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What are you looking forward to in 2012?

So it's not been an easy year, but what are you looking forward to next year? 

I am looking forward to hearing all the news,  and perhaps being able to meet some of you (again). I am also looking forward to learning more about horticulture, solar energy, natural pools, wildlife out here in the countryside.

I hope to get some land and plant a vegetable patch that I won't have to leave behind. This year we did have leeks, courgettes (tons), tomatoes(cwt), artichokes, peppers, pumpkins (like cinderella's pumpkin they were/are on the large side), green beans, (about three) peas, carrots, strawberries, onions, potatoes, herbs such as marjoram, parsley, mint, lemon verbena, - not bad for a first attempt.

I hadn't realised we are all entitled to an allotment - Phil's post http://www.landscapejuice.com/2008/06/section-23-of-t.html Has everyone got access to one?

Next year I would like to grow some of John Cavill's stripey or black radishes, maybe some wheat, saffron (as a crop), and garlic as well as the veg from this year.

Personally, I am not really looking forward to the Queen's Diamond Jubilee but are there going to be lots of work opportunities for you there?

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  • looking forward to some nice weather & hope the work comes in as it has this year, its nice to have enough work until the end of feb next year, me & the misses are hoping to have a holiday next year as we havnt had one in the past few years.

    always looking forward and never look back

  • Less gloom and doom from the Politicians and Media for starters. Good weather all round would be nice too, do you think Santa can organise that ?

  • Also looking forward to developing our allotment - this year was our first and a bit of a rush to have some produce at the end of the summer without any real plan.

    Hope to focus my business on soft landscaping, planting and garden maintenance next year and less hard landscaping i.e more gardening and less building!

    Also, as a family living in London, we're excited about the Olympics and Paralympics next year - we have tickets for both.

    Yes, less gloom and doom all round would be a good start to the year!

  • Seeing the Olympic Village in Portland finally planted, all with plants from Somerstock.  It has been some time, but work should be completed by 24th Janaury 2012.  In the Spring some of our local Customers and Somerstock Growers will be given a tour of the project, by the Designer.

    Working with Gaynor again for RHS Cardiff 2012, Gold this time.  (Note to self - Must tidy up before Gaynor visits)

    Probable plant supply to Show Gardens at Chelsea and Hampton Court

    Creating Landscapes 2012.

    Many other interesting projects that have been on the back burner, but appear to be turning into real jobs for 2012 ??? 

    Well, I can't tell you everything, can I :-)

  • PRO Member

    Good health and more offspring

  • I'm looking forward to getting married,

    and working hard again through the season and hopefully growing my business further,

    Hopefully getting a new van.

  • looking forward to getting married? i have been with my misses for 18 years this jan 24th 2012, never even got engaged, but every one knows we may just as well be married, but its only a bit of paper, call me a pesamist but if you are going to start seeing someone else then a bit of paper isnt going to stop you, if you love the other person than that will.

    that aside what sort of van do you plan on getting, transits are a good choice depending on what you do, i am into hard landscaping and couldnt do without a 3 way tipper and a ifor tipper trailer, dont want to go down the rought of a 7.5tonner as they are to big to get into some peoples gardens 

    andrew doughty said:

    I'm looking forward to getting married,

    and working hard again through the season and hopefully growing my business further,

    Hopefully getting a new van.

  • Christ Phil, feel like i've been told off!! :-D

    Anyway..... I think the transit may be the route i take, I'm maintenance. got a renault Kangoo at the minute and it is nearly bursting at the seams, so got to get something bigger really.

    phil smith said:

    looking forward to getting married? i have been with my misses for 18 years this jan 24th 2012, never even got engaged, but every one knows we may just as well be married, but its only a bit of paper, call me a pesamist but if you are going to start seeing someone else then a bit of paper isnt going to stop you, if you love the other person than that will.

    that aside what sort of van do you plan on getting, transits are a good choice depending on what you do, i am into hard landscaping and couldnt do without a 3 way tipper and a ifor tipper trailer, dont want to go down the rought of a 7.5tonner as they are to big to get into some peoples gardens 

    andrew doughty said:

    I'm looking forward to getting married,

    and working hard again through the season and hopefully growing my business further,

    Hopefully getting a new van.

  • PRO Member

    Pink transit andrew ?

  • That's right Stuart... 'Armitage Shank' Pink!  :-D

    Stuart @ Eco garden maintenance said:

    Pink transit andrew ?

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