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Your Favourite Tools

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 19:51

Love my small kitchen fork (without handle) and a small paint brush handle, really useful for pricking out and planting seedlings.

A lute? Reminds me of medievil banquets

Seeds are up

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 19:36

Will leave them alone then, cold weather is due so that might get them going.

Good news Busy-Lizzie,it's great when you see them coming up after sowing.

Due to the cold weather expected here in the next few days,I will hold off sowing any more for now.

Gardeners World new season

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 19:23

Enjoyed the programme, loved the chicken, made me smile. For me the programme could without Joe Swift, I think it's easy to say what would would look here and there without any regard to the individual garden, time and expense.

I really liked Monty's new path of bricks, gave some inspiration about how to use recyled materials in the garden. I disagree that it would be that expensive or need a mini digger.

I haven't laid a path that size but I have used reclaimed bricks to build steps in several parts of my garden. I guess Monty was demostrating a full professional job that you would pay some money for. It is possible to do this a lot a cheaper.

Picked up 40 red reclaimed bricks today

 

 

 

Best and worst

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 18:21

The best is definately planting out new stuff, especially if I've grown it from seed. Deadheading flowers in the Summer time is a close second for me. Sowing and pricking out seed I also enjoy. Also like planting spring bulbs as I know the rewards will be woth it

The worst is dealing with creeping buttercup, which I noticed today is already growing

 

Completely new to veg growing

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 18:09

Thanks Dove, Trolls obviously they haven't anything better to do with their time.

Still early days Lucy, but it's exciting do something new, even if I get to eat a small sample of what I grow, I'll be happy. Think I will always be a flower girl at heart.

Picked up Dr Hessayons Veg & Herb expert the other day for a £1 as well as The shrub expert for the same price

Checked the mangetout, nothing sprouting yet

Talkback: How to grow lupins

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 17:47

Might also be an issue if you're using an ad blocking software. If I turn mine off I can see the video.

The seeds that I sowed last year and over wintered are doing well, got about 4-5 small plants. No idea what colour they will be as they were a mixed packet of Russells Hybrids. Not sure if they will flower this year, but I'm hopefull given the growth they are showing.

The first Gardeners' World

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 21:45

Found a way round the regional variations. 

Enjoyed the programme apart from the bit with Joe Swift. Didn't like his spot last year and this programme just confirms this for me. For me he states the blindling obvious about planting heights of plants in borders and seems to live in a world where money is no object and you can the desired effect immediately. I guess that what's garden designers? get paid for. For me he was a wasted 5-10 mins of valuable gardening programme.

Enjoyed Monty laying his reclaimed brick path,done something similar here.

Good to see GW back on our screens

 

Seeds are up

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 19:46

Hi Sam, no verbenas sprouting for me, are the successful ones that you have different seeds? Did you chill them at all?

I sowed some Foxgloves alba last year and some peachy type, looking forward to seeing them this year.

I'm going to have another ago at the aubreittas and the white snapdragons over the weekend, as well as the cosmos white.Some of the cleomes that I have pricked out have been eaten in the cold frames

Garden Achievement

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 22:05

I got loads of enjoyment last year from my snapdragons. I was inspired from seeing some some wild types in my mums garden, I bought a packet and grew them from seed and they filled my garden. Some might even make it through to this Summer.

"Actually, I don't do housework, or at least do as little as I can possibly get away with, and that is remarkably little"

'I don't know, you wash the dishes and make the beds and six months later you have to do it all over again!'

  Brilliant

 

Seeds are up

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 21:18

I know what you mean, I've started pricking out but it does a lot of time.

I'm trying to stick to my motto of "don't sow any more until you dealt with the seedlings that you have now"

I haven't sowed the cosmos white yet, they did really well for me last year.

I have some "unknown" that are doing very well, got them from some garden last year but no idea what they will they grow into

Discussions started by hollie hock

Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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Cuttings

How long to leave bag over them? 
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Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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Cheap veg seeds

Are they worth it? 
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New garden

Some pictures 
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Leaving my garden

I'm moving 
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Problems with Private Messages

Can't see them 
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Hardy annuals

Autumn sowings 
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Budelia

quick question 
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Caterpillars

What are these? 
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Website

Site really slow 
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What are these

Latest bargains 
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Another bee question

Nesting in floor of old shed 
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Seedling Id

What is this? 
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