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About gaynorthepainter

I have 3 allotments and I keep 9 chickens (my girls) I love to potter about and growing veggies. I try to keep away from the fruit and veg department in the supermarket but I have to buy the odd thing in Winter for my girls as there's no annual weeds. I have 3 grown up children and 4 grandchildren. My youngest son helps me do the heavy jobs and maintenance on my plots. My eldest son dislikes gardening of any type so he helps me financially when I need help, ie he bought my chicken wire so my youngest son could build my coop and run and what a great job he made of it. My girls have a mansion not a coop. I like to experiment with unusual veggies and veggies you cant buy in the supermarket. I even grow veggies I dont eat myself like swede and broad beans because someone else will eat them. I just love growing veg its more exciting than growing flowers although I do grow cut flowers for the house and to attract the helpful insects. I try not to use any chemicals so I have a pond to attract frogs and toads.

A VERY HAPPY CHELSEA SUPPORTER

I have just got to stray off the subject of gardening just for one second. I had a very nervous evening last night as I was watching my beloved Chelsea WIN the champions league for the first time in our … Continue reading

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STILL RAINING

Can anybody see an end to all this rain that we are getting because I cant. I got up early this morning and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky and the sun was shining, it put a bounce in … Continue reading

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A WET APRIL

A WET APRIL.

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A WET APRIL

What a wet April so far, my girls are hating this weather because I cant let them out in the run. Chickens dont have the same water resistant feathers that ducks have so I dont want them getting to wet … Continue reading

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My Time on the Plot

My Time on the Plot.

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My Time on the Plot

My Time on the Plot.

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