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What veggies are you planning on growing 2013?

Posted: 11/01/2013 at 21:59

This will be my first year,so my plan is for runner beans/French beans, mange tout, corgettes and shallots. It might be ambitious, whether it works out that way............

I think I'm already running late

Seeds are up

Posted: 11/01/2013 at 21:35

Hi Gardengirl, seed growing is great, I've only been doing it for 2 years,and now I'm an addict. Which seeds have germinated?

Nothing in my cold frame yet but a total of 6 wallflowers up inside.


Seeds are up

Posted: 10/01/2013 at 22:54

Another Tom Thumb is showing

Lavetera 'Bredon Springs'

Posted: 10/01/2013 at 21:43

I had this plant given to me last year, and I was wondering what to do with it. It flowered well last year, it still has leaves on it. The original owner said that it was easy to strike cuttings, so thanks for the information.

The white one sounds lovely

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 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


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