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2014

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 09:23

Lots of refreshing rain through the night but fine now and dry forecast for the rest of today so the weeds should be easy to pull out now.  My sweet pea trial i was trying to keep back for a great show in August has responded to the rain by opening its flowers so i shall be deadheading daily now to keep them flowering.  they are Old Spice Mixed and Sir Henry Cecil and the smell from the few that have opened is delightful.  I bet the new flower seeds I sowed last week are just delighted with this rain and the slugs too no doubt.  But the runner beans will not need watering today and when the beds have dried up a bit I will harvest the spring planted garlic and plant out my sweetcorn which looks exactly the same size as Monty's were last night on TV as were my harvest of Charlotte potatoes.  

2014

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 21:45

I ate my first "Black Opal" tomato today and was astonished to find it was black all the way through, but it was delicious.  Here it is beside some more usual coloured tomatoes in the Nation of Gardeners trials for Mr, F

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othergills.

2014

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 22:13

Oh and how about the lettuce, cabbages and cauliflowers and the blue water in the pond sparkles.  The attention to detail is amazing.

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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colours.

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!

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