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Posted: 19/02/2013 at 15:08

Well I went to the GC and spent ages trying to decide what to buy with my £4 - and ended up coming away with some dahlia tubers.

I haven't sown anything yet either other than broad beans. And have more of those to go in - different variety.

Boss is away for a few days as from tomorrow so if I happen to spend a little longer at the plot than I ought to, I'm sure nobody will notice......

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Posted: 19/02/2013 at 11:07

It was very foggy here first thing, but its now gone and the sun is shining beautifully, not a cloud in the sky. Still a bit nippy out there though.

My car is now back on the road, so I can get to the garden centre today - I have to go today as I have vouchers (ok, only £4 but better than nowt!) and they expire tomorrow!  Not sure what I want to spend them on yet.

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Posted: 18/02/2013 at 15:30

Becks, that reminds me of when my brother decided to walk to the shops in the village - he disappeared up the road with the dog, who was not good at walking on the lead and pulled all over the place, and his 4 year old twins on their new scooters that I'd just given them - they went off in all directions!

You can have some of my saved pumpkin seeds if you like - no guarantee of success though!

Geoff, think I will need all my french bean seeds, sorry! 

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Posted: 18/02/2013 at 09:31

Morning all. I know what you mean about the muscles Dove, mine are telling me I've used them!

Another nice day and I'm stuck at my desk! Might even walk to the plot at lunchtime (still car-less) but the trouble is by the time I get there I have about 10 minutes there and its time to come back again! I'm hoping to have the car back on the road tomorrow though.

We have two types of hibiscus, one is outside, and one is a houseplant. Quite different but I guess they come from the same family.  

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Posted: 17/02/2013 at 19:15

Very productive day in the garden but I didn't get any seeds sown. I can do those in the evenings though. Moved a hibiscus from the back garden to the front border - not sure it will survive but it didn't like where it was before! I took the dead flowers off the hydrangea but didn't affect the new growth coming through. Should be fine. Its a mophead type in a lovely mauve-blue colour and only had decent flowers on for the first time last year. 

Also weeded and tidied the corner bed in the back - lots of bulb coming through. Its a fairly new bed so it will be interesting to see what comes back this year from last  year. 

Hot bath sounds like a lovely idea - I'm hoping that one of the boys will get tea ready!

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Posted: 17/02/2013 at 13:55

Thanks Geoff, will go and do that now. 

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Posted: 17/02/2013 at 13:18

Hello all. Have done the front border this morning - weeded and things chopped back. Its south facing so its lovely out there in the sun! I found an antirrhinum out there that hasn't died away over winter, and its a lovely dark red when in flower. Must be a tough cookie! I thought they were annuals.

Quick question - what do I do with the dead flowers on the hydrangea? Can I chop them off??

Coffee and ginger cookie now! Lunch will have to wait until later.

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Posted: 16/02/2013 at 17:31

Bunny, forgot to say, carrot cake looks yummy! 

I put some hyacinth bulbs in a large pot. They're just peeking above the soil now but I went out and something's dug a couple of them up! Put them back in but the roots were damaged so I don't hold out much hope of flowers on those!

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Posted: 16/02/2013 at 17:29

Peppers might need a bit of warmth Becks, but its not too early to sow them. Woiuld have thought it was a bit early for tomatoes but nothing ventured so they say! And you do have the plastic house.

Caz, courgette seeds need to be planted on their edge, not laid flat. Same with other squashes but don't ask me why! 

I'm cooking roast today rather than tomorrow as I intend to be in the garden a lot tomorrow, and also because I can't get to the shops! Had a look in the freezer and store cupboard and found enough for a decent dinner so that's what we're having. Very large pan of roast potatoes now in the oven! However many I cook the boys always manage to eat them all. 

I've hidden the rest of the ginger cookies!

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Posted: 16/02/2013 at 14:41

I have made ginger cookies. They are just cooling now, then I will sample them! Yum.

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