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.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Well they said it would snow and they were right

Today has been a no go as far as getting out and working in the garden because of all the snow, I thought of taking a picture but hey everyone seen plenty of snow so I didn't bother. I did pot up some Begonias that i thought I would try this year mind as i found them in poundstrecher at 4 for a pound I am not expecting to much but we will see and if I find them interesting I might get my hand down a bit further in the future its just they say they grow reasonably well in light dappled shade and I have an area that could just do with a bit of brightening up in summer. The last batch of shallots went in on monday just popped them in 3" pots so will defiantly need planting out later in year, also the first of my dahlias that have been set up since end of December needed potting on they were some spare pot tubers that Jack Gott of Milnthorpe gave me they had just been growing in sand all 2011 in a 3" pot so were fairly small and to be honest I wasn't to sure if they would be OK but he assured me they would be fine and how right he was he said that he had put 5 cuttings in the pot in the spring and sure enough I now have 5 plants coming on the variety is Weston Corsaire I took the chance to check the rest of my dahlia tubers this afternoon and they seemed fine it only seems 5 minutes since they were lifted as it was such a mild back end but I reckon in another 3 weeks i will start setting them up. Just got everything sorted in time to watch England v Scotland in 6 nations good result must say they need to improve but a wins a win and can only help them get better, surprised that their was no snow at Murryfield thought it all ways snowed in Scotland and as a bonus United beat Chesterfield 2-1 keeping our promotion push on track, and just so no one misses it Brentford V United is on Sky Sport 1 on 20th Feb 7.30 should be good.