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05/05/2012 at 13:53

@Wintersong That Stachys looks nice and I have added the Silver Swan to my list.

Started raining here

05/05/2012 at 14:32

How long is this list?

Tomorrow I shall be setting out the tomatoes in the greenhouse.

05/05/2012 at 14:33

Figrat, that is an impressive transformation!

Looks like here we are having the same sort of weather as you are. I have the heat on again.

I am still working on my construction project; might go and take some "in progress" photos today.

No luck with the globe artichokes--will add to my wish list. I must do a town trip soon--need new glasses.

05/05/2012 at 14:43
Inkadog wrote (see)

No luck with the globe artichokes--will add to my wish list. I must do a town trip soon--need new glasses.

Haha, this made me laugh as I imagined you passing by the artichokes for sale because of bad eyesight

05/05/2012 at 16:17

Geoff what am I supposed to do if I keep seeing photos of lovely plants How big are your tomatoes?

Inkadog is it too expensive to order plants by post?

05/05/2012 at 16:26

It is rather expensive, but I have done it. What with shipping charges,it's not really worth it for just one or two things. But it's a real treat to go to a garden center with a wish list--it's probably just as well I don't travel to town very often!

05/05/2012 at 16:51

The tomatoes in the greenhouse are just coming into flower the ones in the fridge are red.

05/05/2012 at 16:53

Flower really??? You will need the red ones to throw at the tv.

05/05/2012 at 16:58

It is all about the Voice until BGT comes on-how is the cup- final?

05/05/2012 at 17:19
When did you sow your tomatoes Geoff?
05/05/2012 at 17:22
figrat wrote (see)
When did you sow your tomatoes Geoff?


Around mid- February.

05/05/2012 at 17:25
Ah. I don't think I did mine till mid march. Shall try harder next year!
05/05/2012 at 17:27

That warm spell when they were in the greenhouse brought them on.

05/05/2012 at 17:38

Geoff you can have a star. Chelski have scored.

05/05/2012 at 17:57
Just watched Beechgrove for the first time.
05/05/2012 at 17:58

Well-and your review is?

05/05/2012 at 17:59
Accessible gardening by real people.
05/05/2012 at 18:04

You wonder why is it is a Scottish secret that has been kept for over 30 years.

I only stumbled across it last year.

05/05/2012 at 18:11
I've heard about it so much, but never got round to watching it before. Should be more mainstream, that's for sure. I do like Monty Don, but he has it all at his fingertips. The Beechgrove bunch struck me as being in the real world. Will be interested in their potting compost trials. Gardening here today a bit of a no-go, have got toms, peppers, courgettes and cucumbers with nice warm bottoms in the gh - on the heated propagators without lids. Pressure washed the patio this afternoon.
05/05/2012 at 19:16

We have sun!  Woot!  Hubby got the grass cut (avoiding the bluebells), and I tidied up the "flower bed".

My tomatoes are about an inch high... not too impressive, as are my cucumbers.  My strawberries are flowering, and my potatoes are looking bushy and lush.  Haven't got a clue if that means anything good is happening underground though!  lol

I think my first crop is going to be radishes and babyleaf salad in a few days. Yum!