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Latest posts by Gardengirl..

Cucumber planting advice

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 13:51

cucumbers are really nice remember you can cut in to pieces with no skin or middle stuff  and cook in butter in a frying pan yummy and make cucumber soup - I want to grow loads this year   like them in my sandwiches

I grow them at back of veg bed with sweetcorn in front


Posted: 13/03/2015 at 13:24

Hello all

1Runnybreak1 not good that you had that in there and it still blow over, I did have that happen but that was when I had no bricks in there so decided to put something heavy in there you were not too bossy 

The Gardeners Boy

when the plastic gh gets hot and the weather is warmer I open them up begin of day then shut in evening, then after a long time of the seedling being in there and the weather getting really hot I keep the doors open - think they are good green houses, I would buy one oh I did 2 of them 

After a year or two the plastic need replacing as get warn away but they are cheap and when you put away for winter time the poles can get orange rust in mind you don't get that on your clothes it stains  

Horse manure collecting today

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 12:46

GWRS think the really pretty ones are male they were cock a do da doing - they were in an open garden I visited not mine

you mean Terry Walton he is the one from Wales, the garden news mag has a page in each week mag from him

Fruitcake not heard the allotment guy on radio

Stagbeetle I was trying to say things in post above not in a mean way

Ginagibbs is that the one with the man and women going around allotments on youtube?

Need to screen my garden

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 23:18

go with a jasmines there are nice evergreen ones pretty flower too and variegated  

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 22:56

Thanks David K will be a while before mine go out got to prepare the area and have a new fence post put in, they are sprouting nicely from where I pinched them out they are about 8cm high

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 22:53

Stagbeetle maybe the seed compost needs more air and are they a bit damp? if bigger seed you could rub over the surface to remove it rub it away 

May I just point out that the fruit trees may be to close to each other as they can get big ish,  the last pic looks like a dogwood - cornus to me  or a tree

You have done really well lots of digging done there, you have daffs in flower thanks for the pictures

Definitely put some canes and string around your plot, may be a sign up saying digging in action or your newbie all advice welcome or your plot no 


Posted: 12/03/2015 at 19:37

Lyn and 1Runnybreak1 I have had it up like that a few years and is fine with just the bricks at the bottom now got lots of seedlings in trays in there weighing it down if the weather does get really bad then I will do something else

Hello newbies, I seem to have self seeded sunflowers growing from the bird food so that will be nice

been sowing more seeds lettuce today and pricking out loads of celery

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 19:27

I have transplanted my celery and I have absolute loads and cauliflower and sown some red lettuce and moved lots of my seedling to the green house

Fruitcake sound good that you will get your chicken coop at your allotment

Really like this one look so cute I saw in an open garden below

and here are some more they had

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 19:17

Thanks David K will look in to that, so ah you defiantly understand train station H&S issues

We planted bamboo and that got pulled about by kids we think, then we were told that South West Trains don't want invasive plant so had to remove it   

Want to make the station smell really good and look pretty with the sweet peas also sown dwarf ones so they will be fine

Do dwarf sweet peas spread?  bit like nasturtiums   got to think how much space they will need

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