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* Red Dahlia *


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Twilight Gardening

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 21:52
I think I may cop out and do some sowing in the kitchen. The other half has nipped to the pub to see the villagers (its like the WI I'm telling you!!!) so while he is away I will try and get the seeds in without spreading compost and vermiculite all over!!! Then straight into the conservatory to propogate.

I can't even grow from seed!!!!!!!

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 21:34
Mum told me tonight to use vermiculite to cover seed and this should stop any rotting off issues! Only problem I'd its seems blooming expensive from homebase!!

Aldi garden stuff

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 21:32
The capillary matting is blooming good! And not bad price wise!!

Tomato seedlings

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 21:31
Mine are looking ok at the moment. Seem to have taken ok and developing larger true leaves!!! Fingers crossed that the conservatory is suiting them. God only knows how much the economy 7 heating will add to my electric bill!

Twilight Gardening

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 20:48
Question is, after this cooking programme and watching Gardeners World which I can see is taping, do I take my torch and pot up some sweet pea and gazania seed. Or will the other half and you all think u have lost the plot! Feel like u haven't done enough today as we did family visits, that's another day gone!!

Fencing for raised beds

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 20:30
Thanks for the link merky. My only worry with wood panels is the maintenance. I wonder if willow hurdles would take less maintaining. I have so much fence I can't really think about applying even more creacote. Which by the way is not a patch on the creasote I use to paint the sheds with as a kid! And I love the smell, happy memory and smells clean to me!!

Hosta's

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 20:23
Am I best to let them flower or take the heads off to prolong the leaf quality?

What happens when you leave your boyfriend unattended!!

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 20:20
The garden at the front is extremely heavy clay that has never been turned. I dug out a whole mini skip to make 2 boarders and bought in soil. Other than that it would be far too heavy for me to work. The next door neighbour told me when I moved in and we were chatting over the hedge, I said I wanted to put veg at the front. He said he has been working his for 20 years and still is struggling! Straight away I said raised beds or no beds!!!!

What happens when you leave your boyfriend unattended!!

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 17:17
Well my foot us firmly down, no to tractor tyres!! I want stone build raised beds but no chance with the cost, just can't afford that. Knowing us it will be a long project in the planning and then we will do just before moving home!!!!! My tatties are in the conservatory in builders buckets!!!! The others are still chitting waiting for the sun to warm up the raised bed.

Unsure if these 'massive' carots will materialise. My last years early Nantes but 1.5ft top on and nothing at base. New soil so really did dissappoint but this year I'm filling a dog bath and will attempt a better yield!!

It has taken me 5 years to get him as trained as this, when we first got together he introduced me to the family as a girl who rides horses, can pluck and draw a phesant and knows varieties of potatos!!! No clue if I should have been offended, happy or embarrassed!!!

Still don't manage to get him to clean my fork and spade and oil them before winter!! I'm trying tho!!!

What happens when you leave your boyfriend unattended!!

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 14:07
To be fair the lawn is like a bog, but suppose he took the chance while the sun was out. Looks much neater! Just wish we could get the weather to be about four degrees! You step out the door expecting warmth and come back in with a wind burnt face!!!

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