The Land Rover Owners Wife


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No room at the inns (or in the greenhouse/polytunnel)

No room in the little greenhouse .......

No room in the little greenhouse …….

Spring needs to arrive! Now! I’ve had enough of the Winter dragging its’ heels in a last ditched attempt to stamp its’ authority over every one and every thing. My greenhouses are full to bursting, as is the school Polytunnel, and there are seedlings in the house impatiently awaiting potting into the next size pot, thereby freeing up the first size for the recently emerged residents of the propagators. Continue reading
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The morning after the night before.

Oops! Lifted clean out of its' stand.  I'm thinking now would be a good time to put this back in the shed!

Oops! Lifted clean out of its’ stand. I’m thinking now would be a good time to put this back in the shed!

With Mud due down at head office this morning, he took himself off to bed at around 9pm last night and I was able to compose and publish my ‘Alternate use for knitting needles‘ post in relative peace before taking myself up to bed but, tired though I was, sleep was not forthcoming. Gale force winds were howling passed the cottage and a cacophony of bangs, thuds, creaks and assorted strong winds related noises prevented me from achieving much sleep at all and I was still clock watching at 3am. Continue reading


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Homework …………….

With the Easter holidays set to last two whole weeks, I worried quite a lot about what would happen to the seedlings that had already emerged from the first Gardening Club sowings. I knew that I would have access to the Polytunnel for the first week but the plethora of delicate seedlings, that were being housed on various school windowsills would be a different story altogether.

Windowsill propagatorOn the last day of term I made the decision to bring the more sensitive ones home with me and hoped those in the Polytunnel would cope with being left to their own devices because although I would be able to and did check on them during this first week, next week it is unlikely that I will be able have access to them and will have to wait until the school reopens. Continue reading