Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Oh Dear :(

Hi Guys. 
My poor leeks are looking limp :( the past few days have been so windy i'm not sure if they are going to survive! Does anyone know if you can stake leeks to give them a bit of stability?
and I've just noticed that bit of concrete about to fall down, i'll fix it in a minute.
It's really the one thing i'm not happy about living here, such high winds and unpredictable weather.
I'm starting to doubt my plans to have a fully working veg garden :(
Sigh.
Sorry to sound so miserable. I'm normally a cheerful and optimistic person, but this is starting to get to me
Nothing much exiting to report, apart from i'm still working on my second sock, and i made some rather pretty watercolour cushions. 


What are you up to?


18 comments:

  1. Love your watercolor cushions <3 Hope your leeks bounce back. Sometimes they do but I don't think staking will help. Don't feel bad because we planted 2 kinds of large sweet onions and 1 of the kinds turned out not to be large onions at all but little old hard things that you can't eat at all :( Hang in there and you will be a wonderful gardener :) <3

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    1. Thank you my love <3 i hope so too, i plan on eating a lot of leek and potato soup this winter, and these are vital to the plan haha sad that your onions didn't turn out as planned though :( xx you always make me feel better :) xx

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  2. with your leeks did you make a hole pop them in and water in to fill the hole rather than just plant them.

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    1. no, just plonked them in, i didn't dare just leave them "untethered" or they would have taken off at the first gust xx

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  3. I always use an old broken/ cut down spade handle to make dibber holes to drop my leeks in. Then I fill the holes with water and soil drops around the leeks with out having to fill the holes up with soil. You get good wide socks on your leeks this way.

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    1. I never thought of that Dave :( As i mentioned to Dawn, i didn't dare leave them untethered or they'd have flown away with the first gust of wind! The image of leeks flying around the village has made me giggle though, and has cheered me up immensely!

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  4. Oh dear. I hope your leeks will be ok. I love the colour of your cushions. X

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    1. Me too Jules, keeping all fingers and toes crossed :) xx

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  5. Your leeks will be fine, make sure you water them well when it is windy too, it will help anchor them. x

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    1. Thank you Jo, :) do i water them on top of when it has rained? Or just when it has been a dry day? xx

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  6. if the soil feels dry when you poke your finger in they need water :-)

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  7. I hope that you and your leeks are feeling perkier now. xx

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  8. Perhaps a little more soil will help and I would also trim the plants by about 2 to 3 inches with some scissors.
    Gill

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    1. Thanks Gill, i will try that, off to trim them now :) xx

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  9. hey there thanks for your comment on my blog. in really windy areas it is probably better to have a hedge. We are doing that at the front of our house. Hence I have so many cuttings. find out what would be ok in your area what height you want it to be and then see if there are any of those bushes or trees in the area and then you can take cuttings and grow them on. FREE! Obviously ask before you take them most people are happy to let you take cuttings.

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    1. Hmmm, i never thought of a hedge, problem is, in this village, there are very little hedges, so i'll have to do a wee bit of research to see if they are allowed. They would take care of the nosy neighbour problem though, so that is a bonus :D and the fact that half of the back fence is falling down due to high winds, so a hedge would be a bit hardier and less likely to take off in a breeze haha :) Thank you Sol :) xx

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  10. The cushions look great! Don't let it get you down - there will always be failures as well as successes. I have printed out the following quote for the front of my homestead management planner to keep me motivated. 'Go confidently in the direction of your dreams and live the life you have imagined'. I am trying to do this - hard with no support, but I'll get there!

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    1. Thank you Jayne :) <3 I love that quote, i may have to write it at the start of my planner to remind myself :)

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