Latest posts by Emma1978


Posted: 19/10/2013 at 14:30

lol jat

Daddy long legs - a serious problem?

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 13:49

Get some chickens 

Leek problems

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 13:48

lol I bought some leek seedlings earlier in the year, and half were onions 

Lifting and storage of dahlias

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 09:56

Hello all,

So I was thinking (dangerous!), for those of you who lift their tubers, rather than leaving them in the ground, when do you do this? Wait for the frosts?

Whar makes me happy in the autumn?

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 08:13

lol Brum, I can't help it. I didn't sleep much, so my head's filled with random whitterings lol

Whar makes me happy in the autumn?

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 08:07

What makes me happy? Oooooooooooo lots of things

  • clearing ground where veggies were, digging it over and watching the hens go nuts hunting for bugs
  • seeing the cyclamen I bought from Tesco last Autumn spring into flower (all plants reduced from £4 to 4p for a tray of 6, so I cleared them out lol)
  • seeing the sea of cosmos 'purity' still going strong, along with dahlias, rudbekia, some type of daisy. Oh and the rose my Dad gave me a few Christmas's ago still in flower, and filling the air with scent. Sweetpeas are still doing this too
  • The fantastic array of firey tones of the leaves on the teas
  • The parsnips and leeks have swollen massively, and I'm starting to think about hearty stews etc.
  • The onions and garlic are well up now, giving the promise of Spring not being too far away
  • The biennials are doing well too, must plant them out
  • Cabbage is ready to go out too (it already is 'out', but isn't in open ground yet)
  • The egg bounty from my ladies
  • Making bread
  • Seeing the life cycle of the cottoneaster at the bottom of the garden - it fed swarms of honey and bumble bee in the Spring, and now it's juicy berries will feed the birds over Winter
  • My daughter's 'impossible' Salvia, three years old now and still flowering. No one told it it was supposed to be an annual in this country obviously lol
  • The amarllis bulbs just starting to come to life
  • The cheery faces of pansies and violas that are in the same pots as alliums, tulips, and fritallaria

Oooops I don't half go on lol


Posted: 18/10/2013 at 17:03

Verdun, you bad, bad boy hahahahahahaha


Posted: 18/10/2013 at 14:22

Well the experience warmed my cheeks up thats for sure lol


Posted: 18/10/2013 at 14:18

When using Google to search for Colchicum bulbs, don't type in their common name instead. Oh my giddy Aunt.......

Sweet Pea seedlings

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 04:36

I had a go at growing themfor the first time this year. I harvested some seed from them, and planted them a few weeks ago - some completely black, and some green. Both sown at exactly the same time, in exactly the same conditions (my little experiment). There's not much (if anything) in it to be honest.

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Strange weather we've been having

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A great day!

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Generation Game cooking comp in York

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Baby biennials

when to plant out? 
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Thinking ahead

What will you do different next year? 
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A sad day :(

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How long for fruit 
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