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Posted: 03/05/2014 at 19:56

Glorious day here. I have planted out some lavenders,  self raised plugs of cornflowers in gaps, and some acidanthera bulbs between early flowering stuff.

Salad for tea. I've turned up the temp on the thermostat in the greenhouse.

Too early for bedding plants yet?

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 11:16

What have you bought? some are hardier than others.

If you plant out now, have some sheets of newspaper ready to drape overnight over the plants.That will be enough to keep a mild frost off.

Petunias and busy lizzies are the most tender, they will not stand any frost. French marigolds are hardier. Pansies are OK outside now.


Posted: 03/05/2014 at 11:12

We've had a quick trip to The range for a new loo seat. OH broke old one yesterday. I checked their toms and peppers(outside) and they've definitely been frosted overnight. The chilli leaves have that translucent look that they get before they go black. They have all the pansies undercover.

My greenhouse thermometer showed a minimum of 1.9 C overnight, it seems the heater didn't kick in. temp at 9am was 19Cin the greenhouse. Dahlias in polytunnel with an extra sheet of polythene over seem all right.

Lovely blue sky here. it might be a day for hanging around and giving the garden a good looking at.

Camera Corner

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 20:55

Thats a cracker, diggingdoris.


Posted: 02/05/2014 at 20:23

No, hangy tent thingy. Like a tent, but instead of tent pegs to hold it down, it hangs from the tree.

I've got a double size green one.


Posted: 02/05/2014 at 20:06

Hangy tent thing arrived . The door is to follow.

They tried to deliver next door, but I eventually got it. We put it up, but it was threatening rain, so it is currently in the manshed(also known as a conservatory.

I need ladders to get it up and down, so OH is thinking of some sort of pulley system to raise and lower, since I'm dangerous with a wheelbarrow, and def dangerous with ladders.

For the time it was up, its really comfortable to lie in and read a book.

Planning new 'grasses' path

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 19:41

Carex comans bronze is so easy from seed. A dozen plants in no time at all.


Posted: 01/05/2014 at 21:54

and Tea at Bettys in Harlow Carr gardens?

Dont forget a fat rascal for verdun.


Posted: 01/05/2014 at 20:19

20 minutes sat in a traffic jam seething gave me plenty of time to write down his number and the firms website. 

Last week we gave a lorry on the motorway a wide berth. He didn't seem to be able to drive in a straight line. Out to white line, back to rumble strip and back again.Tired, drunk or on his phone?

OH sits there and goes, "I wish I was a traffic cop, I'd pull him. "

Chameleon plant

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 20:06

I like the smell of it when you crush a leaf between your fingers, but I didn't know it was edible.

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Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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