Ali Newbie Gardener

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Posted: 09/05/2013 at 08:29

Morning All. "Day off" today (toddlers in day care/at nanny's) and was itching to mow the lawns but alas I think the weather will thwart me! Never mind though, everything greening up nicely. 'Infrared' sunflowers, Mexican Hats, Calendula and Nasturtiums just starting to show and veg coming along nicely. Wanted to get my cabbage planted out today but may wait til this wind dies down a bit.

will enjoy my usual visit to the GC though. Need compost, lime etc. May just have to have a good old Nanna Nap this afternoon. Smallest toddler up at 6 

FG good luck with the fence


Posted: 08/05/2013 at 09:49

Morning All. Late this morning as was putting a new little potting bench together my hubby bought me. Had to do the dreaded housework yesterday while the sun was blazing down. Now I have the chance to get out its gone all rainy and drizzly...typical  and the lawn needs mowing.

agree with SwissSue..not much else to be done. Just weeding and watching!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 21:46


Hi Jess. In new too!

well folks I think a couple of teeny tiny potato sprouts are coming up! These are the potatoes my dear old Dad thought would be a good idea to plant in mid Feb and have been subject to Arctic conditions ever since.. It's a miracle!

GG you are a better woman than I. Can't even get the hose attachment to work!


Posted: 06/05/2013 at 08:39

Morning All! A beautiful day here in North Staffs, big improvement on yesterday. Just been for my usual morning inspection. My Calendula are sprouting and all the young veggies growing by the day. so good for the soul to see nature at work 

have enjoyed reading all your posts every morning. It's becoming a routine!


Posted: 05/05/2013 at 08:24

Does anyone rate the little plastic greenhouses or is it a waste of time? I don't have one at the moment but it would open up such possibilities. Would love to grow some soft fruit.


Posted: 04/05/2013 at 09:28

I agree FG. Seems like we're constantly fighting some battle in our companies are the usual offender. BL didnt realise you we're in France. How lovely!


Posted: 04/05/2013 at 08:44

Thanks for the advice on Center Parcs everyone. Daylight robbery that place but the situation has been happily resolved. Mum coming til the op then Hubby for the last two days...happy days! You're right though everyone. We accept so much rubbish off these companies and quite often if you fight it's surprising how quickly they back down.

rain forecast here today in North Staffs. Cabbage seedlings still a bit poorly and no sign of those pesky potatoes!


Posted: 03/05/2013 at 12:48


Think the cabbage seedlings will survive and hopefully I will too! My poor mum has been called in to have her knee replaced slap bang in the middle of our long awaited Center Parcs holiday next week...grr. They will not refund nor change dates so looks like Hubby may have to come instead. They know how to charge at that place. So much for cancellation insurance . Tina and FG-I have all this teenager stuff to come but not for a while yet. My boys are one and two years old!

wish I was in the garden today. Off to the soft play instead


Posted: 03/05/2013 at 08:30

Hi everyone. Hope you don't mind me butting in. I had a couple of small lemonades last night and realised in the middle of the night that I had left my cabbage seedlings out all night. Just put them out for an airing yesterday in the sun. Hardly dared look. They are a little droopy but I think they'll be OK 

Birds trying to nest in my potting shed

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 14:57

Thanks SwissSue. I always thought I was being cruel disturbing them but Ill let them nest and cover the mower. maybe it'll bring me some good gardening karma!

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