About Me

Hi I'm JAMES 60 and married with three daughters all left home now, daughters that is not the wife.I enjoy Gardening /Football and working on my Farm.The picture above in the header slot is where i live and work.

Friday, 15 February 2008

Getting a few things sorted

Have been getting a few things sorted recently that have been needing doing for quite a while.
Managed to get a lot of painting done on the house windows it's a bit of a fiddly job but when its done and you can think that's that for another 4/5 years it is quite satisfying. Plus i have just about completed edging the house drive with random local stone, ( it's taken me 5 weekends so far) which is a bit harder to use than your standard concrete kerb-stones but i think it's a bit more pleasing and a damm sight cheaper.
I got the chance of about 30 bulk bags of bark chippings at a bargain price (almost free ) so I have been heaping them up in a corner and will give them until about May 2009 to break down into a good mulch before i start to use them, their is more than i need but i guess they will all go in about 4 years and I will probably sell some on also. With the ground been drying and the weather fairly mild i took the chance to divide some red hot pokers on saturday that were getting a bit to congested for their own good each plant split into about 6 new plants so we should have a decent show come summer. Last night (Sunday) must have been about the coldest night of the winter so far everything was frozen this morning when i went to work at the farm all the water troughs were iced up and took an age to defrost , the auto scrapers were solid to, so an easy Sunday mornings work took till lunchtime still when the sun did get up it was a glorious day and I was able to have a good look round the garden in the afternoon, didn't do much work but just stood back and planned how to set up every thing for summer.

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