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Posted: 08/05/2014 at 06:42

Good morning Chicky - I think the only thing I miss about work was some plants I looked out for on my route   Have a good day 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 06:39

Gorgeous pics folks! Lots of inspiration there - thanks for sharing   


Posted: 08/05/2014 at 06:20

Good morning all  

Dry out at the moment and the lowest temp overnight was 10.1C  

Hefty and friends have eaten all their supper and nearly emptied the water bowl.  

The sky looks a bit overcast and the Met Office is talking about heavy rain starting soon and staying for most of the day - that'll be my water butts full too then - must look on the bright side 

Mixed up second earlies and maincrop potaotes.

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 20:12

As a child I loved being told what was poisonous - it made gardening really interesting 


Posted: 07/05/2014 at 20:11

Oooh that agastache looks gorgeous Verdun - and just the right colour for my front garden ............   I might just have to .................. 

Rejuvenating an old rosemary

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 20:00

It's probably yellow 'cos it got a soggy bottom over the winter.  Put it somewhere well-drained and sunny and incorporate some grit - it'll give it a new lease of life 

Mixed up second earlies and maincrop potaotes.

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 19:56

Most potatoes produce flowers - when they do I fudge around in the ground and see if I can feel some potatoes, if I can and most are about the size of a hen's egg then I'll dig some up for a meal.  

When digging put the fork in some way away from the plant and ease it up gently and hopefully you won't spear any spuds.  Then when you think you've got all the potatoes turn the soil over again quite deeply and /or scrabble around with your hands, and you'll probably find some more potatoes hiding down there 

Occasionally there are some varieties of potato that don't flower - not sure why - then they ought to be ready 10 weeks from planting - if the size of the potatoes is disappointing give them another week or so. 

Oh, and the green things that look like tomatoes and that sometimes appear on the the potato plants after the flowers, are the seeds - make sure the children know they are not tomatoes as they are poisonous if eaten. 

Lemon Tree/bush Leaf Problems

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 19:40

Bumping up 

Rejuvenating an old rosemary

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 19:34

I find that regular clipping to obtain plenty of rosemary for the kitchen keeps mine quite neat and compact.

Hedgehog Free

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 19:26

Congratulations HHare - a job well done - have a glass of something to celebrate 

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