Saturday, 30 August 2008


Hi folks - just a quickie!!!!
Just an excuse really to rave about Freecycle! If you haven't tried it, try it - if you don't know about it find out! Its world wide as far as I know.
I was a very emotional day today, when I had to part with some of my baby trees. I have a number of different trees in large tubs (which they are desperate to get out of, and into the garden) - I have grown them from seeds and cuttings, so I have nurtured them for a good while - all along hoping I would find somewhere to plant them!
Who was I kidding! no way could I fit another tree in my small space.
So I have had to bite the bullet and re-home them! I Offered them on our local Freecycle scheme - what a response I had!! I could have re-homed them tree times over! In the end I just put names in a hat - and what nice people they were - so nice to meet new people, and hear all about their gardens and what they wanted the trees for. Some to screen off the rugby pitch, others were going to a school gardening project, others to grace local gardens.
A wonderful thing too for sourcing odd bits and pieces - I asked if anyone had any off cuts of shed felt (poor little summerhouse has sprung a leak) - I got a email within the hour, a nice man said he had some part rolls, and we would be doing him a favour taking it away! So everyone is happy!!
Babies in assorted junky pots and buckets!
Update on the Money Making Schemes!!!
I have always got pots of little cuttings and seedlings (which have decided they like it in the vegetable bed rather than the flower beds!) - I have a special little nursery corner. I usually give them away, and the last couple of weeks took some to sell at the Car Boot Sale - But! - covering all possible sales opportunities and venues!! I put a table out by the gate and stuck a few plants out there!

Well - I thought! - years ago when you travelled the lanes there were always bits and bobs outside cottages and farm gates. I can only give it a try!
And guess what!! First sale today! I'm only charging a £1 a pot - but many a mickle makes a muckle!
I am full of optimism! - we shall come through the beastly Credit Crunch!!

I lifted my Horseradish plant today and harvested some of the root, I'm looking for receipts for horseradish sauce to bottle (which will keep for a few months ). The ones I have found include fresh cream - sound delish - but are designed to use immediately, will not keep. Anyone got any ideas?
Just need to find some roast beef now - Credit Crunch beef ?

Ta ra for now xxx