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Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 20:35

Emptied out my flower bed today and dug over and added new compost ready for it to be a cut flower bed, will put a few plants back in that are good for cutting and others will be moved else where - not many plants to be moved all in pots for now till I know where to put them

Matty2 next weeks Garden News mag is going to have an article on grow your own wedding flowers thought that might be interesting for you to read

Fidgetbones that is a great offer but not enough room in garden for that many until I get an allotment plot and also part shade in the veg garden

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 20:07

Ginagibbs I know that it is traditional to plant potatoes on Good Friday as this would be the first main bank holiday of the year  - in which you can get some gardening done

may do mine that day, sometimes I have done them about this time

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 13:25

GWRS the person on leave on there holiday for now, so back in a bit, don't know where you can get chickpea seeds from  

Fruitcake are you starting your videos soon, how the chickens settling in?  

Stagbeetle are you going to sow seeds direct in the soil on your allotment?


Posted: 29/03/2015 at 19:40

I go around just looking for pallets normally find they have the HT sign on them so builders near by or skips

or off Gumtree on freebies

Flowers will look nice in them trailing ones or shorter ones if having it vertical, and a cold frame is brilliant really like mine still it proves really useful  


Posted: 29/03/2015 at 17:15

Hi Crazyflower if you painted it I think that would of helped protect your plants from the chemicals and you will have to line areas with like weed matting to put the compost and strawberry plants in

So I would use the pallet, I have only had heat treated ones  

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 17:09

Stagbeetle not got an allotment yet I am first on the waiting list

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 16:52

I sowed a few flower seed yesterday and day before for cutting patch, antirrhinums, Ammi V, aster, larkspur and ageratum timeless mix   

Gone with 5 types of sunflower 3 of each in loo roll middle tubes and yogurt pots one a perennial one, few mixed colour ones, giant ones that is 15 seeds

Sarah Raven said in Garden News mag to pinch them out when they get to 30 cms big which means they don't grow vastly tall but are bushy and more flower productive

Beaus Mum I saw council displays last year with sunflowers in part of the beds looked good  


Posted: 29/03/2015 at 16:36

Hello all

Back in looking dryer out now but windy, up early as went to Sholing valley study centre today for the conservation day as we were manning the plant area with lots of plants to sell - only had a few people wonder around and they did not buy any but we did 2 grasses Luzula nivea, Karl foerster and a choisya so they got a bit of money, they will get more money when they do their spring fair in May  

Also watching a blue tit checking out one of the bird boxes there   

Fidgetbones nice pic


Posted: 28/03/2015 at 20:35

Me knackered bed time soon don't want to lose the hour in sleep time so need to go to bed early as up early tomorrow

Clarington night night


Posted: 28/03/2015 at 15:20

Hello all

Been doing more seed sowing got new petunia seeds to try as other lot I sowed still not up yet

Got lots more bird food today

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