Monday, 17 June 2019
Saturday, 15 June 2019
At 10.45 pm, the neighbour's chooks are refusing to go indoors as it is too light..as we've had buzzards and foxes around lately he has to stay up late to get them in!!
Wednesday, 12 June 2019
Tuesday, 11 June 2019
England and Wales are having a LOT of rain....sinkholes have been found in the M25 near Sevenoaks...the cricket has been rained off for three days....disaster indeed.
The rain might arrive here tomorrow....
Not that we ever charge him that... he was a real gardener's gardener and its a garden we'd love to do weekly.
It will look a lot tidier after our next visit, but never fear we make sure there are enough wildlife habitats!
Trouble is at 94 or so he isn't well off and can't tend his beautiful garden himself, being now almost housebound. As we work I take photos on the tablet computer, and lift the brightness and contrast so that he can see them. His body may be wearing out,but he has a lifetime of history to talkabout.
Luckily its a good productive garden too, so we get to share some of the fruit crops.
We still haven't had much rain, just chilly winds so far...8C this morning!!
For which we were grateful on our second garden this afternoon..it flooded last year and despite periods of dry weather has never really dried out. Lawn cutting is a little problematical,but the Pirate managed well!!
Monday, 10 June 2019
Sunday, 9 June 2019
Two Redcurrant bushes out of pots and into beds today
I'm gradually extending the planned outside beds...as all the raised beds are going to fruit bushes, we need more beds for veges.
Saturday, 8 June 2019
And for Steve...you can use all sorts for raised beds..this is The Carpenter and family (my youngest son) on their allotment. You can see half builders bags in a cut down floor tile pallet box,
Also three gooseberry bushes and two blueberry bushes are now in the raised beds instead of pots and and those and the strawberries have been netted against the blackbirds...I'd like to have fruit after all our work!
As the veggies in the raised beds get cropped, more of the potted bushes will get planted in...looks like we'll be staying for a while...
Friday, 7 June 2019
We have also been slacking on our own garden due to working on other peoples' gardens...
One can't be everywhere.
Masters' National Track championships in three weeks. Am I ready? Not really...and my age group is down to one...me...so I'll be competing against the next one down, with riders up to six years younger.
Normally there would be more in my group but it seems that some have foregone the nationals and chosen just to ride the Worlds, in October,in Manchester. this is due to the entry fees...they were a bit steep before,but now have risen by £20 for entry plus one event...to £90..and for each subsequent event up by £10 to £45...if that is the 500 metres time trial that's about £1 per second.
Perhaps that's the effect of two years in LA!!
Pirate will ride...he has been part of the fight to gain a 80+ age group. They've had a partial success...the successful 75+ age group has been re-instated. If we both enter what we usually ride it will cost £450 just to enter.
Is it me or are sports in general pricing themselves out of themarket?