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Onions - Autumn planting

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 22:22

That's great advice Wonion,thanks.

Planted some sort of onions earlier this year, straight in the ground and were amazed that we had to keep replanting them for a while. I'm thinking that they were so light that when the birds had a nibble it didn't take much for them to lift out.

They are growing now but not very big


Canada Geese going home : (

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 22:11

Funny you should say that, I haven't seen any swallows for a few days,maybe they've legged it as well.

New garden

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 21:52

Thank you, it means a lot 

I'm looking forward to getting my exciting seed parcel. Still love growing from seed, it's so much fun growing new plants. Will always grow flowers, but at the moment I'm loving the veg!

Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 20:20

Hi Matty I have some of my original plants from a couple of years ago. They survived the last mild wet Winter. I've just taken some cuttings, first time I've tried it. I stuck them into some compost in my greenhouse.

I can only wish for self sowings,mind you I'm leaving some of the flower heads to go to seed in that hope

New garden

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 19:56

Thanks everyoneI'm certainly a lot more active since moving here and I certainly feel a lot stronger physically. I think carrying lots of watering cans up a hill does that to you! I've certainly learnt as much as we put a lot of our selves into a garden, you can take that with you anywhere. A lot of the plants travelled with me,they are sort of old friends now.

The runners are doing really well, so has the beetroot. I had a egg and cucumber roll yesterday and it was the best I've ever tasted.

I have plenty of spare eggs! The girls have done so well. How different fresh eggs taste compared with the supermarket.

I didn't name them, the chickens,not the eggs well apart from one, who is called Corky as she has tail feathers that reminded me of a corkscrew. She is the only one that I can tell apart from the others.I like to think that she is the boss, as I think she  is the that one sleeps in the nest box.

My nan had chickens too,they are great to keep. She had little bantoms at one point  which perched in the trees even in the wildest weather

Thanks everyone



Posted: 19/08/2014 at 22:39

Thanks lucy, I picked the one in question and it was very tasty. I grow courgettes but somehow didn't know to apply the same principle. There's another one on there for picking too

I've cleaned out my greenhouse

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 22:34

I don't think so, they look really healthy. The cuttings I've taken I've used a freezer bag for a couple of days and then removed it. So far non of them have wilted.

I've been moving them around a bit and have now put them out of direct sunlight, all look ok.......apart from a fuschia, it looks a bit crispy. I've read on here that misting might be helpful

After a good day in the garden

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 22:25

Everything sounds so tasty..........I eat late and my dinner is cooking. I will have a look at the soup recipe artjak

After a good day in the garden

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 19:07

At the moment things that I have grown or produced. Had egg and cucumber sandwiches at lunch, delicious


Posted: 19/08/2014 at 19:02

No way, it's too early! Have to say I noticed loads of blackberries in the hedges today. I'm ever an optimist, I'm planning for an Indian Summer

Discussions started by hollie hock

Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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Last Post: 06/09/2015 at 22:28


Any one grown it? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2015 at 23:44

So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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Last Post: 03/08/2015 at 20:06

Sowing perennial plants

Which ones can I do now? 
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Last Post: 12/07/2015 at 19:28

What are these?

Self sown flowers 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 21:48

Birds foot trefoil

In lawns? 
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Last Post: 22/05/2015 at 23:16

Bowles Mauve

Too early for propagation? 
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Last Post: 19/06/2015 at 23:31

Any one planted out their runners?

Plants getting big 
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Last Post: 10/05/2015 at 22:43

Moonlight runner beans

Any one tried them? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2015 at 19:52

Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:26

Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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Last Post: 17/08/2014 at 20:27


How long to leave bag over them? 
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Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 20:19

Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 09:58

Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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