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Seed swap

Posted: 10/01/2013 at 21:14

Hi liliana, yes of course, the more the merrier I would say. I really do have too many seeds to list, I can't resist a bargain at 25p a packet, I can't leave them there.

I'm sure I'll have loads of spares later in the season as well.

Not sure Sam, I'm part of an estate. Although there have have always been spaces to grow, allotments came into their own at the time of the 1st and 2nd World Wars.

I don't know the exact age of the property that I live in but it probably goes back further than the 1900s.

 

Carol Klein's Life in a Cottage Garden

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 22:37

I've seen some this series before and really enjoyed.it. Friday evenings is probably a better bet for me than that early on a Sunday morning

Seed swap

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 21:51

Gardengirl- Glad it got you to ok. I would chuck it a suitable sized pot for now if you still thinking about where to put it. The pictures that I posted earlier on this thread were at the beginning of August. It does grow a lot of foilage before it flowers. I think it will grow anywhere, does need some sun though.

When in the garden, time just seems to speed up, it goes so fast, so a bit at a time is the best way I think.

Thanks Sam for the pictures,my garden is off similar shape

Seeds are up

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 20:54

My first seeds have germinated and looking good. My first seedlings come from Tom Thumb wallflowers that I grew 2 years ago and are still going strong.

Happy days

 

 

Seed swap

Posted: 08/01/2013 at 22:00

I'm loving the seed swop as well. I know what you mean Sam. I've got my seeds, looking forward to sowing them, thanks.

Gardengirl, the false sunflowers have been sent to you today and thanks for the seeds/cuttings in exchange

What we are doing this week

Posted: 08/01/2013 at 19:41

Some generally tidying of brambles and ivy that are trying to take over. OH will be preparing the veg plot/space.Lots of looking and pointing at the Spring bulbs and some seed sowing. Should really go to the tip to get rid of stuff as well.

Sorry to hear about the break in disco dave

 

Grow House

Posted: 08/01/2013 at 19:30

Hi Eddie R, I don't have a greenhouse either but have a couple of homemade coldframes which are fantastic. I leave them open for ventilation unless it get's very cold. I'm over wintering some larkspurs for the first time in there and they seem to be doing ok.

They aren't the traditional type ie boxes on the ground, with a top opening, but more of a sturdy mini greenhouse affair. Great for when space is limited.

what you find when out walking

Posted: 07/01/2013 at 21:14

I've never seen or found a spare toddler, that is very unexpected

I'm happy with buzzards, rabbits or some fungi.

I'm sure the mother was very relieved

Seed swap

Posted: 07/01/2013 at 20:53

I've been shifting stuff about as well, thined out a lot of primoses, split and planted  pulmonaria, ferns will be fine to move and the crocosmia.I would say foxgloves would be fine as well.

Got an itchy spade for dividing my purple lupin but will hang fire on that for a moment.

personal experience on composting

Posted: 07/01/2013 at 20:34

I've chucked in carboard,old envelopes/letters (without plastic) scraps of fruit and veg, old compost,plant roots,old plants/flowers,leaves.

I'd forgotten until reading this tonight that I put worms in there as well.

The turning gadget sounds great as does the progressive darleks (Monty's)

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Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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Couple of Ids please

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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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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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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

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