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Posted: 22/02/2015 at 17:41

Hello all

Been doing the volunteering walking around the local park for the conservation day doing litter picking was dry before lunch but cold due to wind some areas were so muddy, my left shoulder is saw it was heavy rubbish and lots of it,  while having lunch it started raining so home time - put cream on shoulder now heat pack  - been raining lots since home

Mrs Garden nice pics apple trees  look ok, thinning out could do with a bit more but height looks fine

Seed Sowing Time Yet?

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 17:31

The celery seeds are up and so are the broad beans so exciting seeing the seeds come up

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 17:03

Weyplotter thanks for the info on the saw looked it up does look like it would be a little heavy but then most of them prop are, good you do not have to use it all the time,  great you got you bed edged

Weyplotter re compost I use brought seed compost, I not sure it is a good idea to use home made compost  as lots of weed seedlings can come up does in ours when I put it in the border things like tomatoes, you could use it on beans the large seeds then you can tell if any weed seeds come up  well that is my thoughts    

Fruitcake I understand the Glastonbury mud look been to the local area for the conservation day to do the litter picking and there were lots of slide - ee and squidgy areas where people have been walking a lot

Woo2 hope the weather is nice and dry for you next weekend, Sunday will be beginning of March -   defiantly seed sowing time

Ginagibbs polytunnel sounds good when up you will be able to keep dry if it rains and seedlings will get the best light to grow

Garden News seeds

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 17:38

Here is an up date of my delphinium seeds 2 have been up for a while now 2 more appearing


Posted: 21/02/2015 at 17:02

Hello all

Planning and sorting out my ideas, not sure what sweet peas I will be sowing sometime - have some autumn ones but want to sow more in spring  

Seeds that popping up here are my broad beans today

Matty2 what flowers have you gone for is there a colour theme?

Hail coming down again

Lesley glad your lupin seed have germinated

What flowers to grow?

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 16:27

GW mag this month comes with free seeds of zinnias, there are so many different flowers that are easy to go antirrhinum come in all colours, sweet peas

I am going to try larkspur this year they do look pretty  

Train Station Gardens

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 14:10

Victoria Sponge - got a new stand now for the water butt not up there yet as trying to make a cage with pallets to protect from being nicked and will screw the stand down to the wooden stand     Like the way you have been planting bits,  bit of Guerrilla gardening for you

Lunaria what great murals that station does look good

Thanks KEF Thanks all for your comments

Tootles that is a shame - any sloping banks to take over?

Still needs lots of weeding and few bit to plant, I do a bit of guerrilla gardening on the high up bit of the station done some clearing so far of brambles  

still waiting for the shelters to have glass or plastic on day we may get it  

Train Station Gardens

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 19:22

Hello all here is an update of the garden

Pallet train has got some more colour with the plants now flowering and bulbs will be coming out later

Here is the first two daff now in flower for the year so amazing nice an early

 and a primula flowering

We now this week have 2 benches at Sholing Station so brilliant we have been wanting more seats for ages

hanging baskets

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 18:43

I am trying to decide what to grow in the hanging baskets from seed

Any ideas for trailing flowers/ foliage?

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 16:33

Stagbeetle good you got some stuff dug, nice you had a picnic up the allotment,  did they all enjoy the plot?  

Think it is good to have a nursery bed where you can grow plants on before they go in to there proper planting area, that is what I will have   

Zoomer44 nice to see other allotmenteer's

Fruitcake is that the clay soil   

Don't know about our council having an association

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