Tuesday, April 29, 2014
I had been on Done deal a while back looking for a polytunnel and after investigating various models re: prices etc I settled on one and when I clicked into their website I found the company was based a few miles away from me!I phoned them up, got directions to their store and son Billy (who is growing with me again this year) did a road trip and picked up our tunnel for €129.00. We got it erected in about 2 hours on Sunday .The
measurements are in metres but it is approx 9'x6' in good old Imperial! If anyone is interested the company is based just outside Carrigtohill, Co Cork and their website is www.inthemarket.ie.
The two raised beds are being replaced as the timbers are really rotted and while we would probably be able to use them this year, we may as well get the construction over and done with. While going to pick up the polytunnel we travelled on the old Cork to Waterford rd and passed a small business selling scaffolding boards for gardens!Stopped off the enquire and found untreated boards 8' long were € 4.50 and boards which were treated and finished in a brown colour were only €6 . They also had to be ordered as there is such a demand! Full marks to them for seeing a niche market as there must be thousands of these scaffolding boards lying around since the demise of the building boom of the Celtic tiger years!They were collected on Fri afternoon and the first raised bed was constructed this morning, this pic was taken on last Sunday.
Compare to the header photo, it is taken from roughly the same angle!
Friday, April 25, 2014
The weather has changed drastically today with strong winds and lashing rain so work planned for the weekend will have to be put on hold.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
As regular readers will know I left the Hydro Farm allotments where we had a plot for 6 years and where I began plotting and blogging.D. Kathryn moved so S.Billy came in with me and we took a plot nearer to home, got it into shape and productive but had a few problems and again thought of giving the whole thing up but have now moved to another allotment in the same area more or less and will give plotting and blogging another 'go'.
How often will I update the blog ? Hopefully more regularly than last season!