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Latest posts by Gardengirl..

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

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 15:14

Fruitcake you chickens look beautiful bet they are loving looking around their new home like that they are all different colours

BizzieB I am first on the waiting list for an allotment

Ginagibbs my muscles and back painful from that lot - photos sound good

Went to Inexcess Ringwood and brought a fork today as one in garage is really bent, I will still use it, lots of bird food and also got some more petunia seeds as other ones sown not coming up think I had the pack too long

So been sowing more seeds today - no big fence posts there so will have to wait a bit for that to be fixed and put my sweet peas out   

My Verbena B has come up 2 seedlings sown on the 19th

Watching seedlings grow

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 19:32

Stagbeetle I would say with your sweet peas to pinch them out above the first set of leaves stops them being long and leggy and new shoots will come out lot stronger, the potatoes look just right all other seeds look great

So good watching seeds grow and seeing everyone else's

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 19:00

Woo2 lots more seeds done today, lot of little seedlings potted on

Stagbeetle I sowed my sunflower seeds today

put the sunflower seeds in loo roll tubes trying them again as did not have any tin cans I could use and a few yogurt pots 

BizzieB your plot looks really good, looks like you are going to have a nice lot of space to grow things in 

Here is the horse manure I collected the other day, from this

17 bags later and lots of shovelling then looked like this


Posted: 26/03/2015 at 15:54

Hello all

Yesterday put up the second 5 tier green house for seedling,  which went in today

Been out in the garden a bit cutting bits near the washing line away - trees, holly and rose bits from next door and our side now hand wrist sore from prickles as they kept getting me but big pile of bits to cut up now to go into the garden waste bin

rather windy out today

Watching seedlings grow

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 15:53

LucyL  prick out lobelia in to groups/ bunches as do best that way, I did not know the first time I grew them and had loads of seedlings seprate in pots - look good seedlings

GemmaJF those melons look amazing, not start my cucumbers off yet will do next week, my tagetes seeds did not do anything so thinks I need a new pack of seeds

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 12:22

Thanks Ginagibbs for the pics busy you,  I will add some pics soon of the horse manure

Put up my 2nd 5 tier plastic greenhouse yesterday so 2 weeks since the other one went up -  so today I will put the seedling in there so many in living room taking over place and growing fast

I have my cape gooseberry seeds up took ages to germinate out of one lot of 10 seeds I have two growing bigger and 2 new germinated ones, I sowed 2 lots of 10 seeds about a week apart thinking the seeds were not doing anything they are slow growing  

GWRS the horse manure non smelly it was bottom of pile well rotted for about 6 months  when I get an allotment plot some will be going that way

Stagbeetle like the way your potatoes were chatting interesting - not chitting   

I will try and sow sunflowers maybe Friday or Saturday ones I figure how many I can have in the flower patch and which seeds to start off, going to try sorting out flower patch today  

How's everyone's allotments looking?

Zoomer how the newbies getting on?

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