

5 Jan, 2014

 

Poor Casper...he's missing the tree...lol We are pleased the tunnel has lasted so long Lincs, going to be tested again today..fingers crossed...

give it a go Snoopy its nearly seed time again..:-)

Newgale will have a big clean up this week Stera..did u see the pics of Amroth? it will take then a little longer to sort it all out. should get some better weather later this week.

6 Jan, 2014

 

stera we went camping at newgale many years ago just across from the sea dont remember much but we enjoyed it for i think 4 summers i can picture it the shale on the road

6 Jan, 2014

 

Snoopy the road is about 3 foot deep in pebbles and the pub is trying its best to keep its head above water...the whole of the camp site is under water....

6 Jan, 2014

 

Pleased everything is still standing, it has been shocking, will it ever end?

6 Jan, 2014

 

I took some photos of Newgale this afternoon - if they are any good (it was blowing and hailing at the time) I'll do a blog. That campsite is now a lake Snoopy! Have a look.

6 Jan, 2014

 

Have you posted it yet Stera?

7 Jan, 2014

 

Going to do it after tea Sandra.

7 Jan, 2014

 

Hi Sandra i carnt wait to get there too ... Had a little tidy up this week arhhh folk on spring lol happy new yr 😊

8 Jan, 2014

 

Happy new year to u too Cristina...well wednesday didn't turn out as expected but thursday looks much better...:-)

8 Jan, 2014

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