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Posted: 31/05/2012 at 19:02

Found you all!

Only planted my nastursium seeds last week! Have been soooo busy, energy permitting. Getting up & out VERY early, much to daughter's surprise, & gardening until just got too hot/tired to continue.

Lottie- have a good half-birthday 'do'.

Am off out for a meal this w/end to celebrate the end of 'forbidden' foods- Yay!! J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 31/05/2012 at 18:56

We had quite a bit of heavy rain yesterday evening. If that wasnt enough, & it wasnt, today steady rain until late afternoon in my bit of Manchester.

After all the recent hot weather the garden has really perked up & agree with Zoomer that it's looking very lush.

Hopefully I'll finally be able to do the last bit of planting out soon. Abandoned with soil like concrete last week.

Am also quite glad to get a lie in now. With the very hot weather I was getting up & outside very early before it got unbearable. Just about managed to keep on top of the planting & tasks before I flopped in the shade for the rest of the day! J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 18:22

Agree more like March, only said that to OH when out today.

Manchester started off wet but has dried & brightened up. Only got to about 12C here though. J.

ID of plant growing EVERYWHERE!

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 18:19

Seeds are very lightweight & can blow in from any waste ground/railway banks nearby.

I end up nuturing the odd plant most years until I realise! J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 17/05/2012 at 15:02

Not too cold last night & it was raining earlier in Manchester- am glad that I did cut the lawn yesterday.

It's tried to brighten up recently, but only about 12C out there. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 16/05/2012 at 12:56

Who put the washing out only to get to shops in rain!!

Lots of dark clouds around, washing now flapping well, but not particularly warm even when in the sun.

Went down to about 3C last night here in my bit of Manchester. J.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 15/05/2012 at 16:34

Good luck FC, fingers crossed up here too for you.

'B' cold out there today. Have had hail, heavy rain showers & sun all in one day. Plants still in coldframes, ok open during the day, but I think am about a week behind normal this year- combination of me being rough & the awful weather.

Have actually had to water some plant troughs of hardened off, by now, fuschias & gauras. They are tucked against a wall & must be in a rain shadow!

I've just been & closed up the one coldframe- dahlias & cosmos- & just put fleece over the big pots of 'posh' (named) dahlias in the other coldframe. I cant actually close it up as the plants are too big!

At least have runner bean germination & loads of Morning glory seedlings- plan to prick those out in next few days.

Daughter is now having problems with the size of the tomatoes on her sill!She needs to take the ones in the porch to her friend, as promised, & then I can empty her sill. Darent risk my cold greenhouse yet! J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/05/2012 at 16:22

We've had it all bar snow today! Hail earlier as well as lots of heavy showers & then brilliant sunshine.

I have actually had to water the troughs of fuschias & gauras that are tucked in by a wall- obviously in a rain shadow!

Have just nipped out again, before the next downpour, to close up greenhouse & coldframes, adding fleece to the big pots of dahlias in the one as cant actually close the lid!

Yes I think am about a week behind this year- combination of me, not being up to doing things, & the awful weather. J.

Planting Lily plants in the border

Posted: 13/05/2012 at 16:36

I'd tend to seperate them a wee bit. You should have some idea of their ultimate size & giving them more room would help.

If they are going into another pot then it's less of an issue. J.

weed, plant or veggie?

Posted: 13/05/2012 at 16:32

Looks just like an Aquilegia to me. A self-seeding flower that will pop up most places & flower the following year. Very pretty cottage garden type of spring flower, but not nec one that you may want in your veg patch- although have to admit to a couple of magnificent specimens in my fruit cage! J.

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