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Posted: 09/11/2014 at 14:52

Oooh, I'll have Apple Pie please Marion!!!

horticultural society

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 19:01

Will any of your members have spare Veg from their plots? How about mixed bags of seasonal home grown veg?

University Project

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 11:32

Another one done!


Posted: 26/10/2014 at 10:25

Oh, by the way Flumpy-hope you feel better soon!


Posted: 26/10/2014 at 10:24

Really pleased with them Flumpy-they weren't sown until the end of August(packet said a late sowing variety). I didn't expect them to be as big as they are! Lots of leaves to rake up here too-going into bags to make leaf mould, as per Monty's instructions last night! I will really miss the gardening programmes-already can't wait to get started again for next year!


Posted: 26/10/2014 at 10:12 Marion!! These are the Marion F1 Carrots that were sown late August. Having some for Tea-very pleased with the crop so far.

Flowers to Grow in Allotment

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 19:50

If it isn't piddling it down with rain at the weekend, I will take some pictures of my back garden for you Gardengirl, but to be honest, there aren't many flowers left now. My 'flower' patch is about 3' x 5'. This year, I had Bluebells, Whitebells, 2 Peonys(a red one and a pink one) and 5 different Dahlias. The Dahlias have been taken up and stored in the Greenhouse- 3 of them I bought from Sarah Raven, along with the pink peony, and as they were quite expensive, I decided that they needed to live in the Greenhouse over the winter. The Peony has been mulched and I have spoken to it nicely and asked it to grow next year! The other Dahlias are 'rescue' ones from the local Pound shop... you know the ones....those that you can hear gently sobbing in the 50p basket! I am thinking of putting them in big pots next year, as I have 3 different types of Sunflowers, Delphiniums, and Hollyhocks for next year, plus Gallardia and Gysophlia. There isn't going to be enough room!!!

Hubby has made me several big planters, and I have put in my Eringiums, Rudbeckia and some of the Gallardia, plus Tulips, Alliums and Daffodils. My Son also groans when I ask him to water my pots when I go on holiday, as I have 'Pot City' as he calls it-there is at least 25 pots of bulbs! Anyway, the flowers that I cut this year were both the White and Blue Bells, Tulips, Daffodils, Aquilegea, Lilac, both of the Peonys, Roses, Lilac, 2 different types of Daisies ( a pink and a white one-don't know the names!),Gallardia, Pinks and Sweet Peas.The Sweet Peas are still going strong, I have a bunch in the house that smell wonderful and I shall miss them when they are finished.

I will take some pictures of my full greenhouse when I can-I have sown 90 Sweet Peas ready for next year and I have taken cuttings of my Fuchsias, Pinks, Geraniums and Pelagoniums. Busy,busy,busy!!

Flowers to Grow in Allotment

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 15:08

Hope so Beaus Mum, I have a patch in my garden that could use some flowers. My ambition this year was to have flowers to cut every week from April to October-missed about 3 weeks in the middle, but other than that, just about made it! Would love some new ideas though. Grew some Gallardia this year-nice big bright Daisies.


Posted: 12/10/2014 at 15:01

Looks like your garden will be full next year Marion! Even though it is cold here, we have been lucky with the weather and it has not rained much this weekend. I still have loads of sweet peas which I am cutting-this time last year I had pulled them out as they were all finished. I love having a bunch in a vase in the bedroom-hopefully for a few more weeks yet!


Posted: 29/09/2014 at 19:03

Ooooh Bizzie-I was at Malvern Show on Saturday!! I love it, and will go again next year. Bought far too many bulbs and plants and seeds. Loved the flower displays and the vegetable show, I don't think that I have ever seen such perfect Carrots in my life!

Marion, your cake looks wonderful, so glad that you had a good time. I hope that you will keep your page going after your Jubilee year, as I love looking at your pictures and hearing about your plants.

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