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Posted: Monday 20 February, 2023

by Rosemary at 9:03am in Smallholding No comments Add your own

Not much of a diary entry this week. The start of the week was cold and frosty so gardening was out, then Storm Otto came in with rain and strong winds.

skyBefore Storm Otto.

And I was floored by the shock resignation of Nicola Sturgeon on Wednesday and spent the day pretty much in tears. My chum was in John Lewis when she heard and “disgraced” herself (her words) by bursting into tears. Thursday was pretty much just a fug.

Anyway, in the area that used to be part of the pigpen, before we reduced its size, we’re planning to plant some trees and shrubs – mainly for wildlife but for foraging too. We’ve had weed-suppressing fabric down, so we moved it this week. Just need to get the plants ordered now.

pigpenClear ground.

Dan tried out the new hanging baskets. Just need to sow some seeds now. Well, maybe not just yet.

basketNew hanging baskets.

It’s coming up to Diesel’s Gotcha Day – eight years! How time flies. He’s a strange cat. Here he is curled up on a tray of Lego bricks. He was there for most of the day.

DieselDiesel on Lego.

Hopefully, I’ll have more to include next week - and hopefully, all of it positive.


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