Coming along

We’ve been working on the gates today and so far have completed one all bar fitting the furniture. We have put up the fixed panel between the post and the wall though, so can get an idea of how things will look when it’s all done.
It’s been an interesting exercise, and I’ve been using Hubby’s drill as well as being his gopher. I could be dangerous putting holes in the wood ready for the screws!

The panels we purchased typically have to be cut to size but so far we are really pleased with our efforts. It will definitely tighten up our security anyway.
We’ve even bought a lockable post box to hang on the wall outside as the gates will be locked and so our postie won’t have access to the front door.

On the garden front, Reginald now has some new competition as 3 beans have started to sprout in the veg patch. We have cheated with tomato plants as ours have done absolutely nothing in the past week, despite still being indoors! If they pass muster, we can put them out anyway, but at the moment, they are looking very thin and weak.
Raised beds will definitely be the way to go next year as we’ll be able to tend to the soil better and mix in some good quality compost. Hubby is thinking of ordering some top soil in due course to give us a head start next time. The clay here is now hard and clumpy, but the potatoes seem to like it!

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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12 Responses to Coming along

  1. foguth says:

    If your tomatoes are spindly, plant them deep, so that just the top leaves are above ground… roots will sprout from the stem and they’ll be a sturdier plant.

  2. rogershipp says:

    I am still a novice gardener. I am looking to have tomato plants ONLY this year. I often do more than I can keep up with once the heat starts and it all goes to pot. Good luck with yours.

    • We are starting from scratch again as the soil here is so lousy so we don’t know what will grow for us. We seem to have lost our beans, though a few new ones seem to be trying. Good luck with your tomatoes! We have 2 strains planted outside (bought established) and our own as still weedy inside but if they turn around there’s room for them in the patch too,

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