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05/05/2012 at 20:10

My tomatoes are about 10" high and looking good but they are still in the potting shed.  I would have liked to have done some gardening today but that wind was just too chilly.

05/05/2012 at 20:14

Steff sounds like you had a good day.

KG  what are you and Geoff doing with your toms? I managed some weeding but too chilly to move any plants on so not a lot to do.

05/05/2012 at 20:24

My toms are actually not as far ahead as they normally are.  In fact everything is behind.  I've just been checking my gardening diary and this year the apple blossom is about three weeks behind last year.  The cotoneaster was in full flower by 9th May last year but this year it is nowhere near flowering.

05/05/2012 at 20:27

Still have not got apple blossom either.-how long till you leave the house KG(I am not a burglar)

Kate-I am a nurturer

Steff-look on it as work in progress

05/05/2012 at 20:33

My apple blossom is half open but this time last year I already had baby apples. 

I leave for the airport tomorrow afternoon.  Of course I am leaving my security guard and german shepherd on duty in my house   My dad once said that the only person who would bother to break into my house would be a book lover.  I have nothing else worth taking.  Miserable Paul at work spent twice as much on headphones than I did on my TV.  I've always said that money not spent on the garden is money wasted.

05/05/2012 at 20:52

It is raining  I thought that it was going to be too cold to rain.

What is Holly wearing??

I will have to start talking to my tomato plants.

05/05/2012 at 21:48

Weird day for weather - hale earlier on, then... SUN! And it stayed sunny enough to dry the lawn out enough to mow, which it really needed. Also started digging out the last overgrown bed in the garden which I'm going to use for the courgettes I've got in the coldframe. A productive afternoon

@Wintersong, thanks for the staking tip, I'll probably try that with the digitalis when they go in.

Also, I went for wander earlier and saw a swan sitting on her eggs, and loads of wild Cowslips. I want some in my garden now.

http://distilleryimage11.instagram.com/1a0becec96d211e180c9123138016265_7.jpg

05/05/2012 at 21:53

The cowslips, not the swans

05/05/2012 at 22:03

I shall give my tomato plants a stiff talking to on Thursday.

05/05/2012 at 22:06
The river in our town has burst it's banks and the swan has lost it's nest. Every year it sits on the other side of the river, but it had no chance! Hope it manages to make a new nest when the water backs down.
05/05/2012 at 22:11

@Rob cowlips look lovely

@Max it has been difficult weather all round.

@Geoff we know you have been sweet talking them

05/05/2012 at 22:23

Warmest March

Wettest April

???? May

05/05/2012 at 22:28

Does it have to begin with the letter W?

05/05/2012 at 22:39
Windiest?
05/05/2012 at 23:13

Winteriest?

06/05/2012 at 00:40

Whatever - will probably be wevolting

06/05/2012 at 00:41

Groan.

06/05/2012 at 02:30

@ Jude, lol very good response!

Figrat, love the piccies, amazing work

All......am jealous of the progress of your veggies, at times like this I think was my holiday worth it when Im so far behind . Managed to get a couple of hours out in the garden, this clearing is back braking and hardly seem to be making a dent in it. Hpoing for another dry day tomorrow, fingers crossed. Enjoy your  weekend peeps x

06/05/2012 at 09:04
Rob Stevens wrote (see)

Weird day for weather - hale earlier on, then... SUN! And it stayed sunny enough to dry the lawn out enough to mow, which it really needed. Also started digging out the last overgrown bed in the garden which I'm going to use for the courgettes I've got in the coldframe. A productive afternoon

@Wintersong, thanks for the staking tip, I'll probably try that with the digitalis when they go in.

Also, I went for wander earlier and saw a swan sitting on her eggs, and loads of wild Cowslips. I want some in my garden now.

http://distilleryimage11.instagram.com/1a0becec96d211e180c9123138016265_7.jpg


hi.. i have loads of them in my garden and i harvest the seeds every spring.. if you would like some let me know.. i can send some.. they are so easy to grow had hundreds this year asi was told they are very hard to grow from seed.. they are not..

06/05/2012 at 09:21

I grew my cowslips from seed a few years back but they never established in their original spot which was swamped with Aquilegias. Since upgrading them to their own patch, they are multiplying at a rapid rate  They get morning sun with afternoon shade.