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To sow seeds a little later although that'll be really hard if you guys start sowing in February I've already started looking at the distructions on seed packets as to how soon they can be sown
I'm also trying for an allotment this year, sent out a few e-mails yesterday, fingers crossed, would be happy even with half an allotment.
We were late sowing seeds last year as we were having work done on the house, but I'd like to sow tomatoes, various beans, chillies, peppers, squash, courgettes etc. Also, I would like a raised bed for vegetables - just a matter of deciding where to put it in the garden.
I'm with you Zoomer I'm always sowing my seeds at the soonest possible time on the packet regardless of common sense e.g. low light levels, bad weather etc. I just have to tell myself I will have stockier better plants if I hold off. My resolution is not to go at things like a bull in a china shop, to show a bit more patience and take time to enjoy the garden more.
Looks like we're all going to have a productive time ahead.
What other resolutions do people have in store for 2014?
I am keen to grow plants that I haven't tried before, e.g. Agapanthus, Nerines and those that will attract more bees and butterflies to our garden.
I'm also going to visit more gardens, Harlow Carr is the first on the list.
i am going to keep a journal for my vegetables, i never remember when i have sown seed or planted out.
i am going to lable all plants in pots because despite thinking i will remember i never do.
I am focusing on landscaping this year. So fixing and adding to my current landscaping.
I like t o grow as many species as I can for the wildlife and me. I've lost a few over the last few years due to neglect and weather. I must do a stock check this year and replace anything important
I will not buy any plants that I don't already have a space for. Well that's one resolution that won't last very long.
not to cut myself with my secuters again this year... got a nice inch .and deep cut my right palm this morning
I like that one oldchippy! I think they'll be a lot of us joining you too. Yes, like it or not, 2014 has certainly started as The Year of the Water Garden!
My resolution is to make sure I spend a few minutes each day listening to the birds in the garden and to try and grow my sweet pea seeds well to grow big and have loads of flower
GardenG, I agree; I am going to take Sweet Peas far more seriously this year; they are so glorious and in the past I've been a bit haphazard with them.