Friday, May 02, 2008

Water wings for chickens?

Good afternoon All!

Been a busy week yet again.  Work was hectic, as we moved into Terminal 5.  The new crew report centre (CRC) seems to be half the size of our old report centre, hot as a greenhouse and full of managers!  We were the first crew to arrive yesterday and were greeted by people in Polo shirts, clipboards and radios.  Really not in the mood at 7am, having been up at 3.30am!

Had a voucher for coffee and pastry thrust into my hand and was smiled at constantly.  "Welcome to your new home".  Made me want to vomit.  Everywhere you looked, managers were scuttling around beaming.  They have no idea it won't work as a building.  Far too small.    

By the time I reported for my second sector of the day, I had a collection of enough vouchers and 'sickly smiles'  to open an internet shop.  Roll on retirement.  

21 years.  
Should fly by.

The girls are fine apart from the quagmire of a run.  Little puddles are forming and I really don't know what to do.  The eglus really need moving out and the whole lot excavated with a mini digger.  Jase would love to drive one of those!

2 more days at work (from tonight) then off to Scotland on Sunday to visit Jason's Mum, Sister and BIL (well not yet but can't be far off *wink*).  

Will be home tomorrow morning, so time to clean out the chooks and get ready for the drive to Ayr. 

The oil tank is full - 56p a litre- outrageous. 28p last year.  Don't dare put the heating on.  

The lawn is growing like mad and will need cutting again!  2 smaller lawns as I am determined to get another bed put in the back garden sometime this year.  

Had a major planting frenzy earlier this week.  Most seeds are now sown for the summer.  The mini green house is groaning under the weight of seed trays.  Only parsnips and more carrots to sow, but waiting until I have planned the veggie garden layout of crops until I do 'long term' planting.  Will use the new bed in the 'front' garden for some crops like rainbow chard, and maybe some beans.   

I managed to 'borrow' some old bricks from the paddock which work well as edging.

I have planted a fair few cottage garden plants like lupins, daisies, nicotiniana (sp)? and grasses so far, but quite a lot still to plant. The pear tree is in and so far the slugs have avoided most things..........The jasmine at the back will hopefully cover the fence. Hoping it will stand up to the wind.

Looks very 'rustic' in my opinion, like it has been there a while. I was going to spread bark over the whole lot to keep the weeds down, but my Mum assures me that when the plants grow, I won't need it.

The sweetpea wigwam is in place and I have planted up the hanging baskets already. Tempting fate, but hopefully no more frost before late Autumn. The tomato plants are doing well in the coldframe (more bricks and a sheet of plastic) as are the marigold seedlings for the Village fete - i just hope they are a decent size by the end of May when the 'Plant Coordinator' stops by.

Off to get ready and tidy up. The rain has stopped and the sun is out :0)

C x x x

1 comment:

  1. Hi Christian

    Garden's looking good Christian, well done. We have an ancient pear tree.

    I think putting bark down would be a good idea, at least until the plants are well enough established. Bark rots down reasonably quickly, so if you put one lot down now, hopefully you wouldn't need to top it up... the plants will grow in the meantime IYSWIM.


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