Hazel Grove – Project

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Re: Hazel Grove – Project

Postby Saule » 26 Jan 2009, 17:21

You know Romelia, I will never get tired of looking at photos of your beautiful grove. So lovely. Thank you, I look forward to seeing all your dreams for the place come to fruition.

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Re: Hazel Grove – Project

Postby Alijay » 16 Feb 2009, 21:21

Hello :hiya: Rom
Hows the allotment going? are you getting your seeds potted yet?
Ive been potting lots, and getting the beds ready.
looking forward to seeing more pictures.
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Re: Hazel Grove – Project

Postby Romelia » 18 Feb 2009, 17:14

Hey AJ!

Today seeds have been sown and beds dug. Sweet corn and Dwarf Peas went in, and tomorrow im hoping to go down and get some more seeds in.

We have been planning the renovation of the current greenhouse into a COB shack. We will remove the plastic to reveal the wood structure and use it as the framework to hold the cob. There is going to be a mini conservatory on the side for things that need a home in winter, and for warming up the inside of the hut. Ill also rig up a chimney inside the shack so we can enjoy more time at the grove in winter. Around it will be a low wall made of COB and some decking from the pallets we have been collecting.

For a new greenhouse we are going to use the large polytunnel, but imbedded in a brick base. This will provide more room than what the original greenhouse.

Below are some quick sketches of the Shack that show the deck, wall and side conservatory. I have also put a few pics on from today.

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Re: Hazel Grove – Project

Postby Dryadia2 » 18 Feb 2009, 19:56

Wow! You're getting an early start, Romelia! :o
Bright Blessings with your seeds, and newest plans!Image
And thanks for the updates!

Peace and Blessings,
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Re: Hazel Grove – Project

Postby Alijay » 18 Feb 2009, 22:53

:yay: Love your ideas and sketches,
I'm building a potting shed very much like yours in the first photo,
and like you have been putting in beans and seeds into trays, cabbage, parsnips,tomatoes, early brocc,
and cucumber etc..

Roll on the summer!
Sometimes in the summer we get up Newcastle way, hubby's family are from chester-le-street and consett.
so will pop in and see you and Hazel Grove!!! :yay:
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Re: Hazel Grove – Project

Postby Romelia » 19 Feb 2009, 12:41

Hi AJ,
Sounds like a plan. Just pm me nearer the time. In the mean time let’s get our hands dirty! :grin:

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Re: Hazel Grove – Project

Postby Corvin » 20 Feb 2009, 19:38

Thanks. Look forward to seeing more...

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Re: Hazel Grove – Project

Postby Romelia » 29 Mar 2009, 17:58

and here is some more..... today I took photos of some things that are in bloom. The new hazel leafs are breaking out too! Managed to get some potatoes in, and repot the beans. The sweetcorn as you will see is really going for it. Im so excited about snapping off a cob. :grin:

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Re: Hazel Grove – Project

Postby Romelia » 29 Mar 2009, 20:05

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Re: Hazel Grove – Project

Postby Dryadia2 » 30 Mar 2009, 04:56

Way to go, Romelia! :yay:
Off to another great start this year!
Keep up the good work! :wink:

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Re: Hazel Grove – Project

Postby Magrathea » 01 Apr 2009, 10:02

C'mon pull your finger out, that mound of earth isn't gonna move itself! :-)
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Re: Hazel Grove – Project

Postby Romelia » 01 Apr 2009, 14:53

...just you wait till I get back from work, or better still… start running.

I have in mind, to fill a large hole with it, you’ll see….you’ll be in it my sweet!
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Re: Hazel Grove – Project

Postby Mika » 24 Apr 2009, 20:25

Hello Romelia,

I have enjoyed so much of every picture that you posted in this thread :yay: It's amazing to have (sort of) seen it BEFORE how it was, and AFTER, how it is now and you do such a great work posting pics and keeping us updated. I appreciate it a lot and will keep in touch with this thread from now on :) I'm a gardener myself so I know the effort you put there! So congratulations :hug:

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Re: Hazel Grove – Project

Postby Mika » 24 Apr 2009, 21:12

Hello again :hiya:

I just thought maybe you'd like to have a look at these two websites.

The first is one about remineralization. I work for them from my computer at home, I'm translating their whole website into spanish. My source of rockdust is Leonardita, a fossilized humus with loads of nutrients and minerals.
http://www.remineralize.org

The second is the SEER Centre, home of rockdust in the UK. And this one I think, might be of use for you :)
http://www.seercentre.org.uk/

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Re: Hazel Grove – Project

Postby Keesh » 20 Jun 2009, 00:27

Hey there,

I've been looking around this great topic and wanted to congratulate you on your success. Thank you for all the photos, I enjoyed looking around the lot :grin:
"An eye for an eye, leaves everyone blind." - Ghandi

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Re: Hazel Grove – Project

Postby Romelia » 20 Jun 2009, 09:52

Hi folks!
Its been a while since I posted and today I thought Id make the effort! Thanks for your kind words Keesh and a big thanks to Mika for the info and links, they were most helpful.

Life has been busy on and off the Grove. We have moved house (again!) and I also landed a new job. I still work at the school but in a different department! I have been getting over to the grove some lunchtimes to escape the influences of work/purgatory. Nobody can get you there….unless you’re a cantankerous old man in the next plot, who demands everyone on site must plant and keep their borders in straight lines!

Its very difficult making time, to get what I want done at the grove. The corporate machine holds most of us tight, snarling if we seek our freedom and smearing the third eye in things we don’t need. But come the summer hols ill get two months to play and release the inner child.

So below are some observations and things we have been getting up to.

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Romelia


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Re: Hazel Grove – Project

Postby Dryadia2 » 20 Jun 2009, 16:22

Nice to hear from you Romelia!
Thanks for the update. :shake:

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Re: Hazel Grove – Project

Postby Romelia » 23 Jun 2009, 17:43

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Re: Hazel Grove – Project

Postby Dryadia2 » 24 Jun 2009, 03:18

Bravo! :clap:
Lookin' good! :wink:
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Re: Hazel Grove – Project

Postby Romelia » 02 Aug 2009, 12:24

Hi folks,
Just to let you all know that Mags will be taking over this blog as of now.

Boomshanka

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