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Garden – September 2021

05/09/2021 Leave a comment

Autumn is here and so is the September high pressure. Grey in the morning and sunny and warm in the afternoon. A spot of Delta Summer (as it is now called) is on the way. Garden wise, everything has gone growth crazy and all the tomato pots have tipped over. Home made lettuce, cucumbers and tomatoes for tea most night. The indoor Peppers are the way forward, if for no other reason than they are not eaten by pests. The lawn mower seems to be eating the lawn. There must be a sign there somewhere. And now 2021 is beginning to slip away.

Garden – August 2021

15/08/2021 Leave a comment

They say that August is the wettest summer month and August 2021 has certainly proved that to be correct. It’s actually raining as I write this and it’s stopping me from taking the video and photos. So, what happened since the last update, well mainly Potatoes and Cucumbers. The various varieties of Potatoes made great chips but I was rather disappointing by the yield, both in size and actual cropping. Still, I’m going to blame the poor Spring. Cucumbers, which were well hidden under their leaves have grown and are still growing rather large. No need to buy any. Still, they are a little bit bitter, compared to shop bought. The 2022 Summer Onions have been ordered and should arrive at the end of September. The 2021 crop is currently being eaten and it is a good if not great crop. The Peppers which are indoors, are coming on rather well. All in all, a bit of a mixed garden bag.

Garden – July 2021

11/07/2021 Leave a comment

I have to be honest, I hate weeding. However, I am doing weeding but the amount I am removing seems to be much less than the new weed growth. Still, the battle continues. The first baby Tomato has appeared and dependant on the weather, it’s out with the watering can every day. The first of the bagged Potatoes (Premier) are almost ready and it will be home grown chips before the end of the month. Lemon Basil is lovely.

Garden – June 2021

06/06/2021 Leave a comment

Where April started, May completed and it was a cold wash out as well. June has actually introduced Summer and I find myself hoping for more overnight rain. So due to May, everything planted out is at least two weeks behind. The earlies are just showing the first signs of flowering and it’s out with the watering can every morning to keep things going.  The first of the bush tomatoes were planted out ten minutes before the video was taken and the Cucumbers will be following then spoon. The weeds in the garden are a constant headache and I’m pulling them up every night, not that you can tell.


Garden – May 2021

02/05/2021 Leave a comment

April was cold and dry and it delayed most of my planting. The things that were planted, mostly the Premier in bags haven’t been damaged but their growth has been slowed. The end of April and into May has been changeable but still cold. My replacement Strawberry plants arrived and are now growing if somewhat slowly.

One Friday in April it was raining so I put the weed and feed on. Two problems, I put too much on and it immediately stopped raining. Repairs are plan for May Day Bank Holiday Monday. All the holes in the garden are now filled Premier and Blue Danube. The rains came and the garden is now completely covered in weeds. When the potatoes push through it will be all out weeding.


For Saturday 03 April 2021

03/04/2021 Leave a comment

The Saturday Wrap for 03 April 2021. BST, stop the clocks from changing, weather forecasts, Hottest day, Bap Daps, Window Open, Periscope and cold Easter weekend.  #Bedwas #SaturdayWrap 


Garden – February 2021

07/02/2021 Leave a comment
February, the month for snow at the end of it. However we have already had early February snow and we are now entering The Beast From The East 2. I little hedge trimming and the lawn is looking green after being fed and the moss killer has done a good job. The Big News of the Month is that the Seed Potatoes have arrived and Chitting has started. First Earlies Premier, Second Earlies Casablanca and Early Maincrop Blue Danube. Spring ahead I hope?

For Saturday 06 February 2021

06/02/2021 Leave a comment
The Saturday Wrap for 06 February 2021. Chitting, A little crypto with Litecoin. A year of Apple TV, Celo Dollar, Jackie Weaver and a little bit of Spring. From #Bedwas #SaturdayWrap

For Saturday 26 September 2020

26/09/2020 Leave a comment

The Saturday Wrap for 26 September 2020. Big Blue Danube, various Apple updates, Hailstones, Vicky from The Tumble gets promoted, Oktoberfest, masks in pubs and more lockdowns. From #Bedwas #SaturdayWrap

Garden – August 2020

16/08/2020 Leave a comment
2020, the year with Spring and Summer swapped. August so far has had Heatwaves and Thunder and Lightning. The plus side was the watering can was deployed less.  All the bagged Potatoes, both Red Duke of York and Blue Danube have been eaten, well as chips. There may be some left in the bags but I need to empty them out to see. After much waiting, the cherry Tomatoes have gone from green to red and they are lovely to come home too. I have also grown two Cucumbers, yet to eat however. The lawn hasn’t been mowed as much as it should, mostly due to the incessant rain. Summer is a strange thing.
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