I decided to make one hundred Gristelinia hedging plants the other day. I dug 3 slit trenches and made some cuttings with my secateurs. You can root roses and shrubs this way. It's a good way of using a part of the veg plot that's empty at the moment. Hopefully they will all root and I will have 200 hedging plants to sell.
Nasturtiums still flowering in a soil filled bath in the poly-tunnel.
Most of the poly tunnel is full of plants that I made this wet Irish summer. Will hopefully sell them next Spring and have a lot of money to spend if we go on holiday to Portugal. We have been there twice and fell head over heels with the place and the sun and cheap cost of living compared to Britain and Ireland.
We are seriously thinking of moving there and buying an old ruin and living in a caravan while we do it up. We are both in our fifties and fed up with the Irish and British wet climate and no pub....
Not sure if we will sell up though. Considering renting out the farm for a year and seeing if we like it first. Any advice of living in a warm country would be greatly appreciated. We would like to be within walking distance of a village and preferably be near public transport too. Making a living is another problem. Like most rural areas always seem to have. You only have one life. So why don't we give it a go? Who else would like to live on a smallholding in Portugal?