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I'm new to the forum, but just wanted to say how lovely Busy-Lizzie's garden looks. I'm happy as all my cucumbers have germinated..in the dining room. The conservatory has potted on tomatoes & chillies. The greenhouse doing well, beans & peas germinated,lettuce showing...sprouting broc' germinated looking forward to some wonderful veg & salads. Got to put up my wigwams & sew the spinach today. Maybe some more radishes.
Hope the weather is kind and you all have a good gardening day.
busy lizzie.. i went to sissinghurst back at easter.. as was dissapointed.. most of the gardens were fenced off.. the spring garden.. the only one in flower was closed.. and the only things up were heelebores and primroses.. thou it was cold.. it was not happy paying full price for the gardens when we couldnt go round have of them.
i am happy now spring is here.. my fav time of the year in the garden.. have sown lots of summer annuals and veg in last few weeks and they are all shooting up with this warmth.. and i love it. only problem now is i have to prick them all out and pout up.. i use the paper pots i make with the wooden pot maker i got for xmas last year from my little lad.. they are great pots.. as thye break down so you can transplant without breaking any roots.
the tuplips are now opening up and the wood pigeons are nesting in my large verbnium bush right my office window.. so can check them out from inside wihtout bothering them.
the gardens i just coming alive with the warm sunshine of late.
Welcome KEF, hope all your veg do well
Have just confirmed that mother blackbird is sitting again
And I have some seeds germinating Lots to look forward to
I counted 27 different types of veg I've planted, they all seem to be doing well except for peppers; will have to go and buy some seedlings
Another beautiful warm day, spent mostly at the allotment which is now looking pretty trim. Another few weeks and the judges pay their first visit to look at the plots - Allotment of the Year competition! This lovely weather helps us to keep everything looking Spock and span - these little allotment communities could only be in Britain.
I'm feeling happy because my son helped me remove a nasty spikey yukka plant from a big pot which I can now use for more sweet peas.
I am happily watching the blackbird sitting on eggs by the side of the kitchen window.
They built the nest last year in the clematis and I never expected them reusing it. The daffs and tulips are out, the primulas look amazing....My flower and veg seeds have nearly all germinated.I'm a very happy bunny.
And rightly so homebird- looks delightful! Isn't it great when you have birds nesting and you know where they are so that you can keep a special look out for them. It's such a simple pleasure and we overlook so many of those nowadays because we have busy lives. I'm a great believer in just taking time to appreciate those little things.
THe SUN HAS COME OUT THIS MORNING! This is enough cause for celebration around here! OH are off for a day out and I fancy going to the National Botanic Garden (Wales) which has a fabulous glasshouse and walled garden, among other things. Last year we went in February and it was great. It'll be even better now.
What's more, the increased light should make my seedlings have a bit of a spurt today.
A belated welcome to Kef.
What sun??? It's not here today - we have the wet stuff instead - but the garden does need it - everything will really start to grow now
Yes, Welcome Kef
Its now got,to the panic stage for me......trying to get everything sown or planted out. In a normal spring we would all be further on I think
Have nice day.
Hi, Verdun. Have decided to plod on and not worry about whether I am planting late. But then, I'm not really trying to get a crop of veg., just a lovely place to enjoy and be creative in!
Thank you for the welcomes. Doing my best not to be a fair weather gardener, but it's chilly today & now started raining, I had planned on turfing some of the plants out of the old greenhouse that have been overwintering but a chance of frost tonight. Looks like they get a bit longer inside.
I'm happy because when checking them yesterday I found a baby tree peony has germinated...I'd read about ways of germinating these "difficult " seeds, but I just stuffed it in a pot of multi purpose and left it in the greenhouse and here it is. Don't really know where it will go but I was just wanting to see if I could germinate one.
Hope the sun shines for you.
Thank you, KEF, for liking my garden. My garden makes me happy.
homebird, your garden looks lovely.
Here is my garden in Spring last year.
BL it looks lovely. Bet you can't wait for better weather & spring at last !
I am happy as I have walked along Sand Bay and wood spring headland where the yellow gorse is flowering and as you pass it smells of coconut.This headland is so peaceful and the scenery is lovely .you can see right over to wales and into the hills,you can see the sugar loaf and the black mountains.With the dogs no better place to be on a nice day except on horse back on the Mendips,I am happy.
I'm very happy that everything is growing, blue skies and lovely spring flowers.
GG, did you get to the Botanical gardens? Went there last year and had a lovely day out.
KEF, if it's chilly and raining then I generally dont go out
I did get to the Botanic Gardens, Hollie Hock, thanks, and as ever I loved it. It really is a lovely place and at this time of year, the glasshouse is a real taste of summer. There were birds living and singing in there, and there are even nesting boxes for them. There is a waterfall in there with a wide, shallow pool beneath it and quite large goldfish were swimming about contentedly even where the water was only a few inches deep. We sat in the sun, with the breeze blowing in through the vents in the roof and rippling the tre branches, and ate lunch with the birds hopping about us. It was quite idyllic.