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2014

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 22:09

Good work, flumpy1,  I took some pics of the details on my cake to show the lovely workmanship and thought you would like to see my golden rose bushes my fb friend brought when she visited.

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 The potatoes and garlic are some of my Mr. Fothergill's harvest.  Is not the little beehive on the cake sweet?

2014

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 10:29

No. just tap the trusses of flowers every morning with your fingers so that they are all pollinated , keep well watered (water regularly. i do mine every morning at present) and half strength tomato feed when you see your first tomato which will be about Aug. 4th by the look of your plants.  I will do some detailed photograph of the cake to let you see what a stunner it is.  It is a very rich fruit cake inside so no hurry to eat it!

2014

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 22:10

Separate your tomatoes into one pot each, stake each one and give half strength feed at every watering as soon as the first flower has set.  Fruitcake i am a judge at one of the local shows this year and Bristol in Bloom keeps me very busy.

2014

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 22:07

I hope i can manage to show you the cake my FB friends brought me among many other lovely presents today.

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2014

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 07:57

Back on advanced editor setting so can show you my new Amgelonia.  i had a white one last year which flowered for me twice in the summer and in the depth of winter in the conservatory.  They come in lots of

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2014

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 11:27
A new watch was nearly ??40 so i had a new strap and battery for the old one. it was still ??30 for the two so had to pretend i did not see the lovely plants for sale in the flower shop! That shows how inflation catches up with you. the old watch was only ??24 complete when i bought it four and a half years ago.

2014

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 08:28
Looks like another few days of good gardening weather ahead and a fine day for Wednesday when i am showing FB friends round the Botanic Gardens in Bristol after they have visited my garden. I have to go shopping in the next village today as we do not have a jewellers in our shopping area and I need a new watch. No doubt i will see some plant or other I fancy there!

2014

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 13:59
Thank you, Dovefromabove for letting me know how i could post. Pity I cannot show you my new Angelonia plant bought this morning - a purple one. The weather men would have been astonished at how quickly an 85 year old can run when startled. i was half way up my very long garden when the thunder and lightening simultaneously startled me. i had not heard thunder with my hearing aids in before! So a bit of retail therapy was needed at the flower shop!

2014

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 20:25

Oh such a shame, frumpy1, about your plants.  Yes I have had to water some of my strawberry plants as they are on trial for Mr. Fothergill's trials.  But the rain we had today has revived quite a lot of drooping plants.  The hydrangeas like wet weather.

2014

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 11:16

It is pouring now and looks like it is here to stay for a bit so a good time to get out my notebook and catch up with my spreadsheets for Mr. Fothergill's Nation of Gardeners trials.  I will have a look on the Blog results to remind me what needs filled in.  The Charlotte potatoes in open ground have not been harvested yet so cannot compare them with my planter crop yet.  But I do have yesterday's date for first ripe tomato!

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