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Transplanting Delay = Stunted Tomatoes, Or?

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 07:00

They are probably stunted due to exhaustion of nutrients in the compost. Transplant them into fresh compost, burying them up to the first leaves. They will soon catch up


Place your bets....

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 20:45

In Nottingham I reckon mid May, but up in Mansfield or Ashfield, end of May. it is always 2 degrees colder at my mums than at mine.

The cutting garden 2016

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 20:42

The magic happens at Ashwood. Thank John Massey for his breeding programme.

The cutting garden 2016

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 14:56

This group of hellebores are under an old oak tree.and faces south all winter so gets sun in Spring and autumn when the sun is low.There is a raised wall in poor state because the previous owners Great Danes used to play king of the castle on there. The bulbs and hellebores are followed by hardy geraniums later on, and then most of it dies down by June after the oak tree is in full leaf because it is in full shade and too dry.I have a cacoon.. a hanging tent like thingy to hang from one of the big branches later on. I intend rebuilding the retaining wall with stone at some point to stop the soil running off. I have never fed the hellebores apart from putting home made compost around them.


The cutting garden 2016

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 12:08

 I am still on daffs from the garden. I'm not good at arranging, I tend to plonk them in a vase. The smell is lovely.

The cutting garden 2016

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 12:07

Aym, these are all from Ashwoods. The double dark red does not seem to set seed, and is still flowering, but the others set seed, I will be taking some off later if I remember to bag them, otherwise I  lose them in the compost around them.

Taken today..

 Ashwoods are not cheap, but given that most plants sold are three year old, and the flowers make all others look like also rans... save your pennies and go and see the polytunnels full next February.  I also have a couple of their single neons

Candleabera Primrose

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 12:00

I found that the best germination is when they are sown green. as soon as they come out of the pods, sow them into trays. Dried out seed does not germinate very well. This may mean that to get decent seed, you need to buy a plant first or find a friend with some .

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 11:57

I did have a pair of goldfinches taking seed out of the real dandelion heads yesterday, but these are what cheer me up every day.


HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 11:54

 I am planning a walk amongst the bluebells at Felley priory. I had a whacky idea. The kitchen is almost finished, it has to be tiled and painted. The splashback behind the hob is a sparkly dark blue. The run opposite has a space between the work surface and the wall cupboards. What to do? hubby has found a firm that can print any photo onto glass to make a panorama.  A bluebell wood panorama....

Punkdoc.. I thought a swap meet at the end of May.Most plants in pots would be ready to go straight out by then.


What a difference the sun makes

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 11:47

I actually have a line of washing out, as opposed to just putting it in the dryer.


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