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.

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Thinking of Summer

Just when it seemed that we were finally starting to shake of winter once again another big dollop of snow dumps it self on us, hopefully it won't hang about to long but it makes it difficult getting caught up with jobs in the garden that are now starting to pile up. One thing I am pleased to say is that I have at long last finished erecting my new greenhouse, it has taken since mid December to get it completed which seems a hell of a long time I know but I haven't wasted any time, (honest) but the weather just made it a long struggle, If I ever build another it's going to be in Summer.

I have set up some of my Dahlia tubers today as i am going to try and get some cuttings of them, the varieties are.Lakeland polly. Marys Jomanda .Sophie Taylor. Kenora Sunset and Western Spanish Dancer, plus to come in April i ordered some Teesbrooke Redeye and Honka Suprise. It seems a lot of different varieties but I just thought it would be interesting , mind it will mean that i grow a few less Veg this year but I will try to grow some better sorts of what i do grow, so I will concentrate on Potatoes Carrots Onions Leeks Marrows and a giant Pumpkin anything else will just have to fit in where it can.

Friday, 12 February 2010

Winston finally turns up

A couple of weeks ago I got the first of my seed poatoes (Kesterl) but was having trouble finding any Winston, after searching around i was beginning to doubt that i would ever get some, but yesterday i just happened to call in at very low key type garden center a few miles away that i was passing by during work and finally tracked some down, best bit was you just pick out the ones you wanted and as I only need 12 the cost was only £1. 20 for a real good clean and even bunch. Mind as is the usual way i couldn't resist buying 4 bags of Irish Shamrock peat as well that they were also selling, I think they must be about the only center round here that still stock peat all others seem to have to have been pressurised into not stocking it any more. Well I say good on them and as Arnie says I WILL BE BACK.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

United win Leeds lose.

We're off to Wembley after beating Leeds United in the semi final. I know it had to go to penalties but who cares just so long as you win,and it's even sweeter when it's Leeds that you beat.