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sow seeds

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 21:58

Many years ago when I first left home, I started off some seeds in a seed tray and put them in a sheltered place in the garden with cling film over.  That year I had the most magnificent pots and hanging baskets!

New Allotment

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 21:56

Well done Victoria, hope you enjoy your new allotment.  We have a double plot.  The first half we had was started from scratch and we had to clear grass and weeds away (it had been an allotment about 50 years ago, so there was buried bits and bobs) so that's what we took time doing. 

Our neighbour just faffed about really and planted a bit and then left it, didn't really clear away the weeds properly, just dug them in etc.  Anyway they gave up and I took that plot on too, so again we just started at one end and dug the whole lot over again and removed everything.  Replanted any useful bulbs (which are coming up now where we want them too).

SO my only advice to you is as others have said, take your time, clear it well, give it a go and most importantly enjoy

Started on the veg sowing!

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 21:45

I started this weekend, just toms for greenhouse, chilli's and sweet red peppers, leeks too.

I also set a few penstemon, antirrhinum and delphinium.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 21:40

Well, haven't been on here for what seems forever.  Good to read a few threads and catch up on what people are up to.  I managed to get to the allotment yesterday and today.  I think I witnessed sunshine, wind, rain and hailstones all within an hour yesterday.  Glad I went this morning as this afternoon was raining and very cold. 

Got a big patch of earth dug over.  OH made good the raspberry supports and we cleared a couple of raised beds. Also managed to weed around the autumn onion sets and the garlic which seem to be doing well.

Spent Friday evening setting seeds at the dining room table in the warm and set the propagator on the windowsill.

Hand planned to clean the greenhouse a bit too, but the weather got the better of me in the end.

It's good to get back out and feel like I've made a good start. Phew . . .

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 23:52

The hollyhocks in my front garden are around 6ft tall, they never grow so big out the back.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 23:46

Bamboogie the Eryngium is Blue something or other, can't remember, will have to consult label. 

Victoria sponge, the orange flower i

s Trollias, beautiful flower. We bought them both at this years GW live. The Trollias were flying off the stands with very few left.  Beautiful colour. 

Pleased with my baskets, calibrochia, new guinea impatiens and something I can't remember now.  

lots of summer colour just starting to appear.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 19:11

Here are some recent pictures


Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 18:27
Great, finally able to post a comment, been having trouble all afternoon until I spotted DovefromAbove's advice thread. Thanks

The day is very overcast today, but I got a bit of planting done and a couple of photos taken, but will have to post them another day.

Lovely photos as usual from everyone else.


Posted: 23/06/2014 at 22:53

Rain reached us late this evening. Not much, just enough to wet the whistle of our gardens!!  Saved us a job watering though.  Very muggy.

Have ordered the perennial offer in GW mag today too.  The last lot I got doing really well, grew them on and now all planted out in the garden.  They'll be good mature plants ready to flower next year.  I think I'll end up with loads, so may plant a few at the allotment too.


gardening for a living

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 22:43

Good luck with your dream Kevin.  If it's within your reach, then grab it with both hands.  I would really love to take a leap of faith and change from working in an office to carry out gardening.  But the usual constraints of life sometimes hold us back, so at the moment I have to enjoy it as a hobby. But I like to offer advice if asked, help out and share my self grown plants with friends and family.  One day perhaps . . . . . . .

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